In May 2020, Global Graphics released the first edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press. Since some things have changed in the meantime, the second edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press has now been published:
When Affinity Publisher was introduced in the summer of 2019, I had noticed a disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility and advised extreme caution before placing PDF pages in this layout application.
Now Affinity Publisher 1.9 with the new PDF passthrough feature has been released. That’s why I have carried out the same test with the six pages of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 again with the new version.
Type1 font is the most widely used font format in the PostScript page description language. PostScript fonts were introduced in 1984. Only a maximum of 256 characters can be used in a font. The character code is not standardized. As a successor, Adobe (together with Microsoft) introduced the OpenType format in 1996. This has the advantage of a larger character set (> 65,000 characters) and a standardized character code (Unicode). In addition, OpenType fonts are platform-independent, unlike Type1 fonts.
CSci, developer of the comparison tools d’accord and PDiff, has published an in-depth article with 10 insider tips on how to best compare PDF documents.
The following topics are covered:
Recently, Enfocus had warned against switching to MacOS 11 (Big Sur) because Enfocus PitStop 2020 was not compatible with the new Apple operating system.
However, there are still the following limitations: