Package InDesign files automatically from hot folders
Package Central is a packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign which processes InDesign files from watched hot folders. Package Central offloads file collection from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the packaging process.
AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT DOES
Package Central offloads InDesign document packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the packaging process.
With Package Central, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit (or copy) files to hot folders that reside on a network. Package Central then automatically collects the files on its station. Operator machines will never again be tied up by the packaging process.
HOW IT WORKS
> Choose the Submit to Package Central command instead of Package - or just copy InDesign files into hot folders in the Finder
> Package Central is installed on a dedicated station and can run absolutely unattended
> It automatically packages (collects) InDesign files according to the hot folder settings
Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hot folders linked to its workflow settings. Package Central performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended.
Hot folders reside on server volumes available to other computers on the network. Users copy (or submit) InDesign files to hot folders watched by Package Central. The InDesign files in hot folders are processed automatically using the assigned workflow settings.
Automatic Error Handling
Package Central can skip files with missing links, fonts and other errors.
Package Central can send automatic e-mail notifications during processing. Notifications can be triggered by errors, font activation, process stages and other events.
Create PDF and IDML on the fly
Package Central can automatically export InDesign documents as PDF and IDML files.
Variable Folder Names
Package Central offers variable package folder names based on date, script label, XMP data and other components.