today announced the release of an “output automation power-bundle” for Adobe’s Acrobat software — MadeToPrint and AutoPilot. The software works on both Mac OS and Windows versions of Acrobat. Together, MadeToPrint and AutoPilot simplifying the processing of PDF files, according to Callas.
MadeToPrint saves standard settings for print and file conversion as profiles. Users can save multiple page PDF files as a single page PostScript file, and create profiles for in-RIP separations, if they wish. MadeToPrint manages the way print jobs are handled to different output devices through a single dialog box. The software enables PDF files to be printed to single or multiple printers, imagesetters, and to EPS or PostScript formats in one fell swoop.
AutoPoint is an automation tool for Acrobat which creates pipelines for automated processing of PDF files. You can use AutoPoint to create customized quest hat allow other AutoPilot-compliant Acrobat plug-ins to work together in sequence for file processing. It uses a hot folder mechanism in which individual files or complete folder structures can be processed. Up to 128 hot folder queues can be set up; after being started AutoPilot scans all defined “In” folders and activates the corresponding action sequences.
More details are available from Callas’ Web site, including pricing and links to demo versions.