XChange Announce Release of Instant PDF 4.1 and Free Update for v4 Users

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[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of Instant PDF 4.1, offering Universal Binary support, Mac OS X Leopard and Adobe Acrobat 8 compatibility and and performance upgrades. Instant PDF 4 removes the uncertainty and technical complexity from the PDF creation process. No other application so intuitively and reliably creates Certified PDFs that comply with print or advertisement vendor specifications.

Instant PDF uses Enfocus PDF Queues to guide the entire PDF creation process. Enfocus PDF Queues published on CertifiedPDF.net by printers, publishers, industry associations, and Enfocus can be directly imported from within Instant PDF. The built-in synchronisation feature with CertifiedPDF.net guarantees imported PDF Queues remain up-to-date, ensuring ongoing consistency with your printer, publisher or industry association specification.

Once imported, PDF Queues become accessible through the "Save as Certified PDF" file menu functionality from within industry leading page layout and PDF tools such as Adobe(R) InDesign(R), QuarkXPress , Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) and through the PDF Services feature in the Mac OS X print dialogue. Creative professionals remain productive in their familiar environment without having to worry about print styles, PDF export and other PDF creation settings. Designers are free to design without agonising over the technical aspects of PDF file creation.

Additionally, Instant PDF provides a comprehensive in-application help system. This help system contains a complete description of possible errors and warnings that appear during preflight and assists the document creator in solving them.

Instant PDF closes the communication gap between the creative and production process, providing document creators and receivers the functionality to achieve consistent PDF output and quality control via the award-winning Certified PDF(R) technology.

New in version 4.1:
* Universal Binary
Instant PDF 4 harnesses the power of the latest Apple(R) hardware with full support for Intel(R)-based machines.

* Acrobat(R) 8 compatibility -
Instant PDF is fully compatible with Acrobat 8 and PDF 1.7, so you can use Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 8 or Adobe(R) Reader(R) 8 to review PDF 1.7 files and preflight reports.

* Compatibility with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) -
Instant PDF now works on the most recent Mac OS X version.

* Export from QuarkXPress(TM) 7 -
Export press-ready Enfocus Certified PDFs directly out of QuarkXPress(TM) 7.

* Export from Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS3 -
Producing a press-ready PDF from Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS3 is now as simple as choosing "Save as Certified PDF..." from the File menu.

* Full Compatibility with PitStop Professional 7 (and PitStop Server 4) -
Instant PDF 4 is compatible with PitStop Professional 7 (and PitStop Server 4), allowing precise PDF preflighting and document changes.

* Active/Passive FTP-Transfer PDF files wherever you are -
Instant PDF 4 supports FTP Passive mode: you can upload via FTP even if you are behind a firewall that doesn't allow regular FTP.

* Improved Performance -
Instant PDF 4 needs fewer resources, freeing up CPU!

System Requirements:
Macintosh(R)
Mac OS(R) X v.10.3.9 through 10.5.1 (Universal)
StuffIt Expander 10 or higher (for expansion of the installer package)

PDF Creation:
Direct PDF Export from QuarkXPress(TM) 6.5 & 7.0, Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS2 4.0 and CS3 5.0, Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS2 12.0 & CS3 13.0 and Mac OS(R) X
PostScript(R) to PDF conversion with Acrobat(R) Distiller(TM) 7.0 & 8.0

XTension/Plug-ins provided for:
QuarkXPress(TM) 6.5
QuarkXPress(TM) 7.0
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS2 4.0
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS3 5.0
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS2 12.0
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS3 13.0
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 7.0
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 8.0
Adobe(R) Reader(R) 7.0
Adobe(R) Reader(R) 8.0

Hardware:
Minimum 128 MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
1.024x768 screen resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)
DVD drive (for installation from the products DVD)

Colour Management:
ICC profiles used must be compatible with the CMS of the operating system.

The update is free for Instant PDF 4 users and is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can the XChange website, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours.

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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