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What can Robotic Process Automation (RPA) learn from prepress?

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The IT industry has embarked on a new topic: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It covers the automation of processes by eliminating manual activities to a large extent, so software solutions can take over. With today's processor speed and increasingly sophisticated algorithms in software applications, IT can now carry out increasingly complex requirements faster and, for recurring tasks, more reliable than any human being. The RPA model originated in industrial production. Robots carry out the work in the manufacturing industry, and humans are only there to control and monitor the processes. In order to function smoothly, the processes and also the materials to be processed must be standardized as much as possible, which usually is the case in manufacturing processes, but not necessarily in office processes … As RPA will most likely be pushed by the current crisis, we would like to have a look at RPA from a PDF point of view!

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callas Desktop products can 'explore' your PDF documents

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Imagine a scenario where you have copy-pasted some text from your PDF to another location and it comes out totally different from what you had copied. Now what? You would want to explore the text inside the PDF, wouldn’t you? Well, what are you waiting for? Let's explore!

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Mobile Magazines

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More and more, magazines are available on tablets or other mobile platforms. Consequently, many new apps appear where subscribers have access to several hundred publications, such as AppleNews+, Keep In Mind, Readly and many more. The subscriber uses the respective app to view the magazine pages, but in many cases the internal format is actually PDF. In this blog post, we want to have a look at what is needed to turn a print-ready PDF into lightweight performant PDF pages.

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Spotify in pdfToolbox - all about spot colors

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Why would you want to convert an image that only uses spot colors to PDF, while maintaining the original appearance of the image as closely as possible? Let's figure out how Spotify can help you in your workflows in this blog post!

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The time of the year where we look back, take stock & plan ahead

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We can all agree that 2019 was a crazy year: from the anticlimax in the Game of Thrones' finale to the launch of Tesla's Cybertruck which included a broken window mishap. In all this madness, there has been plenty of upsides as well - especially in callas' world. From the improved Process Plan UI to callas License Server, we ticked off everything on our to-do list for 2019. Have a look!

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Digital publication of regulations and laws in Brandenburg (Germany)

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Already in 2009, the German state Brandenburg started to publish all laws digitally and used – no surprise - PDF for that. It still is (at least) a nationwide pioneer. In this blog, callas software wants to explain the requirements which are sometimes completely different from e.g. publishing magazine articles online, but sometimes also surprisingly close to print publishing.

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Automating complex workflows with pdfToolbox 11!

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From complex document detection to Spotify or new bleed correction features for irregular shapes, pdfToolbox 11 brings many new capabilities for workflow automation – and makes creation of complex automation Profiles a lot nicer via a brand-new Process Plan editor.

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VIP Event in Riga - All about preflight, automation & pdfToolbox 11

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callas software, along with axaio software and Four Pees, wrapped up its annual VIP event this week in downtown Riga. More than 50 stakeholders attended this event that focused on the theme of pdfToolbox 11 with a subtitle 'Prepress automation for "mainstream" and niche markets'. It was a wonderful opportunity for all attendees to learn what direction callas software is trending towards. If you missed this year's event, read more to find out what happened in Riga.

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