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Version 5.0.203

Release date: 2014-03-13

Upgrade to pdfaPilot 5 Desktop requires upgrade fee for owners of a pdfaPilot 3 or 4 Desktop license.
Upgrade to pdfaPilot 5 Desktop free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot 3 or 4 Desktop.

Features

  • New function to convert email to PDF, supporting email formats EML, EMLX and MSG
  • New internal engine for rendering, transparency flattening, optimization and creation of PS/EPS
  • New internal engine for font handling
  • Official support for ZUGFeRD (German initiative for electronic invoicing), according to the release candidate of the specification
  • Customizable PDF-Reports (incl. support for creation of XML-Reports on the fly and adding content to the PDF-Report)
  • Checkpoint for pdfaPilot 5 Server
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • Verify compliance with PDF/VT-2
    • All “Convert to PDF/A-2-…”- and “Convert to PDF/A-3…”-Profiles
      • Added new fixup “Insert missing F and UF entries for embedded files” [CA1022655]
    • All PDF/A-1…, PDF/X-1…, PDF/X-3 based profiles:
      • Flatten transparency: Internal optimization deactivated
      • Flatten transparency: Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
      • Flatten transparency: “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • All GWG2012-Profiles:
      • Minor adjustments for “black object”-checks to match requirements of the latest specification errata document
      • Replaced existing check for ICC-profile version with 2 new profiles to enhance reporting
      • Modified check: Transparency blend color space not DeviceGray or DeviceCMYK in softmask of type Luminosity
    • Settings in Custom Fixups will override settings from automatically generated Fixups from Standard-Conversion (Wizard)
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • All “Flatten transparency” fixups:
      • Internal optimization deactivated
      • Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
      • “Preserve Overprints” works also on pages that do not contain transparency
      • “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • All “Downsample bitmap|color|grayscale images” fixups:
      • Recompression will not take place if images are not downsampled
    • Remove re-mapping of predefined tags
    • Convert TrueType fonts to CFF fonts
    • Convert color to grayscale: Adjusted setting to avoid conversion of objects which are using only black
    • Remove all object level XMP metadata
    • Convert page into image: extended settings so that it is now e.g. possible to convert those pages that have certain problems
    • Remove objects based on check for objects
      • Remove all objects using Registration color inside TrimBox
      • Remove all objects using spot color with specified name
    • Set MIME type entry for embedded files (for PDF/A-3)
    • Add Modification Date to an embedded file's Params dictionary (for PDF/A-3)
  • New Checks
    • Transparency group has transparent objects
    • Transparency group on page level has transparent objects
    • ToUnicode CMap has syntax problems
    • New Properties in order to determine possible PDF version entries in a PDF file
      • Acrobat Extension Level
      • Developer names in Extension dictionary
      • Developer names in Extension dictionary
      • Developer Extension Level BaseVersion does not match Version entry in Catalog
      • Value of version in PDF header his lower than Version entry in Catalog
      • Version entry in Catalog
  • General
    • ProcessPlans: Improved performance
    • Enhanced handling of fonts in ”.dfont” file format (MacOS only)
    • Font analysis: Improved speed of checks
    • XML Report: SequenceSteps from ProcessPlans and Fixups of last step are added
    • XML Report: Various information added about PDF version and Developer extensions level
  • Actions
    • Export to EPUB
      • Added support for EPUB 3.0
      • New Config-file to control advanced handling of tags and attributes
      • Now also supported on Linux
  • pdfaPilot Standalone
    • Added update notification and direct download link for latest version (MacOS and Windows)
  • CLI
    • Conversion to PDF:
      • New options for conversion of Excel documents to show hidden columns, to adjust content size for overflowing cells and to use Excel page layout (without white space removal) [FP23720]
      • Collection: New option to embed files as PDF - without conversion to PDF/A
      • PostScript to PDF conversion now also x64 when using Linux x64
      • New optional warning if font substitution takes place in PDFs created from MS Word documents
    • New option for defining a max. used amount of memory during processing (Linux only)

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where a missing ”%EOF” marker was not handled properly in some cases [FP22356]
    • Fixed issue, where glyphs were falsely marked as missing or using wrong widths [FP20154]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where signed PDF/A file was not properly handled if converted again in certain cases [FP22226]
    • Problem solved, where a CID fonts without Unicode CMap resulted in conversion failure
    • Problem solved, where content on inline image was falsely interpreted as PDF source content [FP24533]
    • Fixed issue, where EXIF data of JPEG images were not handled properly in some cases [CA1022650]
    • Fixed issue, where colors were not properly adjusted if used in an annotation
    • Problem solved, where text vanished after processing in certain cases [CA1022033]
    • Problem solved, where resources of fonts where not properly handled in some cases [CA1022178]
    • Problem solved, where annotations were not properly flattened [CA1022661]
    • Problem solved, where resulting PDFs were not properly generated with certain files [CA1022330]
    • Problem solved, where SoftMask objects were not flattened successfully in some cases [CA1022714]
    • Fixed issue, where mapping of text to UniCode was not properly corrected, if the CMap had problems which are now resolved [FP19442]
    • Fixed issue, where annotations with mirrored coordinates caused by applying rotation factor of page were not properly handled [CA1022168]
    • Problem solved, where annotations were shifted during conversion in some cases [CA1021195]
    • Fixed issue, where Unicode information was not properly kept during conversion in certain cases [CA1022072, CA1022448]
    • Problem solved, where text information vanished in certain cases [CA1022466]
  • Profiles
    • Harmonized handling and recognition of values defined as RegEx
  • Fixups
    • Embedd missing fonts: Problem solved, where missing fonts were not properly embedded in some cases [CA1021920]
    • Mark all non-structure elements as artifact: Problem solved, where FormXObjects were falsely marked as Arifacts [FP24417]
    • Create bookmarks from heading: Fixed issue, where wrapping headlines were not properly handled
    • Convert SoftMask to ImageMask: Problem solved, where images were not visible after processing [CA1022181]
    • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Fixed issue, where not all glyphs were properly handled [FP21034, CA1021563, CA1021420]
    • Fix glyph width info:
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were not properly handled
      • Problem solved, where result was not displayed properly in some viewers
      • Problem solved, where image objects were affected
    • Flatten annotations and form fields: Problem solved, where position of signatures were not kept
    • Subset fonts: Problem solved, where glyphs were not handled properly in certain cases
    • Remove Differences array from TrueType fonts: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper file in certain cases
    • Prepare annotations for PDF/A-1: Problem solved, where processing failed
    • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph: Problem solved, where glyphs moved in certain cases
    • Repair invalid ToUnicode CMap information: Extended function to ensure valid mapping to Unicode
  • Checks
    • General: Enhanced stability during analysis of partly corrupt files
    • Invalid language identifier: Fixed issues, where an empty language identifier was not ignored [FP22931]
    • Problem solved, where check for font sizes reported negative values
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Batch in Switchboard
      • Problem solved, where file was moved into failure folder although successfully converted to PDF/A. [FP22711]
      • Adjusted file handling during processing
      • Problem solved, where processing only handled 1 file [MacOS 10.7 only)
    • ZUGFeRD verification: Problem solved, where validating could not be properly executed [FP23701]
    • Problem solved, where files could not be displayed properly
  • Server
    • Enhanced processing stability [FP23592]
    • Problem in ServerUI fixed, where processed files remained visible [FP23519
  • Server/CLI
    • Problem solved where creation of PDF/A files failed during fallback processing
    • Improved handling of licenses if more than 1 license (with different limitations) are on the respective system
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where processing of folders were not properly handled
  • General
    • Conversion to PDF:
      • Changed behaviour to disable footer in Excel sheets [CA1020853]
      • Optimized handling of invisible pages [CA1020625]
      • Problem solved, where file permissions form original file (read-only) were also applied to the result PDF
      • Added parameter to set searchpath for fonts to be used during conversion from PostScript
      • Optimized conversion handling for OEM integration
    • Fixes issue, where time zones with different offset than a full hour were not properly handled in the XMP metadata [CA1022664]
    • Standard14 fonts: Adjusted recognition, so that an existing FontDescriptor is tolerated [FP22533]
    • Fixed problem, where longer processing time could result in improper behavior in OEM integration
    • Optimization: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper PDF
    • ReDistill: Increased stability of processing
  • Changed internal package version for profiles to 13
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP2k)
  • Mac: Requires Mac OS X, version 10.6 or newer


Version 4.3.186
Release date: 2013-05-28

Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • New Fixups
    • Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images
  • PDF/A Conversion
    • New Fixup “Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images” added to standard conversion for PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3
  • Export to EPUB
    • Added new optional parameter for creation of chapters

Fixes

  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where inconsistent spot color representations were not corrected
  • Profiles
    • Harmonized handling and recognition of values defined as RegEx
  • Fixups
    • Remove Layers: Problem solved, where Layers were only removed from first page of the PDF
  • Checks
    • Problem solved, where check for font sizes reported negative values
  • Actions
    • Problem solved, where empty image data caused in inproper behaviour during conversion [FP21906]
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where user preferences were assigned with insufficient access rights in some cases (MacOS only)
    • Switchboard: Problem solved, where Batch processing only handled 1 file (MacOS only)
  • Server/CLI
    • Problem solved, where processing of Profiles containing DeviceLink-Profiles were not properly supported
    • Improved handling of licenses if more than 1 license (with different limitations) are on the respective system
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where processing of folders were not properly handled
  • Reports
    • Added destination information for hyperlinks in annotations into XML Reports
    • Added information of UserUnits (if existing) into CompactHTML Reports and Result dialog


Version 4.3.184
Release date: 2013-04-12
Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • Profiles
    • New profile for optimized conversion of Office documents to CMYK (based on recommendations of FOGRA/PSD)
  • Fixups
    • New Fixup to create embedded thumbnails of pages
    • New Fixup: Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images
    • Folder used in fixups for config files can now directly opened

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where invalid widths entries for a font were not properly detected [CA1021220]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where text encoding malformed after PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where a false coded inline image caused an improper result [CA1021751]
    • Problem solved, where conversion of certain tagged and scanned PDF failed [FP21699]
  • Profiles
    • “List potential font problems”: Check “Text cannot be mapped to Unicode” added
  • Fixups
    • Remove empty group and block level elements from tagging structure: Problem solved where table cells were not properly handled
  • Actions
    • Office conversion: Problem solved, where table of content was not properly converted (OpenOffice only) [FP21213]
  • Server
    • Distributed processing: Ports for server communication changed
  • CLI
    • Problem solved, where UTF16 encoding was not properly respected (SunOS only) [FP21451]
    • Changed reporting of standard-fixups (Convert to PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E): If conversion is not successful, it will show up as FixFailure
  • Sanity: Improved performance and stability for office files [FP17838]


Version 4.1.176
Release date: 2013-01-10

  • Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Support for Acrobat 11
  • Server
    • Use of accesskey is now mandatory
    • General server settings added to preferences
    • Profiles can be edited directly from job settings dialogue
  • General
    • MacOS: Installers are delievered in DMG format
    • Windows: callas software is a verified publisher

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where a missing nbspace in CharSet was falsely flagged as a PDF/A-1 problem [CA1021591]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Force conversion: Problem solved, where Re-Convert resulted in failure when performed in profile [FP21148]
    • Problem solved, where a wrong PDF/A-OutputIntent was embedded if a PDF/X-OutputIntent was already present [FP19661]
    • Fixed issue, where signature appearance was flipped after flattening [CA1021632]
    • Problem solved, where preflight certificate prevented a PDF from being converted to PDF/A [CA1021696]
  • Actions
    • MergePDF: Tagging structure of source PDF will now be kept [FP19942]
  • General
    • Problem solved, where invalid keycodes where not properly reported on Unix platforms [FP21244]
    • Office conversion: Improved handling for several warnings for MS Office 2010 [CA1021744]


Version 4.0.172

Release date: 2012-10-30

Upgrade of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of an SMA contract.

Features

  • ProcessPlans
    • Allows you to combine Profiles, Checks, Fixups and Actions into a defined sequence with variable execution of steps depending on previous results
  • Variables
    • Consolidation of used variables within a Profile or ProcessPlan
  • Server
    • Completely new Server User Interface
    • Processing can be distributed to other servers
    • Setting up hotfolder jobs from any pdfToolbox standalone on a remote server
    • Load balancing using pdfaPilot Server as a “Dispatcher” within an arbitrary number of “Satellites” in a network
  • pdfaPilot Desktop
    • Folder-based creation of collections for PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 by dropping folders on the canvas
    • Embedd files: Ability to embedd source file into resulting PDF (for PDF/A-3)
    • Replace fonts: Added support for fonts using build-in encoding and differences array
    • Search field in all lists of Profiles, Fixups and Checks
    • Ability to create, duplicate or edit profiles, checks and fixups via direct links in processplans, profiles or fixups
  • Export to HTML from tagged PDF
  • Export to EPUB from tagged PDF
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • General:
      • Regular Expressions - all Fixups and Checks allowing RegEx have a new help feature
    • Added new “Convert references to notdef into valid references” as custom fixup:
      • All “Convert to PDF/A-…”-Profiles
      • All “Convert to PDF/X-…”-Profiles
    • Convert to PDF/A1-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Convert to PDF/A2-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Convert to PDF/A3-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Fix problems in PDF tagging structure
    • Check for PDF/A-1b compliance and convert if not compliant (process plan)
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • Several fixups to solve problems in PDF tagging structure
    • Convert references to .notdef glyphs into valid references
    • Remove Layer
    • Spot colors using non-valid UTF-8 names will be converted to RGB [CA1021519]
  • New and enhanced Checks
    • Find negative font size
    • Find multiple Unicode mappings
    • Several checks to find problems in PDF tagging structure
  • Reports
    • Added timezone into XML-Reports
    • Added UserUnits (Scalingfactor) into XML-Reports if used
  • General
    • Improved handling of multiple usage of fonts
    • Improved handling of existing bookmarks
  • Ability to use wildcards for font substitution [CA1014912]
  • New version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated (v9.1.0PlusP4s)
  • Support for AIX 6.1


Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Improved handling of memory when analyzing files
    • Improved handling for content streams to avoid unneccessary changes in document in certain cases
    • Problem solved where font error was not properly detected
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Improved handling of encrpyted or invalid PDF during processing [CA1021373]
    • Problem solved where PDF file could not be analyzed [CA1021217]
    • Problem solved where missing OutputIntent resulted gray output [CA1021459]
    • Problem solved where PDF with attachment was converted into an image [CA1021506]
    • Problem solved where links did not properly work after conversion [CA1021449]
    • Problem solved where Launch action was not properly converted [CA1021268]
    • Font corrections
      • Improved font-encoding for embedding Type1 fonts as a Base14 Font
      • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Improved usage and better handling of special combinations
      • Improved FontSubstition to avoid missing glyphs after PDF/A-2b conversion [CA1021127, CA1021269]
      • Problem solved where embedding fonts was not properly handled [CA1021220]
    • Form fields
      • Impoved state handling for form fields [CA1021275]
  • Profiles
    • Fallback conversion settings in standard profiles for PDF/A-1a, -2a and 3a disabled
  • Reports
    • Problem solved where fixup was inproperly listed in XML report [CA1021584]
    • Improved handling of custom checks in HTML reports
  • CLI
    • New parameter to avoid conversion to PDF and to handle any kind of input file as PDF [CA1021112]



Version 3.1.156

Release date: 2012-03-21

Update of pdfaPilot 3 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 3 Desktop license

Features

  • New Fixup: Remove Signatures [CA1021127]
  • New Fixup: Remove XFA ressource entry [CA1021127]


Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Problem solved where objects shift after changing the content stream [CA1021052, CA1021055, CA1021083, FP17126]
  • Reports
    • Problem solved where creation of MHT reports failed [FP18241]
  • PDF/A Analysis
    • Improved check for “Form field has multiple appearances” in PDF/A-1 validation
  • PDF/A Conversion
  • Problem solved where StemV entry was not handled properly [CA1021172]
  • Improved handling of multiple office document conversion
  • Unix-platforms: Problem solved where wrong system folders where searched for fonts



Version 3.0.151

Release date 2011-12-15

Upgrade to pdfaPilot 3 Desktop requires upgrade fee for owners of a pdfaPilot 2 Desktop license
Upgrade to pdfaPilot 3 Desktop free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot 2 Desktop

Features

  • PDF/A-3 Support
  • Improved features for creating file packages and collections
  • Distributed processing
  • Force Conversion for conversion to PDF/A
  • Support for SharePoint
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • Convert to PDF/A-1a, -1b
    • Convert to PDF/A-2a, -2b, -2u
    • Convert to PDF/A-3a, -3b, -3u
    • Verify compliance with PDF/A-3a, -3b, -3u
    • Scale pages to A4 if not larger than A3
  • New Fixups
    • Repair invalid bookmark hierachies [CA1020567]
    • Repair invalid ToUnicode-cMap information in fonts
    • Convert pages into images
    • Create invisible text copy for all text
    • Set relationship entry for embedded files
    • Scale page content only
    • Rotate pages to landscape if portrait
    • Rotate pages to portrait if landscape
  • Extended fixups
    • Scale pages with more options
    • Fixups enhanced by an “Apply to” option to restrict the fixup to specified pages:
      • Rotate pages
      • Scale pages
      • Crop pages
      • Create bleed
  • New Checks
    • New check to find latin ligatures
    • Several checks added for all aspects of PDF/A-3
    • Smallest distance from TrimBox
    • Smallest distance from BleedBox
    • Object closer to TrimBox than specified value
    • Object closer to TrimBox than specified value (binding edges are not checked)
  • pdfaPilot Desktop
    • New dialogue for setting relationship entry and describtion for embedded files when creating PDF/A-3 packages
    • Simultaneous export of several profiles
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated (v9.1.0PlusP4d)


Fixes

  • Improved stability on all platforms
  • Comments can be added for Fixups to show up when selected or executed [CA1020681]
  • PDF/A Analysis
    • Improved PDF Syntax analysis
    • Improved analysis of embedded Fonts [CA1020585]
  • PDF/A Conversion
    • Added force conversion feature to standard PDF/A conversion profiles
    • Problem solved where object compression failed with PDF/A-2 conversion [FP17296]
    • Improved handling and removing of XMP object metadata [CA1015970]
    • Form fields and annotations
      • Problems solved with form fields being converted to PDF/A-2 [CA1020860]
      • Problem solved with highlight annotations on pages with rotation factor [CA1020859]
      • Improved handling of annotations without appearance [CA1020860]
    • Font corrections
      • Improved handling of several font problems
      • Problem solved where a missing font name causes failure of PDF/A conversion [CA17299]
      • Problem solved where false embedded fonts prevented conversion [CA1020545]
    • Problem solved where wrong OutputIntents avoided conversion to PDF/A
    • Improved handling of transparency blend color space
    • Improved handling of PDF-version during impositioning
    • Problem solved where in certain cases the file size unexpectedly increased [FP6106]
    • Improvements for PDF/E conversion profiles [CA1020741]
  • CLI
    • Improved handling of file extension [CA1020563]
    • Improved control over the number and types of values that are listed in the XML report


Version 2.4.140

Release date: 2011-05-25

Update of pdfaPilot 2 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 2 Desktop license
Update of pdfaPilot Server 2 or pdfaPilot CLI 2 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 2 or pdfaPilot CLI 2

Features

  • Visual comparison of PDF documents
  • Preflight Certificate for safer document delivery
  • Re-distilling of PDF documents in CLI
  • Font and document structure optimization
  • Support of PDF based ISO Standards:
    • PDF/VT
  • File format conversions extended:
    • Conversion to PDF from
      • Images (TIFF, JPEG, PNG)
      • PostScript
      • MS Office 2011 Mac
      • iWork 09 Pages
    • Conversion from PDF to
      • PostScript
  • Improvements to the Desktop version
    • Output Preview
    • Smoothing parameter added to action Image export
    • Optimized activation process
    • Switchboard-Actions:
      • PostScript to PDF
      • Image to PDF
      • PostScript export
      • Content export
  • Extended fixups
    • Flatten transparency extended to resave images as ZIP when choosing Optimization setting Best quality
    • Convert fonts to outlines extended to process fonts that are not embedded
  • New properties
    • Detect visual differences
    • Layer metadata
    • Several new properties for PDF/VT
  • Several new predefined Profiles, Checks and Fixup (can be filtered with “v2.4” in search field of Desktop version)
  • Conversion to PDF/A extended to compress all uncompressed objects using lossless ZIP compression
  • Support for metadata of layers
  • Performance improvement in CLI when processing kfpx profiles through caching of kfpx profiles and reducing command line output
  • Memory handling improved
  • CLI options added:
    • to Overlay to change order of PDF documents
    • to enumerate kfpx profiles
    • to Save as image and Create EPS to specify number of digits when indexing output files
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved where missing CharSet was reported although it was present
    • Problem solved where analysis of a PDF file ended with error message
    • Problem solved where ToUnicode CMap was not properly analyzed
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Font corrections
      • Problem solved where glyphs were not handled properly when differences array from TrueType fonts were removed
      • Problem solved where error message occurred when glyph width of Type 3 font was fixed
      • Problem solved where ToUnicode CMap was not properly adjusted
      • Problem solved where Symbol font was not embedded properly
    • Transparency flattening
      • Problem solved where error message occurred after flattening transparency of CMYK object that was tagged with an ICC source profile during processing
      • Problem solved where force blend color space was not set before transparency flattening
      • Problem solved where correction of transparency groups was not listed in the report if no other transparent page objects were flattened
    • Form fields
      • Problem solved where form fields were modified when adjusting them for PDF/A
    • Problem solved where PDF file without suffix PDF was not processed
    • Problem solved where file size increased because page objects were not ZIP compressed in the converted PDF file
    • Problem solved where converted PDF document could not be displayed properly in Acrobat 9
  • Desktop
    • Problem solved where Output Intent was exported into kfpx profile although not necessary
  • pdfaPilot Server application
    • Problem solved where error message occurred when two CLI instances performed font substitution at the same time

Version 2.3.130

Release date: 2010-12-15

Update of pdfaPilot 2 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 2 Desktop license

Features

  • Support for PDF/A-2 ISO standard
  • Embed files in PDF files
  • Support for Office documents extended
    • Added support for Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit) to Windows version
    • Added support for OpenOffice.org to Mac version
    • Option added to save office documents as PDF without converting to PDF/A
  • Performance improved
  • Memory handling improved
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated
    • New optimization of internal PDF structure during saving now creates smaller file sizes, especially with complex PDF files
  • pdfaPilot 2 Desktop improved
    • Support of Acrobat X Pro
    • Batch processing of Switchboard actions added including Profiles, Checks and Fixups within the Workspace
    • PDF/A in one click: Technical view for detailed problem analysis when conversion fails
    • New action: Office to PDF/A: Create PDF/A documents directly from office files
    • Organize pages: Easily move pages in PDF documents
    • Visualizer: Visualizes print-relevant characteristics of PDF documents
    • Sidebar added for embedded files and bookmarks
    • Control via keyboard extended, e.g. for scrolling pages
    • Revert option to undo changes and get back to original file
    • Open recent option added
  • New Checks added
    • Several checks added for all aspects of PDF/A-2
    • Page description errors of PDF files are reported with detailed error messages
  • New Fixups added
    • Adjust colors for PDF-based ISO standards
    • Make document XMP Metadata compliant with PDF/A-2
    • Remove all xmpMM:Manifest metadata entries
    • Recompress JPEG 2000 images as JPEG
    • Remove unnecessary transparency groups
    • Remove CharSet if incomplete
    • Remove CIDset if incomplete
  • Extended fixups
    • Adjust OCCDs for PDF-based ISO standards
    • Remove XMP Metadata if not compliant with PDF/A
    • Convert TrueType to CID
    • Map spot and process colors
    • Embed missing fonts
    • Rotate pages extended to apply page rotation factors
    • Initial view extended to support magnification 100%
  • Transparency flattening also available on Mac, Linux and Solaris Sparc
  • Support for page scaling factors (user units) to handle sheet sizes larger than 200 by 200 inches
  • XML report extended to list annotations
  • Installation software for Windows improved to better support user rights and have smaller installation packages

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved where missing glyph was incorrectly reported
    • Problem solved where analysis of a specific PDF file lead to error message
    • Problem solved where hit “CIDSet in subset font is incomplete” was mistakenly displayed
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved where font was not embedded although possible
    • Problem solved where layers could not be flattened
    • Problem solved where glyph width was not fixed properly
    • Problem solved where PDF document could not be converted because not enough memory was available
    • Problem solved where conversion ended with error message
  • Fixups
    • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved were embedding failed when font should be embedded completely
    • Set XMP Metadata fields: Problem solved where XMP entry was not set
  • Office conversion
    • Problem solved where Excel document was not properly processed on chinese operating system
  • Desktop
    • Problem solved where detailed results were not displayed when results dialog was opened via Report button of an action
    • Problem solved where menu entries were not grayed out at the time when they are not functional
    • Problem solved under Windows 7 where converted PDF was not displayed properly
  • Reports
    • Problem solved in XML report where time zone was not evaluated
    • Problem solved where callas icon was placed in PDF files when creating layer report

Version 2.2.121

Release date: 2010-08-31

Update of pdfaPilot 2 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 2 Desktop license

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved where hit “CIDSet in subset font is incomplete” was mistakenly displayed

Version 2.2.118

Release date: 2010-06-02

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot licence

Features

  • Improved font embedding
    • Settings for font substitution improved to embed even more fonts (updater need to remove fontsubstitution.cfg in user prefs in advance)
    • Font substitution activated when converting via
      • Switchboard action PDF/A-1
      • Power tools profiles “Convert to PDF/A-1a” and “Convert to PDF/A-1b”
      • Switchboard action Embed font

Fixes

  • Office document conversion to PDF/A
    • Problem solved under Windows where office document could not be processed because Word instance was not able to close the document processed before

Version 2.2.116

Release date: 2010-05-04

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot licence

Features

  • Conversion of OpenOffice.org documents to PDF/A
    • Documents of all file formats supported by OpenOffice.org 3.2 can directly be converted to PDF/A-1a or PDF/A-1b
    • Supports latest version of OpenOffice.org 3.2 besides Microsoft Office 2007
    • Supported under Windows in pdfaPilot Desktop 2, pdfaPilot Server 2 and pdfaPilot SDK 2 and under Linux in pdfaPilot CLI 2 and pdfaPilot SDK 2
    • Keep visual and semantic reproducibility by converting to PDF/A-1a
    • Common issues of PDF/A files created from Office applications are repaired
    • Office documents that can not be exported from MS Office can be processed via OpenOffice.org
  • Performance improved when converting MS Word documents to PDF/A
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9
  • Removal of incompatible XMP Metadata is now activated by default to convert even more PDF files to PDF/A
  • Font substitution improved: Pre-installed setting extended to support more font styles
  • New correction: Map structure to predefined types improves mapping of structure for PDF/A-1a compliance
  • pdfaPilot Desktop:
    • One click conversion can be customized via Preferences
      • PDF/A compliance level
      • Custom font folder
      • Font substitution
      • Transparency flattening under Windows
      • XMP Metadata removal
    • Custom settings in Power Tools are taken over from prior pdfaPilot Desktop 2 version 2.1

Fixes

  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved where Launch action was not converted to PDF/A compliant GoToR action
  • pdfaPilot Plug-In and Standalone
    • Power tools
      • Fixups
        • Set PDF version: Problem solved where PDF version was not set
        • Flatten transparency: Problem solved where glyphs and page objects where modified
        • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where creating of font cache took long time
        • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where glyphs were modified
        • Convert colors:
          • Problem solved where conversion of JBIG2 image caused error message
          • Problem solved where tone values of smooth shade defined in Separation or DeviceN where too low
          • Problem solved where image mask with pattern object remained colored after conversion to grayscale
          • Problem solved where file size increased when converting smooth shades
          • Conversion to RGB:
            • Problem solved where page objects remained CMYK when converting to RGB
            • Problem solved where smooth shade defined in process colors as Separation and DeviceN where not converted to RGB
            • Problem solved where file size increased during RGB conversion
        • Map colors: Problem solved where error message occurred
        • Flip/Rotate/Scale pages: Problem solved where pattern object was modified
        • Set media box to origin: Problem solved where smooth shade object was clipped
        • Set Overprint and Knockout: Problem solved where OPM was not set for DeviceCMYK page object
    • Switchboard Actions
      • PDF/A-1: Problem solved where page objects defined in DeviceGray where converted to Separation Black
      • Flip, Move content, Rotate, Scale by percent, Scale page content, Scale to format: Problem solved where page object defined as Pattern was modified
    • Problem solved under Windows where language of user interface did not match to language of operating system
    • Problem solved where user preferences could not be saved on an AFP file server
  • pdfaPilot Standalone
    • Problem solved where view could not be changed to other document when more than one document and Power tools where open
    • Some problems in user interface and loupe solved
  • Activation
    • Problem solved where automatic activation failed when sending activation information from certain E-Mail clients
    • Problem solved where activation info was not displayed after activating
    • Problem solved where activation could not be made for all users of a computer
    • Problem solved where activation got invalid after changing network device
    • Problem solved where pdfaPilot was not activated when parameter cachefolder was used

Version 2.1.112

Release date: 2010-02-12

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot licence

Fixes

  • Plug-In and Standalone: Problem solved where result file was not opened after converting a PDF

Version 2.1.111

Release date: 2010-02-04

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot licence

Features

  • Conversion of Office documents to PDF/A
    • Documents from Word, Excel, PowerPoint can directly be converted to PDF/A-1a or PDF/A-1b
    • Keep visual and semantic reproducibility by converting to PDF/A-1a
    • Common issues in fonts and XMP Metadata of PDF/A files created from Office applications are repaired
    • Support Microsoft Office 2007
  • Adapted to the modified requirements of Technical Corrigendum 2 for PDF/A-1
  • Transparency flattening
    • New in Windows Desktop, Server and SDK
    • Based on Adobe PDF Library 9 and additionally highly improved file optimization like improved preservation of image quality
  • Extension schemas can be captured from PDF files and embedded during PDF/A conversion
  • Use of most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9
  • Corrections added or extended to convert more files to PDF/A
    • New Correction “Remove additional encoding entries in CMap of symbolic TrueType fonts”
    • New Correction “Set values to implementation limits of PDF/A if possible”
    • Correction “Reduce structure to predefined types” improved
    • Adjusts XMP entries attached to font object created by Microsoft Office
    • Adjusts URI entries that do not start with an identifier created by Microsoft Office
  • Performance improved in pdfaPilot Desktop when converting PDF files using Switchboard Actions, Profiles or Fixups dialog
  • Loupe window in pdfaPilot Standalone
  • Extension schema editor
    • Schemas and properties for PDF/X and PDF/E added
    • Filter added “Document Metadata (undefined)” that filters custom metadata which are not yet defined
  • Improved software licensing
  • Full support for Windows 7
  • Full support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Chinese language version: Activation for international and chinese version can be combined on one machine
  • pdfaPilot Standalone: kfpx profiles can be imported via Drag&Drop on pdfaPilot application
  • pdfaPilot Plug-In and Standalone: Reference manual can be accessed via menu entry

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problems solved with the following checks where problem was reported although there was no problem
      • Mismatch between ID in linearization info and ID in main cross reference table (adapted to Technical Corrigendum 2 for PDF/A-1)
      • CharSet missing or incomplete for Type 1 font
      • Font is not valid
      • Errors in PDF syntax
    • Problem solved where optional entry for pdfaSchema:schema was treated as mandatory
    • Problem solved where analysis was stopped because CourierNew was not in list of Base14 fonts
    • Problem solved when validating against PDF/A-1a where missing Unicode support of fonts was not detected
    • Problem solved when malformed tagging information could not be analysed
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved where font could not be embedded
    • Problem solved where glyph widths could not be adjusted
    • Problem solved where some JPEG2000 images could not be converted to JPEG
    • Problem solved where PDF could not be converted to PDF/A due to a very low StemV entry
  • Plug-In and Standalone
    • Power tools
      • Fixups
        • Convert colors: Several problems solved
        • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where PDF could not be printed or EPS creation failed after processing
        • Convert fonts to outlines: Several problems solved where fonts could not be converted to outlines
        • Subset fonts: Several problems solved where fonts could not be subsetted
        • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved where EPS creation failed after processing
        • Add missing space glyph: Problem solved where EPS creation failed after processing
        • Convert TrueType fonts to CID fonts: Problem solved where error message was displayed after processing
        • Convert to PDF standard: names of Output Condition Identifier and Output Condition not properly written to embedded Output Intent
        • Downsample/Compress images: Problem solved where appearance of JPEG 2000 image was modified
        • Adjust or remove annotations: Problem solved where annotations were not modified as requested
      • Checks
        • Problem solved where analysis ended with error message because of a certain type of pattern object
    • Switchboard Actions
      • Replace font: Problem solved where font could not be replaced
    • Problem solved where PDF was not rendered when page boxes are malformed
    • Problem solved where network user with home directory on an AFP server could not use Profiles dialog
    • Problem solved when file was closed during conversion
    • Several minor problems in Extension schema editor solved
    • Some minor GUI problems solved

Version 2.0.097

Release date: 2009-10-29

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot license

Features

  • Extension schema for xmpMM:InstanceID is embedded during PDF/A conversion
  • Usability improved: where possible the conversion of Actions in the desktop flavors is made on the open document and no Save as dialog is displayed

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved where transparent FormXObject was not found with respective check
    • Problem solved where glyph mismatch was reported although there was no problem
    • Problem solved where unexpected error occurred when analyzing a PDF file
    • Problem solved where mismatch between ID in linearization info and ID in main cross reference table was detected although there was no problem
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved where OPI was not removed completely
    • Problem solved where unexpected error occurred when converting a PDF file to PDF/A
  • Switchboard Actions
    • Booklet: Cut marks are also set for pages if they are added dynamically by pdfToolbox to fill the sheet
    • Optimize for internet: Fonts are no longer converted to outlines
  • Plug-In and Standalone
    • Problem solved where processing was not applied to currently active document
    • Problem solved where ICC profile could not be embedded as source profile when converting via PDF/A in one click dialog
  • Plug-In
    • Problem solved under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard where some predefined color conversion fixups using pre-installed ICC profiles could not be executed

Version 2.0.095

Release date: 2009-07-23

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop license

Features

  • First release of Chinese language version of pdfaPilot 2 Desktop (separate installation package)
  • New fixups in Standalone that were only available in Plug-In version before:
    • Apply ZIP compression to uncompressed object streams
    • Discard embedded thumbnails
    • Discard private data of other applications
    • Optimize PDF for fast web view

Fixes

  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved where glyph width could not be corrected
    • Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Fix glyph width info: Problem solved where glyph width was not fixed
      • Convert SMask to image mask: Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
      • Convert colors: Problem solved where OPM was not set to 0 when overprinting DeviceGray was converted to DeviceCMYK
      • Set transparency blend color space: Problem solved where transparency blend color space was not set to RGB ICC profile
      • Remove objects outside page area: Problem solved where object was removed that was lying partly inside page area
  • Switchboard Actions
    • PDF/A - Replace fonts: Problem solved where glyph width was not adapted when replacing font fully
    • Pages - Scale by percent: Problem solved where execution of action did not have any effect
  • Plug-In
    • Problem solved where error message was displayed when opening Profiles dialog
  • Standalone
    • Problem solved where encrypted PDF files, annotations and form fields were not displayed
    • Problem solved where black and white image was displayed with inverted color
    • Problem solved where page number, Standards button or icon for modified file was not displayed reliably
    • Problem solved where active document could not be changed when Profiles, Checks or Fixups dialog was open

Version 2.0.093

Release date: 2009-07-03

Update free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop license

Features

  • First release of pdfaPilot 2
    • Including Standalone version for Mac and Windows as part of pdfaPilot 2 Desktop version
    • First release of Plug-In version for Mac
  • Extension schema editor added
    • Lists most frequently used extension schemas
    • Lists extension schemas of current PDF document
    • Allows for creating custom extension schemas
    • Allows for embedding extension schemas to keep custom metadata in PDF/A files
  • Feature set of Plug-In greatly expanded, amongst others these are:
    • Switchboard
      • Action to convert a PDF to both PDF/A-1b & PDF/X-3
      • Actions to create detailed PDF reports about fonts, images and colors
      • Actions to optimize PDF files for size or printing
      • Actions to adapt the brightness of a PDF file
      • Actions to scale and rotate pages
      • Actions to arrange pages for print out and presentation
      • Actions to (re-)embed fonts or convert them to outline
      • Actions to easily get in contact with callas software
    • Profiles
      • Very detailed possibilities to analyze and modify PDF files
      • Correction to make text visible that was created during scanning by an OCR software
      • Analysis profile to list potential font problems
    • Tools to
      • Explore PDF
      • Explore Fonts
      • Explore Metadata
  • Analysis extensions
    • Date string uses Unicode added
    • Check for invalid extension schemas improved
  • Conversion extensions
    • Convert TrueType fonts to CID fonts added
    • Reduce structure to predefined types added
    • Insert missing Type entry in StructElem objects added
    • Prepare encoding entry in TrueType fonts for PDF/A added
    • Font embedding only performed if text rendering mode is not 3
    • Corrects several syntax problems during conversion

Fixes

  • Analysis
    • XMP
      • Problem solved where wrong value type for XMP property dc:creator was not detected
      • Problem solved where invalid URI was not detected
      • Problem solved where missing xpacket entries in XMP metadata was not detected
    • Problem solved where form field with an appearance and an N entry that has two appearance streams was not detected
    • Problem solved where syntax problem was not detected (indirect object has object number not preceded by an EOL marker)
    • Problem solved where mismatch between ID in linearization info and ID in main cross reference table was not detected
  • Conversion
    • Problem solved where correction to remove metadata that is not compliant with PDF/A did not remove all metadata that was not compliant
    • Problem solved where appearance of certain form fields could not be made PDF/A compliant
    • Problem solved on Mac where pre-installed font Symbol could not be embedded during conversion
    • Problem solved where TrueType fonts were embedded with an encoding entry as a dictionary
  • Reports
    • Problem solved in XML reports where details for problems were only listed for the first 30 hits

Version 1.3.080

Release date: 2009-03-27

Features

  • New conversion features
    • Option added to remove XMP Metadata that is not compatible with PDF/A
    • Correction to add the Type entry in the StructElem which is required by PDF/A-1a
    • Correction to convert SMasks to image masks that are allowed by PDF/A
    • Converted PDF files are optimized for fast web view (Acrobat 9)
  • Font handling extended
    • Adobe standard fonts are automatically available for font embedding
    • Correction to remove Differences entry from TrueType font by converting the font to CID font
    • Cross type embedding of fonts extended
    • Optimization in font caching

Fixes

  • Problems solved where fonts where not embedded in specified PDF files (fonts Times, Symbol and MS Gothic for Japanese glyphs)
  • Problem solved where glyph width mismatch was not corrected

Version 1.2.077

Release date: 2008-12-18

Features

  • Language support added for French, Spanish, Italian

Fixes

  • Improved progress when creating font cache (font names are listed)
  • Problem solved where incompatible XMP could not be removed
  • Problem solved where CMap was not embedded properly for a PDF
  • Problem solved where encoding was not adapted after font embedding for a PDF
  • Problem solved where Acrobat message appeared in Acrobat 9 after font substitution because “Use local fonts” was activated in user preferences

Version 1.2.075

Release date: 2008-12-08

Features

  • CMap embedded for CID fonts if not present
  • Space glyph inserted if missing
  • Remove XMP metadata that prevents a PDF from being PDF/A compliant
  • Convert Launch actions in bookmarks to GoToR actions

Fixes

  • Several improvements in font embedding and font substitution
    • Problem fixed where “Wrong encoding for non-symbolic TrueType font” was reported after the conversion
    • Problem fixed where glyph width mismatch was reported after the conversion
  • Several improvements in font analysis
    • Analysis of white space and non-breaking space character improved
  • Several improvements in XMP metadata handling
    • Additional data types regarded as valid
    • Entries pdfx:Company and pdfx:SourceModified added to XMP extension schema
    • Problem fixed where Author in DocInfo could not be adapted for PDF/A
  • Problem solved where invalid rendering intent could not be corrected