Callas pdfToolbox 10.1
with free DeviceLink profiles

For some time now, there has been a DeviceLink add-on for the pdfToolbox that was available for a fee and contained about two dozen DeviceLink profiles.

Since PitStop 2017, Enfocus has supplied more than 40 DeviceLink profiles from X-Rite free of charge.

Callas has now catched up. Version 10.1 of pdfToolbox now includes 53 free DeviceLink profiles for color conversion between common printing standards and for ink saving. The DeviceLink add-on, which was subject to a charge, is no longer required.

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with free DeviceLink profiles

New MadeToTag supports
Caption, Blockquote & Index

The new plug-in axaio MadeToTag version 1.9.093 for InDesign CS6 – CC 2018 contains new options for the export tag selection to map the semantic structure in a PDF document even more accurate.

In a correctly tagged PDF, special text elements, such as Caption, Blockquote and Index, must be specifically marked as such. The PDF/UA standard (PDF for Universal Access) also provides the assignment of these specific tags in order to map the semantic structure in the PDF as precisely as possible. However, only basic tags (header or simple text) are used in InDesign. Special elements, such as Caption, Blockquote and Index, did not have their own tag equivalent in InDesign.

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Caption, Blockquote & Index

Free callas pdfGoHTML 2.0 released

Callas software published version 2.0 of callas pdfGoHTML. This free Adobe Acrobat plugin converts tagged PDF files into HTML format. A key feature of this new release is the total redesign of the way that tag structures are visualized. callas pdfGoHTML 2.0 is also significantly more robust when handling PDFs with unusual or very complex tag structures, and it now also fully supports PDF 2.0.

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Axaio Illustrator plug-ins
support PDF Processing Steps

Axaio has also added support for PDF Processing Steps to their Illustrator plug-ins MadeForLayers and MadeToPrint. Already last year the InDesign plug-ins have been enhanced with PDF Processing Steps features.

PDF Processing Steps were defined by the Ghent Workgroup and will soon be releases as ISO standard 15993. PDF Processing Steps allow standardized identification of non-printing objects in packaging files (e.g. dieline, braille, varnish, folding) and help automating production.