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InBrief XPress (2005-08-08)

All the News for Those Who Print

  • Apple’s Automator Allows Workflow Shortcuts
    A new fea­ture in Mac OS 10.4, Automator enables cre­ative pros to build work­flow short­cuts in a drag-and-drop envi­ron­ment with­out writ­ing any code.…
  • Printer’s Type reviewed
    A review of Richard Southall’s recent book, Printer’s type is the lat­est install­ment of Sumner Stone’s Alphabet Farm Journal.…
  • Who’s Watching the Adobe-Macromedia Merger?
    As Adobe and Macromedia await word of DOJ rul­ings on the impend­ing merg­er and what will become of the com­pa­nies’ com­pet­i­tive prod­ucts, both move for­ward with stock­hold­er votes. But if appli­ca­tionsDreamWeaver, GoLive, FreeHand, FireWorks, or Homesitehave to sell, who is like­ly to buy?…
  • Hartford Courant Finds Cure to Font Woes
    Case Study: Extensis Font Reserve Server saves newspaper’s sup­port staff from hav­ing to chase down rogue fonts and makes font man­age­ment an easy job.…

  • Delivering Files That Print
    Creating a press-ready doc­u­ment is not sim­ple. Publishers who under­stand most com­mon prob­lems can save their print­er lots of aggra­va­tion.…
  • MetaCommunications Offers File Management for Creative Pros
    Digital Storage Manager 1.0 pro­vides tag­ging, search­ing and archiv­ing of files used in a Mac-based cre­ative work­flow.…
  • DocuMerger by Mapsoft: plu­g­in for Adobe Acrobat
    DocuMerger merges tem­plate PDF files with the exist­ing doc­u­ment con­tent, spec­i­fy­ing which page you want to merge. This tool allows you, for exam­ple, to apply com­pa­ny let­ter­heads to PDF con­tent.…
  • Flattener by Mapsoft: plu­g­in for Adobe Acrobat
    Flattener allows you to dra­mat­i­cal­ly reduce the size of cer­tain PDF files by flat­ten­ing active parts with­in the doc­u­ment, like nav­i­ga­tion but­tons and forms.…
  • Markzware Announces the Release of FlightCheck Studio for Adobe InDesign
    FlightCheck Studio Resolves Design Problems With Quick And Easy Detection And Correction! Press Release Rijswijk, The Netherlands(QUARKvsINDESIGN​.com)July 28, 2005Markzware, the lead­ing devel­op­er of qual­i­ty con­trol for dig­i­tal files used in the glob­al graph­ic arts and print­ing indus­tries …
  • Introducing FogLamp
    FogLamp con­verts Fontographer font source files (.fog data­bas­es) into FontLab-compatible .vfb files.…
  • HELIOS “Create PDF Server” Now Supports Acrobat 7
    HELIOS Software GmbH, a lead­ing serv­er solu­tions devel­op­er, today announced that HELIOS PDF HandShake Create PDF Server now sup­ports Adobe Acrobat 7 on Mac OS X and Windows.…
  • Tutorial: How-To Fill Type with Artwork in InDesign
    How would you fill type with art­work or imagery? Would you do it in Photoshop or Illustrator? If the artwork-filled type is going to end up in your InDesign lay­out any­way, why not just fill the type direct­ly with­in InDesign? Lord knows I love Illustrator and Photoshop, but one of the most fre­quent …
  • Tutorial: How-To Fill Type with Artwork in Quark
    How would you fill type with art­work or imagery? Would you do it in Photoshop or Illustrator? If the artwork-filled type is going to end up in your QuarkXPress lay­out, why wor­ry about trans­paren­cy, clip­ping path, or image pre­view issues? Why not just fill the type direct­ly with­in XPress? One of the…
  • Macromedia CEO Tells IDB Adobe Merger a Good Thing
    In a recent inter­view with Investors Business Daily, Stephen Elop, CEO of Macromedia, expressed con­fi­dent opti­mism about the Adobe-Macromedia merg­er, the DOJ inves­ti­ga­tion, and cus­tomer reac­tions. ” The broad sen­ti­ment among our cus­tomers, among the pop­u­lar press and so forth is that this deal is so…
  • Comic Sans, price­less!
    In yet anoth­er blow to the pop­u­lar font’s small band of detrac­tors the mak­ers of MasterCard’s award win­ning “Priceless” TV ads have picked Comic Sans for their lat­est TV ad fea­tur­ing a bunch of kids mess­ing around in their gar­den.…
  • Jupitermedia Extends Reach of Graphic Design Magazines Online
    Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today announced that it has increased its efforts to reach graph­ic design­ers and cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als by bring­ing the con­tents of STEP Inside Design Magazine and Dynamic Graphics Magazine online.…
  • First Look: Macromedia Studio 8
    Macromedia didn’t let a lit­tle thing like a merg­er stop its engi­neer­ing team from cre­at­ing a whole new ver­sion of its Studio soft­ware. Creativepro​.com gives you a first look at the beta soft­ware.…
  • Top Catalog Publishers Embrace Adobe InDesign CS2
    Macy’s West, Plow & Hearth, Staples Cite Enhanced Quality and Production Efficiency in Decision to Move to InDesign CS2 Press Release SAN JOSE, Calif.(QUARKvsINDESIGN​.com)Aug. 2, 2005Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that top retail­ers Macy’s West, Plow & Heart…
  • onOne Software Purchases Plug-in Products from Extensis
    New soft­ware devel­op­er onOne Software pur­chas­es pop­u­lar line of pro­duc­tiv­i­ty enhance­ment prod­ucts for Photoshop and QuarkXPress. Press Release PORTLAND, OR(CREATIVEPRO​.COM)July 28, 2005Independent soft­ware devel­op­er, onOne Software, Inc. today announced the launch of their new com­pa­ny with th…
  • Grooming Tomorrow’s Graphic Designers, Part 1
    Opinion: Author and instruc­tor Erika Kendra would like to see the lev­el of pro­fes­sion­al­ism improved in the ranks of young graph­ic artists, and she has some ideas for doing it.…
  • Why We Need Prints in a Digital World
    Opinion: Even as the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion threat­ens film ven­dors like Eastman Kodak, a need remains for a sol­id way to pre­serve present mem­o­ries for the future.…
  • X-Rite and Quark Announce New Color Management Bundles for QuarkAlliance Users
    Press Release GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(BUSINESS WIRE)July 28, 2005Quark and X-Rite (NASDAQ:XRIT) announce two new col­or man­age­ment bun­dles exclu­sive­ly for QuarkAlliance mem­bers. These supe­ri­or col­or solu­tion pack­ages ensure that col­or is accu­rate­ly cap­tured and com­mu­ni­cat­ed from the begin­ning of t…
  • X-Rite Pulse ColorElite System Wins PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award
    Press Release: Grandville, MI ” August 1, 2005 “X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced that its Pulseⓞ¢ ColorElite System has received the 2005 PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award, one of the most cov­et­ed awards in the graph­ic arts indus­try. The Pulse ColorElite System was select­ed by a pan­el of ind…
  • PitStop Pro Heads Off Costly Last-Minute Glitches
    Review: This pow­er­ful add-on tool­box for Adobe Acrobat is a must-have for PDF pro­duc­tion pro­fes­sion­als…
  • Electronic Editions Could Save Plenty … if Readers Switched
    Rising costs of postage and paper give pub­lish­ers a major incen­tive to con­vert cir­cu­la­tion from print to elec­tron­ic, but adop­tion remains in the ear­ly stages.…
  • SoftCare Plug-ins Overset Manager and Notes Manager Now Available for InDesign and InCopy CS2
    SoftCare updates thi­er pop­u­lar Plug-ins to work with Creative Suite 2; will still work with Creative Suite 1…
  • Apple’s Tiger vs. Windows Vista: Who Comes Out Ahead?
    Source: eWeek Written By John Rizzo When Windows Vista ships in late 2006, Windows will mim­ic many fea­tures of Apple’s Tiger and go beyond it. But while Microsoft intro­duces the world to Vista, Apple is keep­ing mum about its next ver­sion of Mac OS X, which Steve Jobs has said will ship at about th…
  • Macro Manager
    Source: Forbes Written By Chana Schoenberger & Stephen Elop’s first act as chief exec­u­tive of soft­ware com­pa­ny Macromedia was to put him­self out of the top job. & Elop, 41, took over as chief in January. Within weeks, he was talk­ing to rival Adobe Systems (nas­daq: ADBE - news - peo­ple ) ab…
  • New promise for design­ers from print heavy­weights
    Source: Macworld UK The Digital Printing Council has recruit­ed Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak and oth­ers for a major ini­tia­tive to be revealed in September. The Digital Printing Council is a body backed by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF). This the world’s l…
  • Error: “…topic…applies to a CS2 prod­uct you have not installed” or miss­ing con­tent (Help Center)
    Source: Photoshop Support Knowledgebase Issue: Adobe Help Center is miss­ing con­tent or returns the error, “The top­ic you want to view applies to a CS2 prod­uct you have not installed.” Solutions Do one or more of the fol­low­ing solu­tions: Solution 1: Delete the Adobe Help Center data­base and cache…
  • Markzware’s FlightCheck Studio Keeps Projects on Track
    The company’s Version 1.3 of its pre­flight tool for Adobe InDesign CS and CS2 facil­i­tates group design projects and offers a unique “on the fly” cor­rec­tion fea­ture.…
  • K4 Publishing System Version 5.5 by SoftCare GmbH: plu­g­in for Adobe InDesign
    The K4 Publishing System is an edi­to­r­i­al sys­tem for Adobe® InDesign® and Adobe InCopy®, designed to organ­ise the work of graph­ic design­ers and edi­tors, as well as to con­trol the pro­duc­tion process. With its mul­ti­level secu­ri­ty con­trols and robust cus­tomiza­tion options, K4 sup­ports tra…
  • Fujitsu Announces Bendable Color E-Paper
    The medi­um has the abil­i­ty to retain images in its mem­o­ry with min­i­mal pow­er con­sump­tion, the com­pa­ny says.…
  • FitTextToFrame by COMWell soft­ware: plu­g­in for Adobe InDesign
    Tired of adjust text kern­ing and point size in a fixed rec­tan­gle frame? This plug-ins can help you to adjust text point size automat­ly. You can use three type adjust type: fixed char­ac­ters scale, fixed char­ac­ters width and fixed char­ac­ters height. It can make all text fit­ting to frame.…
  • Save 25% On All Total Training Photoshop DVDs
    Total Training has a big blowout sale going on right now. Just land on their front page and you’ll see the notice - all their train­ing pack­ages are now avail­able with a spe­cial 25% dis­count. If you’d like to pre­view some of the Total Training series for Photoshop, vis­it our Total Training page where…
  • BookMarker by Mapsoft: plu­g­in for Adobe Acrobat
    Use the TextSelect tool from the Acrobat tool­bar to high­light a sam­ple of text. Bookmarker then uses the attrib­ut­es of the select­ed text to define a par­tic­u­lar book­mark lev­el. Bookmarks can be nest­ed to any lev­el.…
  • QuarkXPress 7.0 From the Inside
    Will XPress 7.0 be the upgrade that puts Quark back on top? CreativePro.com’s Gene Gable spent two days at Quark’s Denver head­quar­ters to find out and emerged with a cau­tious­ly opti­mistic exclu­sive report that delves deep­er into what Quark has let out of the bag so farand hints at a few things the…
  • Macromedia Tools’ Outlook Mixed
    With Adobe’s acqui­si­tion of Macromedia, many prod­ucts on both sides will change, stag­nate or be dropped alto­geth­er.…
  • Typefi Announces Version 2.5 of the Typefi Publishing System The Automated Scriptless Publishing Solution
    World leader in dynam­ic enter­prise pub­lish­ing releas­es the lat­est ver­sion of their XML-based auto­mat­ed script­less pub­lish­ing sys­tem. Press Release San Jose, CA(QUARKvsINDESIGN​.com)July 28, 2005Typefi Systems, Inc. has announced the release of ver­sion 2.5 of its flag­ship Typefi Publishing Syste…

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