Enhanced Web Design and DTP with Mapsoft’s Thumbnails Adobe Acrobat Plug-In

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Company websites, reports and marketing material customised for enhanced accessibility and more effective marketing.

Businesses wishing to improve their website and enable visitors to navigate quickly and easily through company credentials, reports and product information can do so with Thumbnails, an Acrobat customisation plug-in from software development specialist Mapsoft.

Thumbnails is an ideal tool for use in desktop publishing or web design, enabling companies to create thumbnails of PDF pages which can be exported as image files and used for clearer site navigation and to create easily usable links from the website to specific PDF files containing product information, company brochures or recent news.

The Acrobat-based plug-in lets users create thumbnails: miniature views of each page within a PDF document. These thumbnails can be embedded within a PDF document, providing a preview of each page so that users have easy access to relevant sections and information contained in material such as annual reports or product directories. The solution also lets users remove thumbnails from documents to customise and update existing material quickly and conveniently.

Alternatively, instead of embedding the thumbnails into their original PDF document, Thumbnails enables users to export them as separate image files, which can then be used for desktop publishing or web design, to provide distinctive, visible web links to company brochures or specific product information.

External image files can be easily customised to complement existing marketing material and web site design. Users can specify the resolution of the images files and can create images with or without borders for publishing or website use.

Michael Peters, Director of Mapsoft, said: “Thumbnails is a particularly useful tool for web designers and desktop publishers, who can use it to improve navigation around a website and create customised web links to product information and company details.

“Thumbnails is a powerful publishing aide and is also a simple way of renewing company documentation and updating existing marketing collateral, with the functionality to make documents more easily accessible.”

Thumbnails is fully compatible with versions 5, 6 and 7 of Acrobat. A free trial version is available for download at http://www.mapsoft.com. The product is available to buy online priced at £59.99

About Mapsoft

Mapsoft is a leading software developer and technical authoring consultancy for Adobe Acrobat, PageMaker and InDesign plug-in product extensions. Founded in 1991, Mapsoft is an Adobe business partner and delivers customised plug-in products worldwide, with clients including Lloyd’s of London, Hallmark Cards, Network Rail and Xerox.


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