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Sonar Bookends Activate is now available for Adobe Acrobat 11 for the Macintosh!

Making hyperlinks and bookmarks in an Acrobat document has never been easier or faster.

(Windows version for Acrobat 11 is not yet shipping and we do not yet have a release date. Check back here for more updated information later.)

For details, click here.



Our Product line

Virginia Systems produces a variety of software for:

Automatic index and table of contents generation
Cross-referencing
Footnote/endnote management
Figure/table/paragraph numbering and running headers
Automatic PDF hypertext linking
Define PDF bookmarks and hyperlinks in Quark documents
Powerful document searching, both locally and on the Internet

We have products for both Macintosh and Windows.

Our desktop publishing add-ons support Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. We also offer automatic indexing solutions for any document in PDF format. Custom software can be developed on a contractual basis.

Desktop publishing bundles are available, providing substantial discounts to those needing our entire family of products for InDesign or QuarkXPress.


Automatic Index and Table of Contents Generators

Writing a book or manual that has more than 30 pages? Then you should provide an index to make it easier for your readers to find things. Sonar Bookends Regular and Sonar Bookends Professional are the perfect solution. From a quick-and-dirty index for proofing or informal documents, to an elaborate production index, Sonar Bookends automates the process and saves you both money and time. Instead of spending hours or days, spend minutes with Sonar Bookends! Works with QuarkXPress and PDFs. A regular and a high-end professional version is available. For the Macintosh a new entry-level version, Sonar Bookends Basic, is also available.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends indexing products and try them out.

Sonar TOC automates table of contents generation and extends Sonar Bookends' indexing capabilities for QuarkXPress.

Use our Sonar Bookends InDex and Sonar Bookends InDex Pro to make an index and table of contents for documents created with Adobe InDesign.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends InDex Pro and try it out.

If you are an educational institution needing to make an index for a yearbook written in InDesign, we have a great solution for you - Sonar Bookends InDex Pro Yearbook Edition. It makes indexing a yearbook a snap and has a great price tag, too! Contact us for more information.

Reviews:

Detailed review of Sonar Bookends Professional in X-Ray Magazine

Review of Sonar Bookends InDex Pro in an article on self-publishing with InDesign


Automatic Hypertext-Link Generators

Sonar Bookends Activate for Adobe's Acrobat is a plug-in that automatically generates hyperlinks for each page number in the index and table of contents of a PDF document. It also creates hypertext links for URLs, E-mail addresses, and page and table references (like, "refer to figure 6"). Bookmarks can be generated automatically from a PDF file's table of contents. It is a tremendous time saver for people making electronic books and manuals.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends Activate and try it out.

Reviews:

Detailed review of Sonar Bookends Activate in X-Ray Magazine

Detailed review of Sonar Bookends Activate in InDesignSecrets.com


Cross-Reference Generators

Imbedding page number references in your document is a snap with Virginia Systems' cross-reference generators for both Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress, named Sonar Bookends InXref and Sonar Bookends Xref, respectively. No more worrying that page references in your document (like "see figure 6 on page 92") are wrong after pages are inserted, deleted or edited! These products use a "labeling" system to mark both where referenced page numbers are to be inserted and where the material being referenced is found. The cross-references can be resolved anytime, in seconds, with a single command. More than one file can be cross-referenced at one time.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends InXref for InDesign and try it out.
Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends Xref for QuarkXPress and try it out.


Footnote/Endnote Managers

Virginia Systems has a footnote/endnote management software for Adobe InDesign, named Sonar Bookends InFnote, and for QuarkXPress, named Sonar Bookends Fnote. A "labeling" system is used to mark where note numbers are to be inserted - both for references to the notes and in front of each note itself. The note numbers can be resolved anytime, in seconds, with a single command. The notes are numbered dynamically with a user defined numbering scheme. The notes are also sorted to ensure that the notes are in the same order as their references. Documents that consist of multiple files are supported.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends Fnote for QuarkXPress and try it out.
Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends InFnote for InDesign and try it out.


Automatic Figure, Table, and Paragraph Numbering and Running Headers/Footers

Dynamically numbering figures and tables, including references to those figures and tables, is easy using Sonar Bookends InSeq for Adobe InDesign and Sonar Bookends Sequence for QuarkXPress. A "labeling" system is used to connect figures and tables to their references. The figure and table sequence numbers can be resolved anytime, in seconds, with a single command. Documents that consist of multiple files are supported.

A powerful 'macro' language allows for the creation of arbitrarily complex numbering schemes, running headers and footers, and more!

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends InSeq for InDesign and try it out.
Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends Sequence for QuarkXPress and try it out.


Automatic PDF Bookmarks and Hyperlinks from QuarkXPress Documents

Define PDF bookmarks and hyperlinks within a QuarkXPress document using Sonar Bookends QkLink and the bookmarks and hyperlinks will appear automatically whenever a PDF file is made from that document.

Bookmarks can be defined manually or automatically. Hyperlinks can be defined manually.

Download a free demo of Sonar Bookends QkLink for QuarkXPress and try it out.


Text Retrieval and Internet Publishing/Searching

Virginia Systems offers powerful text retrieval (Sonar, Sonar Professional) and Internet publishing solutions (WebSonar).


Consulting Services

Virginia Systems can provide custom changes to any of its software packages as well as provide custom software development for the Macintosh and Windows. Contact us for more information.



Virginia Systems
5509 West Bay Court
Midlothian, VA 23112-2506 USA
Telephone: (804) 739-3200
Fax: (804) 739-8376
Email: sales@virginiasystems.com