Release: Xtags 2.2.1 for InDesign CS5–CC2014

This patch release improves compatibility with the Electra LH font family.

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Release: Xtags 2.2 for InDesign CS5–CC2014

This release adds a box fitting enhancement, improves PDF importing, and fixes an issue with inline frames and vertical justification.

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Release: Xtags 2.1.1 for InDesign CS5–CC2014

This release adds compatibility with InDesign CC 2014 and a few minor fixes.

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Release: Xtags 3.8.1 for QuarkXPress 9/10

This Xtags update fixes a problem when using Save with Xtags… on Windows. (Sorry, Xtags for QuarkXPress 10 is still Windows only at this point.)

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Release: Xtags 3.8 for QuarkXPress 9/10

This release of Xtags adds support for QuarkXPress 10 (Windows only, for the moment), discontinues support for QuarkXPress 8, and includes minor fixes.

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Release: Xtags 2.0.3 for InDesign CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC

This patch release includes a fix for a problem that could cause InDesign to shut down in some OS X 10.6 and 10.7 configurations.

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Release: Xtags 2.0.2 for InDesign CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC

This patch release fixes a problem with frame creation on master pages.

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Release: Xtags 2.0.1 for InDesign CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC

This quick-patch release fixes a frame width problem introduced in the 2.0 release.

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Release: Xtags 2.0 for InDesign CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC

This major update adds compatibility with InDesign CC, and also includes long-awaited support for object styles and lines. Yes, lines. Woot!

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Release: Xtags 1.6.1 for InDesign CS5/5.5/6

This patch release of Xtags for InDesign provides fixes for tagged text importing and exporting, display updating, and the preferences dialog.

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Release: Xtags 3.7 for QuarkXPress 8/9

This release of Xtags for QuarkXPress adds the ability to size anchored frames to their column and fixes problems with tags output.

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Release: Xtags 1.6 for InDesign CS5/5.5/6

This release of Xtags for InDesign adds a progress bar and support for OpenType features, and addresses a couple of import issues.

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Xtags helps CatBase automate imoderni catalogs

Pat Bensky of CatBase fame, describes how Xtags works with CatBase to produce imoderni‘s catalogs. (Also see the CatBase case study for Kellogs for another application of Xtags Pro.)

imoderni catalog p43The entire document was built automatically, with minimal intervention from the user, telling InDesign to create the table of contents, for example.

(Click on the graphic to see the full pdf.)

  • The data is maintained in CatBase. This includes all the details, picture names and sizes, etc.
  • The customer selects which products to publish (e.g., all products for one manufacturer, as in the attached example; all products of a certain type, such as sofas; all products that a certain dealer sells; all products in a certain collection; etc.).

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Release: Xtags 1.5 for InDesign CS5/5.5/6

This release of Xtags for InDesign adds the ability to size anchored frames to their column and includes several other improvements and fixes.

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Xtags streamlines production process for hundreds of newspapers and magazines with Pre1

Mark Jockin, CEO of Pre1 Software in Portland, Oregon explains how Em Software’s Xtags product became a backbone of the Pre1 newspaper software sold to hundreds of publications across the Americas.

pre1-casestudy-figure4In 1999, Pre1 first sold its newspaper software to an alternative newsweekly in Portland, Oregon. Today, more than 400 titles are printed using Pre1’s SmartPublisher, with more coming online each month. By now, literally millions of ads have been converted into print. Xtags made it all possible.

Pre1’s mission is to streamline workflow for publications by integrating into one product multiple business processes vital to newspaper and magazine publishers. For the most part, every publication works the same. The sales reps sell ads, the accountants collect money, and the production department builds the ads. When deciding how to unite these various disciplines in a single software product for newspapers and magazines, Pre1’s challenge was which technologies to count on to get the job done.

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