Release notes callas pdfaPilot 4

pdfaPilot 4.3.186 

Release date: 2013-05-28

  • Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • New Fixups
    • Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images
  • PDF/A Conversion
    • New Fixup “Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images” added to standard conversion for PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3
  • Export to EPUB
    • Added new optional parameter for creation of chapters

Fixes

  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where inconsistent spot color representations were not corrected
  • Profiles
    • Harmonized handling and recognition of values defined as RegEx
  • Fixups
    • Remove Layers: Problem solved, where Layers were only removed from first page of the PDF
  • Checks
    • Problem solved, where check for font sizes reported negative values
  • Actions
    • Problem solved, where empty image data caused in inproper behaviour during conversion [FP21906]
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where user preferences were assigned with insufficient access rights in some cases (MacOS only)
    • Switchboard: Problem solved, where Batch processing only handled 1 file (MacOS only)
  • Server/CLI
    • Problem solved, where processing of Profiles containing DeviceLink-Profiles were not properly supported
    • Improved handling of licenses if more than 1 license (with different limitations) are on the respective system
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where processing of folders were not properly handled
  • Reports
    • Added destination information for hyperlinks in annotations into XML Reports
    • Added information of UserUnits (if existing) into CompactHTML Reports and Result dialog

pdfaPilot 4.3.184 

Release date: 2013-04-12 

  • Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • Profiles
    • New profile for optimized conversion of Office documents to CMYK (based on recommendations of FOGRA/PSD)
  • Fixups
    • New Fixup to create embedded thumbnails of pages
    • New Fixup: Disambiguate APPROX values in JPEG2000 images
    • Folder used in fixups for config files can now directly opened

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where invalid widths entries for a font were not properly detected [CA1021220]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where text encoding malformed after PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where a false coded inline image caused an improper result [CA1021751]
    • Problem solved, where conversion of certain tagged and scanned PDF failed [FP21699]
  • Profiles
    • “List potential font problems”: Check “Text cannot be mapped to Unicode” added
  • Fixups
    • Remove empty group and block level elements from tagging structure: Problem solved where table cells were not properly handled
  • Actions
    • Office conversion: Problem solved, where table of content was not properly converted (OpenOffice only) [FP21213]
  • Server
    • Distributed processing: Ports for server communication changed
  • CLI
    • Problem solved, where UTF16 encoding was not properly respected (SunOS only) [FP21451]
    • Changed reporting of standard-fixups (Convert to PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E): If conversion is not successful, it will show up as FixFailure
  • Sanity: Improved performance and stability for office files [FP17838]

pdfaPilot 4.1.176 

Release date: 2013-01-10 

  • Update of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot 4 Desktop license

Features

  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Support for Acrobat 11
  • Server
    • Use of accesskey is now mandatory
    • General server settings added to preferences
    • Profiles can be edited directly from job settings dialogue
  • General
    • MacOS: Installers are delievered in DMG format
    • Windows: callas software is a verified publisher

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where a missing nbspace in CharSet was falsely flagged as a PDF/A-1 problem [CA1021591]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Force conversion: Problem solved, where Re-Convert resulted in failure when performed in profile [FP21148]
    • Problem solved, where a wrong PDF/A-OutputIntent was embedded if a PDF/X-OutputIntent was already present [FP19661]
    • Fixed issue, where signature appearance was flipped after flattening [CA1021632]
    • Problem solved, where preflight certificate prevented a PDF from being converted to PDF/A [CA1021696]
  • Actions
    • MergePDF: Tagging structure of source PDF will now be kept [FP19942]
  • General
    • Problem solved, where invalid keycodes where not properly reported on Unix platforms [FP21244]
    • Office conversion: Improved handling for several warnings for MS Office 2010 [CA1021744]

pdfaPilot 4.0.172

Release date: 2012-10-30 

  • Upgrade of pdfaPilot 4 Desktop free of charge for owners of an SMA contract

Features

  • Process Plans
    • Allows you to combine Profiles, Checks, Fixups and Actions into a defined sequence with variable execution of steps depending on previous results
  • Variables
    • Consolidation of used variables within a Profile or ProcessPlan
  • Server
    • Completely new Server User Interface
    • Processing can be distributed to other servers
    • Setting up hotfolder jobs from any pdfToolbox standalone on a remote server
    • Load balancing using pdfaPilot Server as a “Dispatcher” within an arbitrary number of “Satellites” in a network
  • pdfaPilot Desktop
    • Folder-based creation of collections for PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 by dropping folders on the canvas
    • Embedd files: Ability to embedd source file into resulting PDF (for PDF/A-3)
    • Replace fonts: Added support for fonts using build-in encoding and differences array
    • Search field in all lists of Profiles, Fixups and Checks
    • Ability to create, duplicate or edit profiles, checks and fixups via direct links in processplans, profiles or fixups
  • Export to HTML from tagged PDF
  • Export to EPUB from tagged PDF
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • General:
      • Regular Expressions - all Fixups and Checks allowing RegEx have a new help feature
    • Added new “Convert references to notdef into valid references” as custom fixup:
      • All “Convert to PDF/A-…”-Profiles
      • All “Convert to PDF/X-…”-Profiles
    • Convert to PDF/A1-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Convert to PDF/A2-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Convert to PDF/A3-b (without fallback conversion)
    • Fix problems in PDF tagging structure
    • Check for PDF/A-1b compliance and convert if not compliant (process plan)
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • Several fixups to solve problems in PDF tagging structure
    • Convert references to .notdef glyphs into valid references
    • Remove Layer
    • Spot colors using non-valid UTF-8 names will be converted to RGB [CA1021519]
  • New and enhanced Checks
    • Find negative font size
    • Find multiple Unicode mappings
    • Several checks to find problems in PDF tagging structure
  • Reports
    • Added timezone into XML-Reports
    • Added UserUnits (Scalingfactor) into XML-Reports if used
  • General
    • Improved handling of multiple usage of fonts
    • Improved handling of existing bookmarks
  • Ability to use wildcards for font substitution [CA1014912]
  • New version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated (v9.1.0PlusP4s)
  • Support for AIX 6.1

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Improved handling of memory when analyzing files
    • Improved handling for content streams to avoid unneccessary changes in document in certain cases
    • Problem solved where font error was not properly detected
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Improved handling of encrpyted or invalid PDF during processing [CA1021373]
    • Problem solved where PDF file could not be analyzed [CA1021217]
    • Problem solved where missing OutputIntent resulted gray output [CA1021459]
    • Problem solved where PDF with attachment was converted into an image [CA1021506]
    • Problem solved where links did not properly work after conversion [CA1021449]
    • Problem solved where Launch action was not properly converted [CA1021268]
    • Font corrections
      • Improved font-encoding for embedding Type1 fonts as a Base14 Font
      • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Improved usage and better handling of special combinations
      • Improved FontSubstition to avoid missing glyphs after PDF/A-2b conversion [CA1021127, CA1021269]
      • Problem solved where embedding fonts was not properly handled [CA1021220]
  • Form fields
    • Impoved state handling for form fields [CA1021275]
  • Profiles
    • Fallback conversion settings in standard profiles for PDF/A-1a, -2a and 3a disabled
  • Reports
    • Problem solved where fixup was inproperly listed in XML report [CA1021584]
    • Improved handling of custom checks in HTML reports
  • CLI
    • New parameter to avoid conversion to PDF and to handle any kind of input file as PDF [CA1021112]