July 5, 2008 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce the release of the CopyFit Desktop plug-in for Adobe InDesign CS2 and CS3. Previously available only as an XTension for QuarkXPress, CopyFit is designed to detect and remedy overset (or underset) text conditions in any InDesign document.
CopyFit works by modifying overset text within a box using a set of attribute parameters (point size, scaling, leading, etc.) as a guide. All of the CopyFit parameters are user-definable, and can also be changed to specify the order in which the parameters are applied. CopyFit settings can be defined and stored as sets. Each box in a layout can be "tagged" with its own set of unique CopyFit settings, and the tagged boxes can be copy fit at any time.
CopyFit settings and operations are controlled via the CopyFit palette. CopyFit can work interactively on a single box, or can process an entire document with a single click. In addition to providing extensive control over copyfit parameter selections, the user can also choose from one of several pre-defined "fit styles" that can be used to simulate practically any copyfitting methodology. By selecting the appropriate style, a designer can programmatically mimic the steps that they would take to copyfit a box manually. This exclusive feature ensures an aesthetically pleasing result.
CopyFit can also be configured to automatically check for overset conditions during Save, Print, or Save as EPS operations, prompting the user when such conditions are detected.
* Automatically tightens overset text to fit within the box area. Can also be used to expand text to fully fill a box area
* User-definable copy fit settings
* Each box can be assigned different CopyFit settings
* Pre-defined "fit styles" can mimic a designer's approach to copy fitting, thus ensuring an aesthetically pleasing result
* Desktop module can auto-detect overset conditions on Save, Print, or Save as EPS operations
* Server module allows proofing of documents. Overset boxes are displayed with a colour-coded frame
* AppleScript module available
CopyFit Desktop for InDesign 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.