The question of the last survey was how many of your PDF files are checked by a Prelight tool.
The result of the last survey on how many PDF files are checked by a preflight tool is surprisingly very positiv. The majority of the PDF files of the readers of PDF-AKTUELL run through a preflight check. But there are still almost 20% of the users were less than a quarter of the PDFs are checked:
On October 15, 2017 Adobe discontinued the support of Adobe Acrobat XI und Adobe Reader XI. Adobe only supports during five years. That means that Adobe no longer provides technical support, including product and/or security updates, for this version of the application.
However the software can still be used!
According to my survey last year Acrobat XI is the most used Acrobat version by my readers. This is also confirmed by the feedback of the attendees of my seminars.
Every few years the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is conduction a survey on the use of PDF. The responses will help to better understand how processes have changed over the years, which specifications are being adopted, and how workflows vary so the GWG can continue to improve their solutions. Completing the survey only takes a few minutes. In order to get better results it would be great if a lot of users could participate in this survey.
In the latest survey I am asking for the Acrobat Plug-ins which you are using on a regular basis. It’s possible to add additinal Plug-ins to the list.
The survey can only be answered once. After entering your answers you will see the current results.
At the end of last year I have conducted a survey regarding the transition to PSO Coated v3 / PSO Uncoated v3 FOGRA52. Only 16% are already using the new profiles. An additional 13% is currently in the middle of the transition. Almost half of the users are planning a later transition. A fifth will not change.
These results are better than the results of a simular survey of Deutscher Drucker some month ago. There 90% have answered that they don’t intent to switch to the new ISO standard.
One year ago ECI has introduced the new ICC color profiles for sheetfed offset printing PSO Coated V3 (FOGRA51) and PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA 52). Recently BVDM has published Media Standard Print 2016 which is based on the new standards.
My latest survey also covers this topic:
The question of the last survey in September was
I am not surprised that most of the PDFs of the readers of PDF-AKTULL are created with Adobe InDesign. Unexpected is the relatively high proportion of QuarkXPress and also the low share of Acrobat Distiller.
The topic of the current survey is PDF creation: With which application are your PDFs created mostly? Maximum three answers are possible:
Usually the results should be different. Because one not always gets the preferred format. Often other people/companies/systems dictate the format to use. The topic of the current survey is which PDF format is used most in daily production (voluntarily or involuntarily).
Please also complete this short survey (only two clicks required) in the right sidebar –––>
The topic of the latest survey is the preferred PDF format. Only one answer is possible. Please participate in this survey. Thanks.
In my first survey I asked which Acrobat version(s) are used mostly. Since I already got this impression talking to my customers and seminar attendees, I am not surprise to see that three quarters of the users still use older versions of Acrobat:
I guess that more users (especially the subscribers of Creative Cloud which includes Acrobat DC) have downloaded the new version but they prefer to use an older version…