Screen-sharing and table-editing support lead the additions Adobe's InCopy CS4, the latest upgrade to the professional writing and editing workflow program.

The CS4 upgrade to InCopy, the Adobe InDesign companion software that lets editors and designers work in layouts simultaneously, adds a number of new features, including the ability to share a screen with other users in real time over the web, and to create hyperlinks and dynamic cross-references within InCopy documents.

The Adobe InCopy CS4 update also expands support for table editing: you can now edit tables directly in Story and Galley views, track those changes, and add notes within table cells.

A conditional-text feature makes it possible to publish multiple versions of a document from the same InCopy file, so you can, for instance, create one version for print and a longer version for online publication. And the Links panel now features thumbnail images of files for easier file management.

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INDIVIDUAL CS4 APPS REVIEWED IN DETAIL:

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Adobe After Effects CS4 review

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 review

Adobe Flash Professional CS4 review

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Adobe InCopy CS4: Specs

  • 1.5GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • broadband internet connection required for online services
  • 1.5GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • broadband internet connection required for online services

OUR VERDICT

Adobe InCopy CS4 is a significant update, worth the attention of all InCopy users.

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