updated 03:30 pm EDT, Thu May 6, 2010
Also intros prediction mode, layout comparisons
Managing Editor says it has released a v6.2 update for the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. The software is aimed at larger publishers of content like books, magazines and websites, and allows workers to submit and collaborate on content in a coordinated way. The v6.2 code mainly introduces support for Adobe's just-launched Creative Suite 5. In particular, users can -- for example -- take advantage of interactivity options in InDesign, or the ability to publish for handhelds.
Feature improvements include two additions to K4 Overview Advanced: the first is a prediction mode, which previews how layouts will look with updated objects. The second is sticky note support, making it easier for non-clients to participate in discussions. K4 in general now lets teams create and compare alternate layouts.
The platform is compatible with both Mac and Windows client machines. Most pricing details are available only through Managing Editor, but businesses on maintenance agreements should be able to get a free upgrade.