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MarkStein Publisher Manual

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Functions of the program

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Below, you will find a list of the functions in the three versions of the software MarkStein Publisher.

STD = Standard Edition
PROF = Professional Edition
WG = Workgroup Edition

= available
= not available

Interface

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Value entry via dialog windows, inspectors and panels

Control panel for quick access

Template panel and anchored frames

Parallel display of galley view and page view

Parallel editing of text on the page and in the galley editor, updated in real time

Hybrid texts: Marking of use per paragraph (e.g. print/web/mobile/e-book)

Live view for pages, template and library elements

Page Overview

Zooming to 10,000%

Pages

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Printer spreads as page containers for adjoining pages

Varying page size possible on the printer spread

Rotating of printer spread by 90 degrees for processing

Placing of reference lines via mouse or dialog

“Intelligent” reference lines referring to other objects

Optional (including asymmetrical) grids via custom grids from the presettings

Assignment of one master page per page

Optional number of grids in a document

Optional number of levels

Automatic rules

HKS and Pantone color palettes, optional

Integrated color management

Inclusion of a page status

Frame

Function

STD

PROF

WG

General frame type, may contain text and images or be empty

Object types (frame, rule): rectangle, polygon / Bézier

Margin (every edge can be defined separately)

Stroke (border)

Text wrap

Corner shapes, can be defined individually for all four corners

Reference point-dependent coordinate display

Linking together of all frames possible (story focus)

Nested grouping

Anchored frames text, image in the variations left or right of the paragraph or within the text (marginalia), can be stored in libraries

Linked anchored frames

Multi-column text frames

Color gradients with two colors per frame

Gradient shadow for frames

Transparencies

Changing the frame type

Rules

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Rotating of rules in 1/1,000º steps

Transforming straight rules into Bézier shapes

10 rule types, arrow heads and other rule end styles

Rules with round ends

Transparent rules

Rules with shadows

Images

Function

STD

PROF

WG

EPS, TIFF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP

PDF

Placing of PSD files from Photoshop

Placing of AI files from Adobe Illustrator

Placing of PDF files with page selection

Automatic creation of image frames upon placement

Enlarging / minimizing images proportionally to the frame

Moving the image content per mouse or keyboard

Scaling, cropping, rotating and shearing of images

Evaluation of free-form selections of images using alpha channels and paths from Photoshop (EPS, TIFF, JEPG)

Transforming of clipping paths into Bézier shapes or polygons

Horizontal / vertical flipping of images

Rotating of image content within the frame in 1/1,000° steps

Display of IPTC information (corresponds to file information from Adobe Photoshop)

Adoption of image captions from image text (IPTC)

Inclusion of an image status

Transparent display of invisible image sections when moving images

Transparencies

Tables

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Comprehensive table tool

Column and row-oriented tables

Table wizard to easily create tables

Move rows and columns via drag & drop

Lock columns and rows

Automatic magnification of table rows when entering text

Merged cells

Sheared cells

Multi-column texts in a table cell

Repeating of headers and footers

Table style sheets and cell styles

More detailed cell formatting

Horizontal and vertical table rules

Insertion of images in cells

Import and export of Microsoft Excel lists (XSLX, CSV)

Import of tables from Word (DOCX)

Sentence calculation / text / fonts

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Optional real-time sentence calculation

Block logic for structuring (headline, abstract, body text, etc.) with overset limitation

Style sheets with hierarchical text styles (assigned to paragraph styles)

Dieckmann Hyphenation (DE,EN)

Duden Proof Factory spellchecker (DE, EN, FR, IT, SP) and hyphenation (FR, IT, SP)

Support of PostScript fonts

Support of OpenType fonts

Support of typographic OpenType functions

Support of TrueType version 2 fonts

Font selection with preview

Inclusion of a text status

Paragraph formatting:

Definable alignment of the last line of a paragraph

Individual word alignment in justified text

Flush zone of last line in justified text

Align to baseline grid

Justify vertically

Definable hyphen limit

Definable hyphenation zone

Leading, leading first line, leading before a paragraph, leading after a paragraph

Indent left, indent left for n lines, indent first line, indent right,
indent right for n lines, indent to current position

Indent here (selected text)

Drop caps

Rules

Paragraph break options: Keep lines together, keep lines together at start, keep lines together at end,
keep all lines in paragraph together

Bullets/Numbering

Tabs, tabs at fixed positions (definable)

Text formatting

Exclusion method definable for text section

Underlining

Superscript/subscript

Shadow

Background

Hyphenation

Spellchecker and hyphenation can be defined individually for text sections

Languages for spell checking and hyphenation can be applied separately to any text range

Small caps

Outline font

Breaking

Selection of characters/glyphs

Text to path (circle)

Libraries

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Libraries for color definitions, style sheets, master pages, grids, document templates

Library for design templates

Library for anchored frames

Multimedia functions

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Hyperlinks for PDF

Embedding of video in PDF

Embedding of audio in PDF

Creation of image galleries for PDF

Navigation buttons for PDF

Printing/export

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Print with print style

PostScript export

Preflight

PDF export with references and settings

Navigable PDF

Export via integrated Adobe normalizer (Distiller)

Reduce transparency

Blog function and social media

Function

STD

PROF

WG

WordPress interface
(create, edit, publish, delete)

Interface to Twitter

Interface to Facebook

Text sections and components for HTML5-based web stories

Import/export

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Microsoft Word filter (DOC/DOCX)

Import of OpenDocument files (ODT)

Rich Text Format filter (RTF)

Excel filter (XSLX)

ASCII and UNICODE text filters

IDML filter for documents from Adobe InDesign

Import of Quark XPress Tags

Export PDF / Rich PDF with Acrobat functions / PDF with watermark / PDF with color management

Page exports EPS and JPEG

Export as EPUB with integration of CSS / fonts / cover image (V2/V3)

Team function for collaboration

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Collaboration via the internet (Dropbox, Drive, etc.)

Texts can be separately edited as stories

3 status each for pages, texts and images

Interface to PressMatrix (ePaper and app)

General functions

Function

STD

PROF

WG

Loadable keyboard layouts

Loadable environments (panels and inspectors order etc.)

Automatic table of contents

Register function

Book functions (grouping of multiple documents)