Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, was written an interesting booklet on the new ISO standard PDF/VT entitled Do PDF/VT Right. The english publication offers a good overview on PDF/VT and tells what is necessary for an efficent use of this standard. The booklet also includes many useful recommendations for daily production.
On May 14th David van Driessche, CTO of the callas distributor Four Pees, hold an english webinar on “PDF Preflight Standards” (57 minutes).
These were the topics:
ISO Preflight Standard: PDF/X and more
PDF/X-Plus Preflight Standards of the Ghent Workgroup for specific market segments
- Which profile shall I use? What’s the meaning of the version numbers?
Checking or fixing? When do you use what?
GWG Proof of Preflight – Embedding the preflight results
Adobe has removed the download links for the Acrobat 9 updates from their web pages. Possibly because Acrobat 9 is officially no longer supported.
But there are many users stilling working successfully with Acrobat 9.
Sometimes a new installation is required which means installing Acrobat 9.0.0 and all incremental updates. Unfortunately the menu Help > Check for Updates… does not always work proberly.
Fortunately one can still download the updates from the Adobe FTP server:
- Macintosh: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/mac/9.x/
- Windows: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/9.x/
Enfocus Connect allows the creation of PDF files and sending them easy and reliable to the receiver (e.g. a print service provider). It is possible to enter job or customer specific meta data which can be used to automate the prepress production. The Connect family consists of Connect YOU for pdf creators/singel users and Connect ALL and Conect SEND for service providers who receive PDFs from mulitple creators.