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Adobe InCopy 2.0 Now Shipping

Press release from the issuing company

Systems Integrators and Customers Embrace Ease-of-Use, Collaboration and XML Features to Simplify Editing Process SAN JOSE, Calif.--June 24, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the immediate availability of Adobe InCopy 2.0 software, a professional copy editor tightly integrated with Adobe InDesign software, the award winning professional layout and design program. Designed for writers, editors and copy fitters at magazines and newspapers, InCopy 2.0 software's capabilities go beyond traditional word processing applications to help manage and streamline the entire editorial process. Available through leading systems integrators, InCopy includes support for XML, enhanced editing tools such as dynamic spell check, and an improved interface that lets users work on multiple views of a story simultaneously. Systems integrators, Digital Technology International (DTI), Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), net-linx Publishing Solutions Inc., Press Computer Systems, SchlumbergerSema, SoftCare and WoodWing are supporting InCopy 2.0 by developing and implementing solutions based on the software at their customer sites and developing plug-in solutions. Plug-in examples include WoodWing's Smart Connection, MEI's TruEdit, and SoftCare's K4 Publishing System, which all provide workflow tools to manage InCopy documents within an InDesign layout. "InCopy and InDesign's open, extensible architecture enables integration with multi-user publishing systems," says Alyson Oldham, Director of Marketing at Digital Technology International. "InCopy 2.0 retains the efficiency that editors came to appreciate in the proprietary, newspaper-specific text for composing paragraphs. The result is an efficient workflow and superior typography. Our customers will also benefit from the XML foundation that lets them use InCopy as an editor for cross media content." InCopy is part of an integrated solution with InDesign that offers improved collaboration between editors and page layout designers. Users can simultaneously view a galley and a layout, letting writers see accurate InDesign line breaks in the layout view, while having the freedom to edit copy in the new full text mode. InCopy and InDesign provide superior typographic capabilities through sharing the same paragraph composer for faster high-quality page layout and design.Through new user interface controls, InCopy 2.0 offers dynamic spell check, a built-in thesaurus, fast text substitution and table creation functionality, to help editors and writers manage the editorial processes more effectively. Tables are easily created, exported and imported between both programs; and Microsoft Excel tables can be incorporated as well. Improved collaboration lets users annotate and add comments to text with the in-line notes feature. For convenient review, notes can be exported as an Adobe PDF file. "InCopy 2.0 allows great flexibility as a writing and editing tool," says Mary Steiert, systems editor of the Anchorage Daily News. "It gives customized views as a writing tool for reporters, then excellent galley and layout views for copy editors. The seamless integration with InDesign will give us more time to concentrate on the content of our newspaper rather than repetitive formatting and layout work." XML Streamlines Cross-Media Workflow As an integral part of a cross-media workflow, the XML capabilities in InCopy streamline the layout and editing process, ultimately saving time and reducing approval cycles. Users can now create, import, edit and export stories in XML format. Additionally, InCopy and InDesign share the same XML structure making it a seamless process to import stories created in InCopy directly into InDesign. Pricing and Availability Adobe InCopy 2.0 is immediately available to system integrators as part of an integrated solution with Adobe InDesign. InCopy is only available through the Adobe's system integrator channel. Pricing is determined by the integrators, based on individual installations.