InCatalog Pro, a Plug-in for Adobe InDesign, is a powerful bi-directional linking tool for creating transparent links between Adobe InDesign documents and external data. With these links in place, the user will never have to enter or update data in two places (documents and database) but can simply update one or the other from the most current version.Fully bi-directional once links are established with the the easy-to-use linking tool, changes can be made either in the document or the database, and the changes pushed in the other direction with no extra work. (No intermediate steps such as report creation and extraction are needed.)Imposes no layout or design constraints. InCatalog Pro's links are invisible to the printed layout (but visible while working with the document). Linked elements can be moved between documents freely without loss of linkage. Use InCatalog Pro to update prices, graphics, or product information even change versions or swap languages automatically. For different pricing regions, use InCatalog Pro to swap the prices in for each region again, automatically.InCatalog Pro Features and Benefits:• use off-line simple ASCII delimited data "snapshot" files, on-line FileMaker Pro (and Runtime) databases under MacOS, and on-line SQL databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, and Access, using ODBC under MacOS and Windows;• use InCatalog Pro's intuitive linking palette to establish links between any database element and any document text element--from a single character to a phrase to a paragraph to a whole story or any picture element;• links are transparent to the printing process (they don't affect page layout), but visible on the screen (optional);• links are moveable between documents and libraries transparently, for ease of building new documents from old document elements with links intact;• use the linking palette's interactive update capability to update the current single link, whole frames/stories, whole groups, or the current spread;• with pre-linked modules in libraries, drag a module, fill in a key value in one link, and watch InCatalog Pro fill in the whole module interactively;• with just one menu selection (
update document or update data), be assured that all linked document elements match their corresponding database elements;• never worry again about whether all the price changes have been made before the big catalog release, or whether, in the last-minute rush to get the catalog out the door, prices in the database were not updated in the document;• use multiple open documents and use multiple data sources and destinations for complex jobs, even per-document, switching among them at will;• define any number of price styles per publishing project using full tagged text for arbitrary formatting, and apply styles per-link;• select different strategies for obtaining a link's key field value: direct in the link, direct from the linked document contents, indirect from the current group, or indirect from text before or after the current link;• with grouping and indirect keys, build whole modules that require only one key to be set to fully link everything in the module, or build lines or paragraphs of multiple links that are controlled from a single item;• enable tagged-text support for any given link to capture the full InDesign Tags document formatting of any data element;• update pictures, automatically resizing them to fit their destination frame in various ways or to be left sized as-is;• direct InCatalog Pro to the picture folders, using aliases/shortcuts in the project control folder;• enable fuzzy lookup, which even finds picture files with filename prefixes or file types/suffixes; and• script all of InCatalog Pro's updating operations under MacOS or Windows for powerful workflow automation. Manufacturer: Em Software Inc.
PowerPC or greater Pentium II processor
Same as ID 2, CS Same as ID 2, CS
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