has announced Extreme Basic 5.0 CS, an upgrade to the company’s Adobe InDesign plug-in that helps automate the production of brochures, catalogs, advertisements and similar materials. The new version adds compatibility with Adobe InDesign CS as well as support for master pages, Unicode-16 (OpenType) and import of files in comma-delineated, tab-delineated and CSV formats. Users of Extreme Basic 4.0 can download the Extreme Update 5.0 CS file from the Cacidi Web site and upgrade the plug-in.
Cacidi has also updated its other plug-ins for compatibility with InDesign CS and other improvements. All of them are designed to work with Extreme Basic 5.0 CS and require its presence before you can use them. The catalog page layout assistant Extreme PageQue 5.0 CS adds access to page number and better support of headers and footers. The catalog size calculation tool Extreme AutoCalc 5.0 CS offers a more user-friendly interface, and the barcode creator Extreme BarCodes 1.5 CS includes speed optimizations.
Extreme Basic 5.0 CS and its complementary add-ons are available in a single suite that includes the Cacidi SuperInstaller, which makes sure that all the plug-ins are properly installed and that all file paths conform to user-specified requirements. The Cacidi Extreme Suite CS also features supplementary materials, such as video tutorial and demo scripts, and retails for DKK17,995 (US$2,936). Upgrades from previous versions of the suite are DKK8,500 ($1,387). The plug-ins are available individually, but, as MacCentral posted this article, Cacidi’s online store was down and prices were unavailable. A company spokesperson told MacCentral that the new plug-ins should be available for download from the Cacidi Web site “within a week,” along with new product pages.