Toronto (ON), Canada - Zevrix Solutions today is pleased to announce the release of BatchOutput 3.9.6, a maintenance update to its popular professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally in-house at one of the largest ad agencies in Canada to boost productivity of its prepress department, BatchOutput automates and simplifies workflow of printers, service providers and publishing houses.
The new update improves handling of InDesign book files (.indb). It addresses several issues that affected book loading and output, streamlining the process and ensuring its reliability. The update is strongly recommended to all BatchOutput users.
BatchOutput automates, streamlines and simplifies output tasks, whether it's hundreds of files or a single document. Users only need to select the files to output and adjust the settings, and the rest will be done automatically. For example, users can let BatchOutput work while they're on a lunch break, or leave it working overnight to output hundreds of documents - and the job will be done when they return in the morning.
As Tami Stodghill wrote in X-Ray magazine, "The complete automation hooked me - BatchOutput lets you work after hours without lifting a finger."
BatchOutput supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML and various image formats. It offers the following key capabilities:
- Print and export hundreds of InDesign files with a single click
- Output files as single pages
- Update links automatically
- Assign variable file names with an option to compose name parts dynamically based on document contents
- Preflight final PDF automatically with Acrobat Pro droplets
- Send output files to FTP, MobileMe, WebDAV and other remote and local destinations
BatchOutput is also available in a server version which processes InDesign files automatically from hot folders.
Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $129.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Upgrade to BatchOutput 3.9.8 is free for users of version 3.x, and $51.98 from earlier versions. Includes free Deliver application for file delivery (a $19.95 value). BatchOutput is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2 and later, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.