Unique publishing solutions and concepts for users of Adobe® InDesign®

If you love Adobe® InDesign® or InCopy®, you'll love VIVA too, as we don't just make Adobe® documents editable in the Web ...

If you use desktop and/or server versions of Adobe® InDesign® or InCopy®, you can improve existing processes by using VIVA technology/products or develop completely new publishing, marketing or communication processes, which with Adobe® products are probably impossible or not possible in this form. At the same time you can even reduce your costs and choose between using VIVA technology as a complement to or as an alternative to/replacement for the InDesign® products:

1. Complement
If you use VIVA technology/products as a COMPLEMENT to InDesign®/InCopy® products, you can profit from the many benefits of VIVA technology, without having to do without InDesign®.

2. Replacement/Alternative
If you use VIVA technology as a REPLACEMENT/ALTERNATIVE to InDesign®/InCopy® products, you can profit from the many benefits of VIVA technology, without having to do without the exchange of documents/data with other InDesign® users.

Why should InDesign®/InCopy® users use VIVA technology at all?

As well as the cost aspect, the use of VIVA technology enables the creation of completely new publishing, marketing or communication processes, which with InDesign® are impossible or not possible in this form:

  • For the first time, documents can be edited both on the desktop and also in the browser LOSS-FREE and WITH THE SAME FUNCTIONALITY. For this NO Font installtion, NO Browser Plug-In, NO Java and NO Flash is required!
  • For the first time, you can provide complex documents to users who only have Word or photo book knowledge and define for every document which editing and output rights these users should have. (WITHOUT needing to change the document structure or make complex conversions.)
  • VIVA technology offers ONE file format for desktop and/or Web documents.
  • With the free VivaDesigner Free Edition, you or your users/customers even edit “InDesign® documents” free of charge, without purchasing InDesign®.
  • Furthermore, VIVA technology/products offer qualitative advantages in hyphenation, spell checking and grammar checking. Many options, like automatic font embedding, automatic despatch, automatic translation assistance, password-protected layers and master pages, cannot even be reached with PlugIns in InDesign®.

Due to the excellent Import and Export functions of the VIVA technology, InDesign® documents w.e.f. version CS4 in IDML format can be imported and also re-exported to InDesign®.

In this way you ensure that you can take over your documents from InDesign® (a), can work with both programs in parallel (b) and can return to InDesign® at any time (c).

Depending on the document structure, you can exchange documents between the applications loss-free. The take-over quality is extensively documented, contains many tips, is constantly being improved and adapted to new InDesign® versions.

With the VIVA technology the following processes are possible:

1. You can replace the desktop or server version of InDesign® with the desktop or server version of VivaDesigner and take over existing documents.

2. You can edit InDesign documents with the desktop version of VivaDesigner for Linux, although InDesign® is not available on this platform.

3. You can in future equip additional workstations with the free or licensed version of VivaDesigner instead of with InDesign®.

4. You can use VivaDesigner in the desktop or Web version, if you want to provide (InDesign®) documents to users who only have “MS-Word®” or photo book knowledge. Here the users should have limited editing rights for the document and the user interface should be adapted accordingly.

5. You can use VivaDesigner in the Web version if (InDesign®) documents should be edited by third parties who should have no physical access to the documents.

6. On the basis of the Free Edition of VivaDesigner for Windows, Mac and Linux, you can pass your InDesign® documents to any users, friends, customers, etc., without anyone having to pay for this. Users can edit these documents (in the form required by you) and send them back to you (fully automatically if required).

7. You can personalise predefined templates from InDesign® or other programs with the help of a VIVA publishing server in the Web (formula-based).

8. As an organisation you can use VivaDesigner (Desktop or Web version) particularly in countries where due to the language and writing direction a special InDesign® version is required or for which there is no appropriate support in InDesign® (e.g. for Arabic, Hebrew and Asian languages).

9. You can use VivaDesigner in the free or licensed desktop version, if (InDesign®)documents should be edited by third parties who have little or no financial means to buy software programs. This goes for private users or users in developing countries/regions like Africa or Asia. This also goes particularly for countries in which there is no or only limited Internet access.

10. You can create highly complex documents such as catalogs on the desktop or semi-automatically in the Web with VIVA technologies, and further edit these documents optionally with the desktop version of InDesign®.

11. You can create highly complex documents such as catalogs, price lists, etc. fully automatically with VIVA technology and further edit these documents optionally with the desktop version of InDesign®. Here you save the necessary programming of an InDesign® Server, which in many areas does not have the performance capacity of a Viva publishing server (examples: Dynamic layouts, speed, load balancing, charts/graphs, etc.)

Click here for more information about general VIVA publishing processes.

Click here for more information about workflows and processes with VivaDesigner (Desktop and Web Edition).

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This video demonstrates how easy it is to edit InDesign/VivaDesigner documents in the Web (VivaCloud).

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VIVA develops software for graphic design as well as for optimizing and automating marketing and layout processes for corporations in all branches as well as the graphics industry. With more than 200,000 users and customers, VIVA today is one of the leading suppliers of media services and software products. Learn more ...

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