Kool Tools: AutoPrice software for InDesign
Meadows Publishing Solutions has releasedAutoPrice for Adobe InDesign CS7 Creative Cloud, supporting both Mac and Windows-based platforms. It's a handy tool for linking text and graphics in any type of database to Adobe InDesign documents and streamlining workflow.
As the name implies, AutoPrice is engineered to automate the process of inserting, updating and versioning prices for catalogs, retail flyers and similar publications. It is also great for updating timetables, phone lists or any other type of information that can be referenced from a database or spreadsheet file.
AutoPrice extracts and updates prices (or other data) via "placeholders" within documents that are linked to records in any type of database or spreadsheet. Placeholders can be positioned anywhere on the page, even within running text, and can be styled without restriction for maximum design possibilities. Raw database prices can also be styled in virtually any fashion as they're extracted.
More flexible catalogs, flyers, timetables and similar publications can be created and manipulated in less time. Users can update, reformat, revise and spin off multiple versions with far less effort, thereby reducing errors and accelerating production cycles. A single command can update (re-price) an entire publication from a revised database.
AutoPrice also supports graphic file import and exchange, which includes advanced searching and error reporting capabilities. Comprehensive areport generation aids proofing, billing or index generation. For large projects and multiple files, AutoPrice supplies selectable batch processing, also complete with full reporting.
AutoPrice is now available for InDesign Creative Cloud, as well as previous versions of the application. For more information go to http://www.meadowsps.com .