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Mobile Magazines

Mobile magazines

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

Spotify in pdfToolbox

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.

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

Infographic 2019

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)

Elnorm blog Process Plan

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!

pdfToolbox 11

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

VIP Event 2019

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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How quick is pdfToolbox's QuickCheck functionality?

pdfToolbox - Quick Check

It had been discussed several times that while it might be impossible to dramatically increase the speed of pdfToolbox processing, it might be possible to increase the speed of individual aspects - especially such aspects that may be of specific interest to customers. So, what is it that you can ‘quickly check’, what's the background of QuickCheck and how can this feature shape automation?

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The Great (Online) PDF Show

The Great (online) PDF Show

From where do you remember that we asked you about Maria Callas' birth city, what color PANTONE 124C is or what the combined age of the Four Pees team is? Believe it or not, The Great (online) PDF Show is back! Are you ready to test your skills before going on the real stage and find out how much you know about us or the PDF industry? This is how we prepare you for the next VIP Event!

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