Release notes callas pdfaPilot 2

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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

pdfaPilot 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