Better organization
using preflight libraries

Four Pees, the international distributor of Callas products, has published a video about the benefits of libraries in Callas pdfToolbox with useful tips for optimal organization of these libraries.

Since the April 2017 update of Acrobat Pro DC, these libraries are also available in the preflight feature of Acrobat (developed by Callas). Therefore, (most of) the tips in this video are also useful for Acrobat users:


Acrobat DC:
The Creative’s New Best Friend

There is a new post called Acrobat DC: The Creative’s New Best Friend in the Adobe blog. It’s all about the new features in Acrobat DC 2019 which allow a digital collaboration workflow with colleagues and customers. This is supported by the new possibility to import PDF annotations into an InDesign document.

Read more…Acrobat DC:
The Creative’s New Best Friend

Solution for PDF/X export problem
in Adobe InDesign CC 2019

In some situations the export options for PDF/X-3 and PDF/X-4 in InDesign CC2019 (and also older versions) are no longer active (gray) and the color profiles for output cannot be changed anymore. Therefore, it’s no longer possible to export PDF/X-4 files!

It seems the reason are problems with the synchronizing color settings using Adobe Bridge CC2019.

Read more…Solution for PDF/X export problem
in Adobe InDesign CC 2019

InDesign CC 2019 can import
annotations from PDF documents

The latest version InDesign CC 2019 can import annotations from PDF documents and apply text annotations (replace, insert, delete) directly. In this context it is interesting that the collaboration features have been improved in the latest Acrobat DC 2019 version. This makes revision workflows much easier.

More information is available in the help feature.

However, the PDF must originally be exported from InDesign CC 2019 since only this version is able to store the additional metadata in the PDF which enables the correct import of the annotations.