Designmerge For Adobe InDesign CS5 Now Available

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[] SCHAUMBURG, Illinois - Meadows Publishing Solutions announced that DesignMerge Pro Variable Data Printing software is now available for Adobe InDesign CS5. This new release offers many performance enhancements and new features. The software will be demonstrated in booth #2918 at the On Demand Expo, March 22-24, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

The latest release of DesignMerge for Adobe InDesign supports the following new features:

Built-In Consecutive Numbering - Automatically add consecutive numbering to any of your VDP jobs by simply adding a new DesignMerge Keyword Link anywhere in your document. Numbering jobs are incredibly easy to implement using this new feature.

2D Bar Code Support - Create one-off or fully variable QR Code or Data Matrix bar codes directly in your InDesign document. This is a great option for everything from PURL's to POP material.

Variable Group Support - The new MPS GroupPicture module is now bundled with DesignMerge Pro. This module allows the user to create special InDesign groups that can be referenced as variable elements, much in the same fashion as pictures. The module is fantastic for applications such as personalized coupons, and streamlines document automation processes such as custom catalogs.

New Picture Positioning Options - The latest version of DesignMerge for Adobe InDesign introduces new Variable Picture Positioning options, giving you even more control over the position and size of any VDP job's variable pictures.

Master Page Variables - DesignMerge now supports embedded variables on Master Pages. Use this feature to conditionally swap out and personalize Master Page elements during a merge session.

New Multi-up Options - Use the new Sequence Page Items feature to create multi-up layouts directly inside of your InDesign documents. This new feature works easily in conjunction with the InDesign "Step and Repeat" feature, and fully supports all DesignMerge options including bar coding.

Full Scripting Support - With the optional MPS Scripting Module, in addition to document automation support, DesignMerge customers can now design their own custom "Actions" that can be triggered conditionally via the DesignMerge Rules module. Examples include "case change" operations, "PDF sampling" applications, and more. The options are truly unlimited!

Style Tag Support - MPS Tags are a custom set of "style tags" that can be embedded in data to provide pinpoint control over the styling of text during a merge. The style tags can be used to conditionally change the Font, Color, Style Sheets, and other settings dynamically as data is merged into the InDesign document layout.

"We have worked continuously for over a year on this new release, and we are incredibly proud of what our team has been able to accomplish," commented Meadows President, John Kriho. "The new features and options now available for DesignMerge address the needs of a completely new set of markets and applications, which in turn presents expanded business opportunities for our DesignMerge clients."

DesignMerge Pro is a set of plug-in modules that provide Adobe InDesign users with sophisticated variable data publishing, personalized printing, and document automation features. The modules work within the InDesign application, enabling professional mail-merge, variable data printing, and document automation features. The entire process is database-driven, completely flexible, and very easy to use.

DesignMerge can easily support variable text, picture, article, and even complete InDesign layouts and master pages. All of the features of Adobe InDesign are available when using DesignMerge software, so advanced features such as variable type-on-a-curve are easily supported. DesignMerge also outputs the most popular variable data printing formats including PostScript, PPML, and Creo VPS. The product is fully compatible with systems offered by Canon, Xerox, HP, EFI, Ricoh, and Konica-Minolta, among others. For more information about DesignMerge technology, please visit the DesignMerge website.

Meadows Publishing Solutions is a software development and consulting company specializing in commercial and custom XTensions(TM) for QuarkXPress(R), plug-in modules for Adobe(R) InDesign(R) and Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) and other extensible technologies. Meadows has developed a number of popular software packages for the database publishing and variable data printing markets, including their award-winning products AutoPrice(TM) and DesignMerge(R). Founded in 1991, Meadows is based just outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Copyright (C) 2011 Meadows Publishing Solutions. All Rights Reserved. All names contained herein are registered trademarks of their respective companies in the U.S. and/or other countries.


John Kriho

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