DTP Tools and Pariah S. Burke Announce Page Control Beta Plug-in for Adobe InDesign
DTP Tools and Pariah S. Burke are pleased to announce the release of the public beta of the new Page Control plug-in for Adobe® InDesign® CS and CS2. Twenty-two years into the age of desktop publishing, Page Control finally enables users to break out of the one document, one page size paradigm.
“Every day I see the needs and wants of creative professionals. I see the holes in creative workflows and the stumbling blocks to creative productivity,” said creative and publishing workflow guru, Pariah S. Burke. “After years of helping designers workaround the holes and stumbling blocks, knowing what solutions would help my creative peers, but being unable to get the major software makers to produce them, I decided to take matters into my own hands.” In early 2006 Burke approached Goldwein Research, Ltd, a Czech company known for releasing productivity enhancement plug-ins for InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Adobe FrameMaker under its DTP Tools brand. Goldwein Research has had successes with History, Layer Groups, X-Ray, and Tetris palette-based plug-ins for InDesign, and Text Count, for InDesign, QuarkXPress, and FrameMaker.
Burke stated: “The History and Layer Groups plug-ins for InDesign in particular impressed upon me DTP Tools’ keen programming talent, attention to detail, and, most importantly, their genuine desire to answer real world creative workflow needs. I knew they were the perfect company to begin coding my InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat solution ideas into tangible solutions.”
DTP Tools’ Jan Macuch said: “There can be no bigger motivation for a software developer than to create functions everybody considers impossible. When I was showing this plug-in to designers, most of them said they always wanted such feature, but didn’t want to look foolish asking for something they considered beyond the possibilities of current applications.”
“It took 22 years, but now designers working on proposals, reports, magazines, catalogs, marketing material, and a hundred other workflows can finally produce their entire project, complete with spreadsheets, maps, and other foldouts and odd-sized pages in a single document and layout — with running page numbers — without clumsy and risky workarounds.” Burke added: “This is a big need — filled.”
Page Control is the first collaboration between the workflow expert and the plug-in maker. The two are currently at work on other solutions for InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXPress, and other industry standard creative, publishing, and production tools.
Page Control Key Features
* Resize one or every page or spread in a document individually.
* Resize master pages.
* Automatic resizing of pages according to master page.
* Custom pasteboard sizes.
* Print or export to PDF retaining page sizes.
* No new palettes; Page Control’s commands are added to InDesign’s own Pages palette menu.
A free Page Control Reader guarantees InDesign documents containing multiple page sizes will be accessible to, and editable by, service providers and collaborators who do not have Page Control installed.
Pricing and Availability
Page Control is available for InDesign CS and InDesign CS2 on both Windows and Macintosh OS X. A single license price is $59 USD and is available for instant purchase and download from www.dtptools.com/pagecontrol
A 14-day try-out version of Page Control is available for download at www.dtptools.com/pagecontrol or at the following direct download links:
Mac try-out download link: http://www.dtptools.com/id/pagecontrol/Page_Control_beta.zip 1602 KB
Windows try-out download link: http://www.dtptools.com/id/pagecontrol/Page_Control_beta.msi 2777 KB