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Windows Darwin Variable Information Tool from Creo

Converts Adobe InDesign documents into VI documents




Creo has introduced a new version of its
Darwin Variable Information (VI) authoring
tool for Adobe InDesign CS2 users
who work on Windows platforms. The Darwin
VI authoring tool converts InDesign
documents into VI documents in which
all elements”?text, graphics, colors, layout,
charts, background, and even entire
pages”?can be dynamic; the tool is also
capable of handling large databases.
This version, tagged as Windows Darwin
1.0, introduces two additional features:
a new GUI designed specifically for
PC users, and direct access to external
databases. Windows Darwin 1.0 will be
available in early 2006. A version is also
available for use with QuarkXPress.
Creo has also announced its new
Web-to-print technology, which allows
print providers to offer Web-to-print
connectivity to their customers. It uses
templates and database information for
page composition, enabling a centrally
controlled and streamlined workflow for
on-demand communications. Companies
can incorporate the template-based
workflow into their Internet or intranet
sites, allowing customers or salespeople
to create customized documents.

The company's newly developed HP
Indigo Production Stream Server
owners of HP Indigo presses to integrate
them into offset workflows such as Brisque
and Synapse. The HP Indigo Production
Stream Server is a high-speed,
open-standard RIP that features imposition,
color management, trapping, and
variable data.




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