XChange Announce Release of Printools plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS3

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[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of the Printools plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS3. Badia Printools for Adobe InDesign CS3 provides prepress and printing professionals with a powerful collection of printing tools for automated and error-free output. In one comprehensive package users get batch printing of multiple documents, the ability to rename at print, print to file in different formats and preflighting before output. Users can even combine several of these tools during the same print session to streamline complex printing tasks.

The batch printing tool allows users to print multiple files (up to 5000 documents) with the same print settings. The user simply selects the files they want to print, arranges them in any order they wish, and clicks the Print button. Printools even provides the ability to combine batch printing with Save to File to generate multiple PostScript files at once. The Save to File as PostScript, PDF or INX tool allows users to save the printout to a designated folder as a PostScript, PDF, or INX file. When combined with batch printing, users can generate hundreds of these files in one single step.

The preflighting engine quickly and thoroughly checks for potential problems that could lead to time and material waste. Users can customise the preflight checks by activating any of the following diagnostics: missing fonts, text overflows, non-printing graphics, broken picture links, RGB images, modified links, and poor image resolution.

Printools 5.0 for Adobe InDesign makes it easy to keep track of the printed files with the powerful Print Log window. This window reports in real time which files are being printed (or saved), plus any errors or warnings that may occur during the output process. It also shows the Preflight Results list with all the preflighting details, and the Skipped Documents list, with the documents that have been skipped for not meeting the preflight requirements.

Additionally, users can now rename the document during the output stage, without altering the actual document or file name. Print renaming is useful for identifying the document during the output stage, regardless of the actual file name. It is also helpful in keeping track of revisions or when printing individual pages for imposition. Printools lets users specify up to 3 variable components in the new file name.

System requirements:
Badia Printools 5.0 for InDesign is Universal Binary and requires Adobe InDesign CS3 and Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.2 or later) or Leopard (10.5.x). Printools is also available for QuarkXPress versions 4 through 7.

Printools for InDesign CS3 or QuarkXPress are available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit their 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.

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