Release notes callas pdfaPilot 5

pdfaPilot 5.5.230 

Release date: 2015-03-19 

  • Update of pdfaPilot Desktop 5 free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop 5 license
  • Update of pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5

Features

  • Enhanced Profiles
    • All “Convert to PDF/A…”-Profiles
      • New Fixup “Remove glyphs with invalid encoding definition” [CA1023466; CA1023522]
  • New Checks
    • Has private Illustrator information [FP23244; FP26833]
    • Radial smooth shade without radius
    • Several new properties related to embedded files (especially for PDF/A-3)
  • Enhanced Checks
    • Possibility to use negation of regular expressions in those checks added, where values can be defined
  • New Fixups
    • Replace glyphs without Unicode to SPACE characters
  • Enhanced Fixups
    • New function to switch between normal and table view in certain fixups [FP27603]
    • Set relationship entry for embedded files: “Apply to” added for more flexibility
    • Remove XMP metadata: Option to remove XMP metadata from structure elements added
  • Actions
    • e-mail to PDF:
      • Support for additional archive formats for e-mail attachments (z7, tz, rar) [CA1022881]
      • Optimized naming for converted attachments keeps now their original file extension in attachment names and bookmarks
      • Support for HTML and HTM as e-mail attachments [CA1023701]
      • Improved handling for multi-level nested msg and eml files [CA1023102]
    • ToPDF: Added support for OpenOffice using 64Bit JavaVM
  • Reports
    • XML-Reports: Page label is listed in page information
  • General
    • Incorporate new ZUGFeRD schema (as defined in a corrigendum, published October 17, 2014)
    • Deactivation of licenses using Desktop and CLI
    • Introduced a validity period for activation with generated license file
    • License files used in CLI-only environments needs to be activated before deployment
    • Improved reporting if a Fixup is not successful for all objects (especially on CLI Fix and FixFailure will become reported now)
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP3n)

Fixes

  • Checks
    • Fixed issue, where certain PDF structures resulted in false hits [FP27559; FP27939]
    • Fixed issue, where some kinds of Smooth Shades were mistakenly flagged as invalid [CA1023332]
  • Fixups
    • Make XMP metadata compliant: Problem solved, where multiple creator entries were not respected
    • Convert SMask to image mask: Problem solved, where processing resulted in an unexpected result [CA1023528]
    • Fixed issue, where an incomplete CIDset prevented a successful conversion to PDF/A [FP25347]
    • Problem solved, where conversion to PDF/A resulted in an unexpected behavior [CA1023509]
    • Problem solved, where conversion to PDF/A of certain PDFs resulted in an improper result [CA1023626]
    • Problem solved, where images were not properly converted during conversion to PDF/A in special cases [CA1023306]
    • Fix glyph width information: Fixed issue, where positioning of glyphs changed in certain cases [FP25990; FP26244; FP27795; CA1023570]
    • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved, where glyphs are distorted in some cases [FP24435]
    • Flatten transparency:
      • Problem solved, where text was not properly formatted after processing [FP24371]
      • Problem solved, where text vanished in certain cases [FP25667; FP27233; FP27270; FP27639]
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were displaced [FP26089]
    • Make font names unique: Problem solved, where processing resulted in an improper behavior during postprocessing [FP20693; CA1022294]
    • Set MIME type entry for embedded files: Fixed issue, where entry was not properly set in certain cases
    • Fixed issue, where some PDF viewers were showing ab unnecessary warning when opening processed files in some cases [FP25347]
    • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved, where font was not embedded due to missing Subtype-entry [FP27498]
    • Convert TrueType to CFF: Problem solved, where conversion was not successful in certain cases [FP26772]
    • Problem solved, where Smooth Shades were not properly handled in some cases [CA1022421]
    • Problem solved, where invalid UTF-8 font names were not corrected [CA1023559]
  • Actions
    • ReDistill: Fixed issue, where processing special PDFs files causes an error [FP27494; FP27635]
    • ToPDF: Fixed issue, where the print area of XSLX-Excel-documents were not properly respected [FP27328]
    • ToPDF: Problem solved, where Unicode file names of TIFF files resulted in an unexpected behavior [CA1023605]
    • e-mail to PDF:
      • Problem solved, where nested msg or eml files were not properly handled [CA1022881; CA1023102; CA1023717]
      • Problem solved, where protected PDFs as e-mail attachment were not properly handled [CA1023442]
  • Desktop
    • Reports: Problem solved, where custom PDF reports were not properly created in certain cases [FP27718; FP27979]
    • Variables dialog: Problem solved, where quotation marks became replaced by operating system (MacOS only) [FP27547]
  • General
    • Fixed problem, where special characters in name of Output Intent avoided a proper profile export [FP28111]
    • Desktop: Fixed issue, where text was not properly displayed (MacOS Retina only)
  • CLI
    • Improved handling of hotfolders when user “nobody” is used (Linux only)
    • Problem solved, where no template based PDF reports were created if ProcessPlans has been used [FP27087]

pdfaPilot 5.2.221 

Release date: 2014-10-15 

  • Update of pdfaPilot Desktop 5 free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop 5 license
  • Update of pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5

Features

  • New Fixups
    • Remove bookmarks: Removes all bookmarks in a PDF [FP26479]
  • New Checks
    • Page has objects using transparency [CA1022314]
  • Enhanced Profiles
    • All PDF/A-1 and PDF/X-1 and -3 based Profiles, Profiles for Online Publishing and Digital Printing:
      • Flatten Transparency: Internal optimization has become deprecated and has been removed from the user interface
  • Enhanced Fixups
    • All “Flatten transparency” Fixups:
      • Internal optimization has been deprecated and has been removed from the user interface
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: Additional file formats supported for MS Word (.dot; .dotx; .dotm; .txt; .xml), MS Excel (.xslm; .xlt; .xltx; .xltm) and MS Powerpoint (.ppa; .ppam)
    • ToPDF: Font substitutions, which took place in MS Word can be reported on CLI and in SDK
  • CLI
    • Timeout parameter to abort processing after a defined time frame works now also for office conversion processes
  • Distributed Processing
    • Improved reporting for errors on CLI
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP3c)
  • All components on MacOS are x64 now

Fixes

  • PDF/A Conversion
    • Conversion of TrueType to CFF limited to fewer cases when absolutely needed[CA1023161]
    • Fixed issue, where glyphs were removed in some cases [CA1023274]
    • Problem solved, where an improperly defined annotation size was not properly handled [CA1023269]
    • Problem solved, where nested PDF files were not validated correctly [CA1023113]
  • Profiles
    • Verify compliance with PDF/VT-1: Adjusted analysis of DPart structure [CA1023271]
  • Fixups
    • Set document language to language in tagging structure: Problem solved, where Figure Tag description was removed [CA1023202]
    • Subset fonts: Fixed issue, where glyphs were removed in some cases
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved, where annotations were removed during processing [FP24614; CA1022661]
    • Discard hidden layer content and flatten visible layers: Fixed issue, where invisible layers were not properly removed [FP22502; CA1023254]
    • Remove layer: Problem solved, where content remained in the document [FP20692; FP20710; FP21689]
    • Fix font encoding: Fixed issue, where text was improperly positioned in some cases
    • Fix glyph width info: Problem solved, where width was not corrected [FP25347; CA1023058]
  • Checks
    • Glyph width is inconsistent: Problem solved, where widths were not properly calculated in some cases [FP26600]
    • MD5 checksum of ICC profiles: Corrected naming of reported results
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: Problem solved, where certain PNG images were rotated
    • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where objects were moved in some cases
    • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where text became converted to images
    • Extract text: Fixed issue, where extracting text caused an error with some files [CA1023097]
    • E-mail to PDF: Fixed issue, where bookmarks were not properly created [CA1023075]
    • E-mail to PDF: Problem solved, where empty pages were added unnecessarily [CA1023115]
    • E-Mail to PDF: Problem solved, where the created file was invalid [CA1023078]
    • Collection: Fixed issue, where links were not properly created for embedded non-PDF files [FP26003]
  • Reports
    • Font inventory report: Fixed issue, where glyphs and Unicode values were not listed [FP24267; FP24680]
  • Desktop
    • Various improvements for usability and stability
    • Fixed problem, where creating a Check out of editing a Fixup resulted in an improper behavior
  • Server
    • Problem solved, where Japanese language was not properly handled
  • Distributed Processing
    • Problem solved, where an unavailable dispatcher resulted in an unstable behavior in certain cases
  • General
    • Improved handling for font files without extension (Unix only) [CA1023053]
    • Problem solved, where customized Profiles did not handled embedded files properly [CA1023219]

pdfaPilot 5.1.211 

Release date: 2014-08-11 

  • Update of pdfaPilot Desktop 5 free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop 5 license
  • Update of pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5
  • Update for Windows and MacOS only

Features

  • Support for released ZUGFeRD version 1.0 (German e-invoice standard)

pdfaPilot 5.1.210 

Release date: 2014-07-08 

  • Update of pdfaPilot Desktop 5 free of charge for owners of a pdfaPilot Desktop 5 license
  • Update of pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5

Features

  • New Fixups
    • Remap characters from Unicode Private Use Area: Map Unicode from PUA to another valid Unicode [FP21906]
    • Remove all tagging information: Removes all tagging structure [CA1022859]
  • Enhanced Fixups
    • Font to outline: “Apply to” added to control, which fonts are outlined
  • Desktop
    • Visualizer: Added option to set simulation profile and improved handling if an OutputIntent exists
    • Profile editor: Several predefined filters in search field for Checks and Fixups
  • CLI
    • Timeout parameter to abort processing after a defined time frame
    • Server, Dispatcher or Satellite can be used as service on Windows
  • Distributed processing
    • Optional failover for Dispatcher in Client-mode
    • Possibility for typification for Satellites
    • Timeout parameter to abort processing after a defined time frame for distributed processes
    • Local processing (as a fall-back) can be disabled
    • Optimization for connecting process between Dispatcher and Satellite

Fixes

  • PDF/A conversion
    • Added correction “Substitute characters using .notdef glyph with space characters” to conversion using CLI, Switchboard, QuickConversion
    • Fonts used for form fields will be embedded completely to ensure full functionality after conversion to PDF/A [CA1020787]
  • Fixups
    • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved, where text was not properly handled for certain PDF created by PhotoShop
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where page rotation factor was not handled correctly for links in some cases [CA1022891]
    • Font-related corrections: Problem solved, where false entries in PostScript font resulted in an improper behavior
    • Font-related corrections: Problem solved, where glyphs seemed to be corrupt when viewed in Acrobat 8
    • Font-related corrections: Fixed issue, where glyph widths did not match after processing [CA1023004]
    • Remove JavaScript not associated with actions: Problem solved, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly removed
    • Remove actions: Problem solved, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly removed
    • Convert TrueType to CFF: Problem solved, where fixup did not work like expected
    • Remove or adjust annotations: Problem solved, where annotation was moved outside page area instead of being flattened into page content
    • Remove or adjust annotations: Fixed issue, where annotations were not properly rotated
    • Subset fonts: Optimized handling for width entries of unused glyphs [CA1022860]
    • Make font names unique: Problem solved, where errors occurred during postprocessing in certain cases
    • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph with space characters: Fixed issue, where text was moved during processing
    • Create bookmarks from headings: Problem solved, where existing bookmarks were removed
  • Checks
    • Document contains actions: Fixed issue, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly detected
    • Document contains JavaScript: Fixed issue, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly detected
    • Symbolic TrueType font has Encoding dictionary: Problem solved, where unusual encoding entry was not detected properly
    • Character references .notdef glyph: Problem solved, where .notdef glyphs were not recognized in certain cases
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: Support for latest Pages (Version 5.2) for Mac
    • ToPDF: TXT files will be handled by MS Office if no OpenOffice is installed (Windows + MacOS)
    • e-mail-to-PDF: Problem solved, where certain MIME type entry in e-mail were not handled properly [CA1022881]
    • e-mail-to-PDF: Fixed issue, where umlauts were not converted in certain cases [CA1022881]
  • Reports
    • Template-based PDF-Reports: Corrected use of time zone of local computer time
    • Problem solved, where MHT reports could not be created using the Server UI [FP25271]
  • Desktop
    • Some Problems solved, where user interface did not work as expected
  • Acrobat PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where batch processing resulted in an improper behavior in Acrobat 9
  • General
    • Desktop: Optimized handling of unused conditions
    • Desktop: Improved indexing of check and fixup names during import of profiles
    • ProcessPlans: Optimization for PostCheck when standard conversion is used
    • Checks: Optimized analysis to reduce needed amount of memory

pdfaPilot 5.0.203

Release date: 2014-03-13

  • Upgrade to pdfaPilot 5 Desktop requires upgrade fee for owners of a pdfaPilot 3 or 4 Desktop license
  • Upgrade to pdfaPilot 5 Desktop free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot 3 or 4 Desktop
  • Upgrade to pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 requires SMA for at least one additional year. Please contact your reseller for further information.
  • Upgrade of pdfaPilot Server 5 or pdfaPilot CLI 5 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfaPilot Server 2, 3 or 4 or pdfaPilot CLI 2, 3 or 4.

Features

  • New function to convert email to PDF, supporting email formats EML, EMLX and MSG
  • New internal engine for rendering, transparency flattening, optimization and creation of PS/EPS
  • New internal engine for font handling
  • Official support for ZUGFeRD (German initiative for electronic invoicing), according to the release candidate of the specification
  • Customizable PDF-Reports (incl. support for creation of XML-Reports on the fly and adding content to the PDF-Report)
  • Checkpoint for pdfaPilot 5 Server
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • Verify compliance with PDF/VT-2
    • All “Convert to PDF/A-2-…”- and “Convert to PDF/A-3…”-Profiles
      • Added new fixup “Insert missing F and UF entries for embedded files” [CA1022655]
    • All PDF/A-1…, PDF/X-1…, PDF/X-3 based profiles:
      • Flatten transparency: Internal optimization deactivated
      • Flatten transparency: Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
      • Flatten transparency: “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • All GWG2012-Profiles:
      • Minor adjustments for “black object”-checks to match requirements of the latest specification errata document
      • Replaced existing check for ICC-profile version with 2 new profiles to enhance reporting
      • Modified check: Transparency blend color space not DeviceGray or DeviceCMYK in softmask of type Luminosity
    • Settings in Custom Fixups will override settings from automatically generated Fixups from Standard-Conversion (Wizard)
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • All “Flatten transparency” fixups:
      • Internal optimization deactivated
      • Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
      • “Preserve Overprints” works also on pages that do not contain transparency
      • “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • All “Downsample bitmap|color|grayscale images” fixups:
      • Recompression will not take place if images are not downsampled
    • Remove re-mapping of predefined tags
    • Convert TrueType fonts to CFF fonts
    • Convert color to grayscale: Adjusted setting to avoid conversion of objects which are using only black
    • Remove all object level XMP metadata
    • Convert page into image: extended settings so that it is now e.g. possible to convert those pages that have certain problems
    • Remove objects based on check for objects
      • Remove all objects using Registration color inside TrimBox
      • Remove all objects using spot color with specified name
    • Set MIME type entry for embedded files (for PDF/A-3)
    • Add Modification Date to an embedded file's Params dictionary (for PDF/A-3)
  • New Checks
    • Transparency group has transparent objects
    • Transparency group on page level has transparent objects
    • ToUnicode CMap has syntax problems
    • New Properties in order to determine possible PDF version entries in a PDF file
      • Acrobat Extension Level
      • Developer names in Extension dictionary
      • Developer names in Extension dictionary
      • Developer Extension Level BaseVersion does not match Version entry in Catalog
      • Value of version in PDF header his lower than Version entry in Catalog
      • Version entry in Catalog
  • General
    • Process Plans: Improved performance
    • Enhanced handling of fonts in ”.dfont” file format (MacOS only)
    • Font analysis: Improved speed of checks
    • XML Report: SequenceSteps from ProcessPlans and Fixups of last step are added
    • XML Report: Various information added about PDF version and Developer extensions level
  • Actions
    • Export to EPUB
      • Added support for EPUB 3.0
      • New Config-file to control advanced handling of tags and attributes
      • Now also supported on Linux
  • pdfaPilot Standalone
    • Added update notification and direct download link for latest version (MacOS and Windows)
  • CLI
    • Conversion to PDF:
      • New options for conversion of Excel documents to show hidden columns, to adjust content size for overflowing cells and to use Excel page layout (without white space removal) [FP23720]
      • Collection: New option to embed files as PDF - without conversion to PDF/A
      • PostScript to PDF conversion now also x64 when using Linux x64
      • New optional warning if font substitution takes place in PDFs created from MS Word documents
    • New option for defining a max. used amount of memory during processing (Linux only)

Fixes

  • PDF/A analysis
    • Problem solved, where a missing ”%EOF” marker was not handled properly in some cases [FP22356]
    • Fixed issue, where glyphs were falsely marked as missing or using wrong widths [FP20154]
  • PDF/A conversion
    • Problem solved, where signed PDF/A file was not properly handled if converted again in certain cases [FP22226]
    • Problem solved, where a CID fonts without Unicode CMap resulted in conversion failure
    • Problem solved, where content on inline image was falsely interpreted as PDF source content [FP24533]
    • Fixed issue, where EXIF data of JPEG images were not handled properly in some cases [CA1022650]
    • Fixed issue, where colors were not properly adjusted if used in an annotation
    • Problem solved, where text vanished after processing in certain cases [CA1022033]
    • Problem solved, where resources of fonts where not properly handled in some cases [CA1022178]
    • Problem solved, where annotations were not properly flattened [CA1022661]
    • Problem solved, where resulting PDFs were not properly generated with certain files [CA1022330]
    • Problem solved, where SoftMask objects were not flattened successfully in some cases [CA1022714]
    • Fixed issue, where mapping of text to UniCode was not properly corrected, if the CMap had problems which are now resolved [FP19442]
    • Fixed issue, where annotations with mirrored coordinates caused by applying rotation factor of page were not properly handled [CA1022168]
    • Problem solved, where annotations were shifted during conversion in some cases [CA1021195]
    • Fixed issue, where Unicode information was not properly kept during conversion in certain cases [CA1022072, CA1022448]
    • Problem solved, where text information vanished in certain cases [CA1022466]
  • Profiles
    • Harmonized handling and recognition of values defined as RegEx
  • Fixups
    • Embedd missing fonts: Problem solved, where missing fonts were not properly embedded in some cases [CA1021920]
    • Mark all non-structure elements as artifact: Problem solved, where FormXObjects were falsely marked as Arifacts [FP24417]
    • Create bookmarks from heading: Fixed issue, where wrapping headlines were not properly handled
    • Convert SoftMask to ImageMask: Problem solved, where images were not visible after processing [CA1022181]
    • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Fixed issue, where not all glyphs were properly handled [FP21034, CA1021563, CA1021420]
    • Fix glyph width info:
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were not properly handled
      • Problem solved, where result was not displayed properly in some viewers
      • Problem solved, where image objects were affected
    • Flatten annotations and form fields: Problem solved, where position of signatures were not kept
    • Subset fonts: Problem solved, where glyphs were not handled properly in certain cases
    • Remove Differences array from TrueType fonts: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper file in certain cases
    • Prepare annotations for PDF/A-1: Problem solved, where processing failed
    • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph: Problem solved, where glyphs moved in certain cases
    • Repair invalid ToUnicode CMap information: Extended function to ensure valid mapping to Unicode
  • Checks
    • General: Enhanced stability during analysis of partly corrupt files
    • Invalid language identifier: Fixed issues, where an empty language identifier was not ignored [FP22931]
    • Problem solved, where check for font sizes reported negative values
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Batch in Switchboard
      • Problem solved, where file was moved into failure folder although successfully converted to PDF/A. [FP22711]
      • Adjusted file handling during processing
      • Problem solved, where processing only handled 1 file [MacOS 10.7 only)
    • ZUGFeRD verification: Problem solved, where validating could not be properly executed [FP23701]
    • Problem solved, where files could not be displayed properly
  • Server
    • Enhanced processing stability [FP23592]
    • Problem in ServerUI fixed, where processed files remained visible [FP23519
  • Server/CLI
    • Problem solved where creation of PDF/A files failed during fallback processing
    • 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
  • General
    • Conversion to PDF:
      • Changed behaviour to disable footer in Excel sheets [CA1020853]
      • Optimized handling of invisible pages [CA1020625]
      • Problem solved, where file permissions form original file (read-only) were also applied to the result PDF
      • Added parameter to set searchpath for fonts to be used during conversion from PostScript
      • Optimized conversion handling for OEM integration
    • Fixes issue, where time zones with different offset than a full hour were not properly handled in the XMP metadata [CA1022664]
    • Standard14 fonts: Adjusted recognition, so that an existing FontDescriptor is tolerated [FP22533]
    • Fixed problem, where longer processing time could result in improper behavior in OEM integration
    • Optimization: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper PDF
    • ReDistill: Increased stability of processing
  • Changed internal package version for profiles to 13
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP2k)
  • Mac: Requires Mac OS X, version 10.6 or newer