The Design Space
The art department is under deadline. The creative director is losing sleep. The printer just made new demands on digital submission. And the magazine is due out today. Luckily, the job just got easier with page layout and PDF tools designed to repurpose content in a variety of forms. The following is a list of page layout software and plug-in providers.
InDesign seamlessly integrates with Adobe's other publishing products, features include native Illustrator, Photoshop and PDF file imports. Adobe's InCopy, an integrated editorial tool, also works with InDesign's latest upgrade.
comosoft offers Lago, a QuarkXTension designed for page layout
Whether content is distributed on paper, via the Internet or as portable electronic files, Corel VENTURA satisfies desktop publishing needs.
Extensis PageTools offer plug-ins for Adobe PageMaker. Features also include customizable toolbars, character styles and multiple objects scaling.
QuarkXPress offers precise typography and layout tools that give users design control and command of every aspect of document creation, from concept to output. Quark continues to add features to QuarkXPress and plans to add HTML and XML tools for Web communications, giving users the ability to publish to multiple media destinations.
Composure is a suite of application software modules designed exclusively for layout jobs destined for Scitex Digital Printing inkjet printing systems. The suite of modules include Web Layout, PageComp, Data Merge and IJPDS Proofer.
The Stibo Group offers highly automated, a database-driven page layout for simultaneous print, CD-ROM and Web publication.
WoodWing offers the following plug-ins for Adobe InDesign: Smart Styles, Smart Layout, Smart XML and Smart Connection.
As multimedia repurposing becomes an addition for print publishers, Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) files are becoming more popular within conventional production environments in need on platform-independent transactions. The following is a list of PDF tool providers.