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Creo Introduces Entry-Level Variable-Data Software

(October 2004) posted on Tue Oct 05, 2004

Creates jobs with common desktop applications


Creo's VI Toolbox is a Windows-based software
solution that enables users to create
entry-level variable-information jobs with
Microsoft Word, Adobe PageMaker, and
other common desktop applications. The
software streamlines the creation of
direct mail, letters, and customized collateral,
allowing for the creation of color variable-
information jobs, an unlimited number
of records, and the ability to soft proof
personalized documents. It can also be
integrated into the Creo Spire color server
workflow. Included Toolbox tools are: VI
Merge, VI View, and Optimized Mail Merge.

VI Merge creates variable-information
documents by combining a master document,
(designed with any desktop publishing
application), with a variable information
file to produce a single Variable Print Specification file. VI Merge
accelerates and enhances throughput by
supporting multiple page masters and
variable-information elements. It
processes jobs at the rate of the printer
and allows for the creation of a PDF proof
from the Variable Print Specification file.

VI View transforms Variable Print Specification
files into PDF files for viewing,
proofing, distributing, and archiving as
low-resolution files.

Optimized Mail Merge is an add-on to
Microsoft Word Mail Merge, enabling Mail
Merge users to create color variable-information
jobs in a one-pass workflow with
an unlimited number of variable-information
records that are small in file size. It creates Creo Variable Print Specification
output files and Optimized PostScript,
which reduce job-creation time, network
traffic, and RIP'ing time. (Creo: www.creo.com)


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