GMC Announces Extensive Enhancements to Latest Generation of PrintNet T Software
Press release from the issuing company
January 23, 2007 – Boston, Massachusetts and Appenzell, Switzerland – GMC Software Technology, the New Standard in personalized communications, today announced a range of additional enhancements to its popular PrintNet T software. PrintNet T is an integrated high-volume document design solution that allows a business to tailor real-time document content and communications to the exact needs of its clients. Now users have even more functionality and support to achieve professional document composition and production results.
“PrintNet T functionality has been expanded with dozens of enhancements that further refine the robust power of PrintNet and reaffirm it as the industry standard,” stated Dr. René Müller, CEO of GMC Software Technology. “In keeping with our rigorous quality and product development standards, the new version has been broadly and successfully tested across platforms and formats.”
PrintNet T enables advanced workflow that fully integrates multi-source data input and processing, document composition and high volume output capabilities. The new Version 4.5 enhancements target improvements in these and other areas.
Usability, Functionality & Process Improvements
Core functionality improvements simplify workflow and file browsing, provide an automatic back up option, and allow use of web links in electronic communications. Version 4.5 expands control over modifications allowed for specified users. Improvements to version control give the ability to add file labeling and file comments for better organization and collaboration. Multiple file checkouts can be prevented through a new option.
Powerful PDF workflow capabilities have been added to this version of PrintNet T, including PDF to anything support without pre-conversion and the ability to edit objects, not just images, in the PDF files.
Enhancements for Design, Layout & Information Presentation
Version 4.5 includes enhancements that make it easier to design the effective, dynamic documents customers need. It is now possible to place shapes, flow areas or image objects into flow areas containing text and to control the runaround of the text around the object placed inside. Objects can be aligned to each other and to page margins to simplify page development.
Flow break parameters and column balancing settings increase the ability to maintain the design layout within variable documents. Anchors are used to place flow objects or images into text and link their position to a specified location in the text. Thus, when the text is edited, the inserted anchor will shift its position accordingly. This helps users place text more effectively.
Version 4.5 allows even more ways to present personalized information. Many new chart types are now available, including 2D radar, 2D and 3D cone charts, cylinder, pyramid and others. Scripting enhancements allow users to modify the outline of a shape based on logic and business rules. increasing design versatility. Any font can be set to a bold typeface, even if there is no subfamily installed, thus removing potential limitations on a designer. Spanish spell check is a valuable addition as marketers and businesses reach out to this important demographic.
With layout and proofing enhancements, entries in the table of contents can function as convenient links to the corresponding headers in the text. Users gain greater tools for developing variable documents with complete accuracy, such as an option to display variable names instead of the variable content. The content of variables can be viewed directly in layout. Barcodes are valuable tracking and identification devices for variable documents, and now barcode size can be specified not only in the traditional characters per inch and height, but individual bar and space sizes can be fine tuned in printer pixel increments.
As color continues to become more important in variable document composition, GMC has responded with improvements in the use of color and color gradients in this new version. One of the key enhancements is advanced color IPDS support. Also, new dithering algorithms have been added for improved color output quality.
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