Welcome, Creative Pro Week 2018!

WordsFlow — The InDesign workflow breakthrough for Word/Excel

InDesign guru David Blatner says: I’m sitting here with my mouth open… This is what I’ve wanted for 20 years.

WordsFlow is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign that enables massive production improvements–your Word/Excel users can stay productive in their native environments, while working in parallel with your production/layout people using InDesign.

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

The Pro version of WordsFlow adds two-way workflows for Word and one-way for Excel 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 WordsFlowing

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 WordsFlow with all features enabled, including the Pro features.

When placing content, use File > WordsFlow > Place with WordsFlow… instead of a normal File > Place…. When the source file 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, including the walk-through, 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 equivalent WordsFlow online store link in this page’s sidebar or on the product home page). Use the coupon code cpw27 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 WordsFlow for a trial, just enter your real license the next time you’re prompted (or go to File > WordsFlow > 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 WordsFlow (and we’d love to know why), you can uninstall it any time by (macOS) deleting the Plug-Ins/Em Software sub-folder in the InDesign folder, or (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 > WordsFlow > Send Email to Support) with any questions, problems, issues, ideas, or kudos. We’re here to make you successful.

Join the happy band

WordsFlow has been shipping since late 2012, 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 InDesign 1.0 release. 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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