Release notes callas pdfToolbox 7

pdfToolbox 7.6.314 

Release date: 2015-03-19 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

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
    • ToPDF: Added support for OpenOffice using 64Bit JavaVM
  • CLI
    • UncompressImg: Extended scope, works now also for images-based Checks used in Fixups [FP27168]
    • Improve reporting of additionally created files from ProcessPlans
  • Reports
    • XML-Reports: Page label is listed in page information
  • General
    • 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

  • Profiles
    • Verify compliance with PDF/X-4p: Problem solved, where the trailing space for RGB was not properly regarded [CA1023556]
  • Fixups
    • 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 XMP metadata compliant: Problem solved, where multiple creator entries were not respected
    • Make XMP metadata compliant with PDF/X-4: Fixed issue, where unusual DocInfo entry was not properly removed [FP27145]
    • Convert SMask to image mask: Problem solved, where processing resulted in an unexpected result [CA1023528]
    • Convert colors using DeviceLink profiles: Problem solved, where colorspaces in DefaultRGB or DefaultCMYK were not properly handle in some cases [CA1023656]
    • Remove objects outside of page area: Fixed issue, where certain cases of text placement was not properly respected [FP27658]
    • 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
    • Set page label: Adjusted handling to enable modification of complete page ranges [FP27217]
    • 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]
  • Checks
    • Number of effectively non-empty plates: Fixed issue, where selected units for aperture was not properly respected [CA1023646]
    • Effective Ink coverage:
      • Fixed issue, where result was not properly determined if aperture was identical to sample size [CA1023392]
      • Optimized handling to avoid unnecessary internal rendering [CA1023410]
      • If custom area is defined, it will be corrected to stay inside of CropBox if original dimension exceeds this box [CA1023392]
    • 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]
  • Actions
    • ReDistill: Fixed issue, where processing special PDFs files causes an error [FP27494; FP27635]
    • Impose: Problem solved, where umlaut characters used in PlaceText resulted in an unexpected font [CA1023435]
    • 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]
    • Save as image: Fixed issue, where overprint was not respected in some cases [CA1023059; FP27495]
  • Process Plans
    • Problem solved, where reports created by sequence steps did not contained annotations [FP27963]
    • Problem solved, where removing of steps resulted in an improper behavior in certain cases [FP27757]
  • 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]
    • Compare: Problem solved, where custom settings could not be used for reports [FP26947]
  • Server
    • Checkpoint: Problem solved, where preview did not work for PDF with Japaneses characters in filename [FP26938]
    • Reports: Fixed issue, where overview reports were not properly created [FP27966]
    • Fixed issue, where not convertible non-PDF files were moved into “Processed”- instead of “Error”-folder [FP26835]
  • 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]

pdfToolbox 7.5.307 

Release date: 2014-12-18 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Remove objects outside of MediaBox: Problem solved, where objects inside were affected [FP26958; FP26979; FP27329; FP27413; FP27458; CA1023533]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved, where conversion was not applied properly in certain cases [CA1023520]
  • CLI
    • Problem solved, where unnecessary entries in system log occurred (MacOS 10.10 only) [CA1022935; CA1023414]
  • General
    • Update signature of installer to comply with latest security settings (MacOS only) [FP27341]

pdfToolbox 7.5.304 

Release date: 2014-10-01 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Fixes

  • Distributed Processing
    • Problem solved, where an unavailable dispatcher resulted in an unstable behavior in certain cases [FP26627]

pdfToolbox 7.5.303 

Release date: 2014-09-26 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • New Fixups
    • Remove bookmarks: Removes all bookmarks in a PDF [FP26479]
    • Set page labels (and their styles): Set page labels based on defined checks [FP25697]
    • Remove page label: Removes all page labels in a PDF [FP25697]
  • New Checks
    • Effective ink coverage in custom area, can be used in order to check whether a certain area on the printed sheet is empty [CA1023021]
    • Several new properties to find page labels and their styles [FP25697]
    • Page is last page: Determines if a page is the last in a PDF [CA1023021]
    • 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
  • Enhanced Checks
    • Effective ink coverage: Improved calculation of trigger values. Area coverage will only be reported as trigger value if “Evaluate all pixels” is activated [FP]
  • 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 [CA1022584; CA1023233]
    • ToPDF: Support for multipage-TIFF added [CA1022701]
    • Impose: Improved positioning of text [FP25672; FP25112]
  • CLI
    • Timeout parameter to abort processing after a defined time frame works now also for office conversion processes [FP26251; FP26513; FP22133]
    • Program folder contains a new init-script that shows how to start a pdfToolbox server at system start (Linux only) [FP26507]
  • Distributed Processing
    • Improved reporting for errors on CLI [FP]
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP3c)
  • All components on MacOS are x64 now

Fixes

  • 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]
    • Convert color using DeviceLink profile: Problem solved, where conversion was not applied properly [CA1022684]
    • Subset fonts: Fixed issue, where glyphs were removed in some cases [FP26505]
    • Adjust DotGain: Fixed issue, where processing resulted in improper result [FP20297; FP22585; FP23230; FP23606; CA1023240]
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved, where annotations were removed during processing [FP24614; CA1022661]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where characters were not properly handled in certain cases [FP25828]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where glyphs vanished in some cases [FP25783]
    • Font to outline: Fixed issue, where internal structure was not properly created [FP24394]
    • 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 [FP26069]
    • Remove objects outside page area: Problem solved, where objects remained outside the defined page area [FP24602; CA1022829]
    • Set transparency blend mode: Fixed issue, where the “apply to” filter within the Fixup settings was not properly respected [FP21385; FP19895]
  • 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
    • Split Layers: Fixes issue, where created files were not properly output on command line when using “singlepages” option (CLI only) [CA1023264]
    • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where objects were moved in some cases [FP26175]
    • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where text became converted to images [FP25888; FP25672]
    • Save as image: Problem solved, where the Output Intent was not properly respected [CA1023108]
    • Extract text: Fixed issue, where extracting text caused an error with some files [CA1023097]
  • Reports
    • Visualizer report: Fixed issues, where report was not properly scaled for PDFs with large dimensions [FP23315]
    • 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 [CA1023222]
  • Server
    • Problem solved, where Japanese language was not properly handled [FP25603]
  • General
    • Improved handling for font files without extension (Unix only) [CA1023053]
    • Problem solved, where optimization of the ContentStream resulted in vanished objects in certain cases [FP26051]
    • Problem solved, where processing using Solaris 10 resulted in unstable behavior [CA1023097]

pdfToolbox 7.4.292 

Release date: 2014-06-25 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • 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]
  • Checks
    • Number of effectively non-empty plates: Checks for number of plates based on an offscreen rendered PDF per page [FP24249]
  • Enhanced Fixups
    • Font to outline: “Apply to” added to control, which fonts are outlined [FP24277; FP24750]
  • Enhanced Checks
    • Effective ink coverage: Optional possibility added to render whole page to determine the complete amount of ink coverage [FP25022]
  • Desktop
    • Visualizer: Added option to set simulation profile and improved handling if an OutputIntent exists [FP24842]
    • 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 [CA1018775; CA1019172]
    • New function –splitmergepdf to create a result PDF from split pages in one run [FP23621]
    • New function –listfonts to list all available fonts for “Set TextFont” in Imposition
  • 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 [FP24945]
    • Local processing (as a fall-back) can be disabled
    • Optimization for connecting process between Dispatcher and Satellite

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Make Pantone spot color names consistent: Problem solved, where multi-digit numbers were not handled properly [FP25433]
    • Fix glyph width information: Problem solved, where text was not properly handled for certain PDF created by PhotoShop [FP24435; FP25487]
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where page rotation factor was not handled correctly for links in some cases [CA1022891]
    • Set transparency properties for stroke: Problem solved, where processing resulted in an error [FP25416]
    • Font-related corrections: Problem solved, where false entries in PostScript font resulted in an improper behavior [CA1022964]
    • Font-related corrections: Problem solved, where glyphs seemed to be corrupt when viewed in Acrobat 8 [FP25207]
    • Font-related corrections: Fixed issue, where glyph widths did not match after processing [CA1023004]
    • Downsample/recompress color/grayscale images: Problem solved, where downsampling was not applied properly [CA1022771]
    • Downsample/recompress grayscale images: Problem solved, where recompressing JBIG2 images did not take place if used in masks [FP25017]
    • Remove JavaScript not associated with actions: Problem solved, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly removed [FP24590]
    • Remove actions: Problem solved, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly removed [FP24590]
    • Convert TrueType to CFF: Problem solved, where fixup did not work like expected
    • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType fonts: Problem solved, where resulting PDF could not be processed by some RIPs [FP24817]
    • Remove layer: Problem solved, where some content on layer was not properly removed caused by “OC” entries in images and FormXObjects [FP24742]
    • Remove or adjust annotations: Problem solved, where annotation was moved outside page area instead of being flattened into page content [FP23345]
    • Remove or adjust annotations: Fixed issue, where annotations were not properly rotated [CA1022661]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where characters defined as .notdef glyph were not properly handled in certain cases [FP18277; FP18547; FP18347]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where not embedded fonts were not converted [FP24777]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where some glyphs were not completely filled in after processing in some cases [FP22538]
    • Font to outline: Fixed issue, where processing resulted in improper result [FP25402]
    • Subset fonts: Optimized handling for width entries of unused glyphs [CA1022860]
    • Remove invisible image data: Problem solved, where processing of inline images resulted in an error [CA1022876]
    • Remove invisible image data: Problem solved, where images with no size were not properly handled [FP24852]
    • Unsharp masking of images: Fixed issue, where processing did not succeed as expected [CA1022930]
    • Make font names unique: Problem solved, where errors occurred during postprocessing in certain cases [FP20693; CA1022294]
    • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph with space characters: Fixed issue, where text was moved during processing [FP24117]
    • Create bookmarks from headings: Problem solved, where existing bookmarks were removed [CA1022846]
    • Convert page into image: Problem solved, where improper nested geometry boxes resulted in unexpected dimension of created image[CA1022872]
  • Checks
    • Document contains actions: Fixed issue, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly detected [FP24590]
    • Document contains JavaScript: Fixed issue, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly detected [FP24590]
    • Symbolic TrueType font has Encoding dictionary: Problem solved, where unusual encoding entry was not detected properly [FP23523]
    • MD5 checksum of ICC profiles: Adjusted names and comments to better explain how the checksum is computed
    • Character references .notdef glyph: Problem solved, where .notdef glyphs were not recognized in certain cases [FP24810]
    • Effective ink coverage: Fixed issue, where trigger value for amount of ink was wrong [FP25022]
    • Effective ink coverage: Adjusted usage of simulation profile for page blending to match expected results [FP23214]
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: Support for latest Pages (Version 5.2) for Mac [FP25116]
    • ToPDF: Problem solved, where rotation info in TIFF images was not respected in certain cases [CA1022942]
    • ToPDF: TXT files will be handled by MS Office if no OpenOffice is installed (Windows + MacOS) [CA1022881]
    • Impose: Improved reporting if needed fonts are not available on the system
    • Impose: Problem solved, where text in positioned pages was moved in certain cases [FP25112]
    • Save As Image: Harmonized used simulation profiles for PNG to those used for other image formats ('sRGB IEC61966-2.1', 'Dot Gain 15%' or 'ISO Coated v2 (ECI)')
  • Reports
    • Template-based PDF-Reports: Corrected use of time zone of local computer time
  • Desktop
    • Some Problems solved, where user interface did not work as expected [FP23091, FP23115]
    • Switchboard: Letterhead: Improved handling for multi-page documents [FP25090]
    • Switchboard: Flatten transparency: Adjusted settings to those used by profiles
  • Acrobat PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where batch processing resulted in an improper behavior in Acrobat 9 [FP24960]
  • General
    • Desktop: Optimized handling of unused conditions
    • Desktop: Improved indexing of check and fixup names during import of profiles
    • Process Plans: Optimization for PostCheck when standard conversion is used
    • Checks: Optimized analysis to reduce needed amount of memory [CA1022630; FP20799]
    • Fixups: Problem solved, where optimization of content stream did not handle unnecessary clipping paths correctly [FP24997]
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where saving as image resulted in error if pagerange was used [FP24980]
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where merging PDF was not successful if an output filename was defined [FP24800]

pdfToolbox 7.3.280 

Release date: 2014-03-24 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • Switchboard
    • New function to outline page geometry boxes
  • Server/CLI
    • Possibility to use cachefolder for distributed processing added
    • New function to empty fontcache and profilecache when cachefolder-mechanism is used (CLI only)
  • Fixups
    • Flatten transparency: New Option to define kind of image compression used [FP23306]
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • Verify compliance with PDF/VT-2
    • All PDF/A-1 and PDF/X-1 and -3 based Profiles, Profiles for Online Publishing and Digital Printing:
      • Flatten transparency: Internal optimization deactivated
      • Flatten transparency: Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
    • All GWG2012-Profiles:
      • Minor adjustments for “black object”-checks to match requirements of the latest specification errata document
    • All “Convert to PDF/A-2-…”- and “Convert to PDF/A-3…”-Profiles
      • New fixup “Insert missing F and UF entries for embedded files”
  • New and enhanced Process Plans
    • Check for non-CMYK color, create a report, convert to CMYK (ISO Coated v2) and flatten transparency
  • New and enhanced Fixups
    • All “Flatten transparency” fixups:
      • Internal optimization deactivated
      • Color images created by the flattener are not always using JPEG
    • Convert to grayscale: Adjusted settings to preserve objects from conversion, which are using only black already [FP23065]
    • Set layer name: New fixup to set layer name based on a check
    • All “Downsample bitmap|color|grayscale images” fixups:
      • Recompression will not take place if images are not downsampled
  • New and enhanced Checks
    • New Properties to find transparent objects on xobject- or page-level
    • New Property to find if a JBIG2 compression is marked as lossy or lossless
  • CLI
    • Action Overlay: New option to parameter “placebelow” added to define which document is used for number of pages in resulting document [FP24201]

Fixes

  • Profiles
    • Convert to PDF/X-4: Problem solved, where multiple metadata namespaces were not properly handled in certain cases [FP24371]
  • Fixups
    • Problem solved, where glyph problems occurred during PDF/X-4 conversion [CA1022608]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where glyph widths were not properly respected in certain cases [FP24485]
    • Font to outline: Problem solved, where glyphs were distorted in some cases [FP24011; FP24207; FP24318]
    • Add missing SPACE glyph: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper result [FP24479; FP24528]
    • Convert colors: Problem solved, where objects seemed to be changed in position after processing [FP23659]
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved, where processing on files with removed Output Intent resulted in improper behaviour [FP23556, FP24316]
    • Flatten transparency: Problem solved, where resulting images were not created in requested resolution when Raster/Vector balance is set to “0” [CA1022603]
    • Remove Output Intent: Problem solved, where removing resulted in an error in certain cases [FP24284]
    • Generate bleed from page content: Problem solved, where created bleed was not properly scaled and positioned [FP22575; FP23525]
    • Unsharp masking of images: Problem solved, where images smaller than defined threshold resulted in improper behaviour [FP24549]
    • Convert SoftMask to ImageMask: Problem solved, where images were not visible after processing
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: Problem solved, where EPS files were not converted to PDF (Linux x64 only) {FP24287]
    • ToPDF: Extended support for LibreOffice on more Linux distributions
  • Reports
    • Template-based PDF-Reports: Problem solved, where reports were not created using Linux [FP23117]
    • Compare reports: Problem solved, where images were not scaled correctly (Desktop only) [FP24235]
  • CLI
    • Implode profiles: Problem solved, where OutputIntent was not properly added again from exploded profiles [FP23674]
    • Enumerate profiles: Support for variables used in ProcessPlans added [CA1022677]
  • General
    • Problem solved, where PowerPoint files could not be converted when using MS Office 2013
    • Improved usage of system resources on x64-based installations [FP23489]
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where umlauts in filename resulted in improper behaviour in some cases (Linux only) [FP24372]
    • Problem solved, where a special combination of custom fixups resulted in instable processing [FP24262]
    • Fixes issue, where time zones with different offset than a full hour were not properly handled in the XMP metadata
    • Standard14 fonts: Adjusted recognition, so that an existing FontDescriptor is tolerated
    • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP2k)

pdfToolbox 7.2.262 

Release date: 2014-01-30 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • Reports
    • Customizable PDF-Reports: Support for creation of XML-Reports on the fly and adding content to the PDF-Report [FP23183]

Fixes

  • CLI
    • EnumerateProfiles: Support for Process plans added [CA1022677]

pdfToolbox 7.2.261 

Release date: 2014-01-23 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • General
    • Process Plans: Improved performance [CA1021808]
  • Fixups
    • Outline page geometry boxes: Several new options added
    • Generate bleed from page content: Option added to create images in DeviceCMYK
  • New Checks
    • Transparency group has transparent objects
    • Transparency group on page level has transparent objects
  • Reports
    • Customizable PDF-Reports: Can also be created using pdfToolbox Desktop
    • Customizable PDF-Reports: Localization added
  • Actions
    • ToPDF: PostScript to PDF conversion now also x64 when using Linux x64 [FP23753]
    • ToPDF: New optional warning if font substitution takes place in PDFs created from MS Word documents [CA1022584]
    • ToPDF: New parameter to create PDFs for MS Excel documents according to the Excel behavior [CA1022382, FP23677, FP21000]
  • CLI
    • Action Overlay: Support for more file formats
    • Process Plan: Support for variables used in impose actions [FP]

Fixes

  • Fixups
    • Convert Colors: Problem solved, where inconsistent encoding entries in images resulted in improper result[FP23626]
    • Downsample/Recompress images: Problem solved, where downsampling was not applied for some kinds of SoftMasks [FP23527]
    • Scale pages: Problem solved, where objects defined as pattern were not handled properly in some cases [FP23617, FP23672]
    • Fix glyph width info: Problem solved, where glyphs were not properly handled [FP21681, FP22548, FP22125]
  • Checks
    • Fixed problem, where special usage of resource dicts in PDF ended up in unexpected result [FP24057]
  • CLI
    • ToPDF: Optimized conversion handling for OEM integration [CA1022639]
    • ToPDF: Problem solved, where file permissions form original file (read-only) were also applied to the result PDF [CA1022305]
    • General: Fixed problem, where longer processing time could result in improper behavior in OEM integration [CA1022632]
    • Cachefolder: Fixed handling of global temp directory (Linux only) [FP23117]
    • Reports: Problem solved, where Inventory reports were not created as expected [FP23676]
  • Switch configurators
    • Profiles: Improved validation of Switch flows [FP23440]
    • Actions: SplitPDF: Added missing tokens
    • Actions: MergePDF: Improved handling for folders with ”.” in name [FP23103]

pdfToolbox 7.1.258.1 

Release date: 2013-12-20 

Platform: Windows only 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Fixes

  • Fixed a problem, where application could not be started using Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

pdfToolbox 7.1.258 

Release date: 2013-12-16 

  • Update of pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox Desktop 7 license
  • Update of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7

Features

  • Fixups
    • ConvertColors: Updated engine for color conversion incl. support for ICC v4 profiles integrated [CA1022482]
  • Actions
    • CreateEPS: New options for color workingspaces added [FP]
  • CLI
    • New option for defining a max. used amount of memory during processing (Linux only) [FP23099]
    • ToPDF: Added parameter to set searchpath for fonts to be used during PostScript conversion [FP23128]

Fixes

  • Profiles
    • Embed missing fonts: Problem fixed where fonts were not properly embedded during conversion to PDF/X-4 [FP23494]
    • PDF/A: Problem solved, where Unicode information was not properly handled in some cases [CA1022448]
    • PDF/A: Problem solved, where text information vanished in certain cases [CA1022466]
  • Fixups
    • Adjust DotGain: Problem solved, where SmoothShades were not properly handled [FP22587]
    • Flatten annotations and form fields: Problem solved, where position of signatures were not kept [CA1022502]
    • Convert page into image: Optimized handling of colorspaces to ensure correct color values in result [FP23195]
    • Subset fonts: Problem solved, where glyphs were not handled properly in certain cases [FP23228]
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where patterns were not rotated [CA1022457]
    • Remove additional encoding entries in cmap of symbolic TrueType: Problem solved, where text was not properly handled [FP23369]
    • Remove Differences array from TrueType fonts: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper file in certain cases [FP23494]
  • Checks
    • Enhanced stability during analysis of partly corrupt files [FP23531]
    • Is set to overprint: Improved recognition of SmoothShades
  • Actions
    • CreateEPS: Harmonized workingspace for RGB: set to “sRGB IEC61966-2.1” also in Desktop
    • CreateEPS: Problem solved, where generated EPS was not well formed (x64 on Windows and Linux only)
    • ToPDF: Enhanced handling for outsized TIFF-images [CA1022596]
    • ToPDF: Added handling for JPEG images, where resolution is only available in Adobe Photoshop private area [FP23323]
    • ToPDF: Added support for images using progressive JPEG compression [FP21658; FP23515]
    • MergePDF: Problem solved, where processing was not successful [FP22579]
    • SaveaAsImage: Problem solved, where resulting image was rendered in wrong size in certain cases
    • Compare: Problem solved, where generated files did not use correct naming syntax [CA1022570]
  • Reports
    • HTML-Template based reports: Problem solved, where reports were not created on Linux [FP23117]
    • XML: Problem solved, where Lab color values were not properly reported [CA1022438]
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where setting as variable check was removed when severity was changed [FP23133]
    • Problem solved, where references in ProcessPlans were not properly adjusted when moved
    • Problem solved, where importing a DeviceLink profile resulted in a false warning in some cases [FP23559]
    • Process Plans: Identical variables used in different sequence steps will now only cause a single dialog during runtime
  • Acrobat PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where verification for PDF/X-4 resulted in false hits [FP23652]
    • Convert page into image: Problem solved, where page was not converted [FP23034]
    • Problem solved, where embedding of fonts failed in certain cases [FP23182]
  • Server
    • Enhanced processing stability [FP23592]
    • Problem in ServerUI fixed, where processed files remained visible [FP23519]
  • CLI
    • Problem solved where creation of PDF/A files failed during fallback processing [CA1022502]
  • Distributed processing
    • SOAP: HTTP Get handler enabled for retrieving status information [CA1022535]
    • SOAP: WDSL documentation added for developers wanting to use the SOAP interface

pdfToolbox 7.0.251 

Release date: 2013-10-02 

  • Upgrade to pdfToolbox Desktop 7 requires upgrade fee for owners of a pdfToolbox  Desktop 4, 5 or 6 license
  • Upgrade to pdfToolbox Desktop 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Desktop 6
  • Upgrade to pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 requires SMA for at least one additional year. Please contact your reseller for further information.
  • Upgrade of pdfToolbox Server 7 or pdfToolbox CLI 7 free of charge for owners of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for pdfToolbox Server 4, 5 or 6 or pdfToolbox CLI 4, 5 or 6.

Features

  • New internal engine for rendering, transparency flattening, optimization and creation of PS/EPS
  • New internal engine for font handling
  • Checkpoint for pdfToolbox 7 Server
    • Ability to interactively review and modify PDF files during Server and CLI processing
    • Also supported by a new Switch Configurator
  • New and enhanced Profiles
    • All PDF/A-1 and PDF/X-1 and -3 based Profiles:
      • Flatten transparency: “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • All GWG2012-Profiles:
      • 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
    • Flatten Transparency (all Fixups)
      • “Preserve Overprints” works also on pages that do not contain transparency
      • “Convert text to outline” option has been deactivated by default
    • Set transparency property for page objects (filled or stroked)
    • Remove all object level XMP metadata [FP22876, FP17553]
    • Convert page into image: extended settings so that it is now e.g. possible to convert those pages that have certain problems
    • Crop images to visible area (hard remove image areas, thereby making the PDF smaller and avoid unnecessary hits for hidden objects)
    • Crop page to visible page area improved because the page area is now determined based on rendered page
    • Enlarge page by adding space to a defined edge [FP22179]
    • Outline page geometry boxes [CA1021680]
    • Remove objects based on check for objects [FP21956]
      • 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)
    • Convert page into image (extended settings)
      • Convert page content into CMYK image (150 ppi, high JPEG quality)
  • New and enhanced Checks
    • Effective text x-height is below 0.9 / 1.2 mm
    • ToUnicode CMap has syntax problems
    • Line width is 0 pt [FP22452]
    • New Properties in order to determine possible PDF version entries in a PDF file
      • Acrobat Extension Level
      • 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
  • New and enhanced Reports
    • Compare: PDF separations can be compared, e.g. in order to convert only black (only text) or only CMY (ignoring black text) [FP21284]
    • Overview-Report customizable based on HTML-template (available in Server and CLI; Windows and MacOS only)
  • New an enhanced actions in CLI
    • Duplicate pages [FP22103]
  • pdfToolbox Standalone
    • Added update notification and direct download link for latest version (MacOS and Windows)

Fixes

  • Profiles
    • Convert to PDF/X-1a: Improved handling of invalid fonts [CA1017018]
    • Convert to PDF/X-1a: Problem solved, where text was not properly displayed after conversion [FP21101]
    • Convert to PDF/X-4: Improved conversion to ensure proper handling of .notdef glyphs and TrueType encoding entries
    • Convert to PDF/A: Problem solved, where text could not be copied after processing [CA1022072]
  • Fixups
    • Rotate pages: Problem solved, where gradients were not properly handled in some cases [FP22350]
    • Problem solved with profiles containing ICC-Profiles (some special MacOS 10.8 and Linux environments only) [FP22444]
    • Set transparency blend color space: Problem solved, where processing was not successful in some cases (Linux 64bit only) [FP22537]
    • Remove Layers: Usage of RegEx improved [FP20269; FP20489]
    • Derive page geometry boxes from crop marks: Problem solved, where processing failed (Windows only) [FP22529]
    • Remove objects outside…: Problem solved, where special XObjects were not properly handled [CA1022224]
    • Remove signature (flatten): Problem solved, where signature was improperly positioned in some cases [CA1022143]
    • Map spot and process colors:
      • Problem solved, where objects were not properly processed
      • Problem solved, where spot color object were not handled properly after CMYK conversion [CA1022141; FP22626]
      • Clarified usage of option (German translation) [FP21956]
    • Downsample/recompress grayscale images: Problem solved, where objects vanished in certain cases [CA1022184; FP22380]
    • Set page geometry boxes: Problem solved, where documents were not handled properly [CA1021721]
    • Convert SMask to ImageMask: Problem solved, where objects vanished in certain cases [CA1022181]
    • Prepare annotations for PDF/A-1: Problem solved, where processing failed [CA1022168]
    • Make font names unique: Problem solved, where glyphs were not visible after processing [FP22126]
    • Convert TrueType fonts to CID: Improved for certain cases [FP22890]
    • Font to outline:
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were changed during conversion [CA1022012]
      • Problem solved, where processing failed due to usage of 2 different encodings in an embedded font [CA1013199]
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were malformed in some cases [FP18830; FP18722]
      • Problem solved, where special glyphs vanished in certain files [FP22366; FP22564]
    • Fix glyph width:
      • Problem solved, where result was not displayed properly in some viewers [CA1022318]
      • Problem solved, where image objects were affected [FP21863]
    • Save as PDF 1.x: Problem solved, where fonts were not handled properly(Acrobat Plug-In only) [CA1019067]
    • Remove additional encodings of CMap fonts
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were no more visible in certain cases [FP22344]
      • Fixed issue, where processing did not work as expected [FP21034]
      • Problem solved, where text was not properly handled [CA1021563]
    • Subset fonts:
      • Problem solved, where glyphs were missing after processing [FP223695]
      • Fixed issue, where processing failed on certain files [FP22064]
      • Problem solved, where appearance of glyphs changed in an unexpected way [FP21218]
    • Embed missing fonts
      • Problem solved, where font was not embedded successfully [CA1019010]
      • Problem solved, where text was not handled properly in some cases [FP20244]
      • Fixed issue, where processing resulted in invalid file [CA1021420]
    • Enhanced handling of fonts in ”.dfont” file format (MacOS only) [FP17743]
    • Set black to overprint: Problem solved, where Type3 fonts were not converted properly [FP18571]
    • Substitute characters using .notdef glyph: Problem solved, where glyphs moved in certain cases [FP21202; FP21403]
    • Repair invalid ToUnicode CMap information: Extended function to ensure valid mapping to Unicode [FP19442]
    • Newspaper Ads: Problem solved, where processing was not successful [CA1022247]
    • Flatten transparency
      • Fixed issue, where text was not handled properly [CA1022123; CA1022026; FP16862; FP22712; CA1022020; CA1021953; FP17129; FP21167; FP21696; CA1014743; CA1014932; CA1015574; CA1016800; FP5964]
      • Problems solved, where objects were not properly flattened [FP19461; FP20366; CA1019350; FP6944; FP20686; CA1018570; FP22300; FP22009; FP22103; FP18660]
      • Enhanced handling of overprinting objects [CA1018477; CA1018680; FP21842; CA1018519; FP22456; FP18210; FP17257; FP17163; FP19615; FP19777]
      • Improved usage of different ICC-profiles (Linux only)
      • Problem solved, where text could not be copied after processing (MacOS only) [FP17952]
      • Increased stability of processing [FP18330; CA1021060; FP22569; FP22009]
    • Flatten overprints: Problem solved, where overprinting objects were not properly reduced [CA1022196; FP22662]
    • Optimization: Problem solved, where processing resulted in improper PDF [FP3439]
  • Checks
    • Standard14 fonts: Adjusted recognition, so that an existing FontDescriptor is tolerated [FP22533]
    • Effective ink coverage for separated plates: Fixed issue, where values were not properly determined [FP22942]
    • ICC-Profile Version: Adjusted reporting of version (GWG profiles) [FP22321]
    • Ink coverage: Improved recognition of visible and hidden objects
    • Font analysis: Improved speed of checks [CA1022278]
    • Compatible to PDF version: Problem solved, where anaysis were not properly handled [CA1022278]
    • Number of plates: Problem solved, where some varieties of pattern were not properly regarded [FP22998]
    • Resolution of color/grayscale images: Problem solved, where UserUnits (Scalingfactor) were not taken into account in a correct way
  • Actions
    • Create PostScript: Problem solved, where conversion was not successful [CA1021411; FP19854; FP7056; FP19836; CA1021759; FP18176]
    • Create Encapsulated PostScript: Problem solved, where conversion was not successful [FP20962]
    • Create Encapsulated PostScript: Problem solved, where text was not properly handled [CA1022151
    • ReDistill: Fixed issue, where objects were not properly handled [FP18837]
    • ReDistill: Increased stability of processing [FP21787; FP16490; FP17342]
    • Imposition: Improved handling of defined text size for positioned text
    • SplitPDF: Problem solved, where processing did not work as expected [CA1022160]
    • Office conversion: Problem solved, where Excel pages with footer were not properly created [CA1020853]
    • Office conversion: Problem solved, where Excel files were not converted in special cases [CA1020625]
    • Save as image: Improved usage of black point compensation during rendering [CA1022090]
    • Save as image: Rendering of transparent PNGs adjusted to match expected appearance [CA1022103]
  • Desktop/PlugIn
    • Problem solved, where files could not be displayed properly [CA1021131; FP7435; FP20835; CA1022330]
    • Harmonized settings of transparency flattening in Switchboard to those of Fixups [FP21842]
    • Switchboard: Adjusted file handling during batch-processing [FP21884]
    • Problem solved, where loading profiles took unusual long time [FP22903]
  • Server/CLI
    • Distributed processing: Problem solved, where dispatcher could not be monitored (Linux only) [FP19911]
    • Activation: Problem solved, where activation failed (Linux only)
    • Visualizer: Fixed issue, where process separation was shown inverted if a spot colors existed [FP22348]
  • Reports
    • Overview-Report: Fixed issue, where creation of PDF/A-3-report resulted in unstable behaviour of application [Wat3567816]
    • XML Report: Added values for Check “Effective ink coverage for separated plates” [CA1022167]
    • XML Report: SequenceSteps from ProcessPlans and Fixups of last step are added
    • XML Report: Various information added about PDF version and Developer extensions level
  • Changed internal package version for profiles to 13
  • Most recent version of Adobe PDF Library integrated (v10.1.0PlusP2b, Solaris Intel: v10.1.0Plus2a)