Berlin. The PDF/UA validation built into version 6 of callas pdfaPilot Desktop is freely available. As a result, anyone can verify whether documents comply with the ISO standard for universally accessible tagged PDF. pdfaPilot Desktop is available on Windows and Mac OS X.
callas software integrated pdfGoHTML into version 6 of its pdfaPilot software. pdfGoHTML displays document structure, reading order and alternative texts for images in a color-coded way: ideal to rapidly diagnose possible problems. For the first time PDF/UA compliance checks both machine-checking and interactive checking in a tightly integrated fashion. After validation has been successful, a PDF/UA validation report can be generated.
Anyone interested in the software can download a free trial version of pdfaPilot here. The trial version enables testing the full product for two weeks, but the PDF/UA validation remains available for free for an unlimited time.
The full version of pdfaPilot Desktop 6 is available for 379 EUR, and it can process individual documents or – through the use of the batch functionality – complete folders. Both as a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat or as a standalone application, pdfaPilot contains a host of interesting functionalities besides PDF/UA verification. This ranges from making PDF documents compatible with PDF/A to the conversion of Office files and emails to optimal PDF documents.
About callas software
callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products.
In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Kodak®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have recognized the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.
callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF/A Competence Center and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.
callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at: www.callassoftware.com.