Welcome, Creative Pro Week 2018!

DocsFlow — The InDesign workflow breakthrough for Google Docs

InDesign guru David Blatner says: DocsFlow is one of those plug-ins that can literally be life-changing in how much it improves your workflow.

DocsFlow is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign that marries Google Docs’ shared editing power to InDesign’s layout prowess, giving you on-line, two-way story links to Google Docs documents.

InDesign users invoke Place with DocsFlow… to create those live story links. Later, when there are Google Docs content changes, they can update those links normally. That triggers DocsFlow’s magic merge-update, where no work is lost: InDesign-side editing and formatting remain intact, while any Google Docs edits are intelligently merged into the updated story.

The Pro version of DocsFlow adds two-way workflows for documents and one-way for sheets.

It takes less than five minutes to download and install the free, full-featured trial version to start experiencing the breakthrough that thousands of users worldwide are already enjoying.

To learn how to get started, for a special CPW 2018 discount and for full details, read on!

Five minutes to DocsFlowing

You can download and install the full plug-in from the “Downloads” sidebar on this page, or on the product page. Just find your InDesign version (CC 2018 down to CS5) and your platform (macOS or Windows) and click on the appropriate link, to download. Double-click the downloaded installer to complete the installation. It shouldn’t take more than two to five minutes for the whole process, depending on your network.

Once installed, (re) start InDesign, and, on first use when prompted by a licensing dialog, press the Demo button. You then have 15 days to try out DocsFlow with all features enabled, including the Pro features.

When placing content from Google Docs, use File > DocsFlow > Place from Google Docs…, and select a document to place it (which automatically sets up a dynamic link). When the linked source Google Docs document is changed, you’ll see a link-changed icon in the Links panel. Double-click that icon to merge in the changes, without losing your work. Now you’re already up and running and saving massive time!

Dig deeper

If you’d like to dig in further, visit the product page, and the user guide. If you’re in a hurry (aren’t we all?), see the “Getting Started” first section of the user guide; it covers the basics in a few paragraphs.

Get your CPW 2018 discount

If you do decide to purchase a license, use this link for our online store (or use the DocsFlow online store link in the sidebar of this page or the product home page). Use the coupon code cpw on the store’s check-out page for a 20% discount (valid for up to 5 licenses through the end of June 2018). Once you order, you’ll receive a license via email within 2-3 minutes.

If you’ve already installed DocsFlow for a trial, just enter your real license the next time you’re prompted (or go to File > DocsFlow > About… > License… and enter it there). You don’t need to re-download or re-install.

Not for you?

If you decide you don’t want to use DocsFlow (and we’d love to know why), you can uninstall it any time (on macOS) by deleting the Plug-Ins/Em Software sub-folder in the InDesign folder, or (on Windows) using the standard system uninstaller.

We’re behind you all the way

We offer free lifetime support for license holders, and for anyone in the evaluation period. Contact us at support@emsoftware.com (or, better yet, use File > DocsFlow > Send Email to Support) with any questions, problems, issues, ideas, or kudos. We’re here to make you successful.

Join the happy band

DocsFlow has been shipping since late 2011, and has thousands of happy users around the world.

Em Software is a small software developer that’s been in the publishing business for almost 30 years, and in the plug-in business since the release of InDesign 1.0. We pride ourselves on great products and personal customer support. We’re not perfect but we’re always striving!

We’d love to hear from you no matter what you decide.

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