Typefi Designer is a suite of plug-ins for Adobe InDesign—the world’s most-used professional publishing tool. Graphic designers and production artists use Typefi Designer to build design intelligence into existing layouts for automation with Typefi. Typefi Designer also includes Typefi AutoFit.
When you start exploring automated publishing, you’ll hear, or have heard of, the term template. A template is a file that holds all the styling information to be applied to the raw content. The type of template file can differ, depending on the type of content being processed.
A Typefi-ready template is an InDesign document that contains Typefi markup for use in a Typefi automated publishing workflow. Typefi Designer allows publishers to quickly and easily upgrade existing InDesign documents to Typefi-ready InDesign templates, without requiring designers to learn new tools or complex coding.
NOTE A Typefi-ready template is not the same as an InDesign template file (.indt). An INDT file is a page layout template, typically used when creating multiple pages with a similar format. A Typefi-ready template is an InDesign document (.indd) that contains Typefi markup.
🔑 Key Concept: Typefi Designer is a suite of tools for InDesign. Designers and layout artists use Typefi Designer to create Typefi-ready templates to use in an automated publishing workflow.
When you install Typefi Designer, several tools and components are added to InDesign. Each plays an important role in creating a Typefi-ready template.
|Typefi AutoFit||Use Typefi AutoFit to create responsive page elements in InDesign. For example, you can link objects into parent-child relationships, which means that resizing or moving the parent object automatically resizes or moves the child object by the same amount.|
|Typefi Elements||Typefi Elements are repeatedly used throughout a publication and are stored on an InDesign master page. They are commonly used for placing figure graphics, background artwork, sidebars, pull-quotes, and other repeating page items into a layout.|
|Typefi Fields||Typefi Fields are content placeholders. They are commonly used for inserting text that repeats itself throughout a layout—such as a document title, chapter titles, or running headers and footers.|
|Typefi FileManager||Use Typefi FileManager to upload, check in, check out, and delete Typefi-ready templates to a Typefi Server, without leaving InDesign.|
|Typefi Frames||Typefi Frames are InDesign frames with additional attributes that allow them to receive content dynamically during the automated page composition process.|
|Typefi Sections||Typefi Sections define divisions within a publication that break it into logical chunks (such as chapters in a book).|