Manage the CrossTalk workflow with InDesign

The CtrlCrossTalkID Plugin enables InDesign users to manage our popular CrossTalk workflow. CtrlCrossTalkID makes the collaboration between InDesign and InCopy users transparent. In addition it refines the initial InCopy workflow to better suit the needs of publishers, agencies, inhouse production and other collaborative workgroups.

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The CtrlCrossTalkID Plugin enables InDesign users to manage our popular CrossTalk workflow. CtrlCrossTalkID makes the collaboration between InDesign and InCopy users transparent. In addition it refines the initial InCopy workflow to better suit the needs of publishers, agencies, inhouse production and other collaborative workgroups.

Art directors and copywriters can work on the same document, the copywriter works in Adobe InCopy, a specialized text editor, while the art director works in Adobe InDesign with full control over the document and its layout.

With CtrlCrossTalkID, InDesign users can manage stories in a document by locking them to prevent an InCopy user from further modifying approved texts, while still allowing them access to other texts in the same file. CtrlCrossTalkID even allows the InDesign user to completely disable the CrossTalk workflow so that an InCopy user can no longer edit a document when it has reached its final stage.

Read more about CrossTalk as a workflow solution.

CrossTalk with Adobe InCopy makes editing texts in InDesign documents easy. Just open the InDesign file, edit the text and then save your work. Just as you would when using other applications such as Microsoft Word. No check-in and check-out. This makes CrossTalk a tool that increases your productivity when working in small workgroups such as advertising agencies or inhouse production.

Key Features (InDesign with CrossTalkID):

  1. Enable the CrossTalk workflow
  2. Lock stories on pages
  3. Lock stories on masterpage(s)
  4. Localized languages supported: Swedish, English, German and Italian 

 

Why InCopy with CtrlCrossTalk?

  1. No need for expensive layout software to edit text
  2. Everyone in the workgroup can access and edit text in the document
  3. Can use the existing file structure of a server
  4. Optimal work process without complex systems
  5. The ability for for text editors to relate to the design

 

Q&A

Q: Will I as an art director have to save the file in any special format or do some kind of "exporting" for the copywriter to be able to open the InDesign document in InCopy?

A: No. Absolutely NOT. However, the InCopy user needs to have the CtrlCrossTalk plugin installed.

Q: What do you mean by refining the initial InCopy workflow?

A: The initial InCopy workflow was designed by Adobe to let you assign stories to be edited, leaving stories not assigned as read only. We found that most users want the opposite - to be able to choose what to lock and leave the rest of the stories editable.

Q: Can I use CtrlCrossTalkID to disable the InCopy users ability to further edit a document once it has reached its final stage?

A: Yes, simply choose "Disable" from the Ctrl menu. This will completely lock a document and no longer allow an InCopy user to edit it with CrossTalk. InCopy users will only be able to view the document, leaving the final adjustments to the InDesign user.

 

 

CtrlCrossTalkID CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6 or CC   Compatibility
Unit Price* USD EUR CtrlCrossTalkID is a plugin for Adobe InDesign. If you are already using InDesign CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6 or CC, then you can, without any modifications, immediately benefit from CtrlCrossTalkID.
1-4 129 95
5-9 119 85

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Please note that our plugins are Adobe CS/CC version specific, this means, that if you buy a CS5 plugin it will not work with newer or older versions. If you buy a new version of CS you will need to buy an upgrade of our plugins as well. InDesign CC is InDesign version 9.x and InDesign CC 2014 is InDesign version 10.x and do not have the same plugins and are not file compatible.

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CrossTalk saves a lot of time for us, as we don´t have to check in and out InDesign documents in our magazine production.

 

Renée, IT-Manager at Bonnier Tidskrifter AB (owner of over 160 CtrlCrossTalk licenses)

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