K4 Version 5.0 Now Shipping

SofCare GmbH has released a new version of K4, bringing it to version 5.0. K4 is an editorial publishing system designed for use with Adobe InDesign and InCopy. The latest version features InDesign and InCopy CS support. According to SoftCare GmbH:

Today, SoftCare announces the release of version 5.0 of the K4 Publishing System, a new standard for professional publishing workflows.

The new version offers support for Adobe InDesign CS and Adobe InCopy CS, and comes with an impressive set of new features and enhancements. New features include improved support for ad, image and multimedia objects, enhanced use of XML for structuring content, and new workflow capabilities for other file types such as word processing and spreadsheet files.

ith the systemis enhanced use of XML, content can be structured hierarchically, so that a story is organized into all its parts, with captions and photo credits associated to their photo. Templates can be pre-tagged, saving considerable time when creating new layouts or articles.

The XML information is stored in the system and can be pulled directly from the database by third-party systems for easy re-use of content, e.g. for archiving or web publishing.

You can find more information about the latest K4 release at the SoftCare GmbH Web site. K4 5.0 pricing is available from the SofCare sales department.