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Version: 10.2.503

Verfügbar seit: 16.04.2019 | Aktuelle Demos & Downloads



  • Test mode: Several enhancements (optional page geometry box view, result of QuickCheck is displayed, visualization of generated shape for Checks) [FP52010]
  • Compare PDF: Origin of page positioning can be defined
  • Object inspector: Some minor improvements related to information about overprinting [FP52425]
  • Switchboard: Batch-processing of Profiles with Variables in Workspace: New option to ask for Variables for each file during runtime [FP52981]
  • Standalone now shows an indicator in the footer areas if PDF is encrypted
  • QuickCheck: Available QuickChecks are now available in a separate menu item in the QuickCheck editor
  • Switchboard: Batch processing for Process Plans if linked into Workspace [CA1025609; FP21963; FP36198; FP37937; FP44284; FP49498; FP51444]


  • New option "PDF Version 2.0" in Document group to check if a PDF contains features which require this PDF version

New Fixups

  • Set PDF version in header: Sets the PDF version independent from what features are used in the PDF


  • ToPDF: Added support for page scaling factor (UserUnit) in resulting PDF, if input image exceeds the maximum dimension of a PDF page [CA1027771; FP21635; CA1026629]

Enhanced Fixup

  • Convert fonts to outlines: Extended scope to Type 3 fonts CA1022867; FP37894; FP47760; FP49088; CA1027964; FP52417]
  • Flatten transparency: New option to set a timeout, after which the whole page gets rasterized [CA1027633; CA1027399; CA1025453; FP52925]
  • Flatten transparency: Some conflicting settings will be handled in a more intelligent way (e.g. "JPEG" compression and "lossless" quality) [FP52633]
  • Outline page geometry boxes: Multiple settings for different configurations (e.g. for even and uneven pages) enabled [FP52651]
  • Convert colors using n-channel: Support for .icm profiles as destination profile added [FP53305]
  • Remove actions: New option "With invalid destination" [CA1027518]
  • Convert page into image: New option to take layer visibility into account and to preserve invisible layers [FP52513]
  • Create invisible text copy for all text: When deactivating the new checkbox "Merge all font resources", the existing fonts will be reduced and used with empty glyphs [FP51573]
  • Set PDF version if compatible: Has been renamed from "Set PDF version" and sets the PDF version in the PDF header only if all features in the PDF are defined in that version.

New Properties

  • Colored Type 3 font
  • Uncolored Type 3 font


  • QuickCheck: Content stream length can be determined e.g. to detect very complex files [FP53584]
  • QuickCheck: Support for DPart metadata
  • XML Report: Added color space for image masks [FP48021]


  • Compare: Origin of page positioning can be defined [CA1027644]
  • OpenPassword: New parameter to define an "open" password for encrypted PDFs: "--openpassword=..." [CA1027735]

License Server

  • Support for activation using the callas License Server for Desktop and CLI

Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v15.0.4PlusP5c)

Most recent version of Adobe PDF Converter integrated (PostScript to PDF conversion; v1.1PlusP2d) [CA1028034]

Internal HTML converter updated to the latest version of callas pdfChip (v2.1.059)



  • Edit Variables: Issue fixed, where external editing of JavaScript did not opened the assigned default application (Windows only) [FP51586]
  • Compare PDF: Several adjustments to improve functionality and page display [FP36165; FP35778; FP52636; FP53407]
  • Object inspector and Visualizer: Issue fixed, where displayed content was not updated after the execution of Fixups [CA1026589]
  • New dialog with additional information if PostScript or Office conversion to PDF fails
  • Variables: Issue fixed, where a Variable classified as "String" in editing UI, was handled as a "Number" in ask-at-runtime dialog
  • Edit Fixups: Issue fixed, where Variables could be lost if list view for settings was used [FP52481]

Acrobat Plug-In

  • Issue fixed, where a PDF could not be converted to a PDF/X-Standard under certain circumstances [FP52578]

PDF Standards

  • PDF/A and PDF/X conversions: Added Fixups "Remove page level output intents" and "Remove Black Point Compensation entries" to ensure conversion of PDF 2.0 files to the respective standard
  • PDF/A validation: Adjusted detection of compressed object level metadata


  • Several Fixups to split up DeviceN colorants: Several improvements to increase processing speed and to prevent visual changes in the resulting file [CA1027850; CA1028092]
  • Flatten transparency:
    • Issue fixed, where certain, already embedded fonts became unembedded after flattening [FP52550]
    • Problem solved, where flattening resulted in visible text, which was invisible before [FP48363, CA1027364]
    • Problem solved, where processing resulted in a missing image [CA1027286]
    • Issue fixed, where bookmarks lost their not destination after processing [CA1027772]
    • Problem solved, where certain glyphs got damaged after processing [CA1027900]
    • Issue fixed, where visible glyph defined as .notdef was removed [FP51831; FP5245]
    • Issue fixed, where transparent objects remained in PDF under certain circumstances [FP53244]

  • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph with space characters: Problem solved where certain Type 3 font became bullets after processing [FP53093]
  • Convert page content into image: Problem solved, where invisible layers from the PDF were visible in the resulting output image
  • Discard hidden layer content and flatten visible layers: Problem solved, where visible layers were removed in some cases [CA1028003]
  • Map colors: Issue fixed, where defined combination of CMYK colorant values in an image was not properly mapped to a spot color
  • Map spot and process colors: Issue fixed, where objects using DeviceN with multiple "None" colorants were not properly converted [FP38404; FP51529; FP52525; FP52774; FP52982]
  • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved, where unnecessary conversion of pixel data resulted in an unusual long processing time [FP52553]
  • Convert colors: Enhanced handling for Type 3 fonts to avoid visual changes
  • Convert colors: Issue fixed, where inconsistent spot colors remained in PDF, although Fixup "Make spot color appearance consistent" was contained in same Profile [FP50429; FP37675; FP52557]
  • Remove printer marks: Problem solved, where textual page content was also removed in certain cases [CA1027857; FP53028; FP53045]
  • General: Automatic repair for Type 3 fonts which are using very unusual resource dictionaries introduced by certain DTP software [CA1028093]
  • General: Length of Code Ranges in ToUnicode CMap Streams is now adjusted to 255 to match specification [CA1028128]
  • General: Problem solved, where text got displaced, caused by positioning of vectors within text objects which is not allowed [CA1028126; CA1027936]
  • General: Non-existing property resources are now be removed during the automatic optimization of the Content Stream references (by adding an empty dictionary in the BDC or DP commands) [FP52994]


  • Problem solved, where initial analysis on specific PDFs resulted in an unstable behavior or long processing time [CA1028230; CA1028157; CA1028080]
  • Issue fixed, where a certain way of color space definition for Pattern resulted in an error during analysis [FP52350]
  • Font is embedded: Problem solved, where a certain PDF with empty FontBBox values resulted in an unstable behavior [FP52795]
  • Context aware object detection: Issue fixed, where a combination of shape definitions was not properly regarded


  • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where creation was not successful with certain PDF [CA1027780]
  • ToPDF:
    • PostScript:
    • Problem solved, where conversion of PostScript (which extracted internal resources during processing) could not be properly processed [CA1027902]
    • Problem solved, where glyph positioning changed while converting certain PostScript files [CA1027912]
    • Issue fixed, where objects below a certain scaling factor were dropped in certain PostScript files [CA1027914]
    • Issue fixed, where PostScript could not be converted if a specific font was installed on the system [CA1028016]

  • TIFF:
    • Issue fixed, where rather large TIFF files (3 GB or more) could not be converted to PDF [CA1021439; FP25090]
    • Problem solved, where conversion of certain TIFF files resulted in an un-proportionally scaled result [FP52287]
    • Issue fixed, where TIFF with AlphaChannels (spot color) were not properly converted [CA1027782, PPD; CA1028201]
    • Issue fixed, where 16bit TIFF images were not properly converted [FP19497]
    • Issue fixed, where existing image XMP metadata was not preserved [CA1023497]
    • Problem solved, where RGB TIFF with alpha channels could not be converted [CA1024806; FP39228]
    • Issue fixed, where certain types of shadows resulted in striped output [FP33818]
    • Problem solved, where certain TIFF resulted in a very different visual result [FP52285]
    • Problem solved, where specific, ICC-tagged TIFF resulted in shifted colorants [FP52468]
    • Issue fixed, where transparency in TIFF was not properly regarded [CA1027593; CA1023947; CA1027813]
    • Problem solved, where CMYK TIFF with additional spot channels could not be converted [FP34428]
    • Problem solved, where some JPEG compressed TIFF images resulted in un-proportionally scaled result [FP27294; FP28140; FP30095; FP39228]

  • JPEG
    • Issue fixed, where a JPEG without a proper resolution could not be converted to PDF (will be set to 72 ppi by default now)
    • Problem solved, where certain very big JPEG images could not be converted to PDF [FP22503]

  • PSD
    • Issue fixed, where PSD images with an obsolete entry for spot colors could not be converted [CA1027171]
    • Problem solved, where PSD images marked as CMYK, but also included spot color data, were converted to CMYK only [CA1027298]
    • Issue fixed, where certain files using n-color- or alpha-channels could not be converted

  • SaveAsImage: Problem solved, where invisible layers from the PDF were visible in the resulting output image
  • Slice: Problem solved, where separation of objects into 2 files did not work properly anymore [FP52354; FP52501; FP52911; FP53079]


  • HTML-based template report: Issue fixed, where default images were not properly resized
  • HTML-based template report: Problem solved, where report could not be created using Linux [FP52526]
  • Layer reports: Adjusted report creation if a downsampling of the report is requested to avoid false reporting for low-res images [FP30414; FP52526]


  • Problem solved, where Server jobs could not be started when path was a certain type of mounted SMB Share [FP53235]
  • Problem solved, where report generation failed if output PDF was already locked by another application [CA1027996]
  • Issue fixed, where original PDF was moved to "Success" folder instead of "Processed" when Profile error code was "0" (= no Hit, no Fixups executed)


  • Server/Dispatcher on CLI: Issue fixed, where wrong layout glyphs were shown in the command shell on first startup (Windows only) [FP52648]
  • Log execution: Issue fixed, where not all resources where available in installation package [FP53365]
  • Variables: Issue fixed, where name of Process Plan could not be used to set as a value in XMP metadata [FP49671]
  • Improved management for temporary files to avoid remaining data in TEMP folder
  • Trace: Added process ID to UUID to avoid creation of identically named logging folders [FP52561]
  • Adjusted error codes in cases where report creation failed due to encrypted input PDFs [FP52526]


  • Problem solved, where imposed documents could not be properly rendered or saved as an image in pdfToolbox [CA1027927; CA1028035]
  • Problem solved, where certain PDFs could not be rendered properly anymore [CA1027843, CA1028229]
  • Windows Service: Updated to .NET 4.0 framework to avoid installation issues on latest Windows Server versions
  • Installer: On Unix based systems the installer will not extract into the "basename" directory of the respective package [FP52486]
  • Problem solved, where ICC profiles could not be loaded under certain circumstances [FP53438]
  • Activation: Improved handling for all non-ascii glyphs
  • Variables: Improved handling when "," is used as a delimiter for a numeric value
  • Variables: Problem solved, where file object "File.exists" was not supported within a JavaScript Variable [FP52323]


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