About North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1989, North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc.  (NAPS) is best know for innovation and its excellence in customer service. NAPS develops software for publishers and translation houses in workflow management, editorial systems integration, web based application, and cross-media content preparation. NAPS has also provided project management consulting and supported publishing production processes.

History: NAPS has a 20-year+ history of providing customized solutions for publishers and language service providers (translation houses). At the 1989 MacWorld Boston NAPS introduced its first product, an XTension to QuarkXPress 2.0 called CopyFlow. The original CopyFlow enabled a layout editor to rapidly assemble and reassemble pages by automating the batch import and batch export of XyWrite text, and automated the batch import of art. CopyFlow was the foundation a series of subsequent products, including today’s CopyFlow Gold series, now widely used by translators.

Current Products:  CopyFlow Gold (CFG) is continuously upgraded to the latest versions of QuarkXPress, InDesign and Illustrator – for both Macintosh and Windows. CopyFlow Gold is the workflow recommended by SDL-Trados for round-tripping text to and from QuarkXPress documents. A review in Layers Magazine recently awarded CopyFlow Gold 4.5 out of 5 stars! Two other plugins for Adobe InDesign CS6 are available from Adobe Exchange: GoMakeStyles: cleans up typographic markup, AboutMyDoc is a tool to examine a document’s structure.

We are most proud of CopyFlow Gold for InDesign CS6. It not only roundtrips text in more formats to more translation systems, but handles some of the other tasks translators have to deal with when translating documents. We now can strip out extra markup before translation for better segmentation and automatically set the new hyphenation and spelling dictionaries after translation. Good segmentation is key to effective use of translation memory dictionaries. For every translation we de-construct an entire InDesign document into all its component parts, extract all the text that is translatable and pass it on to a translation memory linguistic system. Once the newly translated text is ready, the process is reversed, the InDesign document is completely rebuilt in the new language – with all the new text in the proper place, text variables, footnotes and other document components all properly handled and all the art, anchored illustrations and tables formatted in place.

Projects:  NAPS built the first desktop workflow system used at Business Week magazine, which managed the workflow of the magazine’s pages every week for more than two years. NAPS worked with EDS for several years to create a custom composition system for The Wall Street Journal. NAPS was a pioneer in web-based composition and built one of the first internet web sites to show personalized, web composed proofs of business stationery for New England Business Service (NEBS). NAPS recently added a very popular option to directly round-trip XLIFF (an XML format for translators) to our CopyFlowGold for InDesign.

NAPS built publishing workflow software for: Harper-Collins, Scholastic, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, The Harvard Business Review, Key3Media and Texas Monthly among others.

Mobile Projects:

Quizlet Flash Cards

The MyQuizCard mobile flash card application is also a production of NAPS Inc. MyQuizCard is a simple flash card application for students using Quizlet.com – the popular flash card web site. With MyQuizCard students can download their flashcards to a mobile device while online for later offline study. MyQuizCard includes a powerful search tool to find relevant flashcards from among the more than 5 million available on Quizlet.com . MyQuizCard runs on the iPad, iPhone and Android devices and is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

For the technophile:      MyQuizCard was developed as an HTML 5 web application using jQuery Mobile and then compiled as a native application for Android and iOS with PhoneGap. The main benefits of this approach are cross-platform code and rapid development. MyQuizCard uses a REST based server API to Quizlet to communicate with the Quizlet application and services.



Memory Ace

Memory Ace, a mobile game is also a production of NAPS Inc. Memory Ace runs on the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. This memory challenging game is played like the card game Concentration, but unlike Concentration there are six matching games of varying complexity. Most people seem to agree match that matching all the Beetles is the most challenging variation. Memory Ace is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

For the technophile:      MemoryAce was developed as an HTML 5 web application using jQuery Mobile and then compiled as a native application for Android and iOS with PhoneGap. The main benefits of this approach are cross-platform code and rapid development.

 

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 CopyFlow™, CopyBridge™ and CopyFlow Gold™ are all trademarks of North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc.