Second edition of «Do PDF/VT Right»
from Global Graphics

Global Graphics has updated their popular «Do PDF/VT Right™» guide.

The english publication offers a good overview on PDF/VT and tells what is necessary for an efficent use of this standard.

In addition to a general overhaul there is a section on the new ISO 21812 standard that allows workflow controls to be added to PDF files.

The new edition also contains notes on Harlequin-specific hints, to get even more speed out of your DFE if you are a Harlequin user. 


 

20 years PDF Workflow

In September 1999, when the first pure PDF workflow system «Prinergy» was introduced by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Creo (now Kodak), four tutorials on PDF Workflow were published, which I had written for the two manufacturers.

The tutorials were distributed in printed form (I still have some copies in my basement) and as digital eBooks (of course interactive PDFs) in German and English for free download. The interest was very big. I stopped updating the statistics after more than one million downloads (from several platforms).

Read more…20 years PDF Workflow

PDF Association publishes
«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

The PDF Association has published a new guideline for the technically correct creation of accessible documents. The manual, entitled Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax, is intended primarily for developers. It is intended to help developers understand the syntactic properties tagged PDFs need to meet accessibility requirements.

The guide is intended for interested parties who want to prepare accessible PDF documents in detail. On 70 pages, aspects such as PDF/UA as the standard for accessible PDF documents and general regulations are explained. In addition, developers and experienced users are provided with examples of the standard structure types and important information about attributes as well as properties, text features and other properties of PDF.

Read more…PDF Association publishes
«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

Disable the new security warning
in Acrobat and Distiller

Since the (unimportant) Acrobat update of April 9, 2019, users have been surprised by the following dialog box when converting PostScript and EPS files to PDF in Acrobat and Distiller:

This message appears in the following variants of Acrobat:

  • Acrobat DC: 2019.010.20099
  • Acrobat 2017: 2017.011.30138
  • Acrobat 2015 Classic: 2015.006.30493

Adobe has already published instructions for permanently disable this annoying security warning in Acrobat and Distiller.

An update to version 19.010.20100 for Windows has already been released on April 16, 2019, which prevents the security warning from opening while printing to Adobe PDF.


New webinar series
from the Ghent Workgroup

Following up on the success of last year’s webinar series, the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is organizing seven new webinars. The series kicks off on April 11th, with an introduction to PDF and the PDF/X standards and will cover both introductory and more advanced topics. All webinars are presented by industry experts connected to the GWG with many years of experience in their respective fields. The full agenda is available on the Ghent Workgroup website.