WoodWing Software announced on Monday the release of the Smart Connection PowerPack, a collection of three add-on modules — Remote, InCopy Layers and InCopy Frames — for the workflow solution aimed at Adobe InCopy and InDesign users. The Remote module enables writers to create an InCopy files that includes everything needed to create copy that fits in the available space, including a page preview. Those files can then be e-mailed to the designer putting the layout together.
InCopy Layers makes working on multiple versions of the same document easier by allowing writers to see and turn on or off the layers in an InDesign file. InCopy Frames is actually two plug-ins that assist with frame resizing while editing text. One works with InCopy for the actual frame changes and the other works with InDesign for applying the modifications.
The PowerPack is free for registered Smart Connection owners and will be included with future sales of the workflow solution. Smart Connection is available in Light, Pro and Enterprise configurations that offer different sets of features for various work environments. 30-day demos of the Light and Pro versions are available for download from the WoodWing Web site, which hadn’t been updated with information about PowerPack as MacCentral posted this article. InDesign 2.02 and InCopy 2.01 are required.