Release notes callas pdfToolbox 6

pdfToolbox 6.3.225 

Release date: 2013-05-17 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Features

  • New properties
    • Effective ink coverage for registration color per plate [FP21919]

Fixes

  • Profiles
    • Harmonized handling and recognition of values defined as RegEx [FP21956]
    • PDF/X-Wizard: Problem solved, where omitting ICC profiles did not worked properly [FP21820]
  • Fixups
    • Remove Layers: Problem solved, where Layers were only removed from first page of the PDF [FP22091]
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved, where additional empty pages where added on certain PDFs when optimization was used [FP22019]
  • Checks
    • Improved analysis for Registration color, which has been clipped away [FP21919]
    • Problem solved, where check for font sizes reported negative values [FP21434; FP21907]
    • Effective ink coverage for separated plates: Problem solved, where given measurement units were not properly respected [CA1022006]
  • 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 10.7 only) [FP22041]
  • Server/CLI
    • Improved handling of licenses if more than 1 license (with different limitations) are on the respective system [CA1021784]
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where processing of folders were not properly handled [FP21868]
  • Reports
    • Added destination information for hyperlinks in annotations into XML Reports [CA1022007]
    • Added information of UserUnits (if existing) into CompactHTML Reports and Result dialog

pdfToolbox 6.3.223 

Release date: 2013-04-03 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Features

  • Switchboard
    • Create Bleed: New function for creating bleed by mirroring of content added
    • Sharpen images: New function to increase contrast of images
  • 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
  • Actions
    • SplitInHalf: New parameter to make content outside of TrimBox invisble [CA1021627; FP21490; FP21736]
  • Switch
    • Added support for reports created by ProcessPlans [FP20924]
    • Added support for creation of bleed to Booklet, Step&Repeat, Fillpage, Nup [FP21258]
  • Reports
    • Extended Visualizer-reports to create separations in respective color (CLI only)

Fixes

  • Desktop
    • Explore Layers: Problem solved, where new default view was not properly saved [FP20126; FP20954; FP20354]
    • Improved provision for OutputIntents when displaying PDFs [CA1017453; CA1017807]
    • Problem solved, where general graphic state property could not be selected from list [FP21693]
    • Improved recognition of already existing Fixups when importing profiles [CA1017022]
    • Problem solved, where usage of variables resulted in error for certain profiles
  • Profiles
    • “List potential font problems”: Check “Text cannot be mapped to Unicode” added
    • “GWG 2012”-Profiles: Check “Alternate color space does not use DeviceCMYK” replaced with “Alternate color space does not use DeviceCMYK or DeviceGray”
    • “GWG 2012”-Profiles: Adjusted destination profiles for “Convert alternate of spot colors…”-fixups depending on printing target
    • PDF/X-4p: Problem solved, where OutputIntent was embedded although not needed
  • Fixups
    • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved, where import of spot colors via PDF does not work as expected [CA1021672]
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where some content was inadvertedly affected [FP21073]
    • Crop pages to bounding box: Problem solved, where the Fixup did not work as expected in some cases [FP21426]
    • Flatten Transparency: Problem solved, where text using Type 3 font was changed [FP16953]
    • Remove objects outside bleedbox: Problem solved, where vector shape were changed [FP20877; FP20947; FP21208]
    • Remove ICC source profiles if identical to OutputIntent profile: Problem solved, where profiles were not removed [FP7385; FP21171]
    • Knockout white vector and/or text objects: Problem solved where execution of fixup was not properly reported [CA1021912]
    • Set page scaling factor: Decimal values are now allowed [FP21365]
    • Unsharp masking of images: Problem solved for images using indexed colorspace [CA1021845]
    • Problem solved, where a false coded inline image caused an improper result [CA1021751]
  • Process Plans
    • Problem soved, where JobOptions were not respected [FP21573]
    • “Certify” is now also available for ProcessPlans
    • Minor adjustments in availability and handling of reports
  • Actions
    • Create PS: Problem solved, where creation failed in some cases [FP16693]
    • SaveAsImage: Problem solved, where resolution was not respected when colorspace CMYK used [FP21556; FP21750]
    • Create EPS / PS: Problem in conjunction with some legacy systems solved [FP21814]
    • Office conversion: Problem solved, where table of content was not properly converted (OpenOffice only) [FP21213]
    • Impose: Added support for empty strings used in variables
    • Booklet: Problem solved, where given –voffset and –pageheight were not properly respected [CA1021883]
    • SaveAsImage: Added support for exporting pages into uncompressed multichannel TIFFs [CA1021761]
  • Server
    • Improved recognition of changes in profiles in “Edit Job”-dialogue
    • Enhanced handling of PDFs when additional parameter –certify is used
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where XSLT-files for reports were not forwarded to satellite
    • Problem solved, where process plans containing a single impose action with sheetconfig.pdf resulted in unexpected result
  • CLI
    • Improved handling of temporary working directories to avoid problems with simultaneous processes
    • Problem solved, where listing of variables did not work with process plans [CA1021914]
    • SaveAsImage: Problem solved, where created dimension differed from requested one [FP21318]
    • SaveAsImg: Added new parameter for smoothing to avoid favoring of thin lines [FP21815]
    • Reports will automatically be moved to the folder defined in -f/–outputfolder, if not otherwise defined in –report
    • Problem solved with assertion during saveasimg in special cases (Linux only) [FP21446]
    • Changed reporting of standard-fixups (Convert to PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E): If conversion is not successful, it will show up as FixFailure
    • Problem solved, where UTF16 encoding was not properly respected (SunOS only) [FP21451]
    • ConvertColors: Improved reporting when conversion was not successful
  • Reports
    • Improved reporting of MD5-Hash-values for ICC Profiles used by objects or Output Intents
    • Improved reporting of spot color names as trigger values [FP21005]
    • Problem solved, where Layer report had unnecessary layer entry [CA1021902]
    • Added optional parameter to list ink coverage in % and sqcm in XML reports (CLI only)
  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Summary report: Problems solved, where purpose text was not wrapped [CA1020742]
  • Problem solved, where processing failed on certain PDFs [CA1021943; FP21536]
  • Sanity: Improved performance and stability for office files [FP17838]

pdfToolbox 6.2.212 

Release date: 2013-01-10 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Features

  • Fixups
    • New Fixup: Add white background [FP20580]
  • Server
    • Use of accesskey is now mandatory
    • General server settings added to preferences
    • Profiles can be edited directly from job settings dialogue
  • CLI
    • Splithalf: Add new function to make content outside of defined slot invisble [CA1021627]
    • Enabled usage of Symlinks for MacOS and Unix-platforms [CA1013140]
  • General
    • MacOS: Installers are delievered in DMG format
    • Windows: callas software is a verified publisher
  • Reports
    • Ink coverage in percent and area can now be listed for all pages in XML-reports

Fixes

  • Profiles
    • Problem solved, where wrong error code was given after successful processing [FP20344]
    • Convert to PDF/X-1a: Fixed issue, where conversion resulted in missing objects
    • When a “Conversion to standard” is ordered, the respective check in “Standard compliance” will be activated automatically
  • Checks
    • Problem solved, where overprint not detected for SmoothShades [FP20907]
  • Process Plans
    • Enabled handling of reports from ProcessPlans in Switch [FP20924]
  • Fixups
    • Problem solved, where registry entry of OutputIntent was not properly embedded in some cases [FP19927]
    • DeviceLink: Problem solved, where conversion resulted in unexpected result [CA1021777]
    • DeviceLink: Problem solved, where conversion results in error in shading dictionary [FP21150]
  • Actions
    • ReDistill: Fixed issue, where processing resulted in unexpected result [FP7305]
  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Problem solved, where fixup “Generate bleed” did not work as expected [FP21054]
  • Server
    • Problem solved, where different types of licenses on a system resulted in limited functionality [CA1021784]
    • Problem solved, where Office conversion did not work after update [FP20922]
  • CLI
    • Problem solved, where usage of additional parameter –uncompressimg had improper results [CA1021717]
    • Problem solved, where use of additional parameter –uncompressimg reported 4c for a black and white image [FP21005]
    • SaveAsImage: Problem solved, where simulating overprint did not work as expected [FP20989]
    • Problem solved, where wrong reason code for encrypted PDFs was given [CA1021581]

pdfToolbox 6.2.208

Release date: 2012-11-21 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Features

  • New fixups
    • Generate bleed by adding images of content at edges and corners
    • Predefined: Decalibrate ICCbased CMYK by converting them to DeviceCMYK
  • Actions
    • Fillpage adds empty slots to generate cutmarks on all edges
  • Desktop
    • Improved dialogue for dynamic variables during runtime
    • Checks and Fixups containing variables are now marked in the edit dialogue for profiles
    • Arrange: Fillpage adds empty slots to generate cutmarks on all edges
  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Support for Acrobat 11
  • Server
    • Added reports to all severities in ServerUI
  • CLI
    • EnumerateLayers: Language can now be defined by –language
    • SplitPDF: Optimized handling to increase performance of processing [CA1021368; CA1021543]
    • Step and Repeat, Fillpage, N-Up and Booklet: Bleed creation without cutmarks
  • Reports
    • Resolution of images in PDF reports can be defined by additional CLI parameter
    • PDF reports get suffix “_report” if no explicit output filename is specified
    • Results from optional “When it does not fire, report as…” are now also listed in XML-Reports [FP20836]

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Increase line width: Problem solved where processing resulted in improper changes of filled vector objects [FP20660; FP20443]
    • Convert to PDF/X-4: Fixed issue where PDF could not be converted due to failure in XMP metadata correction [CA 1020132]
    • Convert to PDF/X-4p: Fixed issue where PDF version was changed to 1.3 [FP20582]
    • Downsample/Recompress: Problem solved where Color Key Masking resulted in improper converted image [FP20136]
    • Downsample/Recompress: Problem solved where inline images where not properly handled [FP20230]
    • Convert fonts to outlines: Problem solved where objects were not properly converted [CA1021622]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved where some objects in DeviceN were not processed correctly [CA1021543]
    • Convert colors: Fixed issue where conversion to grayscale resulted in visual differences
  • Checks
    • Plates per page: Problem solved where registration color resulted in an increased number [CA1021666]
    • Line width: Problem solved where check reported problems although they were already fixed within the same profile [CA1020413]
  • Actions
    • Save as image: Problem solved where combination of –rect and –resolution resulted in unexpected results [FP19001]
    • Save as image: Changed default rendering intent to “Relative Colorimetric” [FP20283]
    • Save as image: Problem solved where colors differ between normal PNG and transparent PNG [FP20684]
  • Desktop
    • Added support for quotes in labels and default values of variables
    • Switchboard: Problem solved where converting to PDF/X-4 resulted in invalid XMP Metadata [FP20371]
  • Server
    • Fewer empty lines in CLI-logfiles (Problem was on Windows only)
    • Problem solved where processing took much longer in Server than using the CLI [FP20853; FP20596]
    • Problem solved where processing seems to freeze [FP19824]
  • Reports
    • Fixed issue where a corrupt PostScript function in PDF resulted in missing report after processing [CA1021562]
    • PDF Mask reports: Problem solved where Layers where listed twice [CA1021564]
    • Improved reporting of used plates [CA1021460]
  • Impose
    • Problem solved where PDF file becomes much larger after impositioning [CA1021652]

pdfToolbox 6.1.198

Release date: 2012-09-24 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Fixes

  • Reports
    • Problem solved where plates were not properly determined. [CA1021460]

pdfToolbox 6.1.197

Release date: 2012-09-13 

  • Update of pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 6 Desktop license

Features

  • New profiles
    • Prepress: Added 7 profiles for validation and conversion accordingly to the “Ghent Workgroup PDF Specification 2012 CMYK”
    • Analyze pages for effectively used plates (based on rendered pages)
  • New properties
    • Effective ink coverage for separated plates (based on rendered pages)
  • Checks
    • Effective ink coverage: Enhanced for average inside sample size [FP20121]
  • Desktop
    • Search field in all lists of Profiles, Fixups and Checks
    • Ability to create, duplicate or edit profiles, checks and fixups via direct links in process plans, profiles or fixups
    • New Switchboard  function in group colors: “Map a process color into a spot color”
  • Server
    • New option to delete originals after processing
  • CLI
    • Compare: Added function to create only those pages in reports that have differences
    • Split PDF: Extended parameters to define an end page [CA1020779]
    • Visualizer: Added function to render individual separations
    • Visualizer: Added function to create only those pages that have problems

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Increase line width: Problem solved where line width was not changed in some cases [CA1020817]
    • Convert colors: Enhanced handling of different encodings in policy [FP16716]
    • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved where conversion from DeviceN black into CMYK resulted in 4c black [FP16715]
    • Scale pages: Problem solved where combination with certain fixups in one profile resulted in an error [FP18312], [FP18352]
  • Checks
    • Effective ink coverage: Problem solved where improper results were determined [CA1021152]
  • Actions
    • Redistill: Problem solved where some vector objects changed their appearance [FP16868]
    • Redistill: Problem solved where image was not properly handled [FP16942]
    • Redistill: Problem solved where smooth shades resulted in improper result [FP17215]
    • Passe partout: Problem solved where objects with certain blend mode vanished [FP18829]
    • Passe partout: Problem solved where boxes were improperly handled [CA1016305]
  • Reports
    • Improved layout of filenames in compare reports [FP16489], [CA1020687]
    • Fixed issue where plates used in document were not properly reported in XML report [CA1021516], [CA1021501]
    • Problem solved where reports for images and colors were created malformed [FP20176]
    • Problem solved where fixups are missing in the summary page of the PDF-Layer report [CA1021259]
  • Impose
    • Problem solved where defined color value of cropmark were not respected [FP17079]
  • CLI
    • Support for empty variables [FP18708]
    • Problem solved where conversion of large TIFF into PDF were not handled properly [FP18141]
  • Server
    • Problem solved where text reports were not moved into correct output destination [FP19873]
  • Acrobat Plug In
    • Problem solved where removal of document structure compression failed [FP18305]
  • Problem solved where ICC profiles were not searched in system folder
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library 9.1 integrated (v9.1.0PlusP4s)

pdfToolbox 6.0.185

Release date: 2012-07-09 

  • Upgrade to pdfToolbox 6 Desktop requires upgrade fee for owners of a pdfToolbox 4 or 5 Desktop license
  • Upgrade to pdfToolbox 6 Desktop free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox 5 Desktop

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 Process Plan
  • 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 pdfToolbox Server as a “Dispatcher” within an arbitrary number of “Satellites” in a network
  • 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
      • All Profiles based on the recommendations of the Ghent PDF Workgroup
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • Map spot and process colors: New mapping of process colorants into spot color colorants
    • Convert colors: New setting to include SoftMasks [CA1021345; FP18507]
    • Convert references to .notdef glyphs into valid references
    • Remove Layer
  • New and enhanced Checks
    • Find negative font size
    • Find multiple Unicode mappings
  • New and enhanced Actions
    • Create EPS: Added support for “Clean 7 bit EPS” [FP7178]
  • Reports
    • Overview pages of reports containing links to page with occurance [CA102340]
    • Added timezone into XML-Reports [CA1021271]
    • Added UserUnits (Scalingfactor) into XML-Reports if used [CA1021213]
  • CLI
    • Action “Save as image”: Support for pagebox “MediaBox” added
    • Action “Save as image”: Support for transparent PNG-files added
    • Report: “Overview” can be created separately
  • General
    • Improved handling of multiple usage of fonts [FP16967]
    • Improved handling of existing bookmarks [CA1016503]
  • Desktop
    • Replace fonts: Added support for fonts using build-in encoding and differences array [CA1019457]

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Convert colors: Problem solved where some kind of DeviceN objects became invisible [CA1021165]
    • Convert colors: Improved handling of special combinations of transparency modes [FP17849]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved where objects may disappear in special constellation [FP17172]
    • Convert colors: Improved results when previous processing steps altered the PDF file [FP18560]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved where some CalRGB objects where not properly handled [CA1020468]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved where results were improperly handled in special fixup combinations [CA1021320]
    • Convert colors: Improved handling of PDFs using incomplete Form XObjects [CA1021336]
    • Convert colors using DeviceLink: Problem solved where special filter settings for Process and DeviceN were not respected [CA1014206]
    • Convert colors using DeviceLink: Problem solved where processing may result in improper result [FP17652]
    • Convert registration color to black: Problem solved where not all occurances where converted with a single run [FP17427]
    • Crop to visible: Improved recognition of objects [CA1018617]
    • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: Improved recognition of CropMarks [FP16985; CA1021385]
    • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: Improved handling of existing CropBox [FP7009]
    • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: Problem solved where fixup failed on certain PDFs [FP18290; FP18313]
    • Downsample/recompress images: Problem solved where image masks were not downsampled in some cases [CA1020747]
    • Downsample/recompress images: Problem solved where processing special PDF files causes an error [CA1019830]
    • Downsample/recompress bitmaps: Problem solved where image became inverted [FP17301]
    • Fix potential font problems: Problem solved where glyphs were missing in certain PDFs [CA1020735]
    • Embed missing fonts: Improved font-encoding for embedding Type1 fonts as a Base14 Font [CA1021049]
    • Flatten transparency: Improved handling of multiply used SmoothShase patterns [FP16668; FP17790]
    • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved in handling of DeviceN channels with value “None” [FP19417]
    • Map spot and process colors: Problem solved where processing with special settings resulted in an error [FP18417]
    • Map spot and process colors: Improved handling of setting “Use source color” [FP18287]
    • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Improved usage and better handling of special combinations [CA1021293]
    • Remove objects out of trimbox: Improved recognition of painting parts of objects [FP17987]
  • Checks
    • Page orientation with tolerance: Problem solved where setting was not properly respected [FP7344]
    • Problem solved where ink coverage was not correctly determined in special cases [CA1020818]
    • Improved handling of memory when analyzing files [CA1021226]
    • Improved handling for content streams to avoid unneccessary changes in document in certain cases [FP19103]
    • Problem solved where font error was not properly detected [CA1014901]
  • Actions
    • Enumerate Layers: Problem solved where spot colors were not handled correctly [CA1021173]
    • To PDF: Added handling of TIFF-images using sample value = 5 per pixel [CA1021037]
    • To PDF: Problem solved where wrong font was used when converting some EPS to PDF on Macintosh [FP17854]
    • To PDF: Problem solved where PostScript to PDF conversion with certain joboptions caused move of glyphs [FP17534]
  • Changed internal package version for profiles to 12
  • Discontinued installation of configurators for Enfocus Switch (Distribution will continue via CrossRoads & Enfocus PackManager)