Search engine indexes and catalogs desktop publishing files
Digital publishing software developer Markzware has announced the release of PageZephyr version 3, a stand-alone desktop search engine that reduces the risk of losing valuable electronic information by helping to manage voluminous amounts of legacy files. The application indexes files for retrieval without the need for the original desktop publishing applications used to generate the files.
PUB2ID 1.5, Suitcase 12.17
Preflight and conversion mogul Markzware recently unveiled the final release of Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign 1.5, or PUB2ID, while Extensis has announced Mac OS 10.5 Leopard support in Suitcase Fusion 12.1.7. PUB2ID is designed to convert Microsoft Publisher files, from versions 2002 through 2007, to Adobe InDesign CS2 and CS3, with the exception of Publisher 2007 documents that are converted to XPS format. The plugin supports a number of Publisher formatting options, including: page size, positioning, color models, fonts and styles, text attributes and labels, layers, word wrap, linked text boxes, and automatic extraction of embedded images. Markzware says that PUB2ID works with both Mac and Windows versions of InDesign, and that it is currently available for $200, with 5- and 10-seat licenses as optional purchases.