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vjoon K4® - Publishing System for Adobe® Creative Suite®

vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform for every output channel

Version:  11

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vjoon K4 speeds up your editorial and design workflow. vjoon K4 is a database-based publishing platform connected to Adobe Creative Suite, which allows everyone involved in the process of newspaper, magazine, corporate publishing, tablet or Web portal production to work on InCopy® and InDesign® documents simultaneously. Particularly beneficial: the new content editor of version 10.

Thanks to the K4 Admin you can control and edit your production via a graphical editor and increase your production security by integrating rewinds and dependencies into your workflow. You can also split it up for as many output channels as you wish to deliver with your content. vjoon K4 offers interfaces into complex production environments (since 6.0 via Web Services).

vjoon K4 features at a glance:

Creative Processes

  • Multiple users can edit content in the same layout simultaneously
  • Automatic notification when layout, article, or pictures have changed
  • All jobs are presented in a convenient hierarchical list view
  • Version control, workflow routing, status tracking
  • Variants for different languages or regional editions
  • Write text to fit in Adobe InCopy or K4 Web Editor
  • Editors can edit their articles in a layout view or without any layout
  • Individually configurable working environment
  • Targeted search inside the current, previous, and/or next issue
  • Advanced and easy query mode for instant search results
  • Content Editor
  • WordPress Adapter

Production Support

  • Efficient production tracking in a Web browser with K4 Overview
  • Automatic, status-based transfer of data
  • Layouts, articles, images, ads, audio/video, Microsoft Word manuscripts, Excel spreadsheets, or any other type of file can be managed within the system
  • XML export for cross-media production or archiving
  • Easy connection for remote editorial offices using K4 Web Editor or K4 Web Importer

Administration and Technical Background

  • Web-based administration
  • Fully customizable workflows, access privileges and metadata fields
  • Scripting for automating customer-specific processes
  • High-performance SQL database
  • Support of Mac OS X and Windows clients in mixed-platform environments
  • Server software is available for Mac OS X Server, Windows, Linux and Sun Solaris
  • Open interfaces for maximum flexibility
  • Seamless integration of applications or other enterprise solutions
Target groups:
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • book publishers
  • corporate publishers (agencies, companies)
  • associations
on request
Import articles automatically with K4 Drop Folders Advanced

The new K4 Drop Folders Advanced module automates the routine for importing articles. It converts text-based file formats such as .doc, .docx and .txt into HTML or ICML on the fly during the upload. The company does not have to have a dedicated Adobe InDesign server on hand to do this. Learn more in the video.

System requirements:
Compatible Operating Systems (runs with):
Win 10
Win 8
Win 7
Win Server
Mainframe based
Unix based
Linux based
Mac OS
Mobile OSs (supports):
Flash Memory
Other requirements for soft- and hardware:
InDesign CS, InCopy CSor older versions
Overall information of software::
German, English, French, multilingual
Users Manual, Online Help
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  • ADACmotorwelt
  • Allianz 
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • Blue Apron
  • Condé Nast
  • C3
  • Hubert Burda Media
  • Playboy Enterprises
  • The New York Times
  • Verlagsgruppe Milchstrasse
  • WAZ Mediengruppe
  • Yale University
  • … and many more, please visit:
Contact information::
Herr Holger Kraemer
+49 40 55 69 50-0
Links and contact:
Video appointment
Demo version
direct to webpage
direct to webpage
Success Story
direct to webpage
request URL

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