Release: InCatalog 2.24 for InDesign CS6, CC2019-2021

November 2, 2020 by

This release adds support for InDesign 2021 and discontinues support for some older versions.


  • Adds support for InDesign 2021.

    If you purchased a license since Feb 1, 2020 (the start of our 6-month grace period, which we extended a bit this year to cover the COVID-19 pandemic), we’ve already sent you an auto-upgrade email containing a InCatalog upgrade license in the past few days. If you didn’t get one, and are eligible (our salesbot misses some special cases), first search your spam folder, and then feel free to contact our sales department.

  • Discontinues support for InDesign CC 2018. While we’ll no longer fix problems in or add features to discontinued versions, we will otherwise provide normal support indefinitely.
  • Fixes a problem where updating an XPress Tagged catalog link with InDesign tags wrapped with a <&it"""..."""> would remove the link.
  • Invokes InDesign’s native import filter directly when updating a catalog link that’s marked as InDesign Tagged if the tagged text begins with an InDesign signature (start-file tag) such as <ASCII-MAC>.

    Links marked as InDesign Tagged are normally imported with InCatalog’s built-in, text-only InDesign Tagged Text parser. In the past, fields that included non-text constructs like hyperlinks and tables had to resort to the &it tag workaround, grafted from our Xtags plug-in a few years back, which wraps the InDesign tags with an Xtags &it"""...""" tag and then marks the link as XPress Tagged. This workaround has always been cumbersome and maybe even a wee bit confusing.

    Starting with version 2.24, InCatalog’s built-in parser now recognizes InDesign’s start-file tag, and, if present, hands the tags over to InDesign’s full InDesign Tagged Text import filter. This means that fields containing special InDesign tags can simply be marked as InDesign Tagged and then updated directly so long as they begin with a start-file tag like <ASCII-MAC>.

    As before, InDesign tags that don’t start with a start-file tag are processed with InCatalog’s text-only parser. Likewise, the &it tag workaround is still available, just in case you’re feeling adventurous.

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