What can you do with pdfToolbox's 'Decorate' feature?


Do you know that the Switchboard actions under 'Decorate' let you place a range of different object types or even pages within a PDF in no time. We receive tons of support queries about placing text, fold marks, page numbers or dates to adding empty pages, divider pages or summary pages. In addition, customers who knew about these Actions didn't really know that multiple files can be handled using 'Batch' processing, a reason good enough to write this blog post. Let's dive deep into it!


Why DeviceLink profiles should interest you


In version 10, pdfToolbox introduced support for a wide range of DeviceLink profiles. They can be used – for free – from within the Switchboard or using a fixup in a preflight profile. And they can be really interesting for your production work! Why?


Understanding Overprint


When working with support cases, the ones that are related to Overprint in PDF are likely to surprise customers. It frequently happens that what they thought would be completely wrong (and made them send the support request) turns out to be just right and well according to specifications. Reason enough to talk about Overprint in this blog post!


How accessible is the documentation these days?


For people with physical disabilities, such as severely impaired vision, reading on a computer with technical aids is much easier than reading on paper. It therefore makes sense to make technical documentation available electronically, and thus make it accessible to as many people as possible. Guess which is the preferred format for achieving this and how does it add value for everyone?


How does PDF 2.0 affect the printing industry?


It's true that many developments in the printing industry have led to progressive automation of workflows, like increasing quality requirements, declining print runs and prices ... Perhaps the most important technology in this context is the PDF format acting as the carrier of the print data which plays a central role in the communication and application of color in the printing process. Nevertheless, against the background of these massive tectonic changes in the printing landscape, some cracks have opened up and PDF 2.0 aims to close them. Let's go in detail in our first blog post of 2019!


Entirely barrier-free: PDF/UA for eGovernments


What the flattened curbside or stepless access is for wheelchair users, the barrier-free PDF in accordance with the PDF/UA standard is for reading and editing documents and forms. Without limiting the diversity of PDF technology, it determines how unrestricted accessibility of content in PDF files is ensured.


System-independent archiving of project files with PDF/A-3


The constantly growing demands on formats were no longer able to meet the constantly growing requirements for reliable long-term digital storage of important documents. In addition, there was a desire for a searchable, compact format that was robust and widely usable across platforms. In 2005, an ISO standard based on the PDF format started to write a new chapter in the history of digital archiving of documents: PDF/A. In this blog post, I am writing about how system-independent archiving of project files with PDF/A-3 can be achieved and how the advantages of PDF/A-3 are presented in the form of application scenarios and the different points of view regarding PDF/A-3.


That's a wrap at the VIP Event!


It was that time of the year again where we bring together our partners, customers and other stakeholders and meet in some part of the world. At the VIP Event, it is all about connecting, generating ideas, discussing the future of the PDF industry, and much more! Curious?