DesignMerge 2D Barcoding Feature

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This video demonstrates the Meadows 2D Barcode Module

See Us at Graph Expo!

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows will be demonstrating the very latest versions of DesignMerge and AutoPrice in booth 352 at Graph Expo, September 11-14 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Please stop by for a personalized demonstration.

We hope to see you there!

Can AutoPrice Upate Multiple Documents At Once?

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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AutoPrice Technical Support FAQ

Can AutoPrice Update Multiple Documents At Once?

AutoPrice can automatically run updates and reports on multiple documents at once, saving those updates to either the original files or to new copies. To use this functionality, quit all open documents in QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign.  With no documents open, the menu command AutoPrice>Batch Processing will be available. This functionality is included in all versions of AutoPrice and is not restricted.

AutoPrice for InDesign CS5.5 Now Available!

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows Publishing Solutions is pleased to announce that AutoPrice is now available for InDesign CS5.5, for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms! You may download the software from the downloads page of our website by clicking on the following link:

When updating the AutoPrice software, you will be prompted for an activation code. Please enter the activation code that was provided to you when you purchased the AutoPrice for CS5 software. Should you have any questions about installing the upgrade, please call or write us at

If you are not currently at this revision level, but would like purchase or upgrade information, please contact Mike Clancy at or by phone at 888-983-6746.

AutoPrice is an easy-to-use plug-in module that greatly reduces production time when formatting, updating and manipulating pricing and product information within a QuarkXPress or InDesign document. For more than fifteen years, AutoPrice has been used by hundreds of well-known catalogers and financial publishers in the U.S. and around the world. To find out more about AutoPrice, please visit our website at

Why Should You Buy DesignMerge Training?

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Why Should You Buy DesignMerge Training?

There are tutorial suites that are included with DesignMerge to assist in your learning curve.  But, when you need to jump start the learning process, living training is the answer. Our trainers can either do the training online or onsite one-on-one training! A DesignMerge expert leads an online training session that covers common features while offering insights and tips for the selected output driver. The trainee actually “drives” the software while the instructor guides the process (the online meeting software provides this capability). A single trainee receives the focus of the training, thereby creating an “in-house” DesignMerge expert. The training is based on the tutorials that are included in the DesignMerge software package.

Onsite Training …

Instruction is held on-site at the client’s office with particular emphasis on integrating DesignMerge into the client’s production workflow. A DesignMerge expert leads a training session that covers all available features while offering insights and tips for the selected output driver. This training has been designed to create one or two “in-house” DesignMerge experts.  The training is based on the DesignMerge tutorials and manuals, with a maximum instruction time of eight hours.  Time remaining past the standard training can be dedicated to customer job preparation and related questions.

Job set-up can be added to either onsite or online training …

To add a measure of confidence for the client’s first application of the DesignMerge software.  Following initial training, the client provides Meadows Publishing Solutions all of the elements for a variable data printing job. (These files can be uploaded to the Meadows FTP site.) Within a minimum of two business days of receiving the required files, Meadows will return the document, linked and processed by DesignMerge, along with the DesignMerge DDF (Database Definition) for the database file and a PDF proof of 25 merged data records. The final merge will be executed by the client.  Additionally, a DesignMerge expert will schedule a second online training session based upon this job. The scope of training is defined by the job, with a maximum online instruction time of two hours.