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Unrivaled Design Features

Design your documents with everything you expect from high-end publishing:
Perfect control over pages, colors, layers, styles, objects, paths, texts, typography, characters, paragraphs, images, tables, barcodes or languages. Use artificial intelligence for translations and images clipping. Use endless options for teamwork, workflow, import, export on all platforms.

Feature Highlights

Interface

Use different work modes, access rights, and passwords to lock certain areas or guide users through the document.

Layout

Use smart Alias Pages (Parent Pages) to apply the same content to different designs.

Pathes

Create custom paths that you can connect, separate, smooth, or combine with any text.

Text on Path

The Text on Path option allows you to enter and edit text along any path

Styles

Create styles for characters, paragraphs, text layouts, images, objects, or tables and visualize the use of text styles.

Objects

Create objects for graphics, text, or images in any shape using the path tools or over 15 predefined tools.

Structured text

Use footnotes, endnotes, running titles, and automatic indexes to create structured documents.

Typography

Achieve perfect typography with outline initials, text backgrounds, and optical margin alignment.

Images

Use optical preflight to detect printing problems and drag and drop to swap the contents of objects.

Tables

Create nested tables with any content and move/copy, resize rows and columns interactively.

Codes

Generate over 40 different codes (QR, EAN, Pharma, Data Matrix, Post, UPS, DPD, Face Identification, etc.) in seconds.

AI - Image Clipping

Use artifical intelligence (AI) for automatic clipping of images.

AI - Text Translation

Use artificial intelligence (AI) for automatic text translation in more than 30 languages

Languages

Write texts in ALL languages and writing directions and use character inspectors for perfect typography.

InDesign Import

Import native InDesign documents in perfect quality and make them available to your customers offline or online.

Formula

Create even complex formula with MathML language.

Teamwork

Work online or offline in a team and record your work with notes directly in the text as well as visual change tracking.

Platform

Work on macOS, Windows or any Linux desktop and/or in a Web Browser.

Print/PDF export

Define color management, bleeds, and layers, and print or export your documents as PDF, XML, PNG, JPG, and more.

Integration

Create and edit professional designs and layout documents or forms  directly in the browser following optional design guidelines and rule sets.

New features in VivaDesigner 11

Collections

Create a magazine, journal or book with the new Collection option, which lets you combine multiple (layout) documents into one (collection) document.

Text on path

The Text on Path option allows you to enter and edit text along any path.

AI - Image Clipping

Use artifical intelligence (AI) for automatic clipping of images.

New Object Shapes

Fourteen new tools for creating diamonds, triangles, speech bubbles, and much more.

Smart Alias Pages

Use smart Alias Pages (Parent Pages) to apply the same conten to different designs

Program

Over 400 innovations. Significant accelerations in text, opening and saving documents, PDF export and much more.

  • ONE installer for Free-Edition, Demo and full version.

  • The "Free-Edition Plus" replaces the previous demo version.
  • The "Free-Edition" now also allows a PDF export (A copyright message is printed on each page).
  • The table module is now included free of charge in the Personal Edition. You don't have to buy the module separately anymore. So if you buy an upgrade from older versions, the table module is already included.

Documents

Hundreds of new paper formats support digital formats for tablets, mobile devices and social media (Facebook, WhatApp, Instgram, LinkedIn)

  • The document formats now have a predefined unit of measurement.

  • Opening documents has been significantly accelerated.
  • The Dependent documents option allows you to automatically open multiple documents in addition to the selected document.
  • Open documents in a ZIP archive directly without unpacking the archive

Collections

Create a magazine, journal or book with the new Collection option, which lets you combine multiple (layout) documents into one (collection) document.

  • Synchronize colors, style sheets, layers, alias pages, or preferences across documents.
  • Export all documents in the collection as a single PDF
  • Fully automatically create cross-document directories (tables of contents, indexes, etc.) for all documents in the collection.
  • Combine documents with different page formats.
  • Archive collections and/or their documents.

Pages

When assigning Alias pages, the content such as images and texts are preserved even if it is a completely different layout. This option is useful if you want to try different designs with the same content.

  • The Name option allows you to give a name to a document page.
  • The Background Color option allows you to specify a background color for a document page and/or an Alias page.
  • You can assign an Alias page by just dragging and dropping it onto the document page.
  • The Margins & Columns option lets you define individual margins and columns for each Alias page.
  • The Alias Page View option lets you control the visual appearance of the Alias pages.

Objects

Fourteen new tools for creating diamonds, triangles, speech bubbles, and much more. Until now, these objects often had to be created with the polygon or path tool.

  • Revision of the selection of objects and groups.
  • Automatic resizing of text objects during input with minimum and maximum sizes.
  • Automatic resizing of text objects by double-clicking on a sizing handle.
  • Interaction rules for moving and stretching objects. This option is useful if, for example, you want to ensure that an object may only be moved and/or stretched vertically.
  • Improved representation of drop shadow.
  • New unit of measurement Pixel (px) for objects.

Text & Fonts

The Text on Path option allows you to enter and edit text along any path. This option is useful for displaying texts in circular form, for example.

  • Entering text, especially very long texts has been accelerated considerably.

  • Enhanced options for text runaround.
  • Enhanced options for creating tables and index, also in connection with the Grep styles and Nested style sheets options.
  • Missing fonts can be dragged and dropped onto a document.
  • Improved OpenType palette for numerals and format sets.
  • Support for Extensis Connect Fonts program.
  • Automatically search for missing fonts.

Styles

With the following styles, grep styles and nested styles, you can automate the formatting of the text.

  • The Following Style Sheet option lets you specify another paragraph style sheet for paragraph style sheets that is automatically applied to the following paragraph.
  • The Grep Styles option lets you automatically mark up any string with a character style sheet.
  • The Nested Style Sheets option lets you automatically mark up the beginning of a paragraph up to a specified character with a character style sheet.
  • The Text Format Inspector option lets you search for any style attributes.
  • The Character Skew option allows you to specify an individual angle for the skew of a character. This option is useful if the font has an italic style or you need a different angle.
  • Advanced options of links for URLs and email addresses.

Images

The Automatic Clipping option allows you to remove the background of an image automatically. The program detects a background based on artificial intelligence and solves even difficult tasks, for example, with human hair.

  • The Swap mode option allows you to swap image contents using drag & drop.
  • The White Space Optimization option ensures that no white space is created when moving and scaling images.
  • With the option Fill Frame Automatically, you ensure that imported images are automatically fitted into the image object.
  • The Preferred Folder option allows you to specify for each image object which folder should be opened when a new image is imported.
  • The Export Quality option lets you specify for each image object the quality at which the image will be exported.

Interface

The Work Mode option allows you to determine whether you are a Beginner, Advanced or Professional user when you first start the program or afterwards in the preferences.

  • The Quick Access palette has been revised for texts and extended for images, tables, objects and paths.
  • The Toolbar option allows you to create your own palettes.
  • The Menu bar option in the access rights allows you to specify whether a program menu should be displayed at all.
  • The Custom Document-Related Toolbars options in the Access Rights allow you to specify whether to display custom palettes that are linked to the document.
  • The Custom Program-Related Toolbars options in the Access Rights allow you to specify whether to display custom palettes that are attached to the document.
  • The selection of colors in the Quick Access palette has been changed.
  • The concept for transparent objects has been changed.

Export/Printing

Exporting PDF and printing documents has been significantly accelerated. In addition to a general acceleration, the calculation of images in particular has been significantly accelerated.

  • The Convert Text to Paths option allows you to force the conversion of text to paths when exporting PDFs, although normally the font would be included.
  • The option Create PDF Bookmarks allows you to create a table of contents bookmark automatically when exporting PDFs.
  • The Email HTML option allows you to export a document as HTML for email.
  • The Effects option allows you to specify the resolution of effects (e.g. drop shadows, etc.) when exporting PDFs.
  • The Replace with Page Name option allows you to specify that the name of the document page is used for the file name when exporting PDFs (instead of the document name).