AutoPrice for Creative Cloud 2015

July 21, 2015 by · 2 Comments
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Meadows Publishing Solutions is pleased to announce that AutoPrice is now available for Creative Cloud 2015 (InDesign v11.x), for both the Macintosh & Windows platforms!

If you would like purchase or upgrade information, please contact your sales rep at sales@meadowsps.com or by phone at 888-983-6746 (847-882-8202 outside of the U.S. and Canada).

AutoPrice is an easy-to-use plug-in module that greatly reduces production time when formatting, updating and manipulating pricing and product information within an InDesign document. For more than nineteen 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 www.meadowsps.com.

DesignMerge and AutoPrice for Creative Cloud 2014

September 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows Publishing Solutions today announced the release of DesignMerge Pro and AutoPrice for Adobe® Creative Cloud 2014, supporting both Macintosh and Windows-based platforms.

DesignMerge® Pro provides users with sophisticated variable data publishing, personalized printing, and document automation features. The module works within the InDesign® application, enabling professional mail-merge, variable data printing, and document automation features. The entire process is database-driven, completely flexible, and very easy to use.

DesignMerge can easily support variable text, picture, article, and even complete InDesign layouts and master pages. All of the features of Adobe InDesign are available when using DesignMerge software, so advanced features such as variable type-on-a-curve are easily supported. DesignMerge also outputs the most popular variable data printing formats including PostScript, PPML, Creo VPS and PDF/VT. The product is fully compatible with systems offered by Konica Minolta, Canon, Creo, EFI, Fujifilm, HP and Ricoh, among others. For more information about DesignMerge technology, please visit www.designmerge.com.

AutoPrice is a powerful, yet easy to use, tool for linking text and graphics in any type of database to Adobe InDesign documents, vastly streamlining production. Proven over 20 years by many of the largest catalog and financial publishers throughout the world, AutoPrice has set the standard for plug-in based data connectivity software.

As the name implies, AutoPrice is engineered to automate the process of inserting, updating and versioning prices for catalogs, retail flyers and similar publications. It is also ideal for updating timetables, phone lists or any other type of information that can be referenced from a database or spreadsheet file. For more information about MPS software, please visit http://www.meadowsps.com.

AutoPrice now available for Adobe InDesign CS7 Creative Cloud!

March 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows Publishing Solutions today announced the release of their award-winning AutoPrice software for Adobe InDesign CS7 Creative Cloud, for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. AutoPrice is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, plug-in module that streamlines the updating of pricing, pictures, and other information in InDesign documents.

Click here to read the full press release.

New Training Packages for AutoPrice & DesignMerge

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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We are pleased to announce several new training options for the DesignMerge and AutoPrice software programs. Whether you are a new user or just looking for a refresher, we have a training option to suit your needs.

Webinar Training Package: Our expert leads an online training session, with the trainee actually “driving” the software.

On-Site Training Package: Instruction is held on-site at the client’s premises. Our expert leads the training session, which covers all available features while offering insights and tips.

Job Setup Package: As an add-on to either our Webinar or On-Site Training package, the Job Setup Package provides an added measure of confidence for the client’s first application of the software. Our experts will provide the setup for your first job and then schedule an onsite session to review the process with you!

Consultation Package: Setup as a Q&A session, this package is for clients who have been previously trained, but would now like further insight and tips on using the software to its fullest capacity.

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Scripting & Print Automation Modules

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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For the ultimate in workflow automation, Meadows offers a Scripting Module that provides access to a very robust scripting library. This module allows several of the Meadows software modules (including DesignMerge, AutoPrice, and CopyFit) to be controlled and directed from within the AppleScript, JavaScript or VBScript environments. In addition, DesignMerge customers can create custom “actions” that can be attached to any DesignMerge rule.

For print-based workflows, the MPS Print Automation Module extends the Scripting Module capabilities by providing access to a set of scripting commands used to control full PPML output. This module is a must-have for any DesignMerge or AutoPrice power-user.

PDF Exporter Module Available for AutoPrice

February 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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If you are creating PDF versions of your Adobe InDesign catalog pages, and you need to embed hyperlinks for product information in those PDF files, then the Meadows PDF Exporter module is for you!

The PDF Exporter module can automatically convert your AutoPrice placeholders into fully customized and embedded hyperlinks. The module supports a robust set of replaceable parameters that can be used to customize each of the links as they are exported. Full control over link styling is also provided. This module is ideal if you are creating PDF Catalogs, or exporting PDF pages with embedded hyperlinks for use in an online page turning catalog.

  • Converts placeholders into PDF hyperlinks
  • Style each link during export process
  • Share URLs for hyperlinks across documents
  • Supports URL and relative document hyperlinks
  • Hyperlink URLs can also be imported from any external database field
  • Ideal for PDF catalogs, or embedding links in online page-turning catalogs
  • Full batch processing available – create hundred of PDF files in one session

Squinch (Square Inch) Reporter Now Available

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The AutoPrice Squinch Reporter module produces comprehensive Square Inch Analysis reports from one or more catalog pages prepared using AutoPrice. Full SKU-level details about catalog square inch utilization is provided in a customized report format. Support for global, shared and combined square inch areas is also included as a standard feature. If you are tired of wearing a green eye shade and measuring your catalog pages with a ruler, then this plug-in is for you!

  • Calculates square inch values
  • Easily manage non-standard shapes
  • Combine multiple squinch areas into one
  • Track brand information along with Squinch area details
  • Preview Report & Squinch Scanner features make for easy setup
  • Full Batch processing-process hundreds of documents in one session!

Square Inch Analysis

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is an interesting article on Square Inch Analysis for Catalogers, by Jim Coogan, founder and president of Catalog Marketing Economics:

Going From Square Inch Analysis to…

Meadows recently released their “Squinch” (Square Inch Analysis) software module for use with AutoPrice. For more information, please visit our website:

Meadows Squinch Software Module

Meadows AutoPrice Software Module

Welcome Bill Stolpe

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Meadows is happy to announce the addition of a new technical sales rep, Bill Stolpe. Bill comes to Meadows with 20 years of experience in custom print design and database marketing services. He is a specialist in applying creative solutions for streamlining data-driven print production. Bill will be covering the Western and Southern states, representing the full Meadows product line. Contact him at sales@meadowsps.com or by phone at 888-983-6746 or 847-882-8202.

 

AutoPrice Speeds Catalog Production

October 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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After years of manually updating our main 900-page catalog, along with numerous smaller ones we produce, we came across AutoPrice, and what a time saver it has been! We can now in a matter of minutes re-price, verify our data, and create our indexes, a job that in the past took weeks of tedious keying, and spot-check proofing. Being a very user-friendly, easy-to-learn add-on, we are looking ahead to other ways we can incorporate its functionality in our chart-heavy applications. I highly recommend Meadows Publishing Solutions; working with them has been nothing short of a positive experience.

Jodi Eyles
Catalog Manager
Nivel Parts & Manufacturing

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