Screen-sharing and table-editing support lead the additions Adobe's InCopy CS4, the latest upgrade to the professional writing and editing workflow program.

The CS4 upgrade to InCopy, the Adobe InDesign companion software that lets editors and designers work in layouts simultaneously, adds a number of new features, including the ability to share a screen with other users in real time over the web, and to create hyperlinks and dynamic cross-references within InCopy documents.

The Adobe InCopy CS4 update also expands support for table editing: you can now edit tables directly in Story and Galley views, track those changes, and add notes within table cells.

A conditional-text feature makes it possible to publish multiple versions of a document from the same InCopy file, so you can, for instance, create one version for print and a longer version for online publication. And the Links panel now features thumbnail images of files for easier file management.

OUR VERDICT

Adobe InCopy CS4 is a significant update, worth the attention of all InCopy users.