Members of Newspaper Industry Rally Around Adobe InDesign CS2 and InCopy CS2 Software
Top Integrators, ISVs, and Newspapers Adopt Adobe Solutions to Speed Production, Enhance Quality, and Streamline Cross-Media Publishing
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 1, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that its award-winning page design and editorial software applications, Adobe® InDesign® software and Adobe InCopy® software, are being embraced worldwide by systems integrators and independent software vendors (ISVs) and their customers for newspaper publishing. These Adobe licensed systems integrators and ISVs include: Advanced Publishing Technology; Advanced Technical Solutions, Inc. (ATS); Atex; Digital Technology International (DTI); Harris & Baseview; Managing Editor Inc. (MEI); SAXOTECH; Unisys; and WoodWing Software.
Integrators and ISVs are using Adobe’s flexible page layout and copy-editing software as an integral part of their overall editorial, advertising, and pagination solutions to help newspapers streamline publishing. By offering improved collaboration between editors and page designers, the combined InDesign and InCopy solution helps optimize design creativity and quality in an efficient, integrated workflow.
Newspapers Worldwide Continue to Move to InDesign and InCopy
Newspapers of all sizes have adopted workflows based on Adobe InCopy CS and InDesign CS software and are now moving to InCopy CS2 and InDesign CS2. Large newspapers adopting systems based on Adobe software include DTI customers La Nacion in Argentina, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Star Tribune in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as the Guardian in the United Kingdom, a WoodWing Software customer. Medium-sized newspapers, including Charleston, South Carolina’s The Post and Courier, an ATS customer, and WoodWing Software customer The Albuquerque Tribune have also implemented solutions based on Adobe InCopy CS and InDesign CS. Niche newspaper Dose in Toronto, a Harris & Baseview customer, is planning to convert its workflow to Adobe InCopy CS2 and InDesign CS2 software.
“In the past, newspapers had to choose between productivity in managing their information with more than one person working on a page or story at the same time, or go for a design-lead approach with a system built around a single-user desktop publishing application,” said Alyson Williams, marketing director at DTI. “With publishing systems based on Adobe InCopy and InDesign, DTI has been able to give customers database assets and a stunning array of creative and copy-editing tools in a single, integrated system that saves hours each day in overall production workflow.”
Integrators, ISVs, and newspaper publishers cite several reasons for their move to publishing systems based on Adobe InCopy CS2 and InDesign CS2: tools that enhance design quality; tight integration with other components of Adobe Creative Suite 2 such as Adobe Photoshop® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, and Acrobat® 7.0 Professional software; ease of repurposing print content for electronic delivery; and robust workflow automation through XML and comprehensive scripting languages support for more efficient reuse of existing content and layouts.
“There has been a significant shift in the market toward Adobe based solutions,” said Briggs Kilborne, president at Harris & Baseview. “Customers want the flexibility of Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, and the Adobe Creative Suite integrated into best of breed workflow systems like IQue and Jazbox.”
Star Tribune Moves to Unified System based on Adobe Software
The Star Tribune, one of the 20 largest newspapers in the United States, has implemented a DTI system to support editorial and advertising activities. By standardizing on an integrated system, including a unified database as well as page design and copy-editing software from Adobe, the Star Tribune is reducing the resources needed to produce the newspaper, while increasing newspaper quality and efficiency.
“DTI’s integrated system, including InDesign and InCopy software, facilitates accuracy and timeliness of content, as well as easy repurposing across media,” said Faith Christine, IT News Publishing Systems Leader at Star Tribune. “And that frees us to invest more production time in the design and quality of the product.”
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