Online launch for Callas pdfToolbox 12
in November

Callas software announces the release of pdfToolbox 12, as part of a series of free online events. These events will take place from November 16 to 20, 2020 from 15:00 to 18:00. Each of these online presentations will show different new features and enhancements of pdfToolbox 12.

Callas Launch Event

Those interested in seeing the release of pdfToolbox 12 at first hand on November 16 can now register for the online event series. The number of participants is limited to 100!

10 things you should know about
fonts in PDF (but probably don’t)

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) offers a free webinar on PDF fonts on 23.9.20 at 4 pm.

As reliable as PDF files are, there are still things that can wrong with them from time to time. One of the leading causes of such problems usually is the subject of fonts. Watch this webinar to understand fonts better: because it’s always smart to know your enemy, we’ll dissect some fonts for you and talk about character codes, glyphs, encodings, Multiple Master fonts, city fonts and much more.

Presented by:

  • Christian Blaise, agileStreams (Marketing Officer GWG)
  • David van Driessche, Four Pees/callas software (Executive Director GWG)

What’s the difference
between PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-4?

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics and longtime U.K.  representative to the ISO PDF/X committee, has published an article about the difference between PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-4.

In particular, he discusses the question of responsibility for color. With PDF/X-1a, the creator is responsible for the correct colors. With PDF/X-4, the responsibility lies with the prepress specialists.

Acrobat Update August 2020
with small improvements

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020 (new), Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015. There are now four separate installers:

The updates can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

There are several small improvements, e.g. in signatures and forms:

Read more…Acrobat Update August 2020
with small improvements