updated 11:00 am EST, Fri November 30, 2007
Create 14.1 released
Stone Design has released Create 14.1, enabling the software to merge 'merge' with Address Book. The page layout, illustration, and Web authoring application includes a photo browser for adding as well as searching any number of photos. iSight camera support enables users to take snapshots and add effects, while a built-in QuickLook engine shows the contents of a Create file in Finder. Users can also share documents with friends as a slideshow in iChat Theater. Create 14.1 is priced at $150 (system requirements were unavailable).
Create produces industry-standard PDF documents, supports multiple master layers, creates flowing text across blocks as well as pages, and can wrap text around graphics. Further page layout features include automatic page numbering, simple reordering of pages, document-wide text styles, and spell checking support.
Illustration functionality in Create 14.1 offers page layers alongside effects, blends, custom patterns, and instant graphic conversion between various formats -- including JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF, and EPS. Users can autotrace images to splines, create movie frames via Animator, and produce text along paths or inside shapes.
Web publishing features offers automatic navigation bars, XHTML as well as CSS support, hooks for HTML developers, and the ability to drag links from Safari or Firefox. Create 14.1 also enables users to create a website and a PDF document from the same file.