Instructions for successful output of Ghent PDF Output Suite 4.0

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has published a web page with links to recommended settings for successful output of Ghent PDF Output Suite 4.0. These settings are also valid for the Output Test Pages 3.0 of PDFX-ready since those are using the GWG test pages.

Unfortunately only the settings of GWG vendor members (Agfa, Esko, Kodak, Dalim) are listed. Some other vendors (Océ, EFI, Ricoh) will follow.


PDF/UA-1:2014 is published in an accessible version by the ISO

Two years after the publication of the standard PDF/UA-1:2012 (ISO 14289-1) a slightly modified version PDF/UA-1:2014 was published.

This ISO standard is the first document which is published in an accessible version by the ISO. The ISO was supported by two members of the PDF Association and their PDF/UA competency center.

The new version features small adjustments and clarifications. PDF/UA-1:2014 replaces the 2012 version.

Additional details can be found on pdfa.org.


Quarterly Updates for Acrobat

Adobe has released the usual quartely updates of Acrobat:

Both versions features securtiy updates and bug fixes. In Acrobat 11 more bugs are fixed.

There are also new versions of Reader.


Callas pdfToolbox 7.5 released

Callas has released Version 7.5 of pdfToolbox. Users of Version 7 can download the new version here for free.

The new version contains new features and also many bug fixes. One new feature is the possibility to measure the effective total ink coverage in a cutom area and a check if a page has objects using transparency.