K4 Publishing System 5.0 Description:
The K4 Publishing System is an award-winning editorial system for Adobe InDesign CS and Adobe InCopy CS, designed to organise the work of graphic designers and editors, as well as to control the production process. With its multilevel security controls and robust customization options, K4 supports a transparent and secure production workflow for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises across multiple locations. K4 offers simultaneous workflow between layout and editorial, copy editing at the page stage, content and layout change alerting, workflow routing, status tracking, version control, galley or WYSIWYG editing mode, red lining, change tracking, inline notes and much more. K4 manages layouts, articles, images, ads, audio/video each with their own fully customizable status workflow. In addition, Microsoft Word manuscripts, Excel spreadsheets, or any other type of file can be managed within the system, centralizing publishing content and making the system available to all participants in the process. Thus, K4 offers unprecedented flexibility for a broad range of professional publishing environments. One of the hallmarks of K4 is its open SQL interface, enabling other systems such as asset management or automated prepress to be linked to K4. Articles are stored in XML format and can be easily repurposed for use on the Web. Since 1999, the K4 Publishing System has been successfully deployed at magazines, newspapers and other sites ranging in size from 10 to more than 250 users.