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Leading Firms Adopt Adobe InDesign and InCopy to Improve Workflows

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Newspapers and Publishers Leverage Support for XML to Speed Production in North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa SAN JOSE, Calif.--Oct. 15, 2002-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced increased adoption of Adobe InDesign 2.0 and Adobe InCopy 2.0 by leading integrators and newspaper customers. Worldwide, thirteen new integrators, two additional newspapers and another major publisher are now developing or deploying solutions based on InDesign and InCopy -- with XML at the core of many of these editorial system roll-outs. The new integrators and developers include Ailink, IBM, Quasar Technologies, SAXoTECH, Seinet and Unisys. These companies join leading system integrators such as Digital Technology International (DTI), net-linx Publishing Solutions Inc. and SchlumbergerSema already deploying integrated publishing solutions with InDesign and InCopy. Newspapers La Voz de Galicia in Spain and La Croix in France today also announced their support for a combined InDesign and InCopy editorial system. Publisher, Media24 in South Africa, confirmed its implementation of an XML and InDesign solution across its media properties. "The XML support and superior typographic capabilities in InCopy facilitate content repurposing and automate time-consuming processes, while InDesign's powerful features streamline complex pagination tasks," said Holger Hofmann, vice president of editorial solutions for Unisys Global Media. "These Adobe products help our customers accelerate production and create a higher quality newspaper, as well as allowing us to target Hermes -- our news content manager solution -- to magazines." Unisys News Content Manager-Hermes(TM) is an advanced solution that lets writers and editors keep tabs on all aspects of content management -- from planning to authoring to tracking. InCopy 2.0, Adobe's professional copy editor, delivers robust support for XML and tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign professional layout and design software. InDesign's XML import/export support, editable transparency effects, table creation, long document support, and enhanced printing interface allow layout artists to create truly innovative designs. Combining these award-winning products into an editorial system allows writers, editors and copy fitters to edit, route, allocate, layout and manage editorial content, ultimately speeding newspaper and magazine production time. Leading Newspapers and Publishers Support InCopy and InDesign "With the new version of InCopy, you can really tell Adobe listened to editor's and writer's needs," said Severino Santirso, technical director of La Voz de Galicia. "Now, multiple employees are able to edit the same page, at the same time, fostering closer communication. The combination of InCopy and InDesign will let us seamlessly bring our InCopy workflow into InDesign layouts, ensuring we make our deadlines." La Voz de Galicia, worked with long-time Adobe system integrator SchlumbergerSema to set up an InCopy and InDesign editorial solution. La Croix, a leading French daily newspaper will use InCopy and InDesign integrated with InfoPolis, the new XML content management and editorial system developed by Ailink, to simplify editorial approval and easily manage publishing workflows. Media24, owner of a major percentage of the South African newspaper market and the largest publisher of local magazines in South Africa, is authoring content in native XML. With XML, InDesign and the Adobe Design Collection, Media24's publications are able to repurpose digital content and more easily publish news to multiple media, including print, the Web as well as deliver a photo library of images available for syndication.




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