Callas pdfToolbox 11
with many workflow improvements

Callas has released pdfToolbox 11 this week. The new version is all about improvements to automated workflows and making PDF files production ready. The new version introduces significant additions for the sign and display market, the label and packaging market, transactional printing and more.


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with many workflow improvements

Acrobat compatibility with the new
MacOS 10.15 Catalina

The latest versions of Acrobat DC (October 2019), Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015 are compatible with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).

Due to the changes (especially in the area of security) in MacOS 10.15, there are several changes in the user interface of Acrobat. Many operations require additional confirmations. You may need to enable permissions to access the folder in the Mac Security Preferences.

CAUTION: Before switching from Acrobat to Catalina, check that all plug-ins (and other programs) are compatible with the new operating system version. The Enfocus products, for example, do not yet officially support Catalina.

Acrobat DC October 2019 Update:
few new features,
but many improvements

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC as well as for Acrobat 2017. As usual there are two separate installers:

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

In the latest version there are many new features at first sight. However, most of these innovations are not new functions, but improvements of the user interface. There are some new commands, with which existing functions (e.g. compression, protection, sharing) can be accessed faster.

As known from other programs, PDF documents can now be marked with an asterisk as favorites:

Read more…Acrobat DC October 2019 Update:
few new features,
but many improvements

Which topics do you prefer
for online training?

The topic of the last survey was preferred online services for professional training. 43.5% of readers of PDF-AKUTELL prefer online courses, while 37.7% prefer live webinars.

The new survey now focuses on the preferred topics for online training:

The survey can also be completed in the right sidebar. ——>

You are also welcome to send me your opinion via contact form.

Thank you very much for participating in this survey!

How quick is pdfToolbox’s
QuickCheck functionality?

A couple of weeks ago my colleagues at AgileStreams in France have been working on the question How long will it take to preflight a PDF file?

Now Callas has published more details in the Blog post How quick is pdfToolbox’s QuickCheck functionality?

ClockThe article explains the principle of the relatively new QuickCheck function and explains which properties of a PDF file can be checked with QuickCheck and which cannot (at present).