Ad Layout System for Magazines

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEI’s ad layout systems products (ALS, AdForce and ALS for Magazines) are incompatible with the upcoming version 10.15 Catalina of the Mac operating system. The current version of ALS for Magazines, 5.9.4, is compatible with Mac OS versions up to and including Mac OS 10.14 Mojave.

Ad Layout System for Magazines

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEI’s ad layout systems products (ALS, AdForce and ALS for Magazines) are incompatible with the upcoming version 10.15 Catalina of the Mac operating system. The current version of ALS for Magazines, 5.9.4, is compatible with Mac OS versions up to and including Mac OS 10.14 Mojave.


ALS for Magazines, Version 5.9

The newest version of the award-winning Page Director® Series (ALS, AdForce and ALS for Magazines) has been released. This new version of ALS for Magazines supports macOS Mojave and Adobe CC 2019.

  • Supports macOS Mojave
  • Improves stability
  • Addresses several bugs
  • Compatible with Adobe’s CC 2019 version of InDesign when paired with the newly released AdImport, Fido, and Split & Folio Plugins for CC 2019.

If you have questions about your download that are not covered in the release notes or user manual, please contact our support team at 215-273-9334 or e-mail adlayoutsupport@maned.com.

If you would like more information about upgrading to version 5.9, please email info@maned.com.


The industry standard, optimized for magazine production. ALS for Magazines gives you the powerful, flexible issue planning and ad layout capabilities you need.

When you have to make critical changes while still considering color locations, form breaks, binding requirements, printing costs, ad-to-edit ratios and advertising commitments, ALS for Magazines is the tool you need. The magazine-optimized version of MEI’s Page Director® Ad Layout System keeps the dummying process under control.


Features

Easy ad manifest importing from any front-end system, or from a spreadsheet or database.


Robust ad information management, such as color, type, size, zone, product code, market code, and much more.


Creates documents of multiple sizes and page counts.


Easy management of forms and inserts, from the color, size and placement of each signature, to the exact position of each insert.


Cost calculator for monitoring the cost of setup and press runs as forms are added or changed.


Gets ads to pages using automation tools and/or drag-and-drop placement.


Automatic links to file paths for digital ads.


Quick display of unplaced ads and conflict reports.


Editorial planning tools to manage and balance editorial and advertising requirements.


Advanced color support for managing spot, process, and custom issue colors. Easy editioning for placement of zoned ads.


Built-in statistical reports, which can also be exported to spreadsheets or business system.


Completed issues and pages can be opened in InDesign and QuarkXPress.


Accurate automated double-truck and bleed ad placement and export.


System Requirements

Ad Layout System for Magazines 5.9.4

Macintosh computer with Intel processor

Macintosh OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mohave)

4 GB RAM

If you are using an older operating system, we have a solution that suits your needs. Contact us for more information.

ALS for Magazines layouts can be opened as QuarkXPress or InDesign documents. (You must install ALS XT or Ad Import Plug-in)

To check the compatibility of your output software with ALS for Magazines, choose InDesign or QuarkXPress below.

Click here to see the full compatibility chart