in with the new: a tour of ingage Publication 4.6
January 6, 2009
I am posting this the first week after the long holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Even though the holidays are now over and it’s time to get back to the daily grind, there is no post-holiday drag at ingage HQ this year. 2009 is going to be a great year and we are setting the pace early. We are excited to announce the release of the latest version of our Premium Publication product, ingage Publication 4.6. This version incorporates plenty of user feedback and behind-the-scenes development that will improve performance, quality and usability of ingage Publication.
Along with a little freshening up of some of the design, the most noticeable change in this version of ingage Publication is the improved, in-focus page-turn. We headed back to the drawing board and came up with a solution for page flipping with sharp, full-resolution pages that minimizes the impact on performance on the end user’s computer versus using lower resolution placeholders during the page-turn.
The full-screen, single page, chromeless view mode, maxView has been available in ingage Publication Premium since 4.5.6. The way you enter maxView mode has been improved for usability in ingage Publication 4.6. It’s easy; just hover your mouse over either the left page or right page for 1-2 seconds. The maxView icon will appear in the bottom, outer (left for the left page, right for the right page) corner of your screen. Click the icon and enter maxView mode. maxView is perfect for getting the content of a page front and center, without anything to impede your viewing experience.
We have also added a new quick advance feature. Now you can quickly and easily jump to another page in the publication directly from the main toolbar. While in link mode, (with neither the hand nor the magnifying glass selected) click and drag between the divider bars surrounding the current page number on the toolbar. As you drag left and right between the dividers, a number will appear directly above the toolbar. While this number is displayed, release your mouse and the publication will advance to the page corresponding to this number.
Under the hood, we have made several other improvements in version 4.6:
• Faster initial preload and optimized page loading
• Improved support for on-page video and animation
• Improved search performance
• Additional branding opportunities
To see a sample of ingage Publication 4.6 visit www.ingagepublication.com. For more information about converting your paper collateral to the ingage Publication format, visit our website or call 866.683.2100.