On the Same Page

Planning documents such as magazines, handbooks and newsletters can be daunting. Many editors use a form of flat plan to map out the document, showing how one page relates to another, allocating advertising space and the flow of articles.  Flat plans can be set out in programs such as Word, Excel and even InDesign.

A new option has recently become available -- the online flat plan. Online flat plans enable a large number of people to access the same file whatever their location, and to quickly map the building blocks of a long document. These document planning solutions are a prime example of web 2.0 at its best -- innovative, customisable, updateable and easy to use. Intelligent Flat Plan charges on a per page basis, and the slightly less fully featured Blink Plan charges a monthly rate.