Step into our time machines to shorten your editorial cycle.
Hire our software robots to do your data-driven production work.

DocsFlow and WordsFlow are time machines, collapsing the time required by your editorial production processes. InData / Xdata and InCatalog / Xcatalog are software robots, silently, flawlessly building and updating your data-driven documents while you watch.

DocsFlow accelerates annual report production at literacy project
Xtags streamlines production process for hundreds of newspapers and magazines with Pre1
DocsFlow is a huge time saver at a non-profit
Xtags helps CatBase automate imoderni catalogs
InCatalog a critical part of skiing/snowboarding guide workflow
InData builds annual commercial real estate directory
InData builds antiquarian books catalog
InData helps a building materials company
InData builds 2100-page directory for RIBA
InData and Xdata
InCatalog and Xcatalog


Auto-merge linked Word/Excel files for production bliss

EmWordsFlow featured image 300Em WordsFlow is a revolutionary editorial product, enabling authors and editors to continue working on story source files while you work on the same placed story in InDesign. WordsFlow does this by “merge-updating” from changed Word or Excel files, rather than letting InDesign just re-import over all your work. This spares you the pain, frustration and inevitable mistakes involved in hand-merging changes. If you use Word with InDesign, you absolutely need WordsFlow.

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Link and auto-merge Google Drive docs for editing nirvana

EmDocsFlow featured image 300Em DocsFlow marries the collaborative editing power of Google Docs to the layout power of InDesign. With DocsFlow, you place online Google Docs documents and (Pro version) spreadsheets as InDesign story contents, just like normal text or spreadsheet files. More importantly, DocsFlow maintains a dynamic link so it can intelligently merge Google Docs changes into the InDesign story contents on each link update, rather than just replacing the story. In the Pro version, that's a two-way link so you can push your InDesign story changes to Google Docs. So you can format, layout, and make minor edits in InDesign, while you and others continue editing story content together in real time on Google Docs, without losing any work.

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InData and Xdata

Turn your raw structured data into finished documents in minutes

InData and Xdata bring the full layout, design, typographic and picture publishing power of InDesign or QuarkXPress (respectively) to bear on all your data-driven repetitive publishing tasks. Simply put, InData and Xdata work like a mail merge on steroids. You create a template in a normal document, with rules that tell it how to format your text and graphics. Then, with a single menu invocation, the plug-in builds your document at jaw-dropping speeds--up to hundreds or even thousands of pages per hour.

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InCatalog and Xcatalog

Connect your catalog contents to your data and forget manual updating

InCatalog and Xcatalog create transparent links between your InDesign or QuarkXPress (respectively) documents and your databases or spreadsheets. Once links are established by means of the easy-to-use data linker palette, you can update prices, graphics, or product information automatically—even change versions or swap languages. With InCatalog or Xcatalog, you can rest assured—your documents will always reflect your database contents.

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Turn tagged text into complete, complex documents

Xtags for InDesign/QuarkXPress are import/export text filters supporting the Quark XPress Tags language plus their own extended Xtags tags, for tremendous document-building and extracting power.

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