Posts tagged ‘InDesign’

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign

Zevrix Solutions announces that LinkOptimizer, the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is available at on website BitsDuJour . Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks, which allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and decrease production costs.

 

 

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

 

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats.

 

Features:

  • Optimize dozens of InDesign files with one click
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Re-save JPEGs as TIFF
  • Assign variable image names based on page number, color, date and other values
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image

 

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can merge and delete layers, assign color profiles, and process document copies instead of original files. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, as well as accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased form BitsDuJour. Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-2020.

Output Factory Lets Users Share Workflow Actions

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 2.4.24, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing, automatic preflighting, and time-saving output options.

 

 

Output Factory 2.4.24 introduces the ability to easily share Output Factory workflow actions between users by exporting and importing them directly from an application menu. Actions is a powerful component of the plug-in that allows users to sequences of workflows in order to output InDesign files to multiple formats with one click. For example, users can create an action that will output a batch of InDesign document to Pdf, print, TIFF and EPUB with just a press of a button.

 

“I want to say how valuable and useful Output Factory has been for our company,” says Ed Saye, studio manager at Blue Sky Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. “The folks that use it are delighted to have a way to automate so much repetitive work in a consistent and organized way.”

 

Key features:

  • Batch output of InDesign files
  • Export page groups as a single files
  • Variable output file names
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Create PDF security presets
  • Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $85 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput.

Output Factory Server Update Improves XMP Metadata Handling

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.2.15, an update to the company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow for workgroups by processing files from hot folders. It offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Output Factory Server improves the XMP Variables engine, a powerful feature that allows users to insert specific InDesign file metadata entries into the variable output file names. The update addresses a number of issues that resulted in UI malfunctions on macOS Catalina and fixes a bug that rendered the first XMP preset in the list uneditable. In a future, Zevrix plans to extend the XMP variable abilities to the app’s email notifications by letting users send alerts to email addresses stored in InDesign metadata.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

This software is designed to run on a dedicated Mac station where it can serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, color printing, image conversion and so on.

 

Key features:

  • Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
  • Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
  • Layer versioning
  • Variable output file names
  • Run custom scripts
  • Automatic preflighting
  • PDF security presets for different workflows
  • Send final files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server.

Output Automation Tools for Microsoft Office on Spring Sale

Zevrix Solutions announces a spring sale on all products.  This sale includes output automation tools for Microsoft Office. This sale offers a 50% discount until April 3. Zevrix BatchOutput Office Suite is a collection of output automation apps for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for macOS. The only automation tool for Microsoft users on the Mac market, the software streamlines printing and exporting of Office documents to PDF through batch processing with time saving output options.

 

 

BatchOutput Office offers powerful professional PDF production tools for demanding enterprise and office publishing environments that can be applied to direct output from Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

“BatchOutput makes the process of saving collections of Word docs to PDF so much faster and easier,” says Giorgio La Scala from Cologny, Switzerland. “Developers also provide top notch support that is fast and efficient… Very impressed by the level of dedication to customer satisfaction.”

 

BatchOutput Features:

  • Print and export multiple Office documents to PDF with a single click
  • Split Microsoft files into single page PDFs
  • Variable output file names
  • Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print and mobile devices
  • Encrypt and password-protect PDF documents
  • Change PDF color tone, brightness and other properties

 

BatchOutput Office is a part of the Zevrix family of software products, which also include advanced automation solutions Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PDF workflows and file delivery.

 

BatchOutput Office Suite can be purchased at half price for US$30 from Zevrix website until April 3. The suite’s applications – BatchOutput DOC, BatchOutput XLS and BatchOutput PPT – can be also purchased separately for $10 (USD) each. Trial is also available for download. The sale also applies all other products and upgrades. BatchOutput Office requires macOS 10.8 – 10.15 and Microsoft Office 2008-2019. InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 – 2020.

Output Factory Server Adds Hot Folder Watching Interval

Zevrix Solutions releases Output Factory Server 2.2.13, an update to output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from hot folders. It offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Version 2.2.13 introduces an option to change the hot folder watching interval in app’s preferences. The watching interval specifies the regularity Output Factory Server scans hot folders for updates and changes. Increasing the interval can help users eliminate premature processing of large files on slow networks.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. It then will process the files automatically on its dedication Mac station. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, JPEG files and so on.

 

Key features:

  • Output InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
  • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
  • Supports PDF, PostScript, print, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Variable output file names
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Run custom scripts
  • Automatic preflighting
  • PDF security presets for different workflows

 

Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2020.

Output Factory for Improves Print Queue Job Managing

Zevrix Solutions releases Output Factory 2.4.23, an update to  batch output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies, and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

 

This version fixes an issue that could prevent users from renaming InDesign jobs in printing queue on macOS Mojave and later. This feature lets users split print jobs into multiple pages while automatically naming each of them using variable tokens. Print professionals harness this option to better describe output jobs with user-defined names in order simplify and streamline the print queue management.

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats.

 

Key features:

  • Output multiple InDesign files with a single click
    Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
    Export as single pages
    Layer versioning
    Output to several formats at once
    Variable output file names
    Automatic preflight
    Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $85 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput.

Updated LinkOptimizer Can Sharpen All Layers In Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.10, an update to  workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and reduce production costs.

 

 

This version can sharpen all image layers in Photoshop automatically without having to merge layers first in order to sharpen the entire image. It will only sharpen the relevant pixel layers while ignoring adjustment and fill layers. In addition, the update fixes an error that could happen when analyzing InDesign documents with Illustrator and PDF links, improves memory management, and removed the redundant option to run the app in full screen mode.

 

“This is the best extension I ever purchased for any design app,” says Wayne Guy of Edge Graphics in Van Nuys, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing and batch processing. If you’re a designer or production artist that works with large inDesign files with lots of images, like catalogs or magazines, you need this.”

 

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to reduce InDesign link size, convert image formats, and perform essential image adjustments.

 

Users can:

  • Optimize batches of InDesign files and books
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Resave PSD files as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image

 

At the end of processing, it reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions.

Output Factory Improves Modified Links Auto-Update

Zevrix Solutions releases  Output Factory 2.4.21, an update to  output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing, automatic preflight, and time-saving output options.

 

 

Version 2.4.21 restores the option to automatically update InDesign links before processing on macOS Catalina, which was disabled due to a bug in InDesign’s AppleScript engine. This versioni also improves the reliability of PNG file export with transparent background and addresses an issue that affected exporting of non-consecutive page ranges of InDesign documents with alternate layouts as single files.

 

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, EPS, PostScript, Flash, HTML, EPUB and several image formats.

 

Key features:

  • Batch output of InDesign files
  • Variable output file names
  • Export page groups as a single files
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Create PDF security presets
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download.