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IMPORTANT: AdForce is not compatible with macOS® 10.15 Catalina and up.

This version of AdForce, part of the award-winning Page Director® Series supports macOS® 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave).

Compatible with Adobe’s CC 2018 through CC 2021 versions of InDesign when paired with AdImport, Fido, and Split & Folio Plugins for CC 2018 through CC 2021.

Cost-effective, easy-to-use advertising layout and issue management software for small- to mid-size publications.

AdForce users can quickly build ad pages using drag-and-drop or semi-automated flow tools. Finished sections can be opened in Adobe InDesign for pagination.

Flexible and functional

Translate ad sales into ad geometry easily starting with virtually any order-entry system. Information such as ad name, number, size, color, coupon status, market, advertiser, requested section or page and pickup instructions are poured directly into the AdForce runsheet for easy review and manipulation.


With AdForce, you create pages and place ads exactly the way you want them to appear. The system’s features include definable issue gravity, ad-to-editorial ratio, advanced color support and monitoring of conflicts, including coupons, reverses and ad-vs.-page color.

A ‘right-sized’ solution

AdForce is the perfect toolset for publications that don’t need the level of customization provided by Cognitive’s Page Director ALS.
Conflict monitoring, including coupons, page requests and ad-vs.-page color.


Definable issue gravity and ad-to-editorial ratio.

Electronic links to digital art and ad files.

Advanced color support, with a color editor that manages spot, process and custom colors.

User-definable automation levels.

Multiple runsheet sorting and filtering options.

Semi-automated tools for ad placement or drag-and-drop.

Built-in statistical reporting can be exported to a spreadsheet or front-end system.

Multidirectional flow controls with forward, backward or random distribution.

User-defined preferences for double-truck placement. Plenty of settings for printing dummies.

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

System Requirements

AdForce 5.9.4

Macintosh computer with Intel processor
Macintosh OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave)

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

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

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