Page Director® Series Software Compatibility

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

ALS, AdForce and ALS for Magazines are incompatible with OS X 10.15 Catalina. YOU SHOULD NOT UPGRADE THE MAC OS TO CATALINA ON THE MACHINE THAT YOU USE TO OPERATE ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS.

If you migrate from these products to AdforceX, your Macintosh hardware must have OS X 10.14 Mojave or 10.15 Catalina operating system installed.

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Operating System Compatibility

AdforceX, ALS, ALS for Magazines, AdForce and ClassForce by macOS® version compatibility

OSX 10.9
(Mavericks)
OSX 10.10
(Yosemite)
OSX 10.11
(El Capitan)
OSX 10.12
(Sierra)
OSX 10.13
(High Sierra)
OSX 10.14
(Mojave)
OSX 10.15
(Catalina)
Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.8
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.9.1 – 5.9.3
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.9.4
AdforceX
1.0
ClassForce
3.8

All MEI Plug-ins are available for Macintosh and Windows.

Plug-Ins

Ad Import Plug-In

AdImport lets users of AdforceX, ALS, AdForce, ALS for Magazines and ClassForce open issue plans directly into Adobe® lnDesign.

Ad Import
PI 8.0
Ad Import
PI 12.0
Ad Import
PI 13.0
Ad Import
PI 14.1
Ad Import
PI 15.1
InDesign
CS6
InDesign
CC 2017
InDesign
CC 2018
InDesign
CC 2019
InDesign
CC 2020
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7 – 5.8.6
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.9.1 – 5.9.4
AdforceX
1.0
ClassForce
3.8
* AdImport Plug-in for CS6 can be fulfilled; however it is no longer supported.

Fido Plug-In

Fido restores graphic and ad file path information so lost file links can be quickly updated in InDesign.

Fido
PI 8.0
Fido
PI 12.0
Fido
PI 13.0
Fido
PI 14.0
Fido
PI 15.0
InDesign
CS6*
InDesign
CC 2017
InDesign
CC 2018
InDesign
CC 2019
InDesign
CC 2020
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7 – 5.8.6
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7 – 5.9.4
AdforceX
1.0
ClassForce
3.8
* Fido Plug-in for CS6 can be fulfilled; however it is no longer supported.

Split & Folio Plug-In

Split & Folio allows users to divide documents into individual pages or groups of pages without loss of the ad layout information.

S&F
PI 8.0
S&F
PI 12.0
S&F
PI 13.0
S&F
PI 14.1**
S&F
PI 15.0**
InDesign
CS6*
InDesign
CC 2017
InDesign
CC 2018
InDesign
CC 2019
InDesign
CC 2020
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7 – 5.8.1
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.7 – 5.9
ALS/ALSM/AdForce
5.9.1 – 5.9.4
AdforceX
1.0
ClassForce
3.8
* Split & Folio Plug-in for CS6 can be fulfilled; however it is no longer supported.
** = MacOS only

All MEI XTs are available for Macintosh and Windows.

XTs

ALS XT

ALS XT lets ALS/AdForce/ALS for Magazines users open issue plans directly in QuarkXPress.

ALS XT
6.5
ALS XT
7.3
ALS XT
8.0
ALS XT
8.1
ALS XT
9.0
ALS XT
10.0
ALS XT
10.1
ALS XT
10.5
QuarkXPress 6.5 QuarkXPress 7.1-7.5 QuarkXPress 8.0-8.5 QuarkXPress 8.5 QuarkXPress 9.2-9.5 QuarkXPress 10.0 QuarkXPress 10.1 QuarkXPress 10.5
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
4.2
ALS 4.5
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
5.0 – 5.3
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
5.4 – 5.5
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
5.6
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
5.7
ALS / ALSM / AdForce
5.7.1 – 5.8.1
Currently supported
* If you require compatibility with a version of QuarkXPress not listed here please contact support at adlayoutsupport@maned.com

CLS/ClassForce

CLS/ClassForce lets CLS/ClassForce users open issue plans directly in QuarkXPress.

CLS XT
6.5
CLS XT
7.3
CLS XT
8.0
ClassForce XT
10.0
ClassForce XT
10.1
QuarkXPress
6.5
QuarkXPress
7.1 – 7.5
QuarkXPress
8.0 – 8.5
QuarkXPress
10.0
QuarkXPress
10.1
CLS 3.0
CLS 3.6 – 3.7
ClassForce 3.5
CLS 3.8
ClassForce 3.8
Currently supported
* If you require compatibility with a version of QuarkXPress not listed here please contact support at adlayoutsupport@maned.com

FiFi XT

Find File Links XT (“FiFi”) restores graphic and ad file path information so lost file links can be quickly updated.

FiFi XT 6.5 FiFi XT 7.3 FiFi XT 8.0* FiFi XT 9.0* FiFi XT 10.0* FiFi XT 10.1* FiFi XT 10.5*
QuarkXPress
6.5
QuarkXPress
7.1 – 7.5
QuarkXPress
8.0 – 8.5
QuarkXPress
9.2 – 9.5
QuarkXPress
10
QuarkXPress
10.1
QuarkXPress
10.5
ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF
 4.2 5.0 – 5.4 5.4 – 5.6 5.4 – 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7.1 – 5.8.1
ALS ClassForce CLS / CF ClassForce ClassForce ClassForce
4.5 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
ALS / ALSM / AF CLS
5.0-5.3 3.6-3.7
CLS CLS / CF
3.0 3.8
CF
3.5
CLS
3.6-3.7
* = Currently supported
* If you require compatibility with a version of QuarkXPress not listed here please contact support at adlayoutsupport@maned.com

Split & Folio XT

Split & Folio XT allows users to divide documents into individual pages or groups of pages without loss of layout information.

S&F XT 6.5 S&F XT 7.3 S&F XT 8.0*
QuarkXPress
6.5
QuarkXPress
7.1 – 7.5
QuarkXPress
8.0 – 8.5
ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF ALS / ALSM / AF
4.2 5.0 – 5.4 5.4 – 5.6
ALS ClassForce CLS/CF
4.5 3.5 3.8
ALS / ALSM / AF CLS
5.0 – 5.3 3.6-3.7
CLS CLS / CF
3.5 3.8
CLS
3.6 – 3.7
* = Currently supported