Extensis Announces Free Suitcase Plug-in for Adobe InDesign 2.0
Thursday, July 18, 2002
Plug-in uses Apple FontSync technology for auto-activation of specific fonts used in Adobe InDesign documents NEW YORK--July 17, 2002-- Extensis has announced it will release a free Suitcase plug-in for Adobe InDesign that automatically activates fonts used in InDesign documents. The plug-in ensures that any time an InDesign 2.0 file is opened, the exact fonts used in the file are automatically activated. The announcement was made today at the MacWorld Conference & Expo, being held at the Jacob J. Javits Center in New York City. The plug-in will be free-of-charge to registered Suitcase 10 users utilizing Mac OS X, and will be available in early August through the Extensis web site at www.extensis.com/suitcase/autoactivation. "InDesign has proven to be a leading design and publishing solution for creative professionals," said Michael Wong, Suitcase product manager. "But what's really important to InDesign users is to make sure that the same font they have designated gets activated every time they open a file. By incorporating Apple's FontSync technology into this plug-in, Extensis equips InDesign users with a font management solution that ensures the correct font will be automatically activated every time." Importance of Apple FontSync The Suitcase 10 plug-in utilizes the industry standard font matching technology developed by Apple Computer. FontSync, built into every version of Mac OS 9 and above including Mac OS X, provides a way to identify fonts beyond simply the font name. Identification is based on the content of the font, such as whether or not the font is Postscript or Truetype, what the kerning has been set to, and which ligatures it includes. Using Apple's FontSync in conjunction with Suitcase 10 ensures the exact font used to create a document is used when the document is edited at a later date.