Balfour Updates Yearbook Plug-in for Adobe® InDesign® Creative Cloud®

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Balfour, a leading provider of yearbooks, releases improvements to their BalfourTools yearbook plug-in. BalfourTools is the only yearbook tool developed specifically for Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud.

BalfourTools is quickly establishing itself as the premier solution for creating yearbooks.

Balfour announced this week an update to BalfourTools®, their comprehensive yearbook creation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. The plug-in is the only yearbook tool designed specifically for Adobe Creative Cloud for Windows and Mac OS. BalfourTools is also compatible with InDesign versions CS5.5 and CS6.

“BalfourTools is quickly establishing itself as the premier solution for creating yearbooks with Adobe InDesign. With this update, yearbook staffs can create the yearbook more efficiently than ever and communicate with each other in real time or across class periods,” Don Percenti, Executive Vice President for Balfour said. “Our development team’s singular goal is to meet yearbook advisers’ and staffs’ biggest needs using the latest technology. The end result makes yearbook production and submission easier, faster and virtually worry-free.”

BalfourTools’ unique features allow yearbook staffs to:

  • Create custom logins and permissions for each staff member
  • Set up the yearbook at one time
  • Renumber selected (and successive) pages in one step
  • Customize how the yearbook content is managed
  • Flag and caption favorite images before applying them to pages
  • Communicate efficiently using built-in adviser-to-staff and peer-to-peer messaging
  • Verify print files to identify potential conflicts before submission

BalfourTools for Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud/CS6/CS5 is available now for the 2014-15 school year, and can be previewed by contacting any Balfour Yearbook representative.

About Balfour
Balfour is a premier provider of school spirit and recognition products for students, military personnel and professional sports teams nationwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Balfour has sold yearbooks, class rings, graduation products, varsity letter jackets, athletic championship (professional and amateur), military products, and affinity jewelry for more than 100 years. Balfour is owned by Commemorative Brands Inc., a company of American Achievement Corporation (AAC). AAC is a portfolio company of Fenway Partners.

About Fenway Partners
Fenway Partners is a middle market private equity firm based in New York with approximately $1.6 billion under management. Fenway invests in profitable businesses with significant upside potential. Fenway companies typically have leading franchises and operate in two core industry segments: branded consumer products and transportation/logistics.

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