Auto-merge linked Word/Excel files for production bliss
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.
Link and auto-merge Google Drive docs for editing nirvana
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.
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.
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.
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.