Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) has announced AdForce 5, a major new release of its Mac-only ad layout software for small to mid-sized publications.
AdForce is an issue-planning system that draws on MEI’s Page Director Ad Layout System. It incorporates runsheet capabilities and includes layout tools. It converts ad sales information into ad geometry; color-codes ad classes, monitors for conflicts, features definable issue gravity and ad-to-editorial ratio and more.
New in AdForce 5 is Universal binary support to enable it to run natively on PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. A new integrated search function adds support for Tiger Spotlight. There’s multiple levels of undo and redo, a workspaces palette and other changes.
The upgrade from version 4.2 is free for MEI’s Premium Site Support program.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4.5 or later and 512MB RAM.