Teacup’s TypeFitter Now Free for InCopy Users

Teacup Software, makers of a bunch of cool plug-ins for InDesign, just released their TypeFitter plug-in free to InCopy users. If you work in an editorial department using InCopy and you need to get text to fit some allocated space, you should definitely take a look at it. Here’s their recent press release:

Teacup Software releases free TypeFitter plug-in

Powerful production tool now free for Adobe InCopy

Teacup Software, Inc. announced today that its TypeFitter plug-in, a popular tool for fitting text without compromising quality typography, is now being offered free for Adobe InCopy. The free version for InCopy is fully featured with no limitations on its use. The plug-in fits type by adjusting settings in InCopy’s justification algorithms, giving better results than just adjusting tracking or scaling. Capable of fitting text quickly and efficiently, TypeFitter is an essential time-saving tool for book publishers, newspapers, magazines and anyone else working with justified text.Teacup will continue to offer TypeFitter for Adobe InDesign at its previous price.

TypeFitter features include

  • Easily tighten, loosen, or restore text using a simple palette.
  • Create and save settings in type-fit styles for tighten, tighten more, loosen and loosen more. Type-fit styles from any previously created document can be loaded into your current document.
  • Automatically find widows or oversets, even in table cells. TypeFitter will bring these problematic text flaws to your attention, saving valuable time.
  • It works with both InDesign and InCopy, so layout artists and copy editors have access to the same type fitting tools. A single license will let you work in InDesign and InCopy CS and CS.

Expanding Awareness

“We thought this free version would be a great way to raise awareness of the tool for users across the newspaper, magazine and book publishing market,” said Lawrence Horwitz, president of Teacup Software. “It’s a great tool that’s always worked with InCopy, but most of our users have been for InDesign. We think that lots of InCopy users are going to see great benefit from TypeFitter.”

Pricing and Availability

TypeFitter for InCopy is free. TypeFitter for InDesign is available for purchase for $59. Both can be downloaded from Teacup’s website at www.teacupsoftware.com. They require InDesign or InCopy, versions CS or CS2 on either Windows 2000 and higher or Macintosh OS X 10.2 and higher.

About Teacup Software, Inc.

Teacup Software, Inc. is focused on creating simple, elegant solutions exclusively for Adobe InDesign. In addition to its ready-made plug-in products, Teacup also offers consulting services for custom plug-in development for Adobe InDesign. In both its consulting and development work, Teacup is dedicated to doing the extra work it takes to create products that are transparent and easy-to-use. Teacup is always looking for ways to simplify, simplify, simplify.

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7 Comments on “Teacup’s TypeFitter Now Free for InCopy Users

  1. Actually this plugin is much safer in the hands of a writer/editor than the built in tools. You can set the parameters that it will use and if you need to fit some copy it will do a much nicer job than have the writer just playing around with tracking, scaling and kerning.

  2. Is it Christmas?
    At our wonderful InDesign Users Group in Dallas (chaired by A.J. Woods of Media Cats [www.media-cats.com]) along with Lisa Forrester of Adobe, I just won a copy of InCopy to go along with our Creative Suite Premium. Now this from Teacup, for free? Wow! Thank you A.J, Lisa, Adobe & Teacup! (…and to think, the FREE InDesign User Group Meetings are *great* on their own. I won InCopy just chipping in on the raffle to buy the group pizza!) Now, if my InCopy would just arrive… :-)

  3. Hi all,

    Just shows what can change in a year.

    I found this post by accident and it is amazing how quickly the software market changes.

    There is so much open source (free) software out there now, would you still put Teacup’s up there with the best?

    I’m off to read more recent posts

    All the best John

  4. Yes, Teacup software is still among the best stuff around. I think TypeFitter is very cool, if you need to do this kind of thing day in and day out. However, their site seems to indicate that they haven’t updated it for CS3 yet. Hm.

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