Newsroom tools get Carbonized for Mac OS X

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If you're in the publishing industry, take note: Baseview's NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue text management systems have been Carbonized for Mac OS X.

"Both versions of our popular editorial software now take advantage of everything Apple's new operating system has to offer, from its groovy Aqua interface to its new innovative memory management," said Jodee Taylor of Basevivew.

Another addition to NewsEditPro IQue is a "chat" function that allows all online users to instant message each other. Users can choose Chat from the Window menu and they'll see a window that lists all connected users in the database. From there, they can click on a name, type in their text, and instant message anyone in the newsroom -- or even remote users who are logged on.

"NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue are the first Baseview applications to be Mac OS X native," said Victor Cardoso, Baseview's editorial product manager. "So far, the response has been very positive. OS X offers a lot of advanced features Mac users have longed for, and NewsEditPro is now a natural fit with it."

Besides Carbonization for Mac OS X, both NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue 3.4 have added more user-friendly Sort options, including a "Secondary Sort" command under the Directory menu. When three items have the same modified time (or category, publication date, etc.), the Secondary Sort option can order those items by slug, priority, paper page and more.

Search options in both products are more conducive to a newsroom atmosphere, including text Index searches that now default to boolean vs. relevancy, Cardoso said. NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue 3.4 add support for Photoshop, Quark CopyDeskSE and Adobe InCopy, including a helper pop-up that has been added for Story Editor (NewsEdit, CopyDesk or InCopy) and Image Editor (NewsEdit or Photoshop). And the Create Headline shortcut has been changed to Control-H to avoid a conflict with a new universal operating system shortcut in Mac OS X.

You'll need this latest version of NewsEditPro IQue to take advantage of Baseview's innovative new PhotoBridge plug-in that lets IQue users to use Photoshop to edit images in the IQue database and submit them. You must also have version 3.2 of the IQue Server to use the newest version of NewsEditPro IQue.

This story, "Newsroom tools get Carbonized for Mac OS X" was originally published by PCWorld.

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