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Any chance Adobe will have their own VDP export file?

Mar 19, 2013 9:44 AM

Just curious if adobe plans to explore the wold of Data Merge to the extent of creating a file type that acts as the VPS does. It is so nice to have data merge and avoid using a plug in that requires a fee and keeping their support. This community outweighs any support I have seen so far while working with adobe products not to mention the support I have available by being a Cloud customer. So far it does everything I need, except allow the user to create a file that RIPs fast at the printer controller for digital printing. In the past I had to purchase a plugin called XmPie for CS2. It worked well. It allowed for a file type called VPS which made rip times soooooo much faster than say a PDF. It does not work with newer versions of InDesign. I am now on the Creative Cloud and in need of XmPie like utilities but wanting to avoid the cost of any issues with updates in the future while on the Cloud.

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    Mar 19, 2013 12:54 PM   in reply to JITLLC

    There are legal restrictions that prevent Adobe from telling you what they might or might not be planning. If I were you I'd file an official feature request at Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form, then keep my fingers crossed that it will make it into a future version (certainly not before version CS8, and probably not then unless there are a lot more like you).

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    Mar 19, 2013 9:19 PM   in reply to JITLLC

    You certainly would never get anything like VPS, but rather, a format such as PDF/VT-1 that supports InDesign's full imaging model.


    If you like to see InDesign directly output PDF/VT-1 via data merge, you should make that wish known directly to the InDesign product team at Adobe.


              - Dov

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