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Winners! Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2018

Typefi has once again been recognised for its contribution to Queensland’s economy, winning the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Small Business and being named as a finalist in the Digital Technologies category.

Shanna Bignell, Ben Hauser and Michael Cousins holding up Typefi's 2018 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards trophy, an engraved glass shard.
Shanna Bignell, Ben Hauser and Michael Cousins with Typefi’s trophy for the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Small Business.

Typefi has been exporting since 2007, and 90% of its customers are based overseas, with exports accounting for 92% of revenue in the 2017–18 financial year.

Typefi launches Enabling Accessible Publishing at Frankfurt

Typefi CEO Chandi Perera officially announced the launch of Enabling Accessible Publishing—a Typefi initiative that will help to make information more accessible to all—at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

The Enabling Accessible Publishing program will provide free Typefi software and services to not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organisations that are producing content in accessible formats for people living with visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive disabilities.

Logo for the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2018

Typefi in the running for two Queensland Export Awards

Finalists in the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards were announced on 13 September 2018, with Typefi in contention for two categories this year—Digital Technologies and Small Business.

“We’re very honoured to have been named as finalists in the Queensland Export Awards for the third year running,” said Chandi Perera, Typefi CEO.

“It’s validating to know that the judging panel is looking at what Typefi is doing and seeing that it’s effective, and that we are making a positive difference in Australia and around the world.”

Formatting the unformattable in InDesign

Peter Kahrel
Scripting Engineer, Typefi

In a Typefi workflow, if you want some text to automatically appear in a certain format in InDesign, you can apply that formatting as a local override or with a character style in your Word document, or encode it in an XML file.

This method of text formatting can’t be used in Typefi fields, because the composition engine doesn’t see that content. Typefi field content can contain only plain text: no formatting is possible.

However, this limitation can be overcome by including some rudimentary, HTML-like text tags in the field content and one or more GREP styles in the InDesign paragraph styles applied to the fields.