In the past few Weeks the distributor FourPees has published some new short videos about the Callas pdfToolbox on YouTube:
Recently I have published a warning regarding the use OpenType SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign CC2019 for PDFs for print production.
In the meantime, the manufacturers of the most important preflight tools have reacted and included corresponding functions in the latest versions of their products:
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.
When editing with Enfocus PitStop, the following warning appears suddenly for PDFs that have been exported from InDesign CC2019:
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.