September 11, 2011 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Schaumburg, Illinois - Meadows Publishing Solutions has announced that DesignMerge Pro Variable Data Printing software is now available for Adobe InDesign CS5.5 for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, and includes several new features. The software will be demonstrated in booth #352 at the Graph Expo show, September 11-14, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
The latest release of DesignMerge for Adobe InDesign supports the following new features:
Fully-Variable, 2D Bar Code Support. The updated version of this optional module allows the user to create one-off or fully variable QR Code, Data Matrix, or PDF417 bar codes directly in any InDesign document. This is a great option for everything from PURL's to POP material. The new version now works with DesignMerge rules, allowing the user to customize QR Code colors based upon user-defined criteria.
Unicode Support In addition to ASCII text and ODBC, DesignMerge Pro software now supports Unicode text. The DesignMerge setup includes a new "Data Type" setting where the user can indicate whether the database file contains Unicode or ASCII data. Also, the DesignMerge "Quick Setup" feature has been modified to automatically detect when a database file is in Unicode format. For more details about using Unicode with DesignMerge, please go to our website.
Price Styling Module The new Meadows Price Style Module for Adobe InDesign adds the ability to set up and apply custom formats for variable prices. This feature is essential for Catalogs, Store Signage and other POP material where special price styling is required. Additionally, by using the Smart Price option, Price Styles can be set up to format prices conditionally, based on value. The Price Style Module has been fully integrated with DesignMerge, which will apply the assigned Price Style to the variable prices on-the-fly while merging. To watch a brief video about the Meadows Price Style Module, please go to our website.
Meadows Publishing Solutions Quote:
"With the dramatic increase in the use of QR Codes, our customers were searching for a fast and reliable way to produce them," said Meadows President, John Kriho. "Our new 2D Bar Code Module allows DesignMerge customers to quickly create one-off codes directly in any InDesign document, and fully variable QR Codes can be created by linking to any standard database."
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 our 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) 1991-2011 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.