Software for PDF Workflows is Already Emerging
Lantana's Librarian turns a PDF document into an archiving environment, allowing storage of digital files within it.
PDF Bellhop, from Lantana Research
Lantana's DF Bellhop uses a PDF document to provide full suitcase services. Not only fonts, but image, Quark, PageMaker or other digital files can be managed.
PDF PowerPack, from various suppliers
This is a $1,499 product bundle incorporating
Enfocus CheckUp (verifies whether a document was properly created for its intended use).
Enfocus PitStop (allows editing of a PDF document in Acrobat Exchange).
Quite Imposing Plus (www.quite.com) provides visual tools for creating imposed sheets that are PDF pages.
Lantana's Crackerjack gives expert control over PDF print output to high-end devices such as imagesetters, proofers, etc.
Digital Media (www.digitalmedia.net) offers a 10-hour tutorial CD, "Adobe Acrobat PDF Workflow."
These tools are available from each of the above suppliers singly or as a set.
Preflight Pro 2.1, from Extensis
Type: Preflight Pro allows users to open, inspect, and correct problems in a variety of applications before the files are printed. With this latest version, PDF files can also be inspected and corrected. Settings used to create PDF files can be saved, locked, password-protected and distributed to other users.
Due to space limitations, we could only highlight a few products; find Thad McIlroy's list of 38 vendors' PDF-related products at www.seyboldseminars.com/News/Front/PDFday.html.