Acrobat DC:
The Creative’s New Best Friend

There is a new post called Acrobat DC: The Creative’s New Best Friend in the Adobe blog. It’s all about the new features in Acrobat DC 2019 which allow a digital collaboration workflow with colleagues and customers. This is supported by the new possibility to import PDF annotations into an InDesign document.

The post is based on an interesting (and entertaining) tutorial by Patti Sokol, Senior Solutions Consultant at Adobe, and Keith Gilbert, Gilbert Consulting, with the title Getting Sh*t Done (GSD) with Acrobat DC (70 minutes) at Adobe MAX 2018:

In this tutorial they demonstrate who everybody without Acrobat/Reader and without signing into Document Cloud can add annotations to a PDF by just using a web browser.


Caution with new SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

Encouraged by a post in the german PublishingBlog about the new SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign, I have executed some tests myself with the Adobe font Trajan Color in InDesign CC 2019 and have discovered some strange things in the exported PDF/X-4 file:

  • The OpenType font is converted to a Type3 font during export.
  • Different representation in Adobe Acrobat (left) and Apple Preview (right):

Read more…Caution with new SVG fonts
in Adobe InDesign CC2019

Mysterious warning in Enfocus PitStop
with PDFs from Adobe InDesign CC2019

When editing with Enfocus PitStop, the following warning appears suddenly for PDFs that have been exported from InDesign CC2019:

Warning: This document contains PiecceInfo from InDesign.

Read more…Mysterious warning in Enfocus PitStop
with PDFs from Adobe InDesign CC2019

First update for Acrobat DC 2019
with important bug fix

Adobe has already released an update to version 19.008.20074 for Acrobat DC 2019 some serveral bug fixes.

In the area of print production an ugly bug was fixed which caused rounding errors for color values (percentages) in color separations in the output preview. Some of the values were more than 1 percent to low.

An old bug where values between .51 and .64 are rounded down is still present.

Users of the Output Preview should install this update immediately.