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Adobe Systems is a  multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the PDF format, Adobe Creative Cloud, and In particular InDesign, InCopy and Muse.



Ongoing Sponsors


Adobe Stock

The Adobe Stock marketplace offers 50 million royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, illustrations right inside Photoshop and other Creative Cloud apps. Find the perfect photo or graphic to jump-start your next project and make it amazing. Purchase, access and manage your images directly from Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and other Adobe CC desktop apps. Single image and monthly plans available.


DTP Tools

DTP Tools Ltd. is a leading provider of InDesign, InCopy and InDesign Server solutions. With  InDesign plug-ins such as Cross-References, Page Control, History or Keyboard Shortcuts, the company helps make InDesign users more efficient and more fun. The eight-year-old company creates custom solutions to customers who demand the most efficient document workflow.



For more than 20 years, Extensis has helped organizations with font and digital asset management. Extensis solutions allows users to effortlessly store, locate, manage and share fonts and digital assets; ensure compliance with clear insight about usage rights; leverage font and asset usage data to inform investments; collaborate more efficiently to produce superior work; and connect your tools to create an optimized workflow.



GoProof is the world’s first fully-integrated proofing add-on for Adobe Creative Cloud helps creative professionals collaborate better and produce amazing work in record time. Design content is instantly available for anyone to view online without having to export a PDF every time a change is made. Version history in GoProof tracks what’s been changed and by who. GoProof is also the only proofing software to have iOS and Android  mobile apps.


InDesign Magazine

InDesign Magazine is a monthly PDF publication of how-tos, in-depth features, and quick tips help you make the most of InDesign. With editorial direction by page-layout guru and author David Blatner and CreativePro.com editor in chief Mike Rankin, InDesign Magazine offers the in-depth features, reviews, and tutorials designers need to master Adobe InDesign. Its electronic format offers hyperlinks, videos, and more!


InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting is an employee-owned and -operated domain name and web hosting company  founded in 2001. Its web hosting network is based on Linux and Unix operating systems. The company maintains offices in Virginia and California. The company provides a wide range of web hosting solutions, including business class hosting, VPS hosting, personal/cheap hosting and dedicated servers.


Insider Software

Insider creates asset, font and workflow management solutions for design, web, art, graphics, pre-press, print, marketing and creative teams; commercial, education and government institutions; and the largest publishers, film studios, entertainment networks, creative houses and advertising agencies worldwide. The company's most well-known and popular product is FontAgent Pro.



Markzware is a leading developer of Adobe InDesign plug-ins, including Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), ID2Q (InDesign to Quark), PDF2DTP (PDF to InDesign), FlightCheck, PageZephyr Search. The first commercial preflight application, called FlightCheck was introduced to the public by Markzware and appeared at the Seybold Seminars Conference at San Francisco in the Fall of 1995.



Based out of Vancouver, Canada, MightyDeals has been providing top notch designer resources at great discounts since 2010. MightyDeals is a daily deal website that offers massive discounts for web and creative professionals. Generally, designers can save from 50% to 90% off on  quality fonts, templates, apps, ebooks, icons and much more. Deals are available for a limited time only.



TextExpander lets you create snippets and abbreviations to streamline and speed all you type. All you type is a short abbreviation, and TextExpander does the rest of the typing for you whether it’s a short sentence or a longer, more complicated form. Set up a snippet once and then use it in any application for consistent and accurate messaging every time. Custom features for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome.






AcademyX provides hands-on, instructor-led computer training at its branches across California as well as private training nationally and internationally. They teach MS Office, Adobe programs, web development, programming, web design, web marketing and a variety of other desktop and web-based technologies. In business for over 14 years, AcademyX has trained over 30,000 students.


Ajar Productions

Ajar Productions is the animation and software studio of Justin Putney and AJ Petersen (husband and wife, respectively). The company creates both free and paid flash extensions, scripts for Illustrator and InDesign, and the standalone applications Flannel, CacheMan and Duplix. The company is noteworthy for in5 which exports HTML5 directly from Adobe InDesign.


American Graphics Institute

AGI provides organizations and individuals with training and support for design, marketing, and publishing technology. The company offers regularly scheduled courses with a live instructor in our classrooms and online, or private training at your location or theirs. Headquartered in Boston, and from its locations in six major cities, AGI also delivers on-site training at client locations around the world.


Astute Graphics

Astute Graphics makes innovative plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator that significantly save time, boost creativity and help  to achieve refined results. Their plug-ins (for Mac OS and Windows) include: VectorScribe, Phantasm, MirrorMe, InkScribe, Rasterino, Stylism, DynamicSketch, AutoSaviourPro, WidthScribe, ColliderScribe2, Rasterino, InkQuest and FREE SubScribe , Denimaker and Autosaviour.



Founded in 2013, eDocker has helped hundreds of companies in 40-plus countries  build digital publications with interactive features. Their customers are typically publishers, designers and companies who need to create and publish digital content. Their current focus is to develop HTML5 Digital Publishing software and distribution platform for multiple devices. eDocker is owned by the management team and VC Vendep Oy.


Em Software

Em Software has been in the data publishing and editorial tools business for nearly 25 years as this is being written, is one of the oldest Quark XTension developers in the world, and was one of the very first InDesign plug-in developers (recruited by Adobe before InDesign 1.0 shipped). Their team is spread across four cities in three states: Ohio, Colorado and Texas.


Focal Press

Focal Press is a publisher of media technology books and it is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. It was founded in 1938 by Andor Kraszna-Krausz, a Hungarian photographer who immigrated to England in 1937 and eventually published over 1,200 books on photography. Elsevier acquired Focal Press in 1983. Focal Press was acquired by Taylor & Francis from Elsevier in July 2012.


Future Media Concepts

Headquartered in New York City, FMC operates seven additional digital media training facilities located in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Orlando, Chicago and Irvine. The company also provides on-site training worldwide. Its training centers offer a regular open schedule on all software for desktop publishing, web design and development and other digital media platforms.



Indiscripts focuses on layout automation, scripting practice and plug-ins development in the context of Adobe InDesign. The company aims to illustrate the possibilities offered by the JavaScript cross-platform language within the Adobe application(s), and to deliver useful information to script creators. Indiscripts is published by Marc Autret, developer and graphic designer at StudioEditorial (France).


Kerntiff Publishing Systems

Kerntiff creates and develops InDesign plug-ins. Their expertise is financial, legal, medical print and web and mobil applications. The comapny also does price panel production, correction and update; and creation of interactive indexes from InDesign documents for ePUB. They can get indexes created in SKY, Cindex or MacRex into InDesign embedded to page level



MathMagic is an award-winning equation editor with an easy-to-use interface that allows designers to write equations and symbols quickly. Equations can be placed by drag/drop, copy/paste or export/import. MathMagic Pro Editions come with plug-ins for InDesign that allow use of MathMagic while still inside InDesign without going through export/import.


O’Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media is a media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and websites, and produces conferences on computer technology topics. Their distinctive brand features a woodcut of an animal on many of their book covers. O'Reilly owns Safari Books Online which offers books and video from Adobe Press, Microsoft Press, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall, Que, among others.


Peachpit Press

Since 1986, Peachpit's award-winning products have featured step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice in the fields of photography, graphic design, web design and development and digital video. Peachpit is the home of the internationally recognized Classroom in a Book series and is the publishing partner for Adobe, among others



Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for software developers, IT specialists, engineers, architects and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform, it offers instant access to more than 4,700 courses by top experts. With customers in over 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand jobs of today.



Recosoft was established in 1991 to deliver software and information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Recosoft’s in-house talent pool possesses superior skills in the development of WYSIWIG GUI software. Their team software engineers are skilled in the fields of image processing, computer animation, page layout, Japanese language solutions, document format conversions and the Internet.



SkillForge was founded by trainers with over 15 years of experience in the training industry. Their instructors are experts in their field with years of hands-on experience and multiple certifications in the subjects they teach. They provide technical and business skills classes to companies, institutions and individuals across North America. Training can be delivered on-site, off-site or online.



StockLayouts, an Oregon-based company, was organized in July 2001 to develop affordably priced graphic design solutions for producing professionally designed marketing materials in print, including brochures, newsletters, postcards, stationery, menus and ads. StockLayouts customers range from graphic design firms and advertising agencies to freelancers and self-publishers.


Teacup Software

Founded in 2002, Teacup Software creates solutions exclusively for  InDesign, both as a consulting firm and a vendor of ready-made plug-ins. Their exclusive focus has allowed them to develop an outstanding expertise with the highly complex InDesign API. Featuring little or no user-interface, their plug-ins simply humming along in the background of InDesign, unobtrusively doing their work.



Based in Stockholm Sweden, TypeDNA develops font technologies and software for the graphic art industries. Through various software applications TypeDNA offers an unparalleled set of tools for finding and using fonts. Current products include TypeDNA FontEdge (for font recognition) and TypeDNA FontShaker (for online font discovery tool).



Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and file delivery. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals to achieve more with less resources by automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space, cutting production costs and achieving more with smaller work force.





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