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WoodWing releases Smart Layout CS v3.1

Offers numerous improvements for InCopy CS and InDesign CS users (October 08, 2004)

WoodWing Software, the leading developer of Adobe InCopy and InDesign solutions, today announced the launch of Smart Layout CS v3.1. As the next generation of Smart Layout (SL), this product works with the CS versions of InDesign and InCopy and introduces many improvements over previous SL versions.

?InDesign and InCopy users are going to be excited about all the new things they can do with Smart Layout CS v3.1, said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing. ?It offers up all kinds of new efficiencies, features that can actually improve this audiences work environment tremendously.

Smart Layout CS v3.1 adds the Article Concept (the ability to combine all a pages elements into one) to InDesign, just as earlier versions of SL did, but also offers many new features, including:

Users can now select a group of page items and convert them to SL articles with one click.
With Automatic XML mapping, users dont have to understand XML or even think about using it.
CopyFit, the ability to reformat content so it fits its elements, and Square Off, the ability to resize an article so all columns are leveled, can be done in one click.
SL InCopy users can now create structured articles with multiple components from scratch.
By using the pre-designed Smart Layout templates, InDesign users can lay out articles with multiple components. This means designers can take an article that was created in InCopy (with multiple components), place it in InDesign and all pieces of content will flow into the correct elements.
Flexible Column Gutters allows for different-width gutters inside an article.

Further improvements include more flexible text wrap behavior, support for child items outside parent bounding box, nested SL items, (basic) scripting support, grouping inside SL, vertical justification and improved API, to name a few. Smart Layout CS v3.1 is available for InDesign CS, InCopy CS and as a free reader version, designed for service bureaus to easily review documents created in these programs.

About Smart Layout
This plug-in is useful to any InDesign user working with multiple frames or multiple columns per article, such as magazine, newspaper, catalogue and database publishers. By introducing the Article Concept to InDesign, SL helps users increase productivity and produce a better, more consistent publication.

About WoodWing Software
Since 1997, WoodWing Software engineers have worked with the Adobe InDesign engineering team to develop plug-ins and development services for Adobe InDesign and InCopy. Through a combination of publishing industry experience and a deep knowledge of the Adobe InDesign/InCopy architecture, WoodWing Software offers solutions, productivity tools and plug-ins that make publishing with these programs faster, easier and much more effective. Citigroup, Guardian Newspapers Limited and State Farm are just a few of the companies using WoodWing products today.

WoodWing Software is headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands. Its subsidiary is based in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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