Try WordsFlow!

Thank you for your interest in WordsFlow, the InDesign plug-in that David Blatner called “the thing I’ve been waiting for for 20 years.” WordsFlow can greatly speed up your production workflow, by allowing your authors and editors to keep changing story content (which is often inevitable), while you work on production layout and formatting. At any point, you can merge in their changes without losing any of your investment in story production.

Here’s how to test-drive WordsFlow with a full-featured trial license, and how to convert that to a real license if it proves useful. (Note that we strongly encourage you to try WordsFlow before buying it.)

  • Your first step for learning more is to visit the product page, including the video 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.

    At its simplest, using WordsFlow is a matter of using File > WordsFlow > Place with WordsFlow… instead of 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. That’s it, in a nutshell.

  • 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 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 a minute or two for the whole process.

    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 (including Pro) features enabled.

  • If you do decide to purchase a license, use this link for our online store, or use the Buy WordsFlow button in the sidebar of this page or the product home page.

    Note that we have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can purchase with confidence knowing it won’t be wasted money. (And you’ve already evaluated it and know it works for you, right?)

    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.

  • If you decide you don’t want to use WordsFlow (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 offer free lifetime support for license holders, and for anyone in the evaluation (or even pre-evaluation) period. Contact us at (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.

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 since 1990 (three decades!), and in the plug-in business since before InDesign 1.0 was even released. 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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