pdfToolbox Changelog

New in version 8.0.332

June 25th, 2015
  • All-new Object Inspector tool for examination of PDF documents, the ability to add dynamic text, barcodes or more complex content using HTML templates and uniquely complete support for multi-channel color spaces and PDF/X-5n.
  • Full support for multi-channel workflows and PDF/X-5n:
  • pdfToolbox 8 makes it possible to convert any PDF document to a multi-channel color space using an appropriate ICC Profile. This means RGB or CMYK content can easily be converted into hexachrome, CMYK + Red or any other multi-channel scenario; this is of critical importance for packaging and – increasingly – all digital workflows. Also included is support for the creation of PDF/X-5n files, an ISO standard that is designed to support such color spaces in prepress data exchange.
  • Integrated barcode library:
  • In many workflows barcodes need to be added to documents at some point in the workflow. To enable this pdfToolbox 8 now includes a full, professional barcode library that can add over a hundred different types of barcodes to PDF documents. From 1D to 2D barcodes or QR codes, pdfToolbox 8 covers it all.
  • Adding dynamic text:
  • Adding page numbers to a PDF document is a recurring request and with the new “Add dynamic text” fixup, pdfToolbox 8 makes this possible. The fixup allows adding a wealth of information, either static text or dynamic text on a PDF document using a number of different fonts, colors and placement options.
  • The power of pdfChip:
  • In February 2015, callas software released the new pdfChip product; a powerful HTML to high-quality PDF converter. Now pdfToolbox 8 integrates the power of pdfChip to support scenarios where the content to be added to a PDF document is more complex than a barcode or dynamic text. With some knowledge of HTML, CSS and optionally JavaScript it is possible to decorate PDF files in any way necessary in your workflow.
  • Object Inspector – detailed examination of PDF documents:
  • Using preflight, pdfToolbox has always been capable of quickly detecting problems or potential problems. Using the visualizer many preflight problems (such as bleed errors or ink overruns) can quickly be diagnosed visually. The Object Inspector adds to that the ability to see a comprehensive list of properties for all objects in your PDF documents. Users can click on a document to see which objects are used in that location, and examine all properties (font, color, transparency, resolution…) of those objects. A great tool to pinpoint pesky problems detected by preflight or simply to pick apart a troublesome PDF document.
  • Optimization of existing features:
  • Of course pdfToolbox 8 also introduces a host of smaller updates to existing features. Two important ones are quicker processing of big PDF documents and support for TIFF export with result files of any dimension.
  • In some workflows customers have to process very big documents; documents that are very complex or – while relatively simple – contain a huge amount of pages. pdfToolbox 8 received a number of important optimizations to deal with such documents without delays or problems.
  • For years, pdfToolbox has been capable of saving each page of a PDF document as a PNG, JPEG or TIFF image but that output so far was limited to 32.000 pixels in any dimension. In pdfToolbox 8 that limit has been completely removed for TIFF files (with the exception of the 2GB file size limit imposed by the TIFF format itself). This makes it possible to generate high-resolution TIFFs of even the biggest files.

New in version 7.6.314 (March 19th, 2015)

  • FEATURES:
  • Enhanced Profiles:
  • All “Convert to PDF/A…”-Profiles: New Fixup “Replace glyphs without Unicode to SPACE characters” [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
  • Remove object level metadata: Option to remove XMP metadata from structure elements added
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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]
  • ProcessPlans:
  • 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]

New in version 7.5.307 (December 29th, 2014)

  • 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]

New in version 7.5.304 (October 10th, 2014)

  • Update of pdfToolbox 7 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 7 Desktop license
  • FiXES:
  • Distributed Processing
  • Problem solved, where an unavailable dispatcher resulted in an unstable behavior in certain cases [FP26627]

New in version 7.5.303 (October 10th, 2014)

  • Update of pdfToolbox 7 Desktop free of charge for owners of a pdfToolbox 7 Desktop license
  • 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]

New in version 7.4.292 (June 26th, 2014)

  • 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 [FP24456]
  • Remove actions: Problem solved, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly removed [FP24456]
  • 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; 18547; 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 [FP24456]
  • Document contains JavaScript: Fixed issue, where JavaScript in NamesTree was not properly detected [FP24456]
  • 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
  • ProcessPlans: 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]

New in version 7.3.280 (March 25th, 2014)

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
  • New internal engine for rendering, transparency flattening, optimization and creation of PS/EPS - watch the feature video here
  • New internal engine for font handling
  • Checkpoint for pdfToolbox 7 Server - watch the feature video here
  • Remove objects - watch the feature video here
  • Cropping - watch the feature video here
  • New and enhanced Profiles
  • New metadata handling - watch the feature video here
  • New and enhanced Fixups
  • New and enhanced Checks - watch the feature video here
  • New and enhanced Reports watch the feature video here
  • New and enhanced actions in CLI
  • FEATURES:
  • Switchboard:
  • Added function to outline page geometry boxes
  • Server/CLI:
  • Added possibility to use cachefolder for distributed processing
  • Added function to empty fontcache and profilecache when cachefolder-mechanism is used (CLI only)
  • Fixups:
  • Flatten transparency: Added 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 Publising 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:
  • Added new fixup “Insert missing F and UF entries for embedded files”
  • New and enhanced ProcessPlans:
  • 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: Added 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: Added option to parameter “placebelow” 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 metadats namespaces were not properly handled in certain cases [FP24371]
  • Fixups:
  • Problem solved, where glyph problems occured during PDF/X-4 conversion [CA1022608]
  • Font to outline: Problem solved, where glyph widhts 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 afer 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: Added possibility to use 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 correct (Desktop only) [FP24235]
  • CLI:
  • Implode profiles: Problem solved, where OutputIntent was not properly added again from exploded profiles [FP23674]
  • Enumerate profiles: Added support for variables used in ProcessPlans [CA1022677]
  • General:
  • Problem solved, where PowerPoint files could not be converted when using MS Office 2013
  • Improved usage of system ressources 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)

New in version 6.2.212 (January 11th, 2013)

  • 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 [3f8h/Heilbronner Ztg.]
  • Checks:
  • Problem solved, where overprint not detected for SmoothShades [FP20907]
  • Processplans:
  • Enabled handling of reports from ProcessPlans in Switch [FP20924] CaBT0008171
  • 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]

New in version 4.5.098 (December 15th, 2010)

  • 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

New in version 4.5.086 (August 2nd, 2010)

  • 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

New in version 4.3.044 (October 12th, 2009)

  • 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 und 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