updated 03:05 pm EST, Mon March 15, 2004
Apago Box Editor
Apago has announced a new XML data format enabling publishers and advertisers to exchange the dimensional specifications required for print advertising. The company has also released an accompanying tool called that uses this XML format to simplify preparing PDF/X files. New York publishers TIME and CMP Media are the first to support the XML format and will soon post ad specifications for their publications on their websites in the format, according to Apago. Apago Box Editor 1.0 is compatible with Acrobat 5.0 and later and runs on Mac OS 9/X; it is available for $30 or as part of Apago's $250 PDF preflight software, PDF/X Checkup 3.0.