Extensis Ships Free Suitcase Plug-in for InDesign 2.0
Press release from the issuing company
PORTLAND, Ore.--Oct. 9, 2002-- Extensis is now shipping 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 plug-in will be free-of-charge to registered Suitcase 10 users utilizing Mac OS X, and is available now through the Extensis web site at http://www.extensis.com/suitcase
"InDesign has proven to be a leading layout and design solution for creative professionals," said Michael Wong, Suitcase product manager. "But what's really important to InDesign users is to make sure 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.
"Creative professionals are increasingly looking for ways to improve productivity," said Mark Niemann-Ross, InDesign developer evangelist at Adobe. "Extensis' Suitcase 10 offers InDesign users an efficient way to manage fonts without compromising the tools they need to be effective in today's market."
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