Zevrix Unveils Output Factory 1.0 Public Beta for Adobe InDesign Automation

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.0b1, the public beta of its new solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory is a major upgrade of the company's widely popular BatchOutput which automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign. In addition to output of multiple files, single page export and variable file names, Output Factory offers array of new powerful solutions, such as layer versioning, preflighting, workflow presets and processing history.

Toronto (ON), Canada - November 23, 2011 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces public beta of Output Factory 1.0, a new professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory is a major upgrade of the company's widely popular BatchOutput, which automates and simplifies workflows of printers, service providers and publishing houses worldwide.

Output Factory is more than just a plug-in - it's a workflow solution that interacts with Acrobat Pro preflight engine, provides file delivery capabilities and integrates fully with the Finder. Users can keep working with other programs while Output Factory processes InDesign files in the background. Or they can let it work while they're on a lunch break or leave it working overnight to output hundreds of documents, and the job will be done when they return in the morning.

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

- Print and export hundreds of InDesign files with a single click.
- Output files as single pages.
- NEW: Save groups of output settings as workflows.
- Update modified links automatically.
- Assign complex variable file names.
- NEW: Compose variable names interactively using tokens.
- NEW: Output sequence of document layers or their combinations.
- NEW: Preflight documents using InDesign preflight or built-in options.
- NEW: Skip files with specific errors.
- Preflight final PDF automatically with Acrobat Pro droplets.
- Send output files over Internet and locally with email notifications.
- NEW: Detailed processing history with preflight results and error log.

Output Factory also offers completely redesigned user interface with output settings grouped into several panels. The innovative Live Summary feature lets users quickly browse the settings list without the need to switch between the panels.

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory 1.0 public beta can be downloaded from Zevrix website. Qualified beta testers will be offered discount on Output Factory or upgrade from BatchOutput. Customers who purchase BatchOutput after October 1, 2011 will not be charged the Output Factory upgrade fee. The complete upgrade policy will be announced shortly. BatchOutput can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$129.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CS5.5.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.


Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
Tel: 858-206-0607

AAA highlights article backing timber investments

A recent column in IFAonline has been identified by AAA as a piece that will help to bring forestry investment, and alternative investment in general, further into the mainstream.

Boston, MA, USA, November 23, 2011 -- A recent column in IFAonline has been identified by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) as a piece that will help to bring forestry investment, and alternative investment in general, further into the mainstream.

Poor interest rates and rocky stock markets have resulted in a great number of investors turning to asset classes they may not have previously considered in the search for better returns. As a result, many are looking to trees as a less risky investment strategy. IFAonline writer, Edward Daniels, comments that timber now holds an annualized rate of return for investors of 10.4 per cent.

He also claims that investing in forests is low-risk when compared with equities, or even property for that matter. Anthony Johnson, an analysis partner at alternative investment advocacy group, AAA, agreed with Mr Daniels’ article and added that forestry is catching on as a lucrative and ethical choice. He said, “Although forestry investment has delivered great returns on average over the past decade, investing in trees is also increasingly attractive as an ethical choice.”

Encouraging sustainable forestry by investing in managed plantation projects in developing countries, such as Brazil, through firms like Greenwood Management, allows people to contribute to the fight against illegal logging," he added.

Mr Daniels’ article focuses on several factors that make investing in trees an attractive prospect. He asserts that timber prices have increased and decreased over the past few years, but that they have generally performed better than any other commodity in the past 100 years. He adds that the fact that trees physically grow is an obvious reason to invest, adding a typical 10-15 per cent onto the crop value.

Mr Johnson added, “Risk-averse investors looking to invest in a tangible commodity that is likely to perform better than the equity markets should put their cash in timber and watch their investment grow.”

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
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Boston, MA 02109-1320