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WoodWing releases Smart Styles Productivity Plug-in for CS5

Press release from the issuing company

Zaandam, The Netherlands - WoodWing Software, a leading supplier of innovative cross-media publishing solutions, announced the availability of the Smart Styles productivity plug-in for Adobe's brand new Creative Suite 5, which is also being released today. Smart Styles CS5 is an intelligent formatting tool that automates repetitive formatting of text, frames and other objects in InDesign and InCopy.

"Smart Styles was one of our first products for InDesign and now, 10 years later, it's still an extremely valuable add-on, helping designers all over the world to streamline the design of catalogs, price lists, TV guides, market surveys and other materials," said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. "We continue with our strategy of releasing the Smart Styles upgrade the same day Adobe's new Creative Suite hits the market."

In addition to the compatibility with Adobe CS5, the new version of Smart Styles also supports new interactive styling elements for media, buttons and animations. Other CS5 features supported by Smart Styles CS5 are all frame corner effects, paragraph span columns ?and vertical justification in non-rectangular frames.

The renowned Smart Styles CS5 efficiency plug-in is the first WoodWing product available for Adobe CS5. WoodWing is close to the beta stage of CS5 versions of other plug-ins and the Enterprise publishing system, as well. These betas are expected to be released in May.

Time saver also for Workgroups
Users of Smart Styles simply drag a styled object into a Smart Styles library, after which Smart Styles intelligently analyzes its formatting. Page designers can then drag this SmartStyles object out of the library and onto another page element to apply the same formatting. What makes Smart Styles unique is that it can also deal with variations when the target object is different from the original.

Smart Styles libraries can be opened and shared by multiple users. Smart Styles also adds basic spreadsheet functionality to InDesign and InCopy by allowing users to insert formulas into tables and sort columns by multiple attributes such as alphabetical or numeric values with ascending or descending options.