SoftCare has announced a new version of its professional publishing and workflow system that introduces support for Adobe InDesign CS and Adobe InCopy CS.

K4 Publishing System 5 also offers a selection of new features, including: improved support for ad, image and multimedia objects; enhanced use of XML for structuring content; and new workflow capabilities for other file types such as word processing and spreadsheet files.

SoftCare managing director Andreas Schrader said: "K4 version 5.0 offers fully customizable status workflows and metadata handling for images and ads, increasing workflow integrity and improving its adaptability to specific workflow requirements."

The solution also allow a specific workflow for multimedia elements such as movies and audio, which can be embedded in InDesign CS layouts.