axaio MadeForLayers is a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents; it saves design time and reduces human errors while working with layer-heavy documents. Different layers can be combined into layer views, showing different language or regional variants of a document with a single mouse-click. In packaging environments you can clearly differ between multiple technical versions with one hand grab.
Group layers into logical layer views to streamline
Working with documents containing multiple language versions (localization workflows)
Working with documents containing regional variants of ads or editorial content (regional publications)
Working with complex packaging documents containing design and technical layers
User-friendly and intuitive layer palette for efficient layer handling, with three specialized palette states:
Minimal view, to quickly switch between layer views
Normal view, to additionally create, edit or delete layers
Extended view, to additionally create, edit or delete layer views and add or edit metadata to layers
Save layer view combinations to disk and import them into existing documents to quickly apply layer views to similar documents
Add metadata to layers to enable workflow automation based on standardized metadata rather than layer names
Set a specific layer view as the default document view to determine which layers will be visible initially when the document is opened
Create a new layer view from the currently visible layers; add or remove layers from layer views to adjust
Quicker document editing with layer views
Simply define logical layer views for your document once and then switch between layer views while editing with one mouse-click.
Standardized document creation processing
Save layer views – containing layer names and metadata definitions – and apply them to new or existing documents to standardize how documents are structured and to enable automation in production.
Error-free, consistent output
In combination with axaio MadeToPrint, output all different versions of a publication in one go, with standardized settings and without risk of mixing up or forgetting content in complex documents.
Focus on particular parts of your job.
Open for everyone
Even though the single-click layer view switching will not be available on workstations without MadeForLayers, MadeForLayers uses only standard InDesign functionality. Files created or edited with MadeForLayers are perfectly usable on other workstations.
Supports Adobe InDesign CS3-CS6
Supports Adobe InDesign Server CS3-CS6 as part of MadeToPrint
Berlin – 4 May, 2011 - axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, announces the availability of MadeToCompare for Adobe Creative Suite 5 and WoodWing Enterprise 7.
Berlin - December 15, 2010 - axaio software announces the availability of MadeToPrint version 2.4. This release introduces three important new features for the MadeToPrint product range: support for layer views that can group a collection of layers in logical combinations with ’axaio Layers’, the new ’parameter overrides’ option that can be used to dynamically adjust the result of certain print parameters and as third feature, the PDF preflight during export to immediately verify the print-readiness of the generated PDF file.
Berlin - Germany, September 28, 2010 - axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, will extend its MadeToPrint functionality with two new features: On the one hand the layer handling will be updated and enhanced considerably, on the other hand an interesting new feature, called ‘Parameter Overrides’, will be included, to enlarge MadeToPrints dynamic functionality. Visitors of IFRA Expo, from October 4 to 6 in Hamburg, will have the chance to take a first look on the brand-new features. axaio is partnering the WoodWing booth in hall A, stand 1.640.
Berlin, August 16th 2010 - axaio software, developer of output automation solutions and editorial tools for the printing and publishing industry, in collaboration with Van Gennep, a developer of workflow systems for use in the publishing sector, has announced the availability of MadeToPrint Server PlanSystem4 for Adobe InDesign Server CS3/CS4.
Berlin (Germany), May 18, 2010 - axaio software, developer of solutions for output automation and content correction tools for the publishing and printing markets, announces the strategic partnership with Van Gennep, a developer of collaborative workflow systems for the publishing industry.