Release notes callas pdfToolbox 4

pdftoolbox 4.5.100

Release date: 2011-02-01 

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

Features

  • Performance improvement on Mac and Windows when embedding fonts with custom font folder and large numbers of fonts

Fixes

  • Switchboard Actions
    • Split in half: Problem solved where pages were not split properly

pdfToolbox 4.5.098

Release date: 2010-12-10 

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

Features

  • Support of Acrobat X Pro

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Map spot colors:
      • Problem solved where process color page objects defined as Separation or DeviceN where separated to CMYK
      • Problem solved where page object defined as multi-channel DeviceN was not mapped
    • Convert colors using DeviceLink profiles: Problem solved where processing ended with error message
    • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where processing time was increased
    • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved under Unix where Adobe font list file was created in current working directory
    • Adjust or remove annotations: Problem solved where page was rotated
  • Checks
    • Problem solved where processing ended with error message when analyzing a specific PDF file
  • pdfToolbox Desktop
    • Activation: Problem solved where activation of an older pdfToolbox version was not accepted
    • Problem solved where error message occurred when executing color conversion fixup using ICC profile that was not installed in the operating system
    • Action Create EPS:
      • Problem solved where file size of created EPS files were very large
      • Problem solved where document with a created EPS file could not be printed from within InDesign
      • Problem solved where CID Type 2 fonts where not properly encoded when outputting PostScript Level 2
    • Impositioning Actions: Problem solved where negative values in token expression were not parsed correctly

pdfToolbox 4.5.093

Release date: 2010-11-03 

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

Features

  • Performance improved
    • When applying fixups, especially when converting fonts to outlines or when processing complex PDF files
    • When converting colors to black and white
    • When applying fixups or actions modifying pages (rotate, flip, scale, move content, enlarge page)
  • Memory handling improved
  • Fixup Embed missing fonts extended to specify custom font folder at runtime using variables
  • Fixup Adjust layers for PDF/X-4 adapted to meet the requirements of PDF/X-4:2010
  • Page description errors of PDF files are reported with detailed error messages
  • Conversion of Office documents improved: PDF files created from Excel sheets are cropped to visible page objects

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Convert colors:
      • Problem solved where page objects had an unexpected color shift
      • Problem solved where DeviceN objects had color shift when converting to RGB
      • Problem solved where file size was increased when converting to RGB
      • Problem solved where Acrobat Preflight reported syntax problem after color conversion
    • Map colors: Problem solved where page objects with Indexed color space were not mapped
    • Convert registration color to black: Problem solved where vector objects (e.g. smooth shades) were not converted
    • Embed missing fonts:
      • Problem solved where wrong font style was embedded
      • Problem solved where fonts were not embedded or substituted
    • Convert fonts to outlines:
      • Problem solved where position of glyph changed
      • Problem solved where glyph was modified
      • Problem solved where error message appeared in Acrobat when opening converted PDF file
    • Subset fonts:
      • Problem solved where glyph was modified
      • Problem solved where glyph width mismatched after subsetting fonts
    • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved where glyph was modified
    • Convert TrueType to CID font: Problem solved where glyph was modified
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved where text was clipped
    • Increase line width: Problem solved where line width was not increased properly
    • Downsample/Compress images: Problem solved where page object was shifted because of rounding issue with very small numbers
    • Remove objects outside page area:
      • Problem solved where page object was removed that was partly inside page area
      • Problem solved where processing ended with error message
    • Set XMP Metadata fields: Problem solved where XMP entry was not set
    • Set custom property: Problem solved where custom property was not set when fixup was combined with other fixups
    • Flip pages, Crop all pages, Stamp, Adjust or remove annotations/forms: Problem solved where page rotation factor was not properly regarded
    • Rotate pages, Create bleed: Problem solved where page object was clipped after rotating pages
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved where pattern object was not rotated
    • Set layer visibility: Fixup not executed when layer name contains brackets
    • Put objects on layers: Problem solved where processing stopped with error message because of Type 3 font
    • Profile: Optimize for online publishing: Problem solved where file size was increased
    • Convert to PDF/A: Problem solved where conversion to PDF/A failed because of missing key in font resource
  • Checks
    • Effective ink coverage: Problem solved where trigger value was not output properly
  • Switchboard
    • Optimize for print: Problem solved where bleed and marks were created although they were present in the PDF file (creation of bleed and marks removed from action)
    • Scale page format only, Scale page content only, Move content, Flip content, Crop to visible, Enlarge: Problem solved where page rotation factor was not properly regarded
    • Enumerate layers
      • Problem solved where layers with the same name were created
      • Problem solved where layer was created that contained no page objects
    • Arrange actions
      • Problem solved where edited pagesizes.txt containing UTF-8 BOM could no longer be used
      • Problem solved where PDF version number was set to 1.6 although not necessary
    • Slice: Problem solved where processing stopped with error message because of Type 3 font
    • Reports Images: Problem solved where small images were not listed
    • Visualizer: Problem solved where values for total area coverage were not exact
    • Image export: Problem solved where black bar appeared at the edge of images when page was very narrow or wide
  • pdfToolbox Desktop
    • Office conversion: Problem solved where images were downsampled
    • Minor improvements in the user interface
  • pdfToolbox Standalone
    • Problem solved where error message appeared when trying to overwrite an open file during save
    • Menu entries grayed out at the time when they are not functional
  • Reports
    • XML: Problem solved where time zone of creation and modification date was not regarded properly
    • PDF mask: Problem solved where description text of the mask was not positioned properly
    • PDF layer: Problem solved where layer was created for a check that did not hit
    • Problem solved where Font Descriptor Flag ForceBold was not evaluated properly

pdfToolbox 4.5.090

Release date: 2010-08-23 

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

Features

  • Transparency flattening is now also supported on Mac and Linux
  • 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

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Flatten transparency: Several problems solved with Adobe PDF Library 9.1 where page objects were not handled properly
      • Crop all pages: Problem solved where page was not cropped properly
    • Checks
      • Effective ink coverage: Problem solved where ink coverage was not evaluated properly
      • Page is empty: Problem solved where check fired although page had objects
  • Visualizer
    • Problem solved where an area of a page was highlighted by mistake
    • Problem solved where color bar of legend was not correct when a high threshold was chosen

pdfToolbox 4.5.086

Release date: 2010-07-14 

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

Features

  • Performance improvement especially when processing complex PDF files
    • Higher processing speed
    • Less memory consumption
    • Faster creation of font cache
  • Visualizer: Visualizes print-relevant characteristics of PDF documents (not available in Plug-In under Acrobat 8)
  • Organize pages: Easily move pages in PDF documents
  • Office document support
    • Documents of all file formats supported by Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 (Windows only) and OpenOffice.org 3.2 (Macintosh, Windows and Linux) can directly be converted to PDF
    • Supported in pdfToolbox Desktop 4, pdfToolbox Server 4, pdfToolbox CLI 4 (Linux only) and pdfToolbox SDK 4 (Macintosh, Windows and Linux)
    • Keep visual and semantic reproducibility by direct export from the office application
    • Common issues of PDF files created from Office applications are repaired
    • Office documents that can not be exported from Microsoft Office can be processed via OpenOffice.org
  • Support for page scaling factors (user units) to handle sheet sizes larger than 200 by 200 inches
  • Latest PDFX-ready profiles pre-installed (Version 1.3)
  • PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-4p conversion extended to preserve page objects in RGB by tagging with ICC profile
  • PDF/A-1 conversion and validation adapted to the modified PDF/A-1 requirements as defined in the ISO Technical Corrigendum 2 for the standard
  • Fontsubstitution activated for Arial and Helvetica when converting to PDF/A
  • Image export extended
    • Image format TIFF (LZW) supported
    • JPEG quality maximum and minimum added
    • Color space of image can be set to RGB, CMYK (TIFF only) and Gray
    • RGB images are tagged with ICC profile sRGB
  • pdfToolbox Desktop
    • Switchboard
      • New action: Visualizer: Allows for visualizing print-relevant characteristics of PDF documents (not available in Plug-In under Acrobat 8)
      • New action: Organize pages: Allows for organizing pages of one or several PDF documents
      • New action: Create bleed: Bleed is created by a slight upscaling of the pages
      • New action: Add marks: Creates crop and bleed marks according to the page geometry boxes
      • New action: Office to PDF: Create print-ready PDF files from office documents
      • New action: Image export: Create JPEG, PNG or TIFF images of PDF documents
      • New action: EPS export: Create single page EPS files of PDF documents
      • Action Embed fonts extended to optionally substitute fonts if the required font is not available
      • Action Overlay extended by overlays “Draft” and “Confidential”
      • Transparency blend color space is always set with the proper color space after processing of the actions Process conversion, Office PDF to CMYK, Spot to process, Convert to RGB and DeviceLink conversion
    • Power Tools
      • Fixups
        • New fixup: Remove unnecessary transparency groups
          • Functionality also executed when fixup Flatten transparency, Switchboard actions Process conversion, Office PDF to CMYK, Spot to process, Convert to RGB and DeviceLink conversion and Server/CLI action Convert colors are executed
        • New fixup: Add marks
        • New fixup: Create bleed
        • New fixup: Set page geometry boxes (page box dimensions)
        • New fixup: Set page scaling factor
        • Convert colors extended
          • to allow tagging of page objects with ICC profiles
          • to set transparency blend color space
        • Map colors extended
          • Improved support of smooth shades
        • Map spot colors extended
          • Improved support of smooth shades
          • Option added to specify destination color space and values
        • Embed missing fonts extended
          • Settings for font substitution improved to substitute more fonts (updater need to remove fontsubstitution.cfg in user prefs in advance)
        • Rotate pages extended to apply page rotation factors
        • Initial view extended to support magnification 100%
        • Relevant fixups extended by option to factor in page scaling factors (user units)
      • Checks
        • New check: Effective ink coverage
        • Relevant checks extended by option to factor in page scaling factors (user units)
      • Profiles, checks and fixups can be deleted via options menu
      • Several new predefined Profiles, Checks and Fixup (can be filtered with “v4.5” in search field)
    • pdfToolbox Standalone:
      • Control via keyboard extended, e.g. for scrolling pages
      • Revert option to undo changes and get back to original file
      • Status whether Switchboard is open or not is remembered until the next start of pdfToolbox
    • Installation software for Windows improved to better support user rights and have smaller installation package

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors:
        • Problem solved where processing ended with error message
        • Problem solved where page objects were converted when source and destination ICC profile were identical
        • Problem solved where black text was in all process channels when fixup was executed together with fixup Flatten transparency
        • Problem solved when converting to RGB where color shift in smooth shade occurred
        • Problem solved where processing of an already converted PDF file took longer than necessary
        • Problem solved were created PDF file could not be processed on specific RIP
      • Convert colors using DeviceLink profiles:
        • Problem solved were page object was not converted
        • Problem solved were created PDF file could not be processed on specific RIP
      • Convert Registration color to black: Problem solved where error message occurred
      • Flatten transparency: Problem solved where smooth shade was modified
      • Set transparency blend color space: Problem solved where blend color space in soft mask was not handled properly
      • Embed missing fonts:
        • Problem solved where font could not be embedded
        • Problem solved where font could not be fully embedded
      • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where glyph was modified
      • Convert TrueType fonts to CID fonts: Problem solved where processing stopped with error message
      • Subset fonts:
        • Problem solved where error message occurred
        • Problem solved where subsetting failed
      • Add missing SPACE glyph: Problem solved where glyph width was modified
      • Make font name unique: Problem solved where fixup failed
      • Set overprint and knockout: Problem solved where custom check for image masks could not be selected
      • Set ICC profile for Output Intent: Problem solved where error message occurred when ICC profile was used that was not in system folder for ICC profiles
      • Remove objects outside page area: Problem solved where page objects where removed that where partly inside page area
      • Scale pages: Problem solved where link annotations were not scaled
      • Auto-correct nesting of page geometry boxes: Problem solved where correction failed
      • Initial view: Problem solved where “Open to page” was not set
      • Set layer visibility dependent on a zoom level: Problem solved where layer name mistakenly was interpreted as regular expression
    • Checks
      • Number of colorants which are non-zero: Problem solved where number of colorants were not evaluated correctly
      • Page size, Size of TrimBox etc.: Problem solved when comma was used in the values
      • Embedded font contains all glyphs needed in PDF: Problem solved where SPACE glyph was evaluated that was present
      • Character references .notdef glyph: Problem solved where check fired where it should not fire
  • Switchboard Actions
    • Tone value adjustment: Problem solved where tone values of RGB and device-independent colors were not modified
    • Spot colors: Problem solved where spot color could not be renamed to “None”
    • Replace font: Problem solved where font could not be replaced
    • Import as layer: Problem solved where only one layer could be inserted, no second one
    • Optimize for internet: Fixups Flatten overprinting (and transparency) and Save as PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4) removed to create smaller file sizes
    • DeviceLink conversion:
      • PDF/X info is now removed after processing
      • Last settings are saved until next use of the action
    • Split layers: Problem solved where invalid PDF file was created
    • Impose: Problem solved where overprint status was changed after processing
    • Split in half: Problem solved where pages were not split properly
    • Workspace: Problem solved where executing of a profile with variables caused error message
  • pdfToolbox Standalone: Problem solved on Mac where progress bar did not show progress
  • Reports
    • Problem solved in layer report where no layer was created when checking for missing glyphs

pdfToolbox 4.4.070

Release date: 2010-04-01 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox license

Features

  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • 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
      • Flatten transparency: Problem solved where glyphs and page objects where modified
      • Flip/Rotate/Scale pages: Problem solved where pattern object was modified
      • Set media box to origin: Problem solved where smooth shade object was clipped
      • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where glyphs were modified
      • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where creating of font cache took long time
      • Set Overprint and Knockout: Problem solved where OPM was not set for DeviceCMYK page object
  • Actions
    • Flip, Move content, Passe partout, Rotate, Scale by percent, Scale page content, Scale to format: Problem solved where pattern object was modified
  • 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
  • Impositioning
    • Problem solved where listing of runlists caused problem when no user folder was present
  • pdfToolbox Desktop
    • 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
  • pdfToolbox Standalone
    • Some problems in user interface and loupe solved

pdfToolbox 4.4.064

Release date: 2009-12-22 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox license

Features

  • Performance improvements when executing fixups, up to 600% faster
  • Processing of malformed PDF files improved by saving them completely by Adobe PDF Library prior further processing
  • Impositioning features
    • Variables used in Runlist can be defined via the ”–setvariable” parameter
    • Color definition of crop marks and placed text can be specified
  • Fixups
    • Transparency flattening
      • Transparency flattening is only performed on pages containing live transparency
  • pdfToolbox Standalone: kfpx profiles can be imported via Drag&Drop on pdfToolbox
  • pdfToolbox Desktop: Reference manual can be accessed via menu entry

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Transparency flattening
        • Problem solved where ICC source profiles created by the flattening did not get removed
        • Problem solved where transparency flattening was not executed when tranparent object was outside page area
  • Activation
    • Problem solved where automatic activation failed when sending activation information from certain E-Mail clients
    • Problem solved under Windows 7 where error message occured when no standard E-Mail client was set up
  • Impositioning
    • Problem solved on Mac where umlauts in placed text where not output properly
    • Problem solved where imposition configurations where not visible after updating pdfToolbox from version 4.3
  • pdfToolbox Desktop
    • Several problems of Loupe window solved

pdfToolbox 4.4.060

Release date: 2009-11-26 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox license

Features

  • Performance improvements on Windows, up to 350% faster
  • Widely enhanced imposition features
    • Custom definition of imposition sheet sizes in actions Booklet, N-Up, Step & Repeat and Reader Spreads
    • More control in the Impose action with an easy-to-use micro-wizard
    • Placement of cut marks and bleed improved
    • Creation of creep improved
  • Transparency flattening
    • New in Windows Desktop, Server, SDK and Linux CLI, SDK
    • Based on Adobe PDF Library 9 and additionally highly improved file optimization like improved preservation of image quality
  • Full support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Full support for Windows 7
  • Use of most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9
  • Improved software licensing
  • New pre-installed color conversion profiles for:
    • PSO LWC Improved (ECI)
    • PSO Uncoated ISO12647 (ECI)
  • DeviceLink Add-on extended by the following profiles:
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset, LWC improved to Japan
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset, LWC improved to US (SWOP)
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset, US (SWOP) to LWC improved
    • Convert using DeviceLink Sheetfed offset to Web offset on improved LWC paper
    • Convert using DeviceLink Sheetfed offset, coated to uncoated paper (PSO)
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset (LWC improved) to Newspaper (IFRA)
    • Convert using DeviceLink Sheetfed offset, uncoated, reduce to 280% ink limit (PSO) (Server/CLI only)
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset, reduce to 300% ink limit (PSO) (Server/CLI only)
    • Convert using DeviceLink Web offset, reduce to 300% ink limit with GCR (PSO) (Server/CLI only)
  • Power Tools
    • Fixups
      • Embed missing fonts: Pre-installed setting “Arial and Helvetica” for font substitution extended to support styles bold, italic, bold italic, narrow, narrow bold and narrow bold italic
    • Checks
      • New Properties to check for types of smooth shading
      • New Property to check whether orientation and size is equal for all pages with settings for tolerance and page box
      • Wizard check “Page size or page orientation is different from page to page” uses a tolerance of 2 pt
  • Loupe window in pdfToolbox Standalone
  • Chinese language version extended
    • Registration for international and chinese version can be combined on one machine
  • Reports improved
    • Icons added to PDF overview page
    • PDF comments report: added name of check to content of comment
    • PDF comment and layer report: Annotations and layer masks are sorted by severity

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors
        • Problem solved where processing ended with error message
        • Problem solved where page object was shifted after processing
        • Problem solved where page objects were not converted when fixup “Convert RGB colors using Quick Conversion (Office-RGB)” was contained in pdfToolbox profile
        • Problem solved where inline images were not converted
      • Convert colors using DeviceLink profiles
        • Problem solved where processing ended with error message
      • Map colors: Problem solved where objects were not mapped to destination color
      • Set Overprint and Knockout: Problem solved where OPM was not set for DeviceCMYK object
      • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where PDF could not be printed or EPS creation failed after processing
      • Convert fonts to outlines
        • Problem solved where fonts were not converted to outlines although conversion was possible
        • Problem solved where error message was displayed after processing
        • Problem solved where appearance of glyph changed after processing
      • Subset fonts:
        • Problem solved where glyphs of special characters where modified
        • Problem solved where EPS creation failed after processing
      • 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
      • Convert to PDF/E: Problem solved under Unix where conversion ended with error message
      • Downsample/Compress images: Problem solved where appearance of JPEG 2000 image was modified
      • Increase line width: Problem solved where page object was modified that should not be 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
    • Correct 4c Black: Problem solved where pixel in images were modified
    • Split layers: Problem solved where error message was displayed after processing
    • Import as layer: Problem solved in Standalone where error message occurred when open file was imported as layer in itself
    • Split in half: Problem solved where page was not properly split
  • Standalone
    • Problem solved where PDF was not rendered when page boxes are malformed

pdfToolbox 4.3.050

Release date: 2009-10-14 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox licence

Features

  • Performance improvements especially for:
    • Downsampling of images (up to 70% faster)
    • Color conversion (up to 50% faster)
    • Processing of kfpx profiles containing only fixups and no checks (up to 90% faster)
    • Execution of Actions in the desktop flavours (where possible the conversion is made on the open document and no Save as dialog is displayed)
  • Power Tools
    • Fixups
      • PDF/A conversion: Extension schema for xmpMM:InstanceID is embedded
      • Downsample/compress images: Supported image formats for JPEG recompression extended (Color spaces Device, ICC and Cal are supported; DeviceN, Indexed, Lab, Pattern are not supported)

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors
        • Problem solved where spot color objects where not converted to CMYK
        • Problem solved where page objects where not converted to RGB
        • Problem solved where page objects using Default Color Space where not decalibrated
        • Problem solved where error occured during processing
      • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where font was not embedded although embedding was possible
      • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where error message occured with a PDF file during processing
      • Subset fonts: Problem solved where error occured with a PDF file during processing
      • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved where visual appearance changed
      • Make font name unique: Problem solved where glyph was not displayed at the right position
      • Make spot color appearance consistent: Problem solved where some page objects where not converted in a PDF file
      • Downsample/compress images:
        • Problem solved where image changed visual appearance
        • Problem solved where error occurred during processing of a bitmap image
      • Crop all pages: Problem solved where page object was clipped
      • Increase line width: Problem solved where line was increased to higher line width than specified in the fixup
      • Discard hidden layer content and flatten visible layers: Problem solved where page objects of hidden layer became visible after flattening
      • Set transparency blend color space: Problem solved where error occurred during processing
      • PDF/A conversion: Problem solved where error occurred during processing
    • Checks
      • Problem solved where transparent FormXObject was not found with respective check
      • Problem solved where number of plates was not properly evaluated for a PDF file
      • Problem solved where glyph width mismatch was reported although glyph width was consistent
  • 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
  • Plug-In
    • Problem solved under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard where some predefined color conversion fixups using preinstalled ICC profiles could not be executed
  • Standalone
    • Problem solved where dialog for custom color conversion settings of Switchboard Action Process conversion was not handled properly

pdfToolbox 4.3.044

Release date: 2009-07-23 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop licence

Features

  • First release of Chinese language version of pdfToolbox 4 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
  • Fixups Embed missing fonts and Convert fonts to outlines now list respective font name in results dialog

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Re-activated fixups Knockout white vector and/or text objects, Overprint black and Set Overprint Mode to 1 to be used with profiles created with pdfToolbox 4.2 and before, Note: It is not recommended to combine them with the new fixup Set Overprint and Knockout
      • 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
      • Convert SMask to image mask: Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
      • Fix glyph width info: Problem solved where glyph width was not fixed
  • Switchboard Actions
    • Fonts - 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
  • Reports
    • Problem solved where in PDF comments report color of comments did not match their severity
  • 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

pdftoolbox 4.3.041

Release date: 2009-06-25 

  • Update free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 4 Plug-In licence

Features

  • First release of pdfToolbox 4 Standalone version for Mac and Windows as part of pdfToolbox 4 Desktop version
  • Fixups
    • Set Rendering mode for text added
    • Convert TrueType fonts to CID fonts added (integrated in PDF/A conversion)
    • Reduce structure to predefined types added (integrated in PDF/A conversion)
    • Insert missing Type entry in StructElem objects added (integrated in PDF/A conversion)
    • Prepare encoding entry in TrueType fonts for PDF/A added (integrated in PDF/A conversion)
    • Set Overprint and Knockout added
    • Convert colors extended to set overprint and knockout of converted colors
    • Map spot colors extended to specify spot color names via regular expressions
  • Checks
    • Option added to combine properties in checks using “or”
    • Date string uses Unicode added
    • Entry in array missing or invalid added
    • Entry in dictionary missing or incorrect added
    • Reference to non-existing object added
  • Switchboard Actions
    • Layer - Split layers: to create single PDF files of each layer view or layer of a PDF
    • Arrange - Sandwich: option added to define placement
    • Fonts - Replace font: extended to also fully embed replaced fonts, e.g. for fonts used in forms
    • Present - Light table: white background added
    • Get in touch - Video tutorials: showing short demonstrations of the most interesting features
    • Improved file handling, working on current document with most actions instead of saving as a new files
  • New and adapted predefined profiles and fixups in the Power tools, their name contains v4.3, amongst others these are:
    • Prepress
      • PDFX-ready profiles added
      • Fixups of GWG profiles extended
    • PDF/X compliance
      • Convert to PDF/X-4 and create language layer views (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
    • Convert colors
      • Convert using DeviceLink Sheetfed offset, reduce to 300% ink limit, only if above 305% (Europe)
      • Map color with specified color values (color values can be set at run time)
      • Map spot color with specified name and color values (color values can be set at run time)
      • Convert to grayscale extended to also convert registration color to gray
    • PDF fixups
      • Make OCR text visible
    • PDF analysis
      • List potential font problems extended by another 12 font releated checks
  • New Output Intents preinstalled
    • PSO LWC Improved (ECI)
    • PSO Uncoated ISO12647 (ECI)
  • Plug-In user interface slightly optimized
    • Toolbar icon for Profiles dialog
    • Plug-In menu entries extended
    • Power Tools removed from Switchboard
  • Reports: Information about fixups and layers are listed in XML report

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors
        • Problem solved where Acrobat error message was displayed after conversion
        • Problem solved where spot color was not converted to CMYK
        • Problem solved where file size increased when converting to sRGB and embedding destination profile as source profile
        • Problem solved where ICC based RGB object could not be decalibrated
        • Problem solved where smooth shade was not as detailed as in original
        • Problem solved where parameters to set compression method and JPEG quality of images did not have an effect
        • OPM is now set to 0 when converting DeviceGray to DeviceCMYK
      • Map colors: Problem solved where Apply to option had no effect
      • Map spot colors: Problem solved where only first defined color had been mapped if more than one was specified
      • Convert to PDF/X
        • Problem solved where page boxes could not be nested properly
        • Problem solved where object data compression could not be removed
      • Remove objects outside page area: Problem solved where object was removed that was lying partly inside page area
      • Embed missing fonts: several issues fixed where font was not embedded although embedding was possible
      • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where outline of a glyph was not placed at the right position
      • Subset fonts: Problem solved where Acrobat error message was displayed after subsetting
    • Analysis
      • Problem solved where annotation of type Redaction had not been found
      • Problem solved where contents stream of a PDF could not be analyzed
      • Problem solved where property “Belongs to a layer” did not find respective objects
      • Predefined check “Black text knocks out and is smaller than 12 pt” adapted
  • Switchboard Actions
    • Present - Passe partout: Problem solved where Acrobat 9 syntax check reported problem when analyzing converted file
    • Colors - Process conversion
      • Problem solved where error message was displayed when “Prepress (current file has PDF/X Output Intent)” had been chosen
      • Problem solved where error message was displayed when converting a specific file
    • Colors - Office PDF to CMYK: Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
  • Explore fonts: Problem solved where glyphs in preview where not filled

pdfToolbox 4.2.032

Release date: 2009-05-28

Features

  • Fixups
    • Convert colors: Alternate color values of Process colors defined as Separation or DeviceN, Separation All (Registration color) and Separation None are reset to default values
    • Embed missing fonts: Included Adobe font folders when system folder option is activated
    • Set Creation date entry: new fixup which allows an improved handling of invalid creation dates
    • Set Modification date entry: new fixup which allows an improved handling of invalid modification dates
  • Actions:
    • Colors - Correct 4c Black: Optimized to convert a wider range of separated black
  • Improved handling of invalid creation and modification dates during PDF/X conversion
  • DeviceLink Add-on: Profiles updated for better conversion results

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors:
        • Problem solved where spot color entries remained in PDF after converting spot color objects to destination
        • Process colors defined as Separation or DeviceN are treated as uncalibrated CMYK
        • Problem solved where page objects remained colored after conversion to grayscale
        • Problem solved where spot color with 0% was not converted to CMYK
        • Problem solved where number of channels in Output Intent was not set properly
        • Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
        • Problem solved where certain gray profiles in system folder were not listed as destination profile
      • Map colors: Problem solved where change of color was not visible in Acrobat unless PDF was reopened
      • Subset fonts: Problem solved where error message occurred after subsetting
      • Page geometry:
        • Problem solved where pages where not scaled to defined size
        • Problem solved where error message was displayed
        • Problem solved where flip and rotate fixups in one profile did not deliver expected result
      • Fix glyph width: Problem solved where glyph width was not fixed for all occurrences
      • Remove objects outside box: Problem solved where page object lying partly inside page box was removed
      • Crop pages to bounding box: Problem solved where invisible page objects were not cropped
      • Set layer default ON/OFF: Problem solved where RegEx was not applied
      • Convert NChannel to DeviceN: Problem solved where NChannel remained in PDF after processing
      • Option Omit ICC profile for standards conversion improved to omit the ICC profile in more cases
    • Analysis
      • Problem solved where performance of analysis of PostScript in PDF was low
  • Actions
    • Layers - Enumerate layers: Problem solved where error message was displayed after conversion
    • Layers - Import as layer: Problem solved where PDF was not scaled properly after import
    • Reports - Browse metadata: Problem solved where preview of image was rotated
    • Fonts - Replace font: Problem solved where not all system fonts were displayed in list of fonts
    • Save as image:
      • Problem solved where image was rotated
      • Problem solved where image resolution of PNG files was not set properly
  • Reports
    • Problem solved in XML report where details for problems were only listed for the first 30 hits
  • DeviceLink Add-on: Problem solved where total area coverage was not reduced to 260% for ISO newspaper 26v4 ink reduction profile

pdfToolbox 4.2.026

Release date: 2009-03-20

Features

  • Fixups
    • New fixup “Insert missing Type entry in StructElem objects” (necessary for PDF/A-1a)
    • Fixup “Scale pages” extended to work independent from the page orientation
    • Fixup “Discard all actions that are not compliant with PDF/A-1” extended to remove actions from form fields
  • Analysis
    • Transparency checks more detailed when using wizard checks for PDF version and transparency

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert fonts to outlines:
        • Problem solved where specific font was not converted to outlines
        • Problem solved where error message appeared after processing a specific PDF
      • Convert colors:
        • Problem solved where image with SMask having Matte value was not handled properly
        • Problem solved where conversion for objects was marked as failed when converting to RGB
        • Problem solved where conversion failed because of an invalid tag in an ICC profile
        • Problem solved where overprinting has behavior changed during the conversion with a specific PDF
        • Problem solved where image with decode array was not handled properly
        • Problem solved where DeviceN alternate of spot color was not converted to CMYK
        • Problem solved where Separation Black and DeviceN Black was separated to 4 colors after the conversion
        • Problem solved where tone values of Separation Black, DeviceN Black, DeviceGray and DeviceCMYK had slight differences after the conversion
        • Problem solved where conversion lead to crash with specific PDF
      • Layer handling: Problem solved where layer fixups could not be combined to create, make invisible and flatten layers in one profile
      • Downsample/compress images:
        • Problem solved where image with SMask having Matte value was not handled properly
        • Problem solved where Indexed CMYK image was modified after recompressing to JPEG
    • Analysis
      • Problem solved where properties “Font name in embedded font” and “Font name in PDF matches font name in embedded font” showed an error message when processing a specific PDF
  • Switchboard
    • Colors - Convert to B/W: Problem solved where page objects became darker or lighter tone values than expected
    • Layers - Browse layers: Problem solved where created layers were not PDF/X-4 compliant
    • Layers - Import as layer: Problem solved where file was rotated after importing
    • Reports - Browse metadata: Problem solved where preview of image where not displayed
  • Reports:
    • Mask report:
      • Problem solved where Warnings and Infos were displayed in color of errors (red) when viewing layer “All problems”

pdfToolbox 4.2.020

Release date: 2009-02-27

Features

  • New layer features
    • Layer browser for exploring and modifying Layer views and Layers
    • Fixup for server based handling of Layer views (Fixup Apply OCCD setup)
    • Fixup extended to have full RegEx support when creating Layer views (Fixup Configure OCCD)
  • New option for adjusting profiles dynamically at run time
  • New Actions in the Switchboard
    • Layers
      • Browse layer (also available via Acrobat menu File - Layer)
  • New Fixups
    • Font handling
      • Subset fonts
      • Make font name unique
      • Fix glyph width information
      • Fix font encoding (CIDToGIDMap)
      • Insert CMap for CID fonts
      • Add missing SPACE glyphs
      • Embed missing fonts extended to substitute fonts that are not available
    • Color handling
      • Map colors
      • Map spot colors
      • Normalize spot color appearance
      • Remove Rendering Intents
    • Page handling
      • Rotate pages
      • Flip pages
      • Set media box to origin
    • PDF/A related fixups
      • Change Launch Action into GoToR Action
      • Convert SMask to image mask
      • Remove XMP Metadata if not compliant with PDF/A
    • Further Fixups
      • Recompress images
      • Increase line width of multicolored lines
      • Apply OCCD setup (created by Layer browser)
  • New Checks
    • Checks for analyzing the embedding flags of TrueType fonts
  • New and adapted predefined profiles and fixups in the Power tools, their name contains “v4.2”, amongst others these are:
    • New GWG profiles in the Prepress group
      • Sheetfed offset (CMYK, high res.)
      • Sheetfed offset (CMYK and spot colors, high res.)
    • Dynamic profiles, checks and fixups
      • List relevant printing aspects
      • List all color and grayscale images below specified resolution
      • Downsample image resolution to specified value
      • List spot color with specified name
      • List font with specified name
      • Ink coverage is above specified value
    • Font analysis and correction
      • List potential font problems
      • Fix potential font problems
    • Color conversion
      • Fixup for conversion PDFs from Office applications: Convert to CMYK, Office conversion (ISO Coated v2 (ECI))
      • All color conversion profiles and fixups adapted
    • Spot color handling
      • Make Pantone spot color names consistent
      • Make HKS spot color names consistent
      • Make custom spot color names consistent
      • Normalize spot color names
      • Merge spot color name if appearance is identical
      • Make spot color appearance consistent
    • PDF/A conversion
      • Prepare annotations for PDF/A-1
      • Prepare forms for PDF/A-1
      • Discard all actions that are not compliant with PDF/A-1
      • These and further fixups added to convert more PDF files to PDF/A
  • Option to add Profiles, Checks and Fixups to the Workspace of the Switchboard
  • Sample files added to plug-in to easily get to know pdfToolbox
  • Improved visualization in the Metadata browser
  • File format of profiles changed to kfpx
  • New Output Intents preinstalled
    • PSO Coated NP (ECI)
    • PSO Coated 300% NP (ECI)
    • PSO Uncoated NP (ECI)
    • PSO Standard News print SNP (ECI)
    • PSO Super Calandered SC (ECI)
    • PSO Machine Finished Coating MFC (ECI)
  • Spanish and Italian language support added

Fixes

  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Convert colors
        • Problem solved where DeviceLink conversion was not applied properly on inline image
        • Problem solved where conversion of objects failed and fixup was marked as failed
        • Problem solved where Smooth Shade object was set to overprint after the conversion
        • Problem solved where images with more than one filter where not converted properly
        • Problem solved where conversion of alternate color space lead to error message
        • Problem solved where custom color conversion policy was not properly exported to profile
      • Convert NChannel to DeviceN: Problem solved where conversion was not performed
      • Embed missing fonts: Problem solved where font was not embedded although embedding was possible
      • Convert fonts to outlines
        • Fonts are now removed after conversion to outlines
        • Problem solved where letter on page was not handled properly
      • Set page geometry boxes: Problem solved where rotated flag was ignored when setting page boxes
      • Scale pages: Problem solved where page size was not displayed properly by Acrobat after conversion
      • Crop all pages to bounding box: Problem solved where parts of page objects were cropped
      • Increase lines width: Problem solved where lines were not increased
      • Apply or remove transfer curves: Problem solved where tone values where not correct after applying transfer curve
      • Downsample/compress images: Problem solved where indexed CMYK image was not downsampled
      • Recompress LZW with ZIP: Problem solved where fixup did not convert
      • Discard all alternate images: Problem solved where error message occurred after processing
    • Analysis
      • Problem solved where Font was marked as not valid although it was valid
      • Problem solved where check “Spot color is used” did not find spot colors that are defined in the PDF but not used
      • Problem solved where image resolution check combined with OPI check did not deliver hits
      • Problem solved where name of check TrapNet annotation error did not appear in plug-in results dialog
      • Problem solved where ICC profiles of transparency blend color space did not show up in Overview
  • Switchboard
    • Fonts - Subset fonts: Problem solved where error message occurred after processing
    • Present - Passe partout: Problem solved where objects (DeviceGray) where not displayed properly after conversion
  • Reports
    • Mask: Problem solved where report did not contain all page objects of the original PDF file
    • Inventory: Problem solved where reports could not be created with option Colors
    • XML: Order of entries is no longer changing
  • Problem solved where plug-in registration was not displayed when opening About dialog via Acrobat Help menu without starting the plug-in before

pdftoolbox 4.1.018

Release date: 2009-01-13

Fixes

  • Switchboard
    • Present - Passe partout problem solved where device dependent gray objects were not handled properly
  • Power tools
    • Analysis
      • Problem solved where font mistakenly was regarded as invalid font

pdfToolbox 4.1.017

Release date: 2008-12-19

Fixes

  • Switchboard
    • Colors - DeviceLink conversion: Problem solved where page objects did not comply with PDF specification after DeviceLink conversion
  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Problem solved where lines where not handled properly when increasing hairlines
      • Problem solved where error message appeared after downsampling an image
      • Problem solved where fixup “Crop all pages” caused an error when cropping an empty page
      • Problem solved where combination of fixups “Set page geometry boxes” and “Scale pages” did not create expected result

pdfToolbox 4.1.013

Release date: 2008-11-24

Fixes

  • Switchboard
    • Colors - DeviceLink conversion: DeviceLink profiles of Add-on updated: when converting pure Black defined in CMYK the dot gain had not been compensated properly
    • Layers - Remove layer: Problem solved where visibility of layers could not be changed after removing layers
    • Font - Replace fonts: Problem solved where font names on Mac were not properly listed
  • Power tools
    • Fixups
      • Problem solved where invisible layers became visible during flattening
      • Problem solved where downsampling of bitmap image did not work properly with a PDF
      • Problem solved where fixup Stamp page did not work
      • Problem solved where PDF with OPI comments could not be processed
      • Modifications of layers and OCCDs are directly visible after processing without reopening the PDF
  • Color conversion
    • RGB conversion improved: Advanced color conversion policy file RGB added
      • Problem solved where gray image in a PDF became lighter than expected after color conversion
      • Problem solved where custom DeviceLink profiles were not properly exported to kfp file for execution with CLI
  • Analysis
    • Font check of PDF/A compliancy profile updated to hit only if text is in render mode 3
      • Problem solved where font metadata was not respected properly when checking for PDF/A-1 compliancy
  • Reports
    • Layer “All problems” of PDF mask report also contains all comments
      • Problem solved where no XML report was created for a PDF
  • User Interface
    • Problem solved on Mac where Find field could not be used
  • Duplicate fixup for font embedding removed
  • Several minor improvements of the user interface

pdfToolbox 4.1.010

Release date: 2008-10-24

Features

  • Enhanced metadata support to explore and export XMP metadata information
  • Full compliancy with the latest specifications of the Ghent PDF Workgroup
  • Full support of Isartor test suite for PDF/A
  • Improved PDF mask, PDF comments and XML reports
  • New Actions in the Switchboard
    • Reports
      • Browse metadata - to explore and export XMP metadata information
    • Colors
      • Correct rich black - Restore accidentally separated Black
      • Registration Color - Converts Registration color into Black
      • Enhanced DeviceLink - Import option for custom DeviceLink profiles
  • New Fixups in the Power tools
    • Font handling
      • Embed missing fonts
      • Convert fonts to Outline
      • Fix CID set in subset fonts (required for PDF/A)
      • Fix Char set in subset fonts (required for PDF/A)
    • Spot color handling and correction
      • Make custom spot color names consistent
      • Make HKS spot color names consistent
      • Make Pantone spot color names consistent
      • Make spot color appearance consistent
      • Merge spot color name if appearance is identical
      • Normalize spot color names
    • Color conversion
      • Convert colors using DeviceLink profiles
      • Convert RGB colors to CMYK with special support for colors created in office applications
      • Convert Registration color to black
      • Adjust dot gain (tone value adjustment)
      • Enhanced fixup Convert colors
      • Enhanced fixup Convert to spot color
    • Metadata handling
      • Protect object level metadata (avoid losing metadata while transparency flattening images)
      • Remove object level metadata protection
    • Further fixups
      • Bicubic downsampling for images
      • Scale pages
      • Set initial view settings of PDF files
      • Enhanced fixup “Configure OCCD” - important for PDF/X-4 conversion
  • Latest ICC profiles and Output Intents of ECI, GRACoL and IFRA preinstalled

Fixes

  • Switchboard
    • Colors - Remove ICC profiles: Problem solved where ICC profiles could not be removed
    • Fonts - Subset fonts: Several fixes where single glyphs were not handled properly
  • Power tools
    • Problem solved where check “Smallest distance inside from TrimBox border” was not working properly
    • Issue fixed where check “Font not valid” caused mistakenly a hit
    • Several issues fixed where hairlines were not properly reported
    • Problem solved where spot colors could not be created or imported in the spot color library
    • Layer report only contains relevant pages when analysis was limited to page range

pdfToolbox 4.0.005

Release date: 2008-08-14

Features

  • French documentation added

Fixes

  • General
    • GWG single actions in group Standards and Prepress profiles in the Power tools no longer cause an error message under Acrobat 8 if ICC profile Coated FOGRA 39 is not installed on the system
    • Output Intents list is no longer empty if pdfToolbox 4 Preferences are opened before Power tools are started once
    • Long names in popup entries under Windows are no longer cropped
  • Switchboard
    • Arrange - Sandwich: Issue solved where pages were not exactly placed on top of each other
    • Arrange - Impose: Imposed pages were not placed properly with imposition sheet “US Legal, 8 business cards”
    • Arrange - Duplicate pages: Pages are no longer rotated if page had certain constellation of page rotation
    • Present - Presentation: Thermometer was not displayed if page had certain constellation of page rotation
    • Prepress - Output Intent: RGB Output Intents are now available for embedding
    • Prepress - Extract ICC profiles: Problem solved where special characters in internal ICC profile name caused empty ICC profile file under Windows
    • Fonts - Subset font, Replace font, Font to outlines: Several minor fixes
    • Colors - Spot colors: Error message no longer appears when opening a certain PDF
    • Images - Recompress: Problem solved where JPEG2000 image could not be recompressed
  • Power tools
    • XML reports are now properly created
    • Wizard check for number of pages did not deliver correct result if less or greater than was chosen
    • Embedded Output Intent is respected if respective option is activated in PDF/X conversion setup dialog
    • Demo version watermarks are no longer placed on layer reports when product is licensed
    • Switchboard icon brings Switchboard in front of Power tools dialog

pdfToolbox 4.0.004

Release date: 2008-07-14

  • First Release version of callas pdfToolbox 4 plug-in for Mac and Windows