Used in conjunction with Adobe InDesign CS4, crossbase R4 sets new standards in automatic catalog production

Böblingen 22/01/2010: crossbase Release 4 includes some key new features and enhancements for automated media production with Adobe InDesign CS4. Like the other applications in the crossmedia solution, the print application crossbase.print comes with a completely new interface. The operating concept has been simplified to further optimize work processes.

Enhanced performance with IDML

Among the new product features, the user can now create pages and complex product tables with the new IDML (InDesign Markup Language) technology in Adobe InDesign CS4. Using a combination of Adobe InDesign CS4 and crossbase.print, it is also possible to define page and chapter breaks (i.e. definition as left- or right-hand page) almost up to the last moment before going to print. Features such as thumb index, page numbers, company logo and right-hand page offset are positioned correctly and automatically. This is made possible by the flexible object labelling offered by InDesign.

Visual text comparison functions for translators

Another new feature based on this technology is the text comparison function. This feature allows the user to compare different versions within the InDesign document and easily keep track of changes during the processing process. This new module opens the door to cost-effective workflows that ensure complete traceability of text modifications after layout changes, within the document itself and without administrative effort. Translators working in the crossbase system can directly compare different text versions with the help of highlighted changes.

The combination of database publishing technology from crossbase and layout technology from Adobe InDesign CS4 achieves a new standard of creativity and flexibility in automatic media production.

Changes highlighted in crossbase.pro. Changes to the original text are highlighted to help the translator. Modified texts are shown in green, deleted texts in red and new texts in blue.

The applied application modules

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Jochen Muffler
Head of Consulting and Support, Authorised Signatory
+49 (0)7031 / 714 – 721
j.muffler@crossbase.de

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