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Have you tried to use Adobe InCopy and found the assignments and check in/check out process difficult, challenging and confusing? CtrlCrossTalk for Adobe InCopy offers a smarter and simpler approach. The CtrlCrossTalk plugin for Adobe InCopy enables you to use InCopy the way many users expect it to work: open the InDesign file, convert to CrossTalk, edit any text, save and close ... Easy, the way it ought to be.

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Product information

Art directors and copywriters can work on the same document, the copywriter works in Adobe InCopy, a specialized text editor, while the art director works in Adobe InDesign with full control over the document and its layout.

CtrlCrossTalk with Adobe InCopy makes editing texts in InDesign documents easy. Just open the InDesign file, edit the text and then save your work. Just as you would when using other applications such as Microsoft Word. No check-in and check-out. This makes CrossTalk a tool that increases your productivity when working in small workgroups such as advertising agencies or inhouse production.

With CtrlCrossTalkID, InDesign users can manage stories in a document by locking them to prevent an InCopy user from further modifying approved texts, while still allowing them access to other texts in the same file. CtrlCrossTalkID even allows the InDesign user to completely disable the CrossTalk workflow so that an InCopy user can no longer edit a document when it has reached its final stage.


If you are interested in CtrlCrossTalk ID, let us know and we'll make you a quote.


  • No need for expensive layout software to edit text
  • Everyone in the workgroup can access and edit text in the document
  • Can use the existing file structure of a server
  • Optimal work process without complex systems
  • The ability for text editors to relate to the design

Key features

  • Enable the CrossTalk workflow
  • Lock stories on pages
  • Lock stories on masterpage(s)
  • Localized languages supported: Swedish, English, German and Italian

Release notes



How to upload large files to support?


When sending problems to support or asking questions about a specific functionality, it is always helpful if you supply as much information as possible:

  • Profiles or Process Plans when working with pdfToolbox or pdfaPilot
  • Example documents 'before' and 'after' to explain the problem or question
  • Screenshots explaining the specific problem

When such files are over 2MB it is more reliable and quicker to send them to us through our Dropbox. This article describes how to do so.


  1. First of all, please give your documents a unique name. If you already have a case ID (a 5-digit number), please include this case ID in the name of the file(s) you are going to send to us.
  2. Click this link to browse to our Dropbox upload page
  3. Click "Choose files from your computer" and navigate to the files
  4. If you are not logged into Dropbox, fill out your First and Last name and email address
  5. Click "Upload"

You will receive an email confirming your files were uploaded succesfully.

Do you have a complete price list in Euro / USD?

Yes, the latest price list is available via distributor Four Pees. To access the Reseller Guide, go to https://www.fourpees.com. Once you have registered as reseller, and your account has been approved, you will be granted access to the reseller guide containing full pricing information for all products in Euro and USD. With any questions regarding exact pricing for specific customers, bundles etc... please contact orders@fourpees.com.

System requirements

CtrlCrossTalkID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Current users of InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS5.5 can immediately benefit from CtrlCrossTalkID without any modifications to their system.
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