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XChange International Release Quite Imposing SE and Plus(July 11, 2005)
XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of Quite Imposing SE and Quite Imposing Plus for Acrobat v7.x. Quite Imposing will impose any PDF file, or PDF files combined from a variety of sources. It’s accurate and precise, but attractively priced and easy to use even for those with no publishing experience, and not tied to PostScript printing.
Quite Imposing will also appeal to anyone who’s ever wanted to turn a document into a booklet, or shrink slides for a handout. Imposition is totally visual, allowing for no wasted film, plates and time. Users are no longer tied to PostScript printing and can impose all PDF documents. Quite Imposing offers unprecedented ease of use in an imposition application, by breaking tasks down into separate building blocks which can each be run separately to create new documents on screen. The product also boasts full cross-platform support.
Quite Imposing Plus has all the features of Quite Imposing, plus adds the following powerful features for higher-end imposition projects: • Step and Repeat • Extract pages • Define bleeds • Stick on page numbers • Manual imposition • Stick on masking tape • Imposition info • Peel off registration marks • Delete from imposition • Peel off page numbers
New Features in Quite Imposing Plus 2.0 include: • Command Sequences - A new Sequences dialog allows the user to string together imposition commands and give the results a name. Optionally, the user can suppress prompts and provide a custom message, for speed and so less trained users can use a system that has been already set up. • Shuffle Assistant - This is a new option on the Shuffle Pages for Imposition function. It allows the user to type in a page count, rows and columns, then fill in only the page numbers on the front of the first sheet. It can then work the correct rule for the most common saddle stitched, perfect bound, and cut stacks imposition (signature). • PDF/X Support - Optionally (Off by default in Preferences) Quite Imposing Plus will work to preserve PDF/X data in all imposition functions. Both PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 are supported. Quite Imposing Plus is not a preflight tool or converter, but will check the PDF/X status of the files it works with. For instance, it will make sure that a booklet imposed from a PDF/X-3 file is a PDF/X-3 file. • Command History and XML - This release stores a history of ALL the commands that were used to make a particular PDF. They are an embedded XML file (visible in Documents>File attachments in Acrobat 6.0). The commands can be inspected in Quite Imposing Plus Info Panel, which can now show either layout or commands. As well as providing an audit trail, these form the basis of a forthcoming standalone product, which will be able to use the PDF file, or extracted XML files les, to control another imposition - “imposition by example”. • N-up Centering - The N-up and Step and Repeat functions now allow the resulting page to be centered. This is a huge time saver. • Bates Stamping - The Stick On page numbers function allows a user to enter numbers with a leading zero. The resulting numbers will have at least the same number of digits. For instance, if a user typed 0098, the pages will be numbered 0098, 0099, 0100, etc. • Impose Annotations/Form Fields - This is an option now in preferences to decide whether form fields and annotations are discarded, (as in v1.0), or converted to part of the imposition. • Hide New Features - When software is upgraded, there is sometimes resistance because training is required, especially of staff who have been following procedures that are written down. To help with the upgrade path, there is an option, in preferences, Hide all new features. This takes away almost all new buttons, text, etc. leaving the product very much like the old one, but with support for Acrobat 7.0. Users can choose to move to the new features at their leisure. • Further changes to Shuffle Pages for Imposition - • Now incorporates new shuffle orders for cut stacks as standard selection • The Advanced button has text showing the current selection • Insert blank pages can now type a specific page number to insert after (Useful in automation sequences) •Platform Support - Support for Acrobat 4.0 through Acrobat 7.0, on Windows; and Acrobat 5.05 through Acrobat 7.0 on Mac OSX.
Quite Imposing SE and Quite Imposing Plus 2.0 are available now through XChange International for £199.00 and £395.00. To order, or for more information, users can visit www.xchangeuk.com, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is [email protected]. XChange International are a leading distributor of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange source extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.
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