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.
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:
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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?
Enfocus announces that the Enfocus products PitStop, Connect and Switch do not yet officially support the recently released update to MacOS X Catalina. It is recommended to wait with the operating system update until the used software has been tested with the new MacOS version.
MacOS X Catalina only runs 64-bit applications. This update is therefore drastic! Many programs and small helpers will not work anymore. Before the update you should test whether your often used programs are 64-bit. This can be checked with the free tool Go64 from St Clair Software. (Choose All Executables to also include Plug-ins.)
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.