The latest version of WoodWing’s multi-channel publishing system Enterprise features a tight integration with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). The integration enables publishers to take advantage of the workflow benefits offered by Enterprise for the creation of print, tablet and Web editions, while leveraging the Adobe DPS platform to distribute publications to tablet devices. Enterprise 7.5 features a number of other enhancements, in particular of the Content Station multi-channel text editor. Enterprise 7.5 supports the latest version 5.5 of Adobe Creative Suite.
The new version 7.5 of WoodWing’s multi-channel publishing system Enterprise enables publishers to take advantage of the workflow benefits offered by Enterprise for the creation of print, tablet and Web editions, while leveraging the Adobe DPS platform to distribute publications to tablet devices.
WoodWing Software, developer of workflow solutions for efficient multi-channel publishing, today announced that the integration of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite into the Enterprise workflow is available with the release of Enterprise 7.5.
Digital Publishing in an efficient workflow environment
The integration of Adobe DPS into WoodWing’s Enterprise enables publishers to efficiently create, manage and publish their content for tablets and other mobile devices from within a fully controlled workflow environment. The Enterprise system not only offers a host of efficiency benefits when working together on a publication with a team – it also features direct previews of the digital publications from within the Content Station application, as well as the option to directly publish final issues to the Adobe Distribution Service with the push of a button. To measure the success of their digital editions, publishers can use the Adobe DPS analytics powered by Omniture.
WoodWing Digital Publishing Tools increase possibilities and speed
WoodWing also provides its own suite of Digital Publishing Tools for InDesign, fully integrated with Enterprise. These tools have been built for efficiency, enabling publishers to easily add compelling interactive content from their content management system to a digital publication. These tools include InDesign panels for slideshows, hotspots, links and much more.
One of these, the Widgets tool, allows designers to include widgets – small pieces of HTML code that provide unique interactive features – in their InDesign layout without requiring additional technical skills. Examples of widgets include: Image reveal (swiping over an image to see what’s beneath), Animations (images moving in or out), Animated Pie Charts, Flickr feed, YouTube player, Simple Quiz, Nivo slideshow, Image touch and Google Maps. Upcoming widgets include zoomable image, parallax scrolling, slideshows with captions, vertical text view and more. To allow for maximum versatility, customers can also still use the Adobe Digital Publishing Tools in the WoodWing Enterprise managed environment.
More information about WoodWing’s digital publishing solution and the integration with Adobe DPS can be found in a white paper available on woodwing.com.
Enterprise 7.5 enables true multi-channel publishing
WoodWing’s Enterprise system enables publishers to merge their tablet publishing activities with print and Web production. This opens up the possibility of creating editorial teams that can oversee and manage all publication channels, reducing costs and removing duplicate work. From the same environment, content can even be published to social media or sent by e-mail. Through all this, Enterprise enables true multi-channel publishing.
Content Station 7.5 enhancements
The recently introduced multi-channel text editor in Content Station is rapidly evolving. In version 7.5, an article compare function has been added, while other new functionality can be expected in upcoming versions. The Digital Publishing user-interface has been revamped completely, offering controls for .folio files to be created, managed, previewed and published to DPS from within Content Station. Other enhancements have been made in the publication overview, to provide support for CJK and Arabic page-ordering (right-to-left), while numerous smaller user-interface improvements have also been implemented.
Efficiency and Monetization
"Since the very beginning of the tablet era, WoodWing has made significant strides in establishing tablets as a new channel in multi-channel publishing,” said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. “Today, tablets have been adopted by both publishers and readers. Publishers need to focus on getting their publications on tablets quickly and in the most cost-effective way, and on monetizing their content. With the integration of Adobe DPS in our Enterprise system, we provide publishers the tools to really implement an efficient multi-channel publishing strategy.”