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axaio MadeToPrint is a plug-in for i.a. Adobe InDesign and InDesign Server to automate print output processes through standardization of print settings, merging multiple output steps into one output task and ensuring consistent output results through different control checks.

In the recent blog from callas software Stephan Jaeggi, publisher of PDF-AKTUELL, looks back on how PDF has changed prepress production over the last 25 years.

This summer release of Qoppa’s Java PDF Component suite (v2017R1) adds 4k high resolution display support and tons of improvements to the PDF annotation feature. Qoppa’s PDF components user interface was revised to automatically scale depending on the user screen resolution, and to use vector icons, allowing applications that integrate our PDF viewing and annotating components, … Read more

When publishing documents online, you have to operate under the assumption that someone, somewhere, has made a copy of it and that it will exist forever. Because of that, we need to take extra care to remove sensitive data from those files before they go to the Internet universe. This is why redacting (the removal of the sensitive content) is such an important feature. In a PDF file, you are creating redaction annotations that will eventually be applied to the document and take the place of the content that was redacted. When content is redacted, you can specify what should be put in the space left by removing the sensitive content – this is typically a black rectangle. In some cases, though, you may be required to provide additional information in the document to indicate what type of content was removed, or why the content was removed.

Redaction annotations have a unique property designed to handle those instances where you need to specify what type of content was removed, or why the content was removed, and it is called Overlay Text. By setting the Overlay Text on a redaction annotation, you are saying “this text should be displayed on top of the redaction annotation” which will enable a human to read that text, understand what type of content was removed, and why, without knowing the actual content. If you are redacting content in PDFs that will be published due to a Freedom of Information Act request, Overlay Text is extremely important to you. The Freedom of Information Act requires that content that is redacted is replaced by one of the defined redaction codes to indicate what was redacted. We recently updated the RedactAndSanitize sample for our PDF Java Toolkit to demonstrate setting the Overlay Text property so that those who need to comply with the Freedom of Information Act can do so with ease! Let’s take a look at the updates to the sample so you know how to update your application to specify overlay text.

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callas software is inviting all interested parties to a VIP Event for the print and publishing sector. The event will be held on November 6-8, 2017 in Vienna. The first two days of the event will consist of a number of presentations providing detailed advice and information, including news from the world of PDF standards and callas pdfToolbox. November 8 will then provide an intensive training on specific challenges posed by attendees.

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callas software, market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, today releases version 9.2 of its pdfToolbox product line. The main new feature in pdfToolbox 9.2 is the ability to search for fix-ups, checks, profiles … across multiple libraries, but a host of smaller features can be found throughout the product.

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