Managing Editor Now Supporting Polygons
Managing Editor Inc., distributor of the K4 Publishing System and other pagination and workflow solutions, is releasing a new version of its Page Director ad layout software. MEI says the new version offers support for custom shaped ad sizes-including polygonal, multi-layer ads-with Innovative Ads.
The software automatically incorporates these newly shaped ads into the runsheet and workflow-eliminating manual sizing and guesswork at determining how the ads would fit in their editorial context.
A plug-in is available for InDesign and an XTension for QuarkXPress from which “stencils” are exported to Page Director and saved as individual ad types. When a runsheet is created from an order-entry system, the polygonal ads are listed alongside standard rectangular-shaped ads.
MEI is also releasing a new optional Web editor for its K4 publishing system, used by publishers like Conde Nast and Hearst. The K4 Web Editor 2.0 allows users to remotely write, edit and copyfit articles in K4 from any computer with an Internet connection and a browser. Accurate representations of the article-complete with styling, font mapping and layout geometry-are generated by an InDesign server and available via a password protected browser-based interface.