This week in New York, vjoon met with over 120 of its publishing clients at its vjoonity event. Attendees learned about exciting new features that continue to enhance vjoon K4.

K4 and DPS Sneak Peek

Publishing users got a sneak peek at Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) Beta, announced this week by Adobe’s head of digital publishing, Nick Bogaty. The new DPS offers some exciting advancements around where and how to publish content digitally.

Andreas Schrader, vjoon’s CEO, demonstrated how K4 will be able to publish content to the new release of Adobe Digital Publishing Solution and the previous Adobe Publishing Suite. This means that from the same InDesign document, users can publish to their current app as well as a new app created under the new Adobe Digital Publishing Solution. K4 offers significant streamlining of content workflows, which is needed to use the new DPS effectively.

Liam Keating, Conde Nast international program manager, highlighted how testing to date with Adobe DPS and K4 is validating the benefit of HTML-based publishing across multiple devices in responsive form. This is helping the publisher strategize how to move to a daily publishing model that continues to tailor content to readers based on the analytics and trends of consumption.

Enhancements to vjoon K4

Version 6.10 promises more than just integration with the new DPS. One feature that really stands out is the ability to generate and email an assignment link to an assignee, who can then click on the link and immediately open the assignment, work on it, and close it, returning it to the system. This is especially useful to less frequent or light users who need to get a specific file, do their work, and move on. No query panel, no accept task. Other enhancements include a simplified interface for K4 Web Editor ICML, integration with the Extensis Universal Type Server, streamlined admin filters, and anchoring of K4 text objects.

Partner Breakout Sessions

The conference also offered several interesting sessions presented by vjoon partners. Scott Dunn, from TFP strategic partner Flux Consulting, spoke with ALM’s Brett Hawkins about how the company’s scripting tools can help streamline content workflows. Dataplan‘s Dr. Jochen P. Franzke demonstrated JournalDesigner, which integrates issue and ad planning and management with K4. Also, our friends at Dalai demonstrated the latest release of their K4 reporting tool, K4 Executive Vision.

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.