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pdfToolbox 4 for Acrobat
If you are a member of the 80% group that is using PDF to output, you'll really appreciate these quick and easy fixes to common PDF-creation mistakes.
Using these actions, increase line width, flatten transparency, adjust overprint and knockout behavior of black or white text and vector objects, save ICC profiles from the document to the desktop extracting either the output intent ICC profile or source profiles, and set/replace/remove an output intent that was embedded in the PDF by the creator.
These actions are for changing the document's properties.
Easily and quickly optimize for printing, for black-and-white prints, or for posting and reading on the web or in an email. Optimizations reduces the file size appropriately for the intended use.
Using these actions you may also clean up and remove unnecessary content from the PDF.
Using document actions, you may also save the PDF in the 1.x format.
With letterhead and overlay, you can add a letterhead or any content on top of the active document.
This action group provides you options for changing the page layout.
You may scale the PDF proportionally to fit into the specified paper size, scale by a specified percentage, scale the page dimensions without changing the page content scale the page content to a given percentage without changing the page dimension. On the other end of the spectrum, you may enlarge the page area without modifying the page content.
You may move, rotate, or flip the content of a page by a user-defined value.
You may also crop a page to the visible area.
Fonts have always presented special challenges when working in a PDF workflow. With these actions, you can embed missing fonts in the PDF if they are installed on the system, create font subsets of fully embedded fonts to minimize the file size, replace an embedded font with another font, or even convert fonts to outline so that these fonts do not remain in the PDF.
Next to fonts, colors are probably the next most common show stopper, but with pdfToolbox 4 and without ever turning to the originating application you can perform a process-color conversion, modify the name, alternate color, and overprint setting of spot color, and map spot colors to other spot colors or convert them to CMYK.
With DeviceLink conversion, convert colors in the current PDF based on DeviceLink profiles.
Each of these color adjustments can mean the difference between stopping production for an urgent phone call to the customer, or keeping the presses running.
You may adjusts tone values by a given percentage, convert Office-generated PDFs to the selected printing condition, convert to RGB (sRGB), convert to black and white, convert all spot colors to process colors, remove ICC source profiles from tagged CMYK color spaces, and save ICC profiles from the document to the desktop, extracting either the output intent ICC profile or source profile.
You can even convert the registration color to another color.
For correction, restore inadvertently separated black and black text and vector objects with values in all CMYK channels can be converted back to pure black.
Lastly, adjust the brightness of all objects on the page, making them better suited for black-and-white pages or when you have converted a color PDF for output in black and white.
Making better PDFs is the primary goal of pdfToolbox 4, but the developers would have been remiss to exclude graphics handling. Lucky for us, they didn't. Using these actions you may reduce the resolution of images and recompresses images in a user-defined compression type.
The reports actions provides you a quick yet detailed report of the content of a PDF. Choose from fonts, images, or colors.
Use the browse metadata action to review metadata for the entire PDF as well as metadata associated with images that have been placed in the PDF.
Once you have chosen an action by clicking to select the action's icon, you then need to execute the process. There is a button for doing so in the display pane of the action.
And now for the power tools
Now that we've covered the single actions you can perform custom analysis and correction of PDFs using the power tools: process, inspect, and adjust. Using these options, you may create your own checks and corrections in whatever combination fits your workflow