February 15, 2008 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of an update to the BarcodeMaker plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS3. The easy-to-use plug-in now lets users print their barcodes in CMYK process and spot colours. Now users who are printing an entire book cover using a single CMYK spot colour can utilise BarcodeMaker for their book designs.
Five new barcodes have also been added to BarcodeMaker, bringing the total number of barcodes supported to 27. Support for Australia's postal barcode, AusPost, support for GS1 DataBar and GS1 DataBar Limited (formerly known as RSS-14 and RSS Limited) and support for a barcode used by the pharmaceutical industry called PharmaCode are part of the update as well.
The new version of BarcodeMaker now offers new text placement and justification features. Want your text to appear above your barcode, right justified? Before, if users wanted their text to appear above their barcode, they would have to make their own text frame and place it manually. Now, with just a few clicks on the palette, their text is right where they want it to be.
The 27 barcode patterns now supported by BarcodeMaker include: AusPost, Code 2 of 5, 11, 39, 93, 128 and UCC-EAN-128, EAN-2, EAN-5, EAN-8, EAN-13, FIM, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Limited, ISBN (10 and 13), ISSN, Interleaved 2 of 5 and ITF-14, KIX, MSI, USPS OneCode, PharmaCode, Plessey, USPS Postnet, Rationalized Codabar, RoyalMail UPC-A, and UPC-E. The latest version still retains all of its original features, such as adding numbers, changing fonts and font size, controlling barcode heights, and including or excluding checksum digits.
For current users of BarcodeMaker for CS3, the update is free. Existing CS and CS2 users will need to upgrade to the CS3 version to get these new features.
BarcodeMaker is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit the XChange website, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours.
XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.