WoodWing Software has released an Adobe Creative Suite 4 compatible
version of Smart Layout (www.woodwing.com/en/Smart_Layout), an US$499
tool for working on a layout with columns of text and images.
When creating text columns with Smart Layout, the columns will
automatically flow around other items already on the page. By
combining the separate elements of an article like the headline,
intro, text and images into one Smart Layout object, the users are
able to manipulate this object and resize or move it, keeping the
relation between the elements intact. All the while, they can still
access all individual elements of the Smart Layout object. In
addition, Smart Layout also offers copy-fit options.
Smart Layout CS4 supports the new features available in the Adobe
Creative Suite 4, including Smart Guides, Smart Text Reflow and
Conditional Text. In addition, Smart Layout CS4 now supports all text
frame options, like vertical justification and custom baseline
Smart Layout CS4 is compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe InCopy
CS4 and Adobe InDesign CS4 Server, and is available immediately. A
fully functional, 30-day trial version of the software can be
downloaded from the WoodWing web site.