AdforceX™ Version 1.0

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEI’s new AdforceX ad layout system is compatible with macOS® X 10.15 Catalina and 10.14 Mohave only.

AdforceX™ Version 1.0

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEI’s new AdforceX ad layout system is compatible with macOS® X 10.15 Catalina and 10.14 Mohave only.


AdforceX is the newest member of our award-winning Page Director® Series of ad layout solutions — one that has been completely redesigned to take full advantage of the macOS® 10.15 Catalina technology as well as be compatible with 10.14 Mojave. Plus, AdforceX has been built to work side by side with our AdImport Plug-ins for Adobe® InDesign® CC 2018, CC 2019 and CC 2020.

With a completely new, streamlined set of interfaces, AdforceX makes the ad dummying process easier and more intuitive than ever with these capabilities:

  • Contextual menus for quick and convenient access to page and runsheet actions

  • Ad dummying with image views

  • Page filtering along with runsheet filtering

  • Pages and Runsheet Inspectors for granular information about ads, pages and placements

  • Views Inspector for reviewing the issue based selective criteria

  • Layout view displaying the issue as a miniaturized graphic representation of pages and ads

  • Built-in linking intelligence that automatically links ads to their digital files

  • Layouts palette to build comprehensive auto layout processes

  • Issue template management for efficient access and reuse of issue setups


Easy adoption for ALS and AdForce customers

Our customers have relied on our ad layout solutions, day in and day out, for years. To make sure it’s easy to adopt AdforceX, we built an intelligent import process that brings in your ALS or AdForce preferences. This  ensures that your configurations and import setups that align with your front-end data will work with AdforceX right from the start.


Plenty of help to guide your way

AdforceX has an abundance of tool tips displaying descriptions and usage for every aspect of the application. And the Help menu has all the instructional documentation to help you learn how to configure and use the new software. Click on a topic and it opens in your browser. You can find whatever you need as you work with AdforceX, or download a PDF to refer to it anytime.


Same tried and true features

On top of it all, AdforceX has all the key capabilities our customers have come to expect from our ad layout solutions:


Keeps track of color placements, page and section requests, pickups and a host of other requirements.


Imports tab-delimited runsheet files from any electronic order-entry system.


Supports a wide array of customizable page and issue attributes.


Controls double truck placements and accurately exports bleed ads to InDesign.


Flows ads automatically, by drag-and-drop, or a combination of both.


Manages ad conflicts.


Links ads to their digital file paths.


Multidirectional flow controls allow forward, backward or random ad distribution.


Completed issues and pages can be opened in InDesign with ad links, folios and all the other layout information inherited.


System Requirements for AdforceX 1.0

Macintosh computer with Intel processor
Macintosh OS X 10.15 (Catalina) or 10.14 (Mojave)
4 GB RAM

AdforceX layouts can be opened InDesign using the Ad Import Plug-in for CC 2018, CC 2019 or CC 2020.

Click here to see the full compatibility chart