Giving Away: Smart Styles for InD CS/CS2/CS3
Every two weeks Quark VS InDesign.com and XChange International gives away 2 great prizes–an extraordinary xtension for QuarkXPress and an incredible InDesign plug-in. All you have to do to win is…
- Become a Quark VS InDesign.com member (free), and;
- Throw your name into the giveaway hat at the bottom of this page.
That’s all. No purchase or song and dance necessary. A winner will be chosen at random from those who enter on this page.
This contest has ended. On 2008-07-27 we gave
Smart Styles from Woodwing
To Adrian G. of Bucharest, Bucharest Romania
Congratulations, Adrian! Get some prizes for yourself on our Contests & Giveaways page.
The InDesign Plug-In We Gave Away This Time
InDesign Plug-In from Woodwing
WoodWingÂ¹s award-winning Smart Styles plug-in for Adobe InDesign puts powerful automatic formatting capabilities at your fingertips.
Define or apply: drag-and-drop
Interested in saving time on mind-numbing tasks like complex formatting of layout elements? Smart Styles is going to help you a lot. Read on, just to see how simple it is.
First, define your Smart Style. This is just as simple as dragging a formatted page item into the Smart Styles library. Once defined, all that is needed to repeat the complex formatting task is another drag-and-drop action, from the library onto the object(s) that need formatting!
Share, update and reuse
Smart StylesÂ¹ intelligence recognizes complex structures within tables, texts and other objects and does all the hard work for you in no time. And, if you decide to modify a Smart Style, the entire document can be updated with just a simple action.
Smart Styles are stored in one or more InDesign libraries which can be shared easily with other users. Text styles and swatches used by Smart Styles are automatically created when they are not available in the document. So, sharing and reusing styles has never been easier.
Awesome sorting and calculating
But Smart Styles doesnÂ¹t stop there. It can also help you sort tables directly inside InDesign. You can use up to three sort criteria, and adjust the sort order according to your specific language requirements. Another powerful feature is the ability to perform spreadsheet-like calculations inside InDesign tables.
- Complex formatting made easy
- Tables made easy with sorting and calculations inside a table
- No more boring, repetitive tasks
- Save time while creating your own library
- Create consistency throughout your documents
- Can be used with Smart Layout for even more efficiency
Once you get started, you will soon understand why Smart Styles received the prestigious Creative Mac award, and MacAddict rated Smart Styles Â³AwesomeÂ² and Â³EditorÂ¹s Choice.Â²