Thursday, January 29, 2009

Batch output InDesign files to XFL

Because I'm really jazzed about InDesign CS4's ability to export to XFL, an intermediate file format that can be opened and edited by Adobe Flash Professional, I'm happy to see that Zevrix Solutions has updated BatchOutput to support the XFL format, in addition to SWF, PDF, PS, EPS, JPEG and SWF formats. From the press release:

BatchOutput saves valuable production time and simplifies workflows of service providers, printers, ad agencies and publishing houses by automating the output from InDesign. With BatchOutput, users only need to select the files to output and adjust the settings, instead of opening and printing each document manually. For example, BatchOutput can be left printing or exporting hundreds of InDesign files overnight, and the completed job can be picked up next morning. BatchOutput also allows users to output InDesign documents as single pages, update links automatically, and output files invisibly for the user. BatchOutput automatically composes complex variable file names, which makes it equally indispensable for export of single documents.

The new version adds the ability to export to the Adobe Flash CS4 Pro file format (XFL), dramatically simplifying repurposing of InDesign CS4 documents for interactive media.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput 3.4 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions web site,, for US$119.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Demo is also available for download. Upgrade to BatchOutput 3.4 is free for licensed users of version 3.x, and US$40 for the users of earlier versions.

BatchOutput 3.4 is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2 and higher, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS-CS4.

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