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Output Factory for InDesign 50% off on BitsDuJour May 21

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is available at 50% off on website BitsDuJour until May 21 only. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their printing and exporting workflows and eliminate repetitive tasks.

 

 

“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.”

 

With Output Factory, users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then save multiple files to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. Output Factory can also assign complex variable file names, output layer combinations, preflight documents before output, and export to multiple formats at once. Output Factory supports printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, EPUB and other formats.

 

Key Features:

  • Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
  • Export as single pages
  • Output to several formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Variable output file names based on file contents, page numbering, date and other data
  • Run custom scripts
  • Preflight InDesign and PDF documents
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased form BitsDuJour at 50% off for $84.97 until May 21 only. Trial is also available for download.

Deliver Now Can Import Cyberduck Bookmarks

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver 2.6.16, an update to the file transfer solution with automatic email notifications. Deliver lets users send files over the Internet and local networks to pre-defined destinations. The app offers file compression, delivery history, automatic PDF creation and other powerful capabilities. It supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and other remote and local services, and allows to send files to multiple destinations at once.

 

 

Version 2.6.16 allows users to import bookmarks from Cyberduck – a popular libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Google Drive and other services. The bookmarks will be converted to Deliver destinations, which enables users to repurpose Cyberduck favorites for automatic delivery with email notifications.

 

“Deliver is a Mac app that comes close to fulfilling the laundry list of requirements,” writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360, a Mac app reviews site. “It gives you a methodology and work flow to send files safely and securely to many users over the internet or to local, secure servers.”

 

Deliver solves the problem of notifying recipients of Internet file deliveries automatically by eliminating the need to compose and send confirmations for each transfer.

 

Key features:

  • Transfer files to FTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3 and other servers
  • Automatic email notifications based on variable templates
  • Compress files automatically (zip/dmg)
  • Hyperlink to file for instant download by recipients
  • Encrypt disk images with passwords
  • Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to e-mail
  • Transfer history

 

Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website for $19.95 (USD), as well as from Apple Mac App Store and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download.

New Version of PDFpen Adds Optimize PDF, Magnifier Window, and More

Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac and iOS, launches PDFpen 12 and PDFpenPro 12, an update to its PDF editing tool. This version introduces PDF optimization, a Magnifier window, a Callout tool, and for Pro users DocuSign support.

 

 

Optimize PDF reduces a PDF’s file size up or down. Set options for color, greyscale, or monochrome images, even remove third-party metadata, to compress documents for sharing, storing, or archiving, all while retaining quality.

 

Users can zoom in on specific areas of a page with the new magnifier window. Effortlessly direct your cursor to examine small intricate details up to 2000% magnification.

 

The callout tool offers a convenient way to add some comment text, visually linked with an arrow, to a specific item on the page.

 

PDFpenPro 12 users can seamlessly and securely use DocuSign to sign or send documents for signatures quickly.

 

PDFpen 12 improvements include the ability to select customized paper styles and specify orientation for new documents. We’ve also integrated several additional compression methods such as MRC, CCITT, and post OCR compression to reduce file sizes as you scan, edit, and save.

 

“Smaller PDFs and tools to improve collaboration are consistently important in the paperless office,” said Philip Goward, Smile founder. “With Version 12, we’re excited to introduce multiple ways to reduce file sizes, zoom in on details with the magnifier window, collaborate on comments with the callout tool, plus DocuSign support for Pro users. These are just a few of the many features and improvements we’ve added to PDFpen and PDFpenPro to make your PDF editing experience better.”

 

New Features:

  • Optimize PDFs for smaller file sizes: Customize image quality/settings; Delete 3rd party metadata
  • Advanced PDF compression (integrated): MRC; CCITT; Post OCR
  • Magnifier window
  • Callout tool
  • Customized paper styles
  • DocuSign(R) support (PDFpenPro only)
  • New welcome experience

 

Features for PDFpenPro:

  • Export to Microsoft(R) Excel (.xlsx), Microsoft(R) PowerPoint (.pptx) and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires Internet connection for .pptx and PDF/A, must be a licensed user)
  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms including interactive signature fields and email or web submission buttons
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • OCR multiple documents in batch
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation makes existing PDF forms fillable
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Add and delete file attachments and annotations
  • Create Portfolio documents, combining related files
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • OCR horizontal Chinese, Japanese & Korean
  • DocuSign(R) support

 

Additional Features:

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and replace, search and redact, and search and highlight text
  • Export in Microsoft(R) Word format, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and flat PDF
  • Scan directly from Image Capture and Mac compatible scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • View OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages, or remove OCR layer
  • Edit original images, including adjusting resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via drawing, interactive signature fields, or AATL or self-signed certificates
  • Insert and remove pages; reorder pages in a PDF with drag & drop; combine PDFs maintaining Table of Contents entries
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote
  • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
  • Add notes and comments, print annotation summary with or without the original text
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library; sync Library items with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone via iCloud
  • Add page numbers, bookmarks, headers and footers, line numbers and watermarks
  • Apply business-related and Sign Here stamps via the Library
  • Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • Compress PDF documents for smaller file sizes
  • Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript
  • Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish

 

PDFpen retails for US $79.95, PDFpenPro for $129.95. Family Pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $99.95 for PDFpen and $159.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $249.95 for PDFpen (5 users) and $374.95 for PDFpenPro (5 users).

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.

BatchOutput Now Supports Non-Latin Folder Names

Zevrix Solutions  releases BatchOutput DOC 2.5.18, an update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS. The only batch processing tool for Word on the Mac market, the software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks through automation of printing and professional PDF output.

 

 

It now supports for non-Latin output folder names such as Cyrillic, Greek, Korean and other languages. Limitations on special characters in folder names are also removed. Also, the update doesn’t utilize Finder for any file operations anymore, which eliminates the need to authorize Apple Events access on macOS Mojave and later.

 

“BatchOutput does very well what is supposed to do,” 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 DOC lets users carry out professional PDF production directly from Word by bringing advanced PDF creation options right to the user’s fingertips:

  • Print and export multiple Word documents to PDF with a single click
  • Split Word 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 DOC can be purchased for $19.95 (USD) from the Zevrix Solutions website as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1.

Printer Paper Tray Selection Based on Document Text Added to BatchOutput PDF

 

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput PDF 2.3, an update to the PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The software allows users to process PDF documents from watched hot folders. The app saves customers the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

 

 

BatchOutput PDF 2.3 introduces an advanced option to use text from PDF document for paper tray selection for specific pages. The page where the first occurrence of the search string is found will be printed from the tray defined in the “First page from” printer option. The rest of the pages will be printed from the “Remaining from” tray. This option saves users hours of manual page sorting when printing receipts, invoices, legal documents, and other paperwork

 

“The cost is very low compared to the power this app has,” says Mark Lenaerts of ZwartOpWit printing company in Herenthout, Belgium. “We produce thousands of prints every week and direct them to the right printers with the correct settings. To be able to make adjustments in one place for every workflow is easy and efficient.”

 

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog.

 

Key features:

  • Print PDFs automatically from hot folders
  • Create hot folders for different print settings
  • Specify password for encrypted PDFs
  • Detailed output history
  • Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

 

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Server for InDesign Update Adds Layer-Related File Name Tokens

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.2.10, an update to output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Version 2.2.10 improves the functionality of app’s advanced variable name engine in combination with layer versioning, a feature that allows users to export combinations of InDesign layers as single files. It now allows users to insert contents of specific text frame on the current version layer into the file name of the resulting output document. This option is especially helpful for users who need to assign distinctive unique names to their layer-specific output files in PDF, TIFF. EPUB, PNG and other formats.

 

“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.”

 

Output Factory Server is designed to run on a dedicated Mac station where it can serve unlimited InDesign users on a network via hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, image conversion, color printing, 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, Flash and other formats
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Variable output file names
  • 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).  A Trial is also available for download.

PDFpen for iOS Features Creating and Editing Hyperlinks

 

Smile, the developer of productivity apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad, has released PDFpen for iPad & iPhone v5.2, the mobile PDF editor for iOS. This version features the ability to create and edit hyperlinks in PDFs.

 

 

The user can create and edit links in thier PDF. Add links to websites, email addresses, even other pages in the document. Links make the content more interactive and more easily navigable. PDFpen for iPad & iPhone syncs documents with PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 for Mac via iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft OneNote, and other Files-compatible apps for seamless PDF editing.

 

Features:

  • Read and edit PDF documents on your iPad & iPhone
  • Add highlights and freehand scribbles safely with wrist/palm protection
  • Add text, images, and signatures to PDFs
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out PDF forms, including specialized signature fields
  • Email and Airdrop your documents, with an option to flatten documents for maximum compatibility
  • Set a document password, which is required when opening your document, and even set the level of encryption
  • Save documents in iCloud & Files-compatible apps such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneNote, for sharing between devices
  • Insert note and comment annotations
  • Create and edit links to URLs, email addresses, and other PDF pages
  • Draw shapes, including lines, arrows, rectangles, ellipses, and polygons
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Import images from Photo Library
  • Annotate with proofreading marks and stamps
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects, and text for reuse
  • Automatic page numbering including Bates numbering
  • Add watermarks
  • Sidebar for thumbnail, annotation, & table of contents skimming
  • Duplicate and rotate pages
  • Combine documents
  • Use the iOS Files interface to import/export and organize PDFs in folders
  • Support for pressure-sensitive/Bluetooth styluses: Apple Pencil, FiftyThree Pencil, Adonit Bluetooth Stylus

 

PDFpen for iPad & iPhone 5.2 is $4.99 (USD) for a limited time on the App Store. PDFpen for Mac is available for $74.95. PDFpenPro is $124.95. Both require macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later. Demos of all Smile desktop products are available for free download from our website.