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XChange Release Utility Plug-ins for Adobe InDesign CS/CS2

PictureLinks provides a more advanced panel than InDesignšs own Links panel (February 10, 2006)

XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the availability of three new plug-ins for Adobe InDesign CS and CS2. All three are available now through XChange International via Electronic Software Delivery.

PictureLinks provides a more advanced panel than InDesignšs own Links panel, providing users the ability to click on an image in a layout and obtain all the information required for the image. An intuitive dialogue provides detailed information so users donšt have to reference the InDesign Bridge to view metadata information.

PictureLinks also generates a report of image location, image name, width, and height with the simple click of the mouse. Once installed PictureLinks will display a new panel under the Windows menu of the InDesign application interface. PictureLinks provides users a set of Power Tools that can be used to: 1. Copy links to a folder and Relink 2. Relink 3. Reveal Linked file in Finder/Explorer 4. Edit links 5. Show Link in Document 6. Update Link 7. Update All Links

Image information provided by PictureLinks includes: Link Name Link Status File Size Page Number Picture type (Raster or Vector) Image Format Image Actual ppi Image effective ppi Image Colour Space Image Size Linked File Modification Date

PictureLinks provides Dynamic Columns dialogue is dynamic, allowing users to select the column they need. Additionally, users can generate reports of image location, image name, width, and height with a simple click of the mouse.

SearchLinks is an InDesign plug-in that searches Xinet FPOs. Users can search for Xinet FPOs by connecting with the database and dragging and dropping the FPOs into the InDesign layout documents, simplifying this previously tedious task.

SearchLinks is capable of searching for position only images (FPOs) in Xinet webnative databases. Once a user configures SearchLinks to work with a webnative database, they can start searching for the images they have uploaded to Xinet webnative servers. SearchLinks is extremely fast in searching a database, with a typical average search results returned times of 2-3 seconds. Users can then drag and drop the searched results into the layout documents.

StyleReporter is an InDesign plug-in that lets users export InDesign style sheet information as a tabulated report. The report includes attributes such as Font, Weight/Style, Size, Leading, Space Above, Space Below, Underline, Colour, Tint, Hyphenation and more. This report can then be imported into an Excel spreadsheet or database for further use.

System Requirements for PictureLinks and StyleReporter: -Mac OS X (10.3.x or later), InDesign CS 3.01 OR InDesign CS 4.02 -Windows version supported by InDesign CS and CS2, InDesign CS 4.02

System Requirements for SearchLinks: Mac OS X (10.3.x or later), InDesign CS 3.01 OR InDesign CS 4.02

PictureLinks, SearchLinks and StyleReporter are available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is

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