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12.03.2024: Version: 15.0.632

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Features

Desktop

  • Simplified Profile editor
  • Profiles window: New possibility to select multiple Profiles and assign them to another group [FP75559]
  • Object inspector: New functionality to derive a Check from object properties
  • Object inspector: RGB color values are now also showing color values based on the (0…255) range [FP75360]
  • Switchboard: New function "Enumerate XObjects" in group Layers visualizes the form XObject hierarchy using layers
  • General PDF preview: All types of Output Intents are now taken into account and ICC profiles for all color spaces are listed as possible simulation profiles in output preview mode [CA1026640, FP72044]
  • Variables: Ask at runtime dialogue support for JavaScript based configuration to order, hide or disable Variable input fields
  • Visualizer: Very small objects view: "Thresholds" section has been added
  • Testmode: Several new functionalities like Loupe, Layer view, Show custom area, Shape preview with original page content, Show hit results only
  • Text editor for Variables and other config files: New sidebar with advanced settings menu
  • Support for Desktop licensing via License Server [FP76002]

Process plans

  • New option: Do not save modified input file
  • Actions in Process plans: Several new options for naming output files (e.g. prefix, creation of subfolders or overwriting of existing files)

New Fixups

  • Place text on path
  • Split dieline at break points
  • Flatten all form XObjects into page content streams
  • Set page level transparency groups to non knockout [FP74786]

Enhanced Fixups

  • Convert colors: New advanced parameters to define the tolerance for RGB gray [FP70148]
  • Convert colors: Support for page level Output Intents (only for PDF 2.0 files) [FP64975]
  • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: New options to specify color space for crop marks
  • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: New parameters to limit the search area within the page
  • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: New option to only derive boxes if TrimBox is missing or equals MediaBox [FP35137, FP37895]
  • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: Support for crop marks in images
  • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: New parameter to specify if BleedBox shall be set [FP56205]
  • Generate bleed at page edges: New option "Auto determine bleed generation offsets"
  • Generate bleed at page edges: New option "Suppress empty color channels" for "CMYK, keep spot colors" [FP75251]
  • Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8, while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated
  • Create and apply shapes: New create shape method "From joined vector paths" which connects vector path objects if endpoints are at the same position but not connected
  • Generate bleed for irregular shapes: New option to create bleed at inner borders of a shape [CA1032858; FP72642]
  • Generate bleed for irregular shapes: New option "Suppress empty color channels" for "CMYK, keep spot colors"
  • New option "Smart resolution for page dimension > 75cm" for internal rendering reduces the rendering resolution for pages where at least one dimension exceeds internal thresholds: >75cm: 0.75; >150cm: 0.5; >200cm: 0.25; >400cm: 0.1. Affected:
    • Convert page content into image
    • Create and apply shapes
    • Create spot color plate based on ink amount
    • Crop to visible based on rendered page
    • Generate bleed at page edges
    • Generate bleed for irregular shapes
    • Set page geometry boxes

  • Downsample/compress bitmap images: Enabled page-based Checks for "Apply to" selection [FP75619]
  • Downsample/compress color images: Enabled page-based Checks for "Apply to" selection [FP75619]
  • Downsample/compress grayscale images: Enabled page-based Checks for "Apply to" selection [FP75619]
  • Upsample/recompress color and/or grayscale images: Enabled page-based Checks for "Apply to" selection
  • Upsample/recompress bitmap images: Enabled page-based Checks for "Apply to" selection

New Properties

  • Smallest size of quiet zone for bar-/matrixcodes
  • Quiet zone has sufficient size for bar-/matrixcodes
  • Number of narrow curves and sharp angles on path object
  • Number of narrow curves and sharp angles all path objects on page
  • Rotation of barcode / matrix code
  • Create a hit (or not) for pages
  • Create a hit (or not) for page areas
  • Length of a stroked vector object [CA1033164]
  • Angle of stroked vector object
  • Corner radius of stroked vector object
  • Is part of a Form-XObject
  • Is part of a Type3 font CharProcs
  • Is part of a tiling pattern content stream
  • Page is knockout transparency group [FP74786]
  • Specified DPart DPM property uses specified value

Enhanced Properties

  • All Barcode-related Checks: Reviewed and optimized analysis for improved recognition of codes on a page (e.g. inverted codes or above colored background) [CA1031990, FP70742, FP70793, FP73434]
  • New option "Smart resolution for page dimension > 75cm" for internal rendering reduces the rendering resolution for pages where at least one dimension exceeds internal thresholds: >75cm: 0.75; >150cm: 0.5; >200cm: 0.25; >400cm: 0.1. Affected:
    • Find barcodes
    • Shape definition

  • New option "Smart sample size for page dimension > 75cm for internal rendering reduces the rendering resolution for pages where at least one dimension exceeds internal thresholds: >75cm: 0.75; >150cm: 0.5; >200cm: 0.25; >400cm: 0.1. Affected:
    • Effective ink coverage
    • Effective ink coverage in custom area
    • Effective ink coverage for registration color
    • Effective ink coverage for separated plates
    • Effective total area coverage (TAC)
    • Number of effectively non-empty plates
    • Area effectively covered by ink amount above threshold

New or enhanced predefined Profiles and Process plans

  • Library: PDF Standards:
    • PDF/A-2u: Outline non-Unicode text if it is below specified share of all text: Reviewed and optimized JavaScript Variables to ensure better results
    • Convert to PDF/A-2…, PDF/A-3…, PDF/A-4…: Added "Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8", while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated and removed
    • Convert to PDF/X-4…, PDF/X-5n, PDF/X-6…: Added "Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8", while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated and removed
    • Convert to PDF/X-4… and PDF/A-2…: Added "Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8", while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated and removed
    • Convert to PDF/X-6… and PDF/A-4…: Added "Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8", while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated and removed
    • Fix problems in PDF tagging structure: Added "Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8", while "Convert font names to UTF-8" and "Convert spot color names to UTF-8" have been deprecated and removed
    • Convert to PDF/A-2u: New text handling for image conversion: Set to "OCR for invisible text"
    • Convert to PDF/A-3u: New text handling for image conversion: Set to "OCR for invisible text"
    • Verify compliance with PDF/A-4e: Added "DeviceRGB used in an 3D annotation but no PDF/A OutputIntent"

New or enhanced predefined Fixups

  • Library: Prepress, Color and Transparency:
    • Add crop and bleed marks: Will now use register color by default (separation "All")
    • Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8
    • Generate 2mm bleed at specified dieline (spot color)
    • Remove layers and content that are initially invisible
    • Flatten all Form XObjects into page content streams
    • Settings updated to take advantage of "Smart resolution":
      • Convert page content into CMYK image if number of vector objects is above 10000
      • Convert page content into CMYK image if number of bitmap images is above 10000
      • Convert page content into CMYK image if number of smooth shades is above 2000
      • Convert pages with complex page descriptions into images
      • Convert page content into CMYK image (150 ppi, high JPEG quality)
      • Convert page content into CMYK image if size of content stream is greater than 5MB
      • Generate 2mm bleed from page content
      • Generate 3mm bleed at TrimBox, excluding specified spot color
      • Generate 3mm bleed by stretching border area
      • Crop all pages to visible based on rendered page
      • Crop to visible based on rendered page (if TrimBox doesn't match specified size)
      • Generate 5mm bleed at dieline (Processing Steps)

    • Added the new advanced parameters to define the tolerance for RGB gray tolerance (light gray will use 1%, midtone gray 2% and dark gray 3% tolerance)
      • Convert color to Coated GRACoL 2006 (convert spot colors to CMYK)
      • Convert color to Coated GRACoL 2006 (keep spot colors)
      • Convert color to Coated GRACoL 2013 (convert spot colors to CMYK)
      • Convert color to Coated GRACoL 2013 (keep spot colors)
      • Convert color to ISO Coated v2 (ECI) (keep spot colors)
      • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2001 (convert spot colors to CMYK)
      • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2001 (keep spot colors)
      • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2011 (convert spot colors to CMYK)
      • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2011 (keep spot colors)
      • Convert color to PSO Coated v3 (ECI) (convert spot colors to CMYK)
      • Convert color to PSO Coated v3 (ECI) (keep spot colors)

    • Library: Shapes, Variables, JavaScript, Place content:
      • Settings updated to take advantage of "Smart resolution":
      • Generate 3 mm bleed by pixel repetition
      • Generate 3 mm bleed by mirroring
      • Create partial varnish for images
      • Create varnish for printed content (excl. white areas)
      • Create varnish for printed content (incl. white areas)
      • Generate bleed by specified method
      • Set TrimBox based on visible content

    • Library: PDF Standards:
      • Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8

New or enhanced predefined Checks

  • Library: Prepress, Color and Transparency:
    • Page has more than 6 dieline corner issues
    • Settings updated to take advantage of "Smart resolution":
      • Effective ink coverage above specified value
      • Effective CMYK ink coverage above 0%
      • Effective ink coverage above 0%

    • Library: PDF Standards:
      • MCID IDs are not unique within content stream

Actions

  • Unified concept for units in Actions and limited to one unit setting per Action, which now also support Variables [FP62523, FP62569, FP63690, FP65143, FP74181]
  • ToPDF: Support for CF2 files
  • Booklet: New Parameter "Shingling offset" [CA1033060]
  • Extract Dieline: Added the possibility to edit, duplicate, create new and import Checks for the filter functionality
  • Image export: New Option "Do not embed ICC profile" to create uncalibrated image files [CA1028662, FP26060, FP23195, FP30710, FP53882, FP63982, FP70090]

Quick Fix

  • Distribute form XObjects on layers: Visualizes the form XObject hierarchy using layers
  • Convert PDF internal names to UTF-8 [FP74998]

Reports

  • HTML-template based Reports:
    • Extended reporting of Process plans
    • Additional views for small objects can be ordered via the manifest.xml (see online docu for further details) [FP75702]
    • Additional views for images below threshold resolution can be ordered via the manifest.xml [FP75702]
    • Possibility to create certain visualizer images only for pages with issues via the manifest.xml [FP75702]
    • Support for custom parameters in manifest.xml via an JavaScript object
    • All settings changed via the manifest.xml can now also be adjusted via the new "app.context.report.manifest" JavaScript object
    • Improved reporting if a section (e.g. spot colors) has nothing to report [FP72090]
    • Support for JSON v2 report to be requested via the manifest.xml

  • New JSON v2 report, which lists contents similar to the XML report
  • XML report: Embedded Output Intents on page level are now also reported (PDF 2.0)

CLI

  • Booklet: New Parameter "Shingling offset" [CA1033060]
  • SaveAsImage: New Option "Do not embed ICC profile" to create uncalibrated image files
  • Extract XMP metadata: New additional output format XMP [CA1033089]

General

  • PDF/A fallback conversion: New option to derive text via OCR
  • JavaScript Variables: JavaScript result object contains more Barcode related properties

Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v18.0.4PlusP2r)

Most recent version of Adobe PDF Converter integrated (PostScript to PDF conversion; v3.2.0PlusP1e)

Fixes

Desktop

  • Issues fixed, where certain windows were not properly displayed when initially opened using high DPI monitors on Windows
  • Testmode will now also show if file has syntax issues [FP75711]
  • Switchboard: Add border: Issue fixed, where MediaBox was created with double border size than CropBox [FP75779]
  • Switchboard: Duplicate pages: Issue fixed, where the setting was not properly regarded in a certain case [FP75518]

Fixups

Create and apply shapes: Problems solved, where the shape had an insufficient dimension in vertical direction for very large pages [FP74675, FP76038]
  • Create and apply shapes: Issue fixed, where clipping based on a custom box did not respect a page scaling factor or rotation key [FP61975, FP75474, FP75051]
  • Create and apply shapes: Problem solved, where certain objects were not properly taken into account for shape creation when an inverted Check was used as a filter [CA1030171]

    Properties

    • Text on page: Issue fixed, where search was not successful if RegEx was used (Linux only) [FP76112]
    • Is in custom area: Problem solved, where a page scaling factor was not properly regarded
    • Has layers: Issue fixed, where certain layer configuration fragments in a PDF resulted in a hit although no complete layer existed in the file
    • Text cannot be mapped to Unicode: Adjusted recognition for glyphs using either the Private Use Area (PUA) or "zero" unicodes [CA1033102]
    • Color space related properties: Improved reporting to avoid creating hits for form XObjects [FP75495]

    Actions

    • MergePDF: Corrected the numerical order of the merged PDF files so that e.g 10 comes after 9 and not after 1
    • ToPDF for PostScript files: Problem solved, where a bounding box was not respected [CA1032272]
    • ToPDF for PostScript files: Issue fixed, where the name of an additional font folder could not exceed 9 characters [CA1030231, CA1032669]
    • SaveAsImage: Problem solved, where a certain image-only PDF with large image could not be properly converted [CA1032617, FP73859]
    • Imposition: Issue fixed, where using a custom sheet resulted in an error [FP74776]
    • Split in half / Step and repeat: Problem solved, where even pages were not properly handled [FP74646, FP75442, FP75461, FP75726, FP75817, FP75991, FP76119]
    • N-Up / Step and repeat: Problem solved, where defined unit from the UI was not properly regarded [FP65143]
    • Actions in Process plans: Problem solved, where the output of a failed Action was handled as "success" and not as a "failure" [FP74854]

    Reports

    • HTML-template based Reports: Problem solved, where the pagebox setting for inkcoverage in the manifest.xml was not regarded [FP75920]
    • QuickCheck: Problem solved, where files using a PDF 2.0 based encryption algorithm could not be analyzed [CA1032217]

    CLI

    • Variables: Problem solved, where "variables.json" created by "log profile execution" or "ask at runtime" dialogue could not be used
    • ZUGFeRD: Problem solved, where file name of embedded invoice xml was set incorrectly [CA1033016]

    General

    • JavaScript Variables: Problem solved, where the JavaScript objects for "effective... "- page geometry boxes did not took the page rotation factor into account [FP75464]
    • Process plan step "File pickup": Restores the return code as it was when the restored file was placed in the step from which it was retrieved

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag. Es gilt eine Graceperiod für Produkte, welche nach dem 14.2.2024 gekauft wurden!

    Sie erhalten Ihre neuen Lizenzen für v15 in den nächsten Tagen per Email über Ihre Bezugsquelle zugemailt!

    Kostenpflichtiges Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Upgrades werden für Version 13 und 14 angeboten. Für frühere Versionen ist kein Upgrade mehr verfügbar!

  • 14.12.2023: Version: 14.4.622

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    Fixes

    Desktop

    • Problem solved where certain combinations of region and language settings resulted in unstable behaviour (macOS only) [CA1032326; FP75186]
    • Issue fixed where external variable script editing was no longer possible in VS Code (macOS only) [FP75135]

    Fixups

    • Create and apply shapes: Issue fixed, where an invisible pattern became visible when a certain spot color was excluded [CA1032830]
    • Place rectangle: Problem solved where rectangle was placed at offset position when radius was defined [CA1032941]
    • Remove .notdef glyphs: Problem solved where missing but required CMap entry was not handled properly [CA1032893]
    • Set colors: Issue fixed, where certain Properties like "is in custom area" could not be used in a Check [CA1032944]
    • Set transparency blend color space: Issue fixed, where the blend color space was changed with the setting "is missing" even though the entry already existed [FP75258]
    • Font processing: Problem solved, where some glyphs were removed if identical fonts were contained in the PDF in certain cases [FP74861]

    Actions

    • To PDF: Problem solved, where conversion of TIFF files was not successful (Windows 32bit only)

    General

    • Fast VDP mode: Problem solved, where single-page documents with multiple usage of Form XObjects were not properly processed [CA1032881]

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

    Kostenpflichtiges Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Upgrades werden für Version 12 und 13 angeboten. Für frühere Versionen ist kein Upgrade mehr verfügbar!

    13.12.2023: Version: 1.2

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    Verfügbar seit: 13.12.2023 | Aktuelle Demos & Downloads

    Das aktuelle Release des Lizenzservers 1.2 enthält folgende wichtigen Neuerungen:

    • Unterstützung von Cartridge-Pools
      Eine neue Funktion, die für die nahtlose Integration mit pdfToolbox Version 14.3 und höher entwickelt wurde.
    • Unterstützung für Entwicklerlizenzen
      Beinhaltet die Unterstützung für Entwicklerlizenzen, die Ihnen mehr Optionen für die Lizenzverwaltung und -entwicklung bieten.
    • Verbesserte Handhabung von Prozess-Cartridges und Credits in Failover-Setups
      Mit License Server 1.2 wurde die Handhabung von Prozess- und Credits-Cartridges in Failover-Setups verbessert, um eine zuverlässigere und stabilere Produktion zu gewährleisten.

    Außerdem wurden einige kleinere Verbesserungen vorgenommen:

    • Verbesserte Protokolldateien für Verbindungsprobleme in Failover-Konfigurationen
    • Neue Protokolldateien für die Deinstallation von Cartridges und die Deaktivierung von Lizenzservern
    16.11.2023: Version: 14.4.621

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    Features

    Desktop

    • Switchboard: New functionality "Rasterize" in group "Pages"
    • Switchboard: New functionality "Fill page (repeat)" in group "Arrange"
    • Switchboard: "Import from library" option for runlist and sheetconfig files added
    • Process plan editor: Transitions without an assigned destination step will be handled as connection to "End" [FP66937]
    • Process plan editor: Enhanced highlighting of transitions and connected steps [FP66937]
    • Process plans and Profile editors: Improved handling of custom Templates for Variables (Ask at runtime dialog)
    • Explore DPart: Import of DPart structures into a PDF
    • Support for High DPI monitors on Windows
    • Action editor: "Import from library" option for runlist and sheetconfig files added
    • Search Libraries: Imposition configuration files are now available as listed resources [FP71940]

    New or enhanced predefined Profiles

    • Fix problems in PDF tagging structure: Added "Insert or repair IDTree in StructTreeRoot" Fixup

    PDF/UA-1 validation:

    • Added "List encloses improper structure type"
    • Added "Table encloses improper structure type"
    • Adjusted "Annotations not inside Annot tag"
    • Adjusted "Annotation lacks both Contents entry and Alt entry"
    • Adjusted "Neither Scope nor Headers/IDs for TH cell" [CA1032688]

    PDF/A-1... validation:

    • Adjusted "PDF contains data after end of file marker"
    • Adjusted "Text cannot be mapped to Unicode" for PDF/A-1a

    PDF/A-2... validation:

    • Adjusted "OutputIntent uses a referenced destination profile"
    • Adjusted "No transparency group entry for transparent object and no PDF/A OutputIntent present"
    • Adjusted "PDF contains data after end of file marker"
    • Adjusted "Text cannot be mapped to Unicode" for PDF/A-2u

    PDF/A-3... validation:

    • Adjusted "OutputIntent uses a referenced destination profile"
    • Adjusted "No transparency group entry for transparent object and no PDF/A OutputIntent present"
    • Adjusted "PDF contains data after end of file marker"
    • Adjusted "Text cannot be mapped to Unicode" for PDF/A-3u

    PDF/A-4... validation:

    • Added "DeviceRGB used in an 3D annotation but PDF/A OutputIntent not RGB"
    • Added "Incorrect annotation type used: FileAttachment"
    • Added "Embedded file has invalid MIME type entry"
    • Adjusted "OutputIntent uses a referenced destination profile"
    • Adjusted "No transparency group entry for transparent object and no PDF/A OutputIntent present"
    • Adjusted "PDF contains data after end of file marker"
    • Adjusted "Text cannot be mapped to Unicode"

    New or enhanced predefined Fixups

    • Convert page content into CMYK image if size of content stream is greater than 5MB

    New or enhanced predefined Checks

    • Content stream size of page greater than 5MB

    New Fixups

    • Derive spot color from softmasks

    Enhanced Fixups

    • Convert colors: New advanced setting: "Decalibrate with filters"

    New Properties

    • URI of action in link annotation [FP68840]

    Actions

    • Quick Fix: New option for Resave PDF: "Repair image streams (ZIP)" to repair incorrect length entries and insert missing EOD (end of data) markers [CA1032568; CA1032639; FP74023]

    Reports

    • PDF Mask report: Support for highlighting of barcode / QR code hits added

    Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v18.0.4PlusP2f)

    Internal HTML converter updated to callas pdfChip (v2.5.084)

    Fixes

    Desktop

    • Action editor: Reviewed, reordered and optimized display of possible options for several Action types
    • Action editor: Issue solved, where naming was not checked for identical Actions and no auto-indexing took place upon import
    • Action editor: Corrected swapped strings for custom box in image export [FP74181]
    • Problems solved in more than one monitor setups, where certain parts of the user interface were displayed on the wrong monitor in certain cases
    • Compare Profiles: Issue fixed, where comparing 2 specific Profiles was not successful
    • General font processing: Problem solved, where analysis was not successful due to some rare and unusual Encoding entries [FP74269]
    • JavaScript editor: Issue fixed, where installation of callas VSCode auto-complete component did not work (Windows only)
    • Layer Exporer: Reviewed and revised handling of layers
    • Process plans: Issue fixed, where a failing Fixup did not stopp processing in Desktop [FP74444]
    • Process plans: Issues fixed, where changes to the plan were reported, although the plan was unchanged
    • Problem solved, where update notification created an assertion when a proxy was used [FP74089]
    • QuickFix editor: Issue solved, where naming was not checked for identical QuickFixes and no auto-indexing took place upon import
    • Switchboard: Problem solved, where folders for failures were not properly created during batch processing [FP73553]
    • Test mode: Problem fixed, where certain Quick Fix combinations with file pick up resulted in a warning message [FP74531]
    • Test mode: Issue fixed, where hotkeys for zoom levels were not functional (Windows only) [FP71939]
    • Variable editor: Several issues fixed, where "Show evaluation results" did not work as expected in certain cases
    • Variable editor: Problem solved, where logging profile execution was not successful [FP74158]

    Fixups

    • Convert colors:
      • Issue fixed, where identical (legacy) configuration files became indexed during import of previously exported process plan
      • Problem solved, where some Form XObjects were missing after processing in certain PDF files [CA1032716]
      • Problem solved, where certain Default ColorSpace definitions were not properly decalibrated [FP73443]

    • Convert page content into image:
      • Issue fixed with JPEG compression, where process colors in DeviceN where not rendered
      • Problem solved, where some page objects were visually changed if "Except page objects" filter was used [FP67080; FP71301]
      • Problem solved where in certain cases some lines of pixels were not rendered [FP74646]

    • Create and apply shapes:
      • Issue fixed, where using a layer-based page filter resulted in unexpected behavior [FP74444]
      • Problem solved, where a page rotation factor was not properly regarded [CA1032570]
      • Issue fixed, where an additional rectangle path was added outside of the document area in certain cases [FP72887]

    • Downsample/recompress images: Issue fixed, where proportions of images were not maintained if used together with a "Convert colors" Fixup in the same Profile [CA1032564]
    • Downsample/recompress images: Problem solved, where certain images using a Mask or an SMark entry were not properly handled [CA1032308; CA1032545; CA1032553; FP74510]
    • Embed missing fonts: Issue fixed, where font embedding replaced a certain glyph if the respective glyph was not available in the font file [FP73453]
    • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved, where Unicode values from encoding entries for glyphs were not maintained in certain cases [CA1032659]
    • Generate bleed for irregular shapes: Problem solved, where resulting bleed used slightly wrong color [CA1032858; FP68973; FP72642]
    • Generate bleed for irregular shapes: Issue fixed, where process colors were not properly handled in certain cases
    • Map colors:
      • Problem solved, where mapping of Gray to Separation Black resulted in an unexpected output [FP73701]
      • Images will only be converted between color spaces if "Include intermediate color values" is enabled
      • Issue fixed, where result was not properly displayed in certain PDF viewers after processing [CA1032715]
      • Problem solved, where certain DeviceGray objects could not be mapped to spot color [CA1032712]
      • Profile description for Output Intent: Issue fixed, where properties of ICC v4 profiles could not be determined [FP74319]

    • Remove page objects completely outside page area: Problem solved with a certain file [CA1032654; FP74520]
    • Set transparency blend color space: Issue fixed, where blend color space was not properly set in certain cases [FP73586]
    • Subset fonts: Problem solved, where a "npspace" glyph was mistakenly replaced [FP74330]

    Checks

    • Create invisible text via OCR: Problem solved, where processing was not successful on Linux in some cases [FP74099]
    • ICCbased ...: Form XObjects no longer taken into account [FP73586]
    • PDF file contains data after the end-of-file marker: Issue fixed, where a "Newline" (0A) was not regarded [CA1032852]
    • Sifter-based Properties:
      • Issue solved, where objects outside shapes were not properly detected with certain PDFs [CA1032698; FP74166; FP74187; FP74784]
      • Issue fixed, where a file from previous processing could not be analyzed in certain cases [FP69716]
      • Problem solved, where checking distances did not work properly [FP73788]
      • Problem solved, where a layer with an incomplete OCProperties entry was falsely classified as invisible and therefore not regarded [CA10327726]
    • Smallest distance from TrimBox: Problem solved, where the defined threshold was not properly regarded [CA1032065]
    • Content stream analysis: Problem solved, where processing a certain PDF resulted in endless processing [FP73680]

    Actions
    • Compare: If only one of the PDFs has an Output Intent, this Output Intent will now be used for both PDFs [FP74190]
    • Extract dieline: Problem solved, where rectangular strokes were not exported as closed paths [FP72538]
    • Overlay: Issue fixed, where layers were not properly handled [FP44717]
    • To PDF:
      • Problem solved where certain JPEG images were unproportionally scaled when converted to PDF [FP74437]
      • Issue fixed, where certain TIFF files using Lab colors were only partially converted
      • Problem solved, where 16Bit TIFF files with "NoMac" byte order were not properly converted [CA1032713; FP73200; FP74424]

    Quick Fix:

    • General issue fixed, where certain dates were not properly handled [CA1032829]
    • Apply rotate key: Issue fixed, where processing resulted in an error on certain PDFs [CA1032570]
    • Set MediaBox to origin: Issue with UserUnit entry fixed [CA1032604]
    • Resave PDF: Problem solved, where processing was not successful for a certain PDF with metadata issues [FP74242]
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where result could not be displayed in certain PDF viewers [FP74605]
    • Rotate pages: Issue fixed, where page scaling factor (UserUnit) was not properly maintained [FP73288]
    • Split PDF / Split and merge PDF: Problem solved, where processing a file with font issues was not successful [FP74125]
    • Split PDF / Split and merge PDF: Issue fixed, where certain PDFs used extraordinary long processing time [FP73432]

    Server
    • Reports are created without overview according to settings [FP74332]

    CLI
    • Optimized implicit repair for files with syntax issues [CA1031639; FP73502]

    Reports
    • Inventory report: Problem solved, where report was not properly created for one page PDFs in Desktop in certain cases
    • JSON: Issue fixed, where some special characters (like umlauts) were escaped
    • Quick Check: Issue fixed, where a configuration with CR line endings was not properly regarded [CA1032578]

    Distributed Processing
    • Issue fixed, where graceful shutdown failed for Dispatcher/Satellite

    License Server
    • When used for Distributed Processing, options like --lspool and --lsmessage used in the Client call will only be forwarded to the Satellite when the Client also specifies a --licenseserver

    General
    • JavaScript Variables: Problem with a certain combination of operators solved [FP73754]
    • JavaScript Variables: Issue fixed, where xml.xpath did not work as expected for attributes [FP62815]
    • Problem solved, where internal syntax optimization did not restor a specific structure of color spaces [FP73698]
    • Problem solved, where file processing resulted in a syntax issue with certain PDFs [FP74598]
    • Issue fixed, where incorrect Windows version was reported in some cases [CA1032618]
    • Log Profile execution: Issue fixed, where the app.json file was empty for barcode / QR code Checks [FP73901]

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

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    18.07.2023: Version: 14.3.616

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    Fixes

    Fixups

    • Derive page geometry boxed from crop marks: Issue fixed, where boxes from certain marks were not correctly recognized [FP73640]
    • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved, where image masks were no longer converted [FP73735]

    Checks

    • Sifter-based properties: Problem solved, where processing was not correctly executed for certain PDFs [FP73638]

    Updateinfos

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    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

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    29.06.2023: Version: 14.3.615

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    Features

    Desktop

    • Process plans: Improved handling of Variables in input/pop-up fields
    • Manage Libraries: Quick Check items are now listed in a separate Group

    Enhanced Fixups

    • Convert page content into image: New color space options "CMYK,keep spot colors" and "Output Intent if present or CMYK"
    • Convert page content into image: Sifter-based Checks can now be used in "Except page objects"

    New Properties

    • Number of subsequent points with different location in sub path [FP72888]
    • Page description is not valid: Pages are internally rendered and errors are reported in the trigger value [FP69734; FP72888]

    Enhanced Properties

    • Properties determining the number of points or nodes in vector paths use improved algorithms [FP72954]

    Actions

    • Apply structures: New action to apply DPart and bookmark structures

    CLI

    • Modify structures: New action (--modifystructures) to extract and apply DPart and bookmark structures

    Reports

    • JSON report: Comments of Checks and Fixups used in a Profile have been added [FP73542]

    License Server

    • Support for Cartridge pools for CLI (--lspool; requires License Server v1.2)
    • Support for developer licenses for CLI (--lsdev)

    General

    • "Relaxed rendering" supports rendering of PDF files with minor syntax issues [FP72888]
    • New supported operating system: Linux ARM (e.g. Amazon Graviton) [FP70543]

    Most recent version of Adobe PDF Converter integrated (PostScript to PDF conversion; v1.1PlusP4a)

    Fixes

    Desktop

    • Action editor: Improved handling of imposition configuration files when updating or replacing files in a configuration
    • Manage Libraries: Issue fixed, where number of library changes were not properly calculated when resources were copied [FR71863]
    • Compare: Issue fixed, where loupe window was not properly synced in certain cases
    • Quick Fix: Issue fixed, where adding an "Output Intent" setting was not possible in an empty Library

    Fixups

    • Convert colors: Problem solved, where decalibrating RGB images resulted in unexpected output [FP69017]
    • Convert colors: Issue fixed, where conversion of certain black DeviceN objects to RGB or gray was not properly done [FP53165; FP59242]
    • Create and apply shapes: Issue fixed, where using a custom box on a page with UserUnit resulted in an incorrect shape [CA1032493]
    • Create link: Issue fixed, where link annotations were created twice in some cases (Linux Only) [FP65713]
    • Convert page content into image:
      • Problem solved, where conversion to RGB did not respect overprint settings [FP73213]
      • Problem solved, where excluding certain objects resulted in a unexpected visual change [FP65768]
      • Issue fixed, where not converted objects were kept but also rendered [CA1032470; FP67218]
      • Problem solved, where defined compression setting was not properly regarded [CA1032466]

    • Map colors: Issue fixed, where multiple conversion settings were not properly taken into account [FP73355]
    • Remove objects outside page area: Issue fixed, where removal of objects was not properly done [CA1032492]
    • Remove objects outside page area: Problem solved, were objects inside were removed in certain cases [CA1032544]
    • Set overprint and knockout: Issue fixed, where changes were reported although the Fixup was set to "Unchanged" when an "Apply to" filter was used [FP67034]
    • Trim clipped vector paths: Problem solved, where processing resulted in a changed visual appearance with a perticular PDF [CA1032258]

    Checks

    • Font not valid: Issue solved, where CID-Fonts were falsely reported as not embedded as CID [FP73468]
    • Find barcode: Issue fixed, where the same barcode was found twice in some cases [CA1032265]
    • Number of hits per page: Problem solved, where analysis took unnecessarily long [CA1032433]
    • Sifter-based properties: Problem solved, where visible objects were falsely classified as invisible in certain cases [FP66159; FP69594; FP73261]
    • Sifter-based properties: Issue fixed, where an object covered by the opaque part of an image with SMask was not identified as invisible

    Actions

    • Visualizer: Content outside of the CropBox will no longer be displayed e.g. in the safety zone view
    • Save as image: Content outside of the CropBox will no longer be rendered, even if the rendering rectangle is enlarged or set to the MediaBox
    • Save as image: Problem solved, where content was not rendered if defined PDF dimension exceeded 14400pt [CA1032259]
    • To PDF: Problem solved, where 16-bit CMYK TIFF with spot or alpha channels were not properly converted [CA1032261; FP73200]
    • To PDF: Problem solved, where certain types of CMYK TIFF files using JPEG compression were not properly converted to PDF [FP69255; FP72101; FP72232]
    • To PDF: Issue fixed, where a certain Word document using the wrong MIME type could not be converted to PDF [CA1032436]

    CLI

    • CreateCustomDict: Issue fixed, where Variables used for name or comment were not properly regarded [FP73090]

    Reports

    • Template-based report: Issue fixed, where wrong ink coverage values were reported [FP73232]
    • QuickCheck: Issue fixed, where the "open" status for bookmarks was not reported

    License Server

    • Problem solved, where requesting a licenses from a License Server without a matching Cartridge was not properly executed

    General

    • Problem solved, where a particular image without resolution entry in a PDF was not properly handled [CA1032551]

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

    Kostenpflichtiges Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Upgrades werden für Version 12 und 13 angeboten. Für frühere Versionen ist kein Upgrade mehr verfügbar!

    24.03.2023: Version: 14.1.606

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    Features

    Desktop

    • New function to bulk-export Profiles as separate kfpx files or into a zipped archive file (e.g. for distribution via GitHub)
    • Protected Profiles: Several minor improvements regarding handling and usage

    New Fixups

    • Create link for page objects (identified by a Check) [FP65713]
    • Create link at page area [FP65713]

    Enhanced Fixups

    • Convert page content into image: Possibility to limit rasterization based on Processing Steps added [CA1032125]
    • Create and apply shapes: Support for beveled corners [CA1031870]

    New Properties

    • Glyph uses overlapping path objects [CA1031932; CA1032003; FP27205]
    • Text is un-proportionally scaled [FP70746]
    • Text is fake italic using skewing [FP70746]

    Enhanced Properties

    • Sifter-based Checks: Reviewed and optimized analysis, e.g. for cropped objects to increase processing speed [FP65044; FP65294]

    Actions

    • JavaScript-based imposition: SHEET_DEF_TRIMBOX is now available as possible parameter to be able to define a TrimBox [FP68772]
    • ToPDF: New topdf_parameter option "WholeSpreadsheetLayout" on CLI to enforce the whole spreadsheet in its original format [CA1031794]

    Quick Fix

    • Search and replace text: New parameter giving external fonts precedence to the ones that are embedded
    • Search and replace text for VDP: New parameter giving external fonts precedence to the ones that are embedded

    General

    • Process plans: Duration of previous steps are now available in JS-Variables and JSON reports
    • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v18.0.4PlusP1n)
    • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Converter integrated (PostScript to PDF conversion; v1.1PlusP3r)
    • Internal HTML converter updated to callas pdfChip (v2.5.080)

    Fixes

    Desktop

    • Windows installer: Problem solved, where Plug-in was installed in older versions than Acrobat DC [FP70538]
    • QuickFix UI: Issue fixed, where QuickFix type sorting did not take localization into account [FP70790]
    • Results dialog: Issue fixed, where result list did not scroll to the last step [FP65526]

    Fixups

    • Flatten transparency:
      • Problem solved, where text vanished in certain cases (Windows only) [FP69113]
      • Problem solved. where a bitmap image became clipped [FP69113]
      • Issue fixed, where text used as a clipping path resulted in vanishing objects [CA1031993]
      • Problem solved, where some glyphs were not properly maintained during processing [FP65562; FP71571]

    • Font to outline:
      • Problem solved, where processing specific TrueType fonts could result into distorted glyphs [FP50175; FP55477; FP68146; FP69208; FP69505; FP70142]
      • Problem solved, where glyphs from certain Type 3 fonts were not properly converted [CA1028912; FP58310]
      • Issue fixed, where processing resulted in displaced diacritical marks for some composite glyphs [FP69208]

    • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved, where an incorrect ToUnicode-CMap could result into false glyph assignments [CA1031998]
    • Create and apply shape: Problem solved, where processing was not successful when a certain resolution for some PDFs was used [CA1031291]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved, where DeviceN objects with multiple "None" colorants and Black were not properly handled when converted to RGB [FP61770; FP70262; FP70606]
    • Downsample/recompress images: Issue fixed, where DeviceN CMYK images were not compressed as JPEG as requested [FP60717]
    • Map colors: Issues fixed, where especially the conversion to Gray did not always create the expected results

    Checks

    • Smallest distance from Trimbox: Problem solved, where strokes were not properly measured in some cases [FP61479]
    • Effective ink coverage in custom area: Issue fixed, where analysis was not properly done when "Sample size" was the same as "Width" [FP70808]
    • Find barcode: Problem solved, where processing was not successful in certain cases [FP70793]
    • Find barcode: Issue fixed, where a barcode was not found when the "Barcode value" property was negated [FP70793]
    • Sifter-based Checks: Problem fixed, where objects were not properly detected although reaching into a custom shape in certain cases [FP71006; FP71228]

    Actions

    • To PDF: Problem solved, where a SoftMaskImage in a PostScript file was not properly regarded during conversion to PDF [CA1031459]
    • Save as image: Corrected naming of quality setting [FP70635]
    • Save as image: Problem solved, where a defined pagebox for rasterization was ignored on some PDFs when converted to TIFF with certain resolution [FP70739]
    • JavaScript-based imposition: Problem solved, where variables were not passed through to imposition engine on CLI [FP70532]

    Process plans

    • Compare: Issue fixed, where in a Process Plan a compare report was created even if there were no differences [FP68727]
    • Improved import handling for Process plans which differ only by their layouts
    • Problem solved, where the overwrite option for reports was not properly regarded [FP70444]

    Quick Fix

    • Search and replace for VDP: Problem solved, where processed PDF contained syntax issues in certain case [FP70873]
    • Set page geometry boxes: Issue fixed, where result could not be processed properly with specific PDF [FP69545]

    CLI

    • List Variables: Issue fixed, where Variables in objects of nested Process plans were not listed [CA1031571]

    General

    • JavaScript Variables: Issue fixed, where the position of a found barcode was not available in the JS result object [FP65713]
    • JavaScript Variables: Issue fixed, where a JavaScript controlled Check with at least one global Variable resulted into an empty Ask-at-runtime dialog [CA1031962]

    License Server

    • Problem solved, where checking for the License Server after each Process plan step could result into a terminated process if License Server could not be reached [FP67389; FP71141]

    System requirements

    • Mac: MacOS X (Intel or ARM / M1), version 10.13 or newer, 64-bit-compliant

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

    Kostenpflichtiges Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Upgrades werden für Version 12 und 13 angeboten. Für frühere Versionen ist kein Upgrade mehr verfügbar!

    09.02.2023: Version: 1.1.013

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    Fixes

    • Problem solved, where migration failed with insufficient rights
    • Improved handling of the checksum in the blockchain [FP70557]
    • Issue solved, where uninstalling an expired cartridge failed [CA1032141, FP71051, FP71879]

    24.01.2023: Version: 14.1

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    callas software hat einige Verbesserungen für pdfToolbox 14.1 vorgenommen

    Updates für Profile und Prozesspläne

    Eine der bemerkenswertesten Neuerungen in pdfToolbox 14.1 ist die Möglichkeit, Profile und Prozesspläne in großen Mengen zu exportieren. Mit dieser Funktion können Benutzer mehrere Profile und Prozesspläne aus verschiedenen Bibliotheken auswählen und sie in einem Zug in ein ZIP-Archiv exportieren. Dieses Archiv kann dann in einer Automatisierungssoftware wie GIT abgelegt werden, um die aktualisierten Profile weiter zu verarbeiten.

    Erstellen von Link-Anmerkungen

    Eine weitere neue Funktion ist die Möglichkeit, Link-Anmerkungen zu erstellen, indem mit Hilfe einer Preflight-Prüfung nach bestimmten Texten oder Objekten gesucht wird. Dies erleichtert die Wiederverwendung von Druckdokumenten für die digitale Nutzung, z. B. durch die Suche nach QR-Codes und die Dekodierung der darin enthaltenen URLs.

    Schulung

    Damit die Anwender die Leistungsfähigkeit von pdfToolbox vollständig verstehen und nutzen können, haben wir auch PDF-basiertes Selbstschulungsmaterial erstellt, das sich auf die Profilerstellung konzentriert. Dieses Material kann auf den callas Online-Hilfeseiten gefunden oder direkt von hier herunterladen und enthält Übungen mit Lösungen und Erklärungen.

    callas pdfToolbox 14.1 ist ein kostenloses Update für alle aktuellen Anwender von pdfToolbox 14. Es steht ab sofort auf unserer Website zum Download bereit. Für Kunden mit einer älteren Version von pdfToolbox oder für weitere Fragen zu Verfügbarkeit, Preis, Optionen oder Return on Investment wenden Sie sich bitte an vertrieb@impressed.de

    Updateinfos

    Kostenloses Upgrade für folgende Versionen:
    Kostenlos für Anwender mit einem gültigen Wartungsvertrag und Kunden, welche eine pdfToolbox Desktop Lizenz 14 einsetzen

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    Upgrades werden für Version 12 und 13 angeboten. Für frühere Versionen ist kein Upgrade mehr verfügbar!

    30.09.2022: Version: 14

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    Fortschrittliche PDF-Automatisierung wird noch einfacher

    Berlin, 30. September 2022 - callas software, der Marktführer für automatisierte PDF-Qualitätskontroll- und Archivierungslösungen, veröffentlicht heute ein umfangreiches Update für sein Flaggschiff, die pdfToolbox-Produktlinie. Das Update bietet Unterstützung für die schnellere Verarbeitung von personalisierten Dokumenten (VDP), verschiedene Verbesserungen der JavaScript- und Prozessplan-Engines in pdfToolbox, um die fortgeschrittene Automatisierung schneller und leistungsfähiger zu machen, sowie eine einfachere Engine für benutzerdefinierte Berichte.

    "pdfToolbox begann vor vielen Jahren als Preflight-Werkzeug, um zu prüfen, ob PDF-Dateien für ihre Aufgabe geeignet sind", bemerkt Dietrich von Seggern, Geschäftsführer von callas software: "Inzwischen wird es eingesetzt, um PDFs produktionsreif zu machen, um alternative Versionen zu erstellen, wenn dies für die Produktion, das Proofing oder die Kommunikation mit Kunden erforderlich ist, und in vielen Fällen sogar, um mehr administrative Dokumente zu erzeugen. pdfToolbox Version 14 fügt nicht nur neue Funktionen hinzu, um neue Marktsegmente anzusprechen, sondern macht die bestehende Technologie auch für Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Benutzer zugänglicher."

    Der Bedarf an Geschwindigkeit: personalisierte Dokumente

    callas weiß seit langem, dass die Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit in manchen Umgebungen entscheidend ist. In früheren Versionen von pdfToolbox wurden Technologien wie Quick Check und Quick Fix eingeführt, bei denen eine hoch optimierte Engine PDF-Dateien für bestimmte Aufgaben viel schneller verarbeitet als jede herkömmliche Preflight-Engine. In pdfToolbox 14 wurden Funktionen hinzugefügt, um personalisierte Dokumente - typischerweise Dokumente mit vielen ähnlichen Inhalten auf jeder Seite und einer sehr hohen Seitenzahl - ebenfalls viel schneller zu verarbeiten.

    Die Erstellung von personalisierten Dokumenten aus PDF-Vorlagen in Kombination mit strukturierten Daten ist ein weiteres Merkmal der neuen Version. Dies ermöglicht das Einfügen von Textinhalten, Barcodes oder QR-Codes in Vorlagendokumente. Generell enthält pdfToolbox Version 14 auch eine generische Textsuche und Ersetzungsfunktion, die natürlich auch außerhalb des VDP-Bereichs nützlich ist (frühere Versionen von pdfToolbox waren auf die Textsuche beschränkt).

    Leistungsfähigere anpassbare Berichte

    Die Preflight-Engine in pdfToolbox kann Berichte in vielen verschiedenen Formaten erzeugen: PDF, XML, HTML, JSON... Für die interne Kommunikation oder die Kommunikation mit Kunden sind die PDF-Berichte ideal geeignet, insbesondere weil sie mit HTML-basierten Vorlagen vollständig personalisiert werden können. Die Erstellung dieser Vorlagen, insbesondere für komplexere Report-Layouts, ist jedoch nicht einfach. pdfToolbox 14 enthält Aktualisierungen der Report-Generierungs-Engine, die diese Aufgabe auch für Nicht-Experten vereinfachen. Dies eröffnet die Möglichkeit, benutzerdefinierte PDF-Berichte für mehr Arbeitsabläufe zu nutzen.

    Verbesserungen bei Prozessplänen und JavaScript

    Prozesspläne sind das Herzstück von callas pdfToolbox. Der visuelle Editor ermöglicht die einfache Erstellung komplexer PDF-Verarbeitungs-Workflows; die Integration von JavaScript-Unterstützung sorgt für unbegrenzte Flexibilität.

    Für Prozesspläne bietet pdfToolbox 14 bessere Exit-Codes für die sofortige Interpretation von Verarbeitungsergebnissen, ermöglicht das Speichern von Prozessplänen mit fehlenden Verbindungen (oft nützlich während der Erstellungs- und Testphase), erleichtert das Aktivieren/Deaktivieren von Quick Check- und Quick Fix-Schritten und vieles mehr.

    Kunden, die JavaScript verwenden, werden sich über die zusätzliche Autovervollständigung bei der Eingabe im integrierten Editor, die Möglichkeit zur einfachen Bearbeitung von JavaScripts in Visual Studio Code anstelle des integrierten Editors und die Möglichkeit zur gleichzeitigen Bearbeitung verschiedener JavaScripts in einem Prozessplan in Visual Studio Code freuen.

    Geschützte Profile

    Profile und Prozesspläne können recht komplex sein; daher enthalten sie viel geistiges Eigentum. Mit pdfToolbox 14 können Sie solche Profile oder Prozesspläne schützen. Sie können Copyright-Informationen wie einen Titel und eine Beschreibung, eine URL, unter der weitere Informationen zu finden sind, sowie eine Haupt- und Nebenversion hinzufügen. Und dann erlaubt pdfToolbox die Aktivierung dieser Profile für eine begrenzte Zeit nach der Installation und/oder die Beschränkung ihrer Verwendung auf bestimmte pdfToolbox-Installationen.

    Dies gibt Partnern die Möglichkeit, Bibliotheken mit geschützten Profilen und Prozessplänen zu erstellen und diese in Rechnung zu stellen; im Wesentlichen werden sie als Dienstleistung an Kunden verkauft.

    Einfachere Nutzung des callas License Server

    Zusammen mit pdfToolbox Version 14 veröffentlicht callas auch eine SaaS-Version der License Server-Lösung. Der Lizenzserver ist eine alternative Lizenzierungsmethode für pdfToolbox, bei der die Software nicht auf einem bestimmten Rechner aktiviert wird, sondern ihre Berechtigung zur Ausführung von einem zentralen Lizenzserver erhält.

    Während dieser Lizenzserver früher lokal installiert werden musste (was ein gewisses technisches Know-how erfordert, insbesondere wenn ein Cluster von Lizenzservern zur Redundanz betrieben wird), bietet callas jetzt den callas License Server auch zusätzlich in der Cloud als Service an. Dabei handelt es sich um einen vollständig redundanten Cluster von Lizenzservern, der von callas gewartet wird und sofort genutzt werden kann (nach dem Kauf der erforderlichen Prozess- oder Credit-Cartridges).

    Weitere Verbesserungen in pdfToolbox 14

    Natürlich sind dies nicht die einzigen neuen Funktionen in pdfToolbox 14. Zu den kleineren neuen Funktionen gehören:

    • Native Unterstützung für macOS auf ARM (den Apple Silicon Prozessoren).
    • Ein stark erweiterter JSON-Preflight-Berichtstyp, der entweder kompakter sein kann oder wesentlich mehr Informationen enthält (z. B. Informationen zur Farbdeckung).
    • pdfToolbox kann nun so konfiguriert werden, dass immer ein XML- oder JSON-Preflight-Report erzeugt wird, auch bei beschädigten PDF-Dateien oder wenn PDF-Dateien passwortgeschützt sind.
    • Bei der Erzeugung eines JSON- oder XML-Preflight-Reports aus einem Prozessplanlauf werden nun mehr Informationen über die ausgeführten Schritte bereitgestellt.
    • Eine neue Preflight-Prüfung des JPEG-Qualitätsfaktors (der den Grad der Komprimierung eines JPEG-Bildes angibt).
    • Eine neue Schaltfläche "Duplizieren" beim Erstellen von Korrekturen mit vielen verschiedenen Einstellungen (die Verwendung der Schaltfläche "+" in früheren Versionen erzeugte immer eine leere Einstellung).
    • Beim Einfügen neuer Seiten kann nun festgelegt werden, welche Objekte auf die neue Seite kopiert werden.
    • Die Korrektur "Farben zuordnen" ist jetzt flexibler in Bezug auf die zu ändernden Farben, da es eine Toleranz pro Farbkanal gibt.
    • Aktionen, die sich auf Ausschießkonfigurationsdateien beziehen, erlauben es, diese direkt aus der Aktion heraus zu bearbeiten.
    • Ausschießdateien für Lauflisten und Bogenkonfigurationen können jetzt direkt im Schaltschrank (im Bedienfeld "Ausschießen") gelöscht werden.
    • Prüfungen in Prozessplänen können jetzt einen Schweregrad haben (vorher waren sie immer auf "Fehler" eingestellt).
    • Die Aktion "Stanzlinie extrahieren", die das Extrahieren einer PDF-, SVG- oder CF2-Stanzlinie ermöglicht, kann jetzt in einem Prozessplan verwendet werden.

    Verfügbarkeit und Preise

    callas pdfToolbox 14 ist ab sofort verfügbar

    • pdfToolbox Desktop für die manuelle Verarbeitung als Plug-in in Adobe Acrobat oder als Standalone-Version ist ab 625 EUR erhältlich. Ein Upgrade von pdfToolbox 13 kostet 250 EUR, und ein Upgrade von pdfToolbox 12 kostet 375 EUR
    • pdfToolbox Server, CLI und SDK für die vollautomatische Verarbeitung und Integration in andere Lösungen gibt es ab 5.000 Euro. Upgrades auf pdfToolbox Server / CLI / SDK 14 sind im Wartungsvertrag enthalten.
    • Der callas License Server als Service in der Cloud erfordert keine lokale pdfToolbox License Server-Lizenz aber die Miete (Subskription) von Prozess- und/oder Credit-Cartridges auf dem Cloud-Dienst. Prozess-Cartridges sind ausschließlich als Subskription für 120 €/Monat, 1.200 €/Jahr erhältlich, die Preise für Credit Cartridges sind wie folgt
      Credit Cartridge - 50 000 Credits: 625
      Credit Carttridge - 500 000 Credits: 5.000

    Kunden ohne aktiven Wartungsvertrag oder mit weiteren Fragen zu Verfügbarkeit, Preis, Optionen oder Return on Investment wenden sich bitte an den callas software Vertriebspartner Four Pees unter sales@fourpees.com. Eine voll funktionsfähige, zeitlich begrenzte Testversion können Sie unter www.callassoftware.com herunterladen.

    Über callas software:

    callas software findet einfache Wege, um komplexe PDF-Herausforderungen zu bewältigen. Als Technologie-Innovator entwickelt und vermarktet callas software PDF-Technologie für das Publishing, die Druckproduktion, den Dokumentenaustausch und die Dokumentenarchivierung. callas software unterstützt Agenturen, Verlage und Druckereien bei der Bewältigung ihrer Herausforderungen, indem es Software zum Preflighten, Korrigieren und Wiederverwenden von PDF-Dateien für die Druckproduktion und das elektronische Publishing bereitstellt. Unternehmen und Behörden in aller Welt vertrauen auf die zukunftssicheren, vollständig PDF/A-konformen Archivierungsprodukte von callas software. Darüber hinaus ist die Technologie von callas software als Programmierbibliothek (SDK) für Entwickler mit Bedarf an PDF-Optimierung, -Validierung und -Korrektur verfügbar. Software-Anbieter wie Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® und viele andere haben die Qualität und Flexibilität dieser callas-Werkzeuge erkannt und in ihre Lösungen integriert.

    callas software unterstützt aktiv internationale Standards und arbeitet in DIN, ISO, CIP4, der European Color Initiative, der PDF Association, BITKOM und der Ghent Workgroup mit. callas software ist Gründungsmitglied der PDF Association und war von Anfang an im Vorstand des internationalen Verbands vertreten.

    callas software hat seinen Sitz in Berlin, Deutschland. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der callas software Website unter: www.callassoftware.com.

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    30.09.2022: Version: 14.0.597

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    Features

    Desktop

    • Switchboard: New functionality "Replace text" in group "Text"
    • Profile, Check and Fixup steps: New possibility to limit processing using page selector settings
    • Protected Profiles: Allows making content of a Profile or Process plan inaccessible and to limit the use to certain serial numbers
    • New "Fast fix" for single Fixups and Quick Fixes in Desktop, which will limit the extent of post-processing analysis of the resulting PDF
    • Fixup settings: New "Duplicate" button for settings
    • Action editor for imposition: Direct access to editor and related functionalities
    • Test mode: Preview for extracted text for Quick Fix "Search and replace text" and "Search and replace text for VDP" in Process plan context
    • Test mode: New "Short overview (faster)" mode, which will limit the extent of post-processing analysis of the resulting PDF
    • Switchboard: Extract dieline has been extended to work with a user selected page geometry box
    • Switchboard: Impose: RunLists and SheetConfig files can be deleted and other minor usability improvements
    • Impose RunList debugger: Now lists console.log() statements for JavaScript-based runlists
    • Test mode: Optional "Preflight only pages" to limit processing to the defined page range
    • JavaScript Variables editor: Support for using VS Code as external editor
    • JavaScript Variables editor: Extended functionality to evaluate the results in a context with e.g. a previous step in a Process plan
    • JavaScript Variables editor: Auto complete for JavaScript objects, Variables, Quick Check parameters and other minor usability improvements
    • Profile window: "Search Libraries" has been replaced with "Import from Library", which offers more functionalities

    Process plans

    • Process plan steps Checks, Fixups, Profiles: Introduced a page selector input field per step [FP67632]
    • New Action type: Extract dieline
    • "Fast VDP mode" checkbox for Process Plans: Form XObject will be analyzed and processed only once, even if used multiple times within the PDF (designed especially for variable and transactional PDF files)
    • Checks: The severity of a hit can now be set
    • Compare PDF: Enhanced handling, so reports will be created only if differences were found [FP68727]
    • Processing: Optimized application of running a generic post check (e.g. will not happen in Process plans with just an Action)
    • Preliminary process plans can be saved
    • Extended settings for JSON reports

    New or enhanced predefined Profiles

    • All "GWG 2022"-based Profiles targeting "Packaging Gravure": Adjusted recognition for allowed color spaces
    • All "GWG 2022"-based Profiles targeting "WebSpot": Adjusted recognition regarding spot color naming
    • PDF/UA-1 validation: Improved reporting for untagged PDFs [FP68324]
    • PDF/A-4... validation: Added "CMYK source profile identical with blend color space profile"
    • PDF/A-4... conversion: Added "Remove all alternate images" and "Discard image interpolation flag" Fixups
    • Convert to PDF/X-... (Japan Color 2011 Coated)
    • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2011 (convert spot colors to CMYK)
    • Convert color to Japan Color Coated 2001 (keep spot colors)
    • Embed Output Intent Japan Color 2011 Coated

    Extended and enhanced Fixups

    • Create and apply shapes: New "Apply to pages" filter in all "Create shape" methods to create different shapes e.g. for even and odd pages [FP64197; CA1030598]
    • Create and apply shapes: New Option "Existing transparent page content overlaps opaquely" which puts the existing page content into an isolated group XObject
    • Map colors: Introduced individual tolerance per source colorant for better adjustment. Old tolerance settings will be applied for each colorant separately now [CA1022449; CA1031354; FP53858; FP54090; FP58197]
    • Add white background: New Option "Existing transparent page content overlaps opaquely" which puts the existing page content into an isolated group XObject [FP68320]
    • Set transparency blend color space: New options to limit to certain color spaces [FP68044]
    • Insert page: New page content filter to limit the type of objects to be duplicated
    • Remove page objects outside: Changed object recognition to Sifter technology for better analysis [CA1026869; CA1030849; CA1031669; CA1031766; FP46932; FP50227; FP53544; FP53819; FP58548; FP61468; FP64974; FP61666; FP61672; FP69158; FP69233; FP69635]
    • Processing Steps can be selected in the UI for the following Fixups:
      • Convert colors
      • Crop to visible based on rendered page
      • Generate bleed at page edges
      • Generate bleed for irregular shapes
      • Map spot and process colors
      • Remove objects
      • Set Overprint and Knockout

    New Properties

    • CMYK object redefined to ICCbased CMYK via its transparency group
    • Effective total area coverage (TAC) [FP64078]
    • Area effectively covered by ink amount above threshold
    • Create a hit (or not): Allows to set to create a hit or a trigger value e.g. based on a previously determined result (e.g. from a Quick Check or JavaScript-Variable)
    • Determine JPEG quality factor [CA1031362]

    Enhanced Properties

    • Object uses Cyan|Magenta|Yellow|Black: ICCbased colors can optionally be taken into account (without applying color management)
    • Object uses Cyan|Magenta|Yellow|Black with a percentage of: ICCbased colors can optionally be taken into account (without applying color management)

    Actions

    • Visualizer: Safety view: Color for TrimBox harmonized to other usages and highlighting for BleedBox added
    • Impose: New SheetConfig "25x38 inch, 8up US Letter"

    Quick Fix

    • Search and replace text
    • Search and replace text for VDP (to create PDFs with dynamic content)

    Reports

    • HTML-template based Reports: Completely redesigned and restructured default template, various additional views can be ordered via the manifest.xml (see online docu for further details)
    • JSON report:
      • New mode "compact" to write report in single-line mode
      • New mode to request analysis for ink coverage
      • A Quick Check can optionally be requested, the results of which are then included in the report
      • Extended sequence step information for process plans

    • XML report: Extended sequence step information for process plans

    CLI

    • Fast VDP mode: New optional parameter "--fastvdpmode" for Profile execution: Form XObject will be analyzed and processed only once, even if used multiple times within the PDF (designed especially for variable and transactional PDF files)

    General

    • Log Profile execution: Lists type of step and logging path into process.log
    • XML & JSON reports with an appropriate message will now also be generated for encrypted or patially parseable PDFs [FP59022]
    • Generic syntax checks now have a custom ID (e.g. in reports or app.doc.results)
    • Optimized initialization of Profiles to enhance processing time for PDF files with a high number of page pages

    Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v18.0.4PlusP1e)

    Internal bar code detection library updated to latest version

    Internal HTML converter updated to callas pdfChip (v2.5.076)

    Fixes

    Desktop

    • Problems solved, where certain parts of the user interface were vanishing if window was moved to a second screen in certain cases (MacOS only) [CA1031345; FP66959; FP68206; FP69274; FP69435; FP70001]
    • Process plans: Improved automatic scrolling when mouse is outside canvas [FP66937]
    • RunList editor: Issue fixed, where no proper ask at runtime dialog was shown in test mode

    Fixups

    • Downsample/recompress images: Issue fixed, where page numbers with a FixFailures were reported zero-based (and not starting with "1")
    • Downsample/recompress images: Problem solved, where invalid images were falsely flagged as successfully processed [FP69980]
    • Convert page content into image: Problem solved, where hidden text was taken into account [FP69417]
    • Convert page content into image: Problem solved, where a certain type of smooth shade was not properly converted [FP69599; FP69925; FP69987]
    • Flatten transparency: Issue fixed, where processing took unnecessary long on specific PDFs [CA1030865]
    • Flatten transparency: Problems solved, where defined timeout was not properly respected [FP68592]
    • Flatten annotations or form fields: Problem solved, where certain annotation appearances could result into an improper result [CA1031691; CA1031756]
    • Set transparency blend color space: Changed "All" to "All excluding soft masks"
    • Map colors: Limited conversion of images to mapping within the same color space [FP48912]
    • Map colors: Reviewed and optimized object recognition using the "Apply to" filter [CA1026860]

    Checks

    • Find bar codes: Optimized recognition of bar codes [CA1030800]
    • Context aware object detection (Sifter): Problem solved, where MediaBox was not extended, if created shape exceeded this box [CA1031802]
    • Context aware object detection (Sifter): Problem solved, where an excessive usage of extremely small patterns resulted in a long processing duration [FP69419]
    • Arbitrary JavaScript controlled Check: Problem solved, where execution failed although successful in the past [FP69921]

    Actions

    • AddXMP: Problem solved, where certain XMP structure could not be properly handled [CA1029394]#
    • Extract content: Issue fixed, where created XML report for text split UTF-8 glyphs into two entries (Linux only) [FP70188]
    • Extract text: Problem solved, where processing failed with specific PDF [CA1030894]
    • Split layers: Issue fixed, where file naming based on layer names did not work if filename contained "." [FP49501; FP69603]
    • Extract dieline: Problem solved, where creation did not properly work for certain CropBox/MediaBox combinations [CA1030864]
    • To PDF: Problem solved, where content of specific TIFFs file was not properly converted [CA1029317]
    • To PDF: Problem solved, where a specific PSD file resulted in an improper behavior [FP69870]
    • N-up: Issue fixed, where page content was not properly positioned if page scaling factor (UserUnits) had to be added or adjusted [CA1031402]
    • Impose: Issue fixed, where page content was not properly positioned if a page scaling factor (UserUnits) had to be added or adjusted [FP68009]
    • Save as image: Problem solved, where a certain usage of a transformation matrix resulted into black image using "no simulate overprint" [CA1031477]
    • Add grommets: Issue fixed, where userUnits were not taken into account [FP66328]
    • Quick Fix: Reviewed handling of multiple instructions within one Quick Fix to avoid conversion of one object multiple times

    General

    • Embedded file handling: Problem solved where conversion to PDF/A-2 failed on certain PDF [CA1029445]
    • JavaScript-based Variables: Issue fixed, where the app.doc.pages area did not contain a page property to identify the page
    • Page selector: Problem solved, where a defined page range with values out of possible range for current document was handled as an empty page range [CA1031720]

    Reports

    • XML: Issue fixed, where certain UTF-8 glyphs resulted into issues during report generation (MacOS only) [FP62319]
    • XML: Issue fixed, where Quick Fixes in a Process Plan were not properly listed [FP68341]
    • Quick Check: Problem solved, where creation failed when the input filename contained an umlaut in some cases (Linux Only) [FP69481]

    Server

    • Problem solved, where job name with command glyphs (e.g. a "tab") resulted in a locked situation in some cases [FP69125]
    • JSON report is now available as report type

    System requirements

    Mac: MacOS X (Intel or ARM / M1), version 10.12 or newer, 64-bit-compliant

    Updateinfos

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    17.06.2021: Version: 1.1.010

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    Fixes

    • Several smaller fixes and improvements for increased stability
    • Migrate/Restore: Improved handling
    • Issue solved, where activation in an Amazon Web Service environment was not successful
    • Improved formatting in the web monitor
    28.06.2019: Version: 1.0.007

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    • License Server-basierte Lizensierung erlaubt die Nutzung der pdfToolbox ohne lokale, manuelle Aktivierung
    • Process Cartridges und Credit Cartridges verfügbar
    • Failover -Funktionalität (durch die Nutzung mehrerer License Server)
    • Support für cloud-basierte Umgebungen
    • Verschiedne Möglichkeiten der Protokollierung und Überwachung