German developer SoftCare said on Tuesday that an upgrade to K4 Publishing System 5, its workflow solution for Adobe InDesign CS and InCopy CS users, will be available in late December. Version 5.1 will add support for regional editions and multi-language publications, enabling designers to place multiple variants of text, images, ads or multimedia objects in each frame of an InDesign document. In addition, the upgrade will include object rules that allow third-party systems to specify object locations via XML and virtual layouts that automatically build InDesign documents based on information provided by ad layout or page planning solutions.
SoftCare will demonstrate a preview of K4 Publishing System 5.1 at its booth during the IfraExpo, a newspaper industry trade show that will be held Oct. 11 to 14 in Amsterdam. Upgrade pricing was not announced.