K4 Publishing System Version 5.9 Supports CS3 Layout-in-Layout Feature

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[prMac.com] Jenkintown, PA - January 19, 2008 - Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe Systems portfolio company and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced SoftCare K4 Publishing System Version 5.9. The latest update includes support for Creative Suite(R) 3's ability to incorporate Adobe(R) InDesign(R) documents as complete layouts within other InDesign documents.

With K4's new "layout-in-layout" functionality, designers are able to place InDesign documents from K4 into other InDesign documents as often as they like, including placing layouts in a hierarchical fashion. The new feature easily allows newspapers, for example, to repurpose centralized content when producing regional editions. It is also useful for the production and placement of advertisements; once ad layouts are complete, they can be used in several positions.

K4 5.9 also comes with the SoftCare Content Activator, a new InDesign plug-in that reactivates the contents of secured frames for further processing - for example, by freelancers or external printing service providers who need to access text frames locked using K4's or Adobe's InDesign story mechanism. SoftCare Content Activator is available as a free download at www.softcare.de.

The latest version also incorporates several suggestions from users to create an even more practical interface. Several items, such as pictures, Word files or Excel spreadsheets, can now be checked in and out at the same time using K4 File Manager. Similarly, K4 Admin now enables users to export items, such as layouts, articles or pictures, both for each edition and using a query. Additionally, the K4-Clients help function now offers direct access to K4 Quick Reference Cards.

K4 Web Importer 1.0.1 will be simultaneously released, as well as K4 XML Exporter 1.4.1.

Availability:
K4 Version 5.9 will be available from MEI on February 1, 2008. All K4 customers on active maintenance agreements are eligible to receive a free upgrade to Version 5.9.

Contact an MEI sales representative at 800-638-1214 or sales@maned.com to schedule your upgrade. Additional sales information can be found on Managing Editor Inc.'s Web site at http://www.maned.com.

About K4:
The SoftCare K4 Publishing System, integrated with Adobe InDesign and InCopy(R), allows publishing professionals to manage design and editorial workflow and to control the entire production process. With its multi-level security controls, open SQL architecture and robust customization options, K4 supports a transparent and secure production workflow for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises. K4 is a product of SoftCare GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany. With more than 240 systems installed in publishing houses, agencies and magazines worldwide, K4 has already revolutionized the editorial workflow for more than 13,300 users. MEI is the exclusive distributor of K4 in the Americas, with more than 100 installations managing more than 7,500 users.

Managing Editor Inc. is an industry leader in the development of quality, proven software solutions for the evolving publishing industry. The Page Director(R) Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems, K4 Publishing System, AdsUp(R) order-entry and CRM system, Integrated Production Suite (IPS), Wave2 self-serve advertising platform and IPS AdTrac deliver automated pagination, workflow, customer relations and digital asset management solutions to newspaper and magazine publishers, as well as to other print and electronic publishing markets. MEI is a portfolio company of Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE), and has twice been named a laureate of the Computerworld Smithsonian Collections.

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