| ||What is "Infix Server"?|
Infix Server modifies existing PDF documents in bulk. It can be used to change the text content of PDFs as well as insert or replace images or other PDFs. All operations are specified using an XML control file.
It is designed for integration into newspapers, magazines and other high-volume producers who need the flexibility provided by dynamic PDF.
| ||Automated Folio Management|
Publishers and Repro houses can use Infix Server to automate the generation of folios without the need to revert to the original page source or applications such as InDesign or Quark.
When integrated into a publishing workflow, the software can instantly respond to changes in magazine layout by automatically re-generating all affected folio lines.
Folios may be as simple or complex as required and can even be created to allow for changes to left/right layout when pages are moved within a publication.
A very simple folio for changing page numbers:
"[P] The Green Review"
A more complex folio for changing page number, magazine name and date on either left or right hand side of the page:
|[lpageno] [lmag] [ldate]||[rdate] [rmag] [rpageno]|
Infix Server searches for the tags you request and replaces them with your alternative text maintaining the font and style of the original tag text. It also offers full control over text alignment and reflow behaviour.|
| ||PDF Imposition & Page Construction|
Place existing PDF pages onto other pages. Placed pages are positioned using x,y coordinates and can be scaled to fit within a bounding box. Scaling can be controlled within pre-set limits to ensure pages are not over or undersized during automatic placement.
| ||Template Driven PDF Production|
Using an existing PDF as a template, Infix server can reflow and justify new text into marked areas as well as replace existing artwork & photographs.
PDF templates can be easily created in a matter of minutes using Infix Pro. All template information is then stored within the instrumented PDF documents.
One obvious use for this facility is to allow your customers to create their own advertisements on-line. Presented with a selection of example ad-types (PDF templates), users would upload images and text and then instantly review fully print-ready PDF ads generated from their data and template choices.
| ||Variable Data Printing|
Infix Server can search for and replace text within an existing PDF, seamlessly reflowing and rejustifying the completed text.
By adding simple macros or "call-outs" such as [NAME] or [DEPARTMENT] to an existing document, sophisticated variable-data documents can be prepared. Call-outs can be added to the source document (InDesign, Illustrator, MSWord etc.) or to the PDFs you produce using Infix.
Using Iceni's unique PDF text reflow engine, callouts can be placed on their own, within existing paragraphs or even within text that flows across columns and pages.
Accurate reflow & automatic text fitting ensure that text replacements occur seamlessly and are undetectable by the customer.