On the Supply Side: Woodwing, Anygraaf


Working with WoodWing Software, Zandaam, the Netherlands, Tera Digital Publishing, Milan, Italy, integrated Adobe InDesign and InCopy with its GN3 system, which now accepts content edited with InDesign and InCopy, while operators using either Adobe solution can access GN3’s database. Tera Research and Development Director Michele Mottini said the integration would likely be especially attractive “in market segments such as magazine publishers and special publications,” where InDesign is “becoming a standard” and for which reason the project with WoodWing was undertaken. The integration supports both Macintosh and PC clients. New functions added to GN3 modules allow full two-way communication with the Adobe’s pagination solutions, permiting users to create a document on any InDesign/InCopy workstation and save it directly in GN3’s database.

To create a better “tool to handle multiple editions with heavy zoning,” said Mottini, recent changes to GN3’s Edition Manager enable edition handling in a more intuitive way using combination of logical pages, layers and an improved user interface that features real-time previews, rather than rasterized thumbnail images, of pages, layers and entire editions. Users can monitor publication status and see if an ad, for example, clashes with editorial content. Most operations are performed by dragging and dropping pages and layers to form the edition plan, which a user may now directly print or export in whole or in part. Further simplification includes completely autoamtic page re-flow, and users may add pages without recourse to renumbering. Intuitive presentation shows pages in a treelike structure that makes obvious their logical relationships. To speed retrieval, page and layer properties are now shown in floating panels.

With distribution through Agfa, Tera now has two U.S. customers — the Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News and The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel. Also, USA Today purchased a highly customized version of Tera’s Tark archive.

Anygraaf USA, Rockville, Md., now includes an option to use Adobe InCopy as a text editor with the Doris32 system, providing “seamless integration with Adobe InDesign” (which Anygraaf supported upon its initial release) and Doris32’s multimedia publishing tools. The option gives added flexibility when working in Doris to chose InCopy or Anygraaf’s Eddie — whichever editor best suits production requirements.

Anygraaf integrated into Doris32’s editorial workflow products designed to automate image color correction and implement an RGB workflow. ImageEd and Doris Repro Server let newspapers and magazines shorten the production steps needed by maintaining a complete RGB workflow from image creation to printing.

Anygraaf will implement its ad-layout and ad-tracking tools at its most recent U.S. customer, South Jersey Publishing Co., publisher of The Press of Atlantic City, where the installation will consist of a site license of the Planner edition-management and ad-layout system and 25 seats of the Doris32 Ad Manager system for ad tracking. Another four seats of the Doris32 asset-management and publishing-production system will be installed for page management. Planner will interface with the GPS/AIM advertising system and the ATS Media Desk editorial system to serve as a bridge to provide dynamic, two-way support for display ad layout and automatic placement of ad reservations and ad material directly on QuarkXPress pages managed in the editorial system. Doris32 Ad Manager will also interface with the GPS/AIM system to support tracking for display ad bookings. With Doris32 Ad Manager, ad production staff at the Press will manage material produced in XPress and other design applications, artwork, and ad archives, maintaining searchable libraries for logos, artwork, and ad archives, and collecting ads from external sources. Customers can interact with staff with tools to submit artwork and review proofs through a Web browser. Doris also will integrate with Planner, allowing users to monitor ad production status from the page. Interfacing to the ATS AdVisor classified system is planned through the Doris AdLink interface.

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