K4 Publishing 5.1 to Ship By Years End; Many New Features

German developer SoftCare said Tuesday it will release an upgrade of its editorial workflow solution for Adobe InDesign CS and InCopy CS users by years end with a number of new features.

The K4 Publishing System 5, version 5.1 will add support for regional editions and multi-language publications as well as object rules and virtual layouts for seamless integration with asset management, ad layout and page planning solutions.

Other major new features will include object rules, allowing third-party systems to specify the exact location on the page for each object via XML when sending pictures, ads or multimedia objects to an InDesign page. In addition, virtual layouts can be created in K4, based on layout information provided by ad layout or page-planning solutions, such as JournalDesign.

Version 5.1 also allows every frame in an InDesign document to have mutltiple localization of text, images, ads or multimedia objects.

<>PSoftCare will demonstrate a preview of of the update at its booth during the IfraExpo, a newspaper industry trade show, in Amsterdam beginning October 11.

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