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NEWS FEBRUARY 19, 2001
ALAP Ships InDesign Plugins
New publishing tools include ItemMarks, InPrint and Nudge

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

A Lowly Apprentice Production (ALAP) has started shipping three new page layout and publishing tools, as well as an update to InBooklet. InBooklet is an Adobe InDesign plugin for page imposition. The new version adds expanded printing capabilities to allow 2-up printer spreads and 3-up and 4-up consecutive pages from Adobe InDesign. InBooklet allows users to impose pages from a single InDesign document with full control over margins, gaps, bleed, creep and crossover traps. InBooklet 1.01 is a free update from 1.0.


ALAP InBooklet's preview window

The new plugins coming from ALAP include ItemMarks, InPrint and Nudge. ItemMarks, a plugin for Adobe InDesign, allows users to create a range of crop marks, color bars, registration marks and text slugs on an individual object.

InPrint is a tool for converting InDesign objects or pages
into formats for Web or print applications. It allows users to marquee an area or the whole InDesign page and save the selection as a file or print the selection. InPrint supports saving files as Acrobat 4.0, EPS, Pre press File, CompuServe GIF, Scitex CT, TIFF and JPEG.

Finally, Nudge is a plugin for Adobe InDesign that provides the user with a palette to nudge items in eight directions. Rotation of items can also be accomplished in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions.

InBooklet, ItemMarks and InPrint run $49.99 each. Nudge (also called NudgeIt) runs $39.99. All plugins are available for Mac and Windows. For more information, visit http://www.alap.com.

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