VivaDesigner Publishing Solutions for the Media Branch

“For us VivaDesigner is the best layout program for Web and desktop that has ever been developed for printers, typesetting and media service providers and agencies!”

Why? Because VivaDesigner is the world’s only layout application that protects your investment in customers, design and documents in a lasting way:

  • Hardly any other layout program protects the investment made by service providers and corporations in the design and the documents in such a lasting way from misuse or incorrect usage by third parties/customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program enables the establishment of such a high customer loyalty!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more possibilities in the creation of workflows between service providers and customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program is available both on the desktop and in the Web!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers a better data exchange with competitors’ products!

Do you still work with traditional layout programs, word processing, PDF, E-Mail, FTP, CMS, publishing systems, photo book or “Web-to-Print” software to organize you publishing processes?

If you want to exchange designs with your customers today, you have to put in a lot of effort:

  • You supply the appropriate PDFs either by fax, post or email, on which the customer can “comment”.
  • Your customer supplies you with “MS-Word®” or “MS-PowerPoint®” files as templates, which you must rebuild from scratch in your layout program.
  • You supply a Web-to-Print software to your customer that is too expensive, and whose templates must be built from scratch and are only suitable for just a few print products.
  • You would never dream of giving your customer an open document! If you did, you would have to fear for your work.

With “Distributed Publishing” VivaDesigner offers you a completely new, simple, safe and above all affordable solution for communication between media service providers and your customers or colleagues!

What is “Distributed Publishing”?

“Distributed Publishing” is a new technology with which media service providers prepare and provide an open layout document to their customers, colleagues or employees. The editing rights that a user may have can be defined individually for every document.

When do I need VivaDesigner with “Distributed Publishing”?

You need “Distributed Publishing” as an optional extension to or replacement for your layout program if according to your user group you can answer one or two of the goals listed below with Yes.

Goals for designers/service providers:

  • You receive from your customers/colleagues text or word processor files, PDFs, faxes, E-Mails and want to put an end to this flood of data and manual tasks?
  • You want to save the costs for an editing system or a “Web-to-Print” solution, because these are too expensive and/or are not suited for small print runs?
  • You want to keep full control over the document even with small print runs and still offer your customers extensive freedom of content?
  • You want to ensure that the customer does not move to other suppliers with your templates?
  • You need a solution that gives your customers and their partners world-wide the possibility of translating into ALL languages without changing your design?
  • You want ONE software without any language exceptions? For Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic?

Goals for companies/end users:

  • You want to enter your text straight into the final layout, instead of writing in text or word processing programs or E-Mail programs?
  • You want to define image cropping and image size directly in the final layout, instead of describing your requirements in great detail to the graphic designer?
  • You don’t want to make proofing corrections in PDFs or send text by E-Mail any more?
  • You want a user interface with a genuine print preview (WYSIWYG) that is simpler than “MS-Word®”?
  • You don’t want to be obliged to buy the layout software of your graphic designer including all updates and upgrades?
  • You don’t want to exchange data constantly with the graphic designer until both parties are satisfied?
  • You want to provide your overseas partners in the Middle East or Asia with documents in your CD and the relevant translations? You want ONE software for all languages, NO exceptions?

Do you want to learn more?
Learn more about Distributed Publishing with VivaDesigner
Here you wil find the VivaDesigner Workflow Innovations in detail

Test VivaDesigner with Distributed Publishing free of charge

VivaDesigner Marketing/Publishing Workflows and Solutions for Corporations

“For us VivaDesigner is the best layout program for Web & desktop that has ever been developed for corporate users?!”

Why? It is demonstrably the only professional layout application that despite its complexity can be used immediately both by professionals and beginners without training, worldwide in all languages, and at the same time guarantees the Corporate Design (CD) of your company:

  • Hardly any other layout program can guarantee the creation of documents within the framework of your Corporate Design (CD)!
  • Hardly any other layout program can be used immediately by beginners without any training!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more possibilities in the creation of workflows between colleagues within the company, service providers, partners or even customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program is available both on the desktop and in the Web!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers a better data exchange with competitors’ products!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers inherently more possibilities in the creation of documents!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more functions in free of charge and licensed program versions!

Do you still work with traditional layout programs, word processing, PDF, E-Mail, FTP, CMS, publishing systems, photo book or “Web-to-Print” software to organize your publishing processes?

If you want to exchange designs with your customers today, you have to put in a lot of effort:

  • You supply the appropriate PDFs either by fax, post or email, on which the colleague can “comment”.
  • Your colleagues supplies you with “MS-Word®” or “MS-PowerPoint®” files as templates, which you must rebuild from scratch in your layout program.
  • You supply a Web-to-Print software to your colleagues and partners that is expensive, and whose templates must be built from scratch and are only suitable for just a few print products.
  • You would never dream of giving your colleagues or partners an open document! If you did, you would have to fear for your work and Corporate Design (CD).

With “Distributed Publishing” VivaDesigner offers you a completely new, simple, safe and above all affordable solution for communication between colleagues within the company, service providers, partners or even customers!

What is “Distributed Publishing”?

“Distributed Publishing” is a new technology with which corporations prepare and provide an open layout document to their colleagues or employees. The editing rights that a user may have can be defined individually for every document.

When do I need VivaDesigner with “Distributed Publishing”?

You need “Distributed Publishing” as an optional extension to or replacement for your layout program if you can answer one or two of the goals listed below with Yes.

Goals for companies:

  • You receive from your colleagues text or word processor files, PDFs, faxes, E-Mails and want to put an end to this flood of data and manual tasks?
  • You want to save the costs for an editing system or a “Web-to-Print” solution, because these are too expensive and/or are not suited for small print runs?
  • You want to keep full control over the document even with small print runs and still offer your colleagues extensive freedom of content?
  • You need a solution that gives your colleagues and partners world-wide the possibility of translating into ALL languages without changing your design?
  • You want ONE software without any language exceptions? For Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic?

Goals for employees/end users:

  • You want to enter your text straight into the final layout, instead of writing in text or word processing programs or E-Mail programs?
  • You want to define image cropping and image size directly in the final layout, instead of describing your requirements in great detail to the graphic designer?
  • You don’t want to make proofing corrections in PDFs or send text by E-Mail any more?
  • You want a user interface with a genuine print preview (WYSIWYG) that is simpler than “MS-Word®”?
  • You don’t want to be obliged to buy the layout software of your graphic designer including all updates and upgrades?
  • You don’t want to exchange data constantly with the graphic designer until both parties are satisfied?
  • You want to provide your overseas partners in the Middle East or Asia with documents in your CD and the relevant translations? You want ONE software for all languages, NO exceptions?

Do you want to learn more?
Learn more about Distributed Publishing with VivaDesigner
Here you wil find the VivaDesigner Workflow Innovations in detail

Test VivaDesigner with Distributed Publishing free of charge

This video demonstrates how easy it is to edit InDesign/VivaDesigner documents in the Web (VivaCloud).

Marketing/Publishing Workflows for developer

Marketing/Publishing Workflows for developer

Innovative Workflows and Processes with VivaDesigner (Desktop and Web Edition)

Experience with our innovations a new dimension in designing and optimizing the marketing, publishing and communication workflows and processes between you and your customers:

Innovation 1: Protection
For the first time you can with just a few mouse clicks provide complex documents to users who only have basic “MS-Word®” or photo book knowledge and define for each document which editing and output rights these users should have. Here it is NOT necessary to change the document structure or make complicated conversions!

Innovation 2: Functionality
Compared to other programs, VivaDesigner offers functions that considerably simplify smooth transfer and processing of documents, and above all dramatically reduce the effort involved for the service provider.

Step 1: Structuring and preparation of documents

  • You can import ready-made layouts directly from InDesign® or XPress®, or you create your documents in the desktop or Web edition of VivaDesigner.
  • You can optionally embed all fonts used in the document so that a font installation of the customer’s computer is unnecessary.
  • You can optionally embed all used and newly imported images in the document.
  • You can optionally define access rights to limit the customer’s editing possibilities.
  • You can optionally predefine parameters for further editing.
  • With notes you can provide non-printable information and tips for other users.
  • You can optionally define tasks so that several users can work simultaneously on one document.

Step 2: Document supply

  • You can send documents by E-Mail or provide them as downloads from your Website or shop.
  • With the definition of virtual drives in VivaDesigner, you can force your customer to open the document from your database or via the Internet.

Step 3: Editing by the customer

  • The customer sees only the program functions that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer only has access to the layers that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer only has access to the text, picture and table objects that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer sees the program functions in his language. This also goes for all standard colors and even for style sheets!
  • With the visual Preflight, the customer can recognise immediately whether images are printable or not.
  • Using change tracking you can establish who has made which changes to text in a document.
  • With notes you can provide non-printable information and tips for other users in text and objects.

Step 4: Transfer to service provider (desktop version)

  • The customer can send the documents to the service provider fully automatically from VivaDesigner without needing an FTP or E-Mail program.
  • You can ensure that transferred documents are displayed directly in the shopping basket of your Web shop with a document preview.
  • With the optional definition of virtual drives in VivaDesigner, you can force your customer to save the document directly in your database or in the Internet.

Innovation 3: All Platforms
For the first time, you can edit documents both on the desktop on Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux as well as in the browser LOSS-FREE and WITH ALMOST THE SAME FUNCTIONALITY. NO font installation, NO Browser PlugIns, NO Java and NO Flash are needed!

  • You can construct pure desktop workflow processes for your customers, where both you and your customers create and/or edit the documents on a desktop.
  • You can construct mixed “Desktop/Web” workflows/processes for your customers, where you create the documents on a desktop or in the Web, and your customers create or edit documents exclusively in the Web.
  • You can construct mixed “Web/Desktop” workflows/processes for your customers, where you create the documents on a desktop or in the Web, and your customers create or edit documents exclusively in the Web.


Innovation 4: Variable costs

VivaDesigner opens completely new possibilities in the distribution of documents. Taking into account your own concepts and customer requirements as well as the financial side, you can define for yourself how the workflow/process should be structured:

  • You can decide yourself whether your customers should work with a free of charge or licensed version of VivaDesigner.
  • As a service provider you can buy “Floating Licenses” for the desktop that you can give to other customers successively if the functionality of the free of charge version is not sufficient.
  • Your customers can buy or rent their own licensed versions directly from us or through your company.
  • You can also opt to make the VivaDesigner Web Edition available to your customers.

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Michael
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