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PDFpreflight 3.0


PDF preflight with HELIOS PDF HandShake UB2 and pdfToolbox5

HELIOS PDF HandShake UB includes the pdfToolbox5 from callas software.
PDFpreflight offers a very comfortable way of using this PDF preflight capability.

PDFpreflight can be used for PDF preflight in a HELIOS hot-folder mechanism (Script Server), as printer script with a HELIOS Create PDF print-queue or as FlowView Pro TimeScript.

The different check results of pdfToolbox5 (success, error, warning, info) are supported and the files are stored in corresponding sub-folders. The names of the sub-folder can be customized.




PDF/X conversion is also supported. You can define a name extension for the PDF/X file.

The configuration is done with HELIOS Admin or FlowView Pro from Macademy.
Alternatively a configuration file can be used in this active folder. Also a proof profile can be copied to this folder and is used directly.



Configuration with HELIOS Admin

Configuration with FlowView Pro


For best integration of the PDF preflight into your workflow PDFpreflight has a lot of options:

  • use as HELIOS ScriptServer hot-folder
  • use as HELIOS Create PDF Server printer-script
  • use as FlowView Pro TimeScript
    (hot-folder without HELIOS ImageServer)
  • definition of sub-folder names
  • overwrite existing files or add counter to file names.
  • remove additional suffixes like .indd or .qxp
  • add, change or remove prefixes on file names
  • activate HELIOS file events for the different files to use the sub-folders as another hot-folder
  • delete the original file or not
  • create a status report as text file or in HELIOS logs
  • create proof report as PDF-comments, PDF-masks, PDF-layer or text file
  • choose report language
  • create name extension for PDF/X files
  • use HELIOS Admin or FlowView Pro for administration
  • local configuration file and proof profile supported





Installation of PDFpreflight is very easy and can be done by the system administrator



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