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Training in PDF Standards
for print, archiving, publishing and accessibility

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Training & Capacity/Competence Building in PDF Standards
for professionals focusing on Graphics, Digital Print, Prepress, Publishing,
and Document Processing/e-Archiving

Hands-on training on leading software tools, solutions and workflows



Self-served Training

Introduction to "Accessible PDF" and the ISO Standard PDF/UA"



Webinar recordings and tutorials

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Instructor-led Training






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Instructor-led Training on
PDF Standards, PDF Solutions, and PDF Workflows




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    1. PDF Standards & Preflight

    The training 'PDF Standards & Preflight' is a first introduction to
    PDF and PDF standards, preflight and advanced checks and fixups.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 3 hours

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        callas software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of 3 sessions of one hour each, with short break.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS)!

      Session I: History & Introduction to PDF and PDF Standards
      • History of PDF

      • Main characteristics of a PDF document

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • Standardization of PDF itself

      • Future developments

      • An overview of ISO standards based on PDF

      • An overview of the Ghent Workgroup
        • Ghent PDF Output Suite

      Session II: Preflight using callas pdfToolbox
      • Libraries, preflight profiles & performing preflight

      • Examining preflight results & using preflight reports

      • Anatomy of a preflight profile

      • Building your own checks, fixups & profiles: an introduction

      Session III: Advanced checks & fixups
      • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, sifter …

      • Advanced fixups: shapes, place content …

      • A short introduction to variables

      • A short introduction to process plans

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on PDF Standards!



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    2. callas pdfToolbox training - Beginner

    Not so familiar with what callas pdfToolbox can actually do in your workflow?

    Then our instructor-led training on callas pdfToolbox for beginners is tailor-made for you!
    The sessions will give you an overview of what you can and cannot do in pdfToolbox.
    No details here, but the big lines to help you understand what you are dealing with.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        callas software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS)!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • pdfToolbox installation & activation

      • pdfToolbox product overview

      • Doing quality control, using pdfToolbox preflight profiles
        (libraries, preflight profiles, creating and editing checks and fixups,
        creating or modifying profiles)

      • Preflight inspection, using pdfToolbox Desktop
        (including preflight profiles)

      Afternoon session
      • Preflight profiles versus process plans

      • Creating a basic process plan, understanding the capabilities

      • Automating processing, using hot folders in pdfToolbox Server

      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees.
      • Selection from:

        • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, page sizes, sifter …

        • Advanced fixups: color, shapes, place content …

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on
    the use of callas pdfToolbox - Beginner!



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    3. callas pdfToolbox training - Intermediate

    Already familiar with callas pdfToolbox?

    Well, get your hands dirty and dive into the details of pdfToolbox!
    This instructor-led training on pdfToolbox for intermediates will cover
    preflight inspection, variables, advanced checks, advanced fixups and much more.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 2 days (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        callas software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS)!

      Day 1 - Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • pdfToolbox installation & activation

      • pdfToolbox product overview

      • Doing quality control, using pdfToolbox preflight profiles
        (libraries, preflight profiles, creating and editing checks and fixups,
        creating or modifying profiles)

      • Preflight inspection, using pdfToolbox Desktop (including preflight profiles)
      Day 1 - Afternoon session
      • Variables: types, usage, working with simple variables

      • Variables: possibilities & examples of scripted variables

      • Automating processing, using hot folders in pdfToolbox Server

      • An introduction to pdfToolbox CLI

      • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, page sizes, sifter …

      • Advanced fixups: color, shapes, place content …

      Day 2 - Morning session
      • Preflight profiles versus process plans

      • Creating process plans, understanding the different automation steps …

      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees

      • Selection from:

        • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, page sizes, sifter …

        • Advanced fixups: color, shapes, place content …

        • Customizable preflight reports in detail

        • Making a proof page using place content

        • The pdfToolbox imposition engine

        • ISO Standard 19593-1:
          Validation of PDF Processing Steps Metadata;
          information about printing and finishing processes
          for non-print / post-print workflows
      Day 2 - Afternoon session
      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on
    the use of callas pdfToolbox - Intermediate!



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    4. callas pdfaPilot training - Beginner

    Not so familiar with what callas pdfaPilot can actually do in your workflow?

    Then our instructor-led training on pdfaPilot for beginners is tailor-made for you!
    The sessions will give you an overview of what you can and cannot do in pdfaPilot.
    No details here, but the big lines to help you understand what you are dealing with.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        callas software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS)!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • pdfaPilot installation & activation

      • pdfaPilot product overview

      • Doing quality control, using pdfaPilot preflight profiles
        (libraries, preflight profiles, creating and editing checks and fixups,
        creating or modifying profiles)

      • Preflight inspection, using pdfaPilot Desktop (including preflight profiles)

      Afternoon session
      • Preflight profiles versus process plans

      • Creating a basic process plan, understanding the capabilities

      • Automating processing, using hot folders in pdfaPilot Server

      • Ways to save the data in PDF with callas pdfaPilot

      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees.
      • Selection from:

        • Create project archive with an index file via an HTML template

        • Convert office file, embed original source file

        • Convert signed PDF to PDF/A-3, embed original

        • Combine XML and PDF to hybrid e-invoice in PDF/A-3 (e.g. ZUGFeRD)

        • Convert a folder structure into a PDF/A-3 archive

        • Archive an email in PDF/A (PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3)

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on
    the use of callas pdfaPilot - Beginner!



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    5. callas pdfaPilot training - Intermediate

    Already familiar with callas pdfaPilot?

    Well, get your hands dirty and dive into the details of pdfaPilot!
    This instructor-led training on pdfaPilot for intermediates will cover
    preflight inspection, variables, advanced checks, advanced fixups and much more.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 2 days (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        callas software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS)!

      Day 1 - Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • pdfaPilot installation & activation

      • pdfaPilot product overview

      • Doing quality control, using pdfaPilot preflight profiles
        (libraries, preflight profiles, creating and editing checks and fixups,
        creating or modifying profiles)

      • Preflight inspection, using pdfaPilot Desktop (including preflight profiles)
      Day 1 - Afternoon session
      • Variables: types, usage, working with simple variables

      • Variables: possibilities & examples of scripted variables

      • Automating processing, using hot folders in pdfaPilot Server

      • An introduction to pdfaPilot CLI

      • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, page sizes, sifter …

      • Advanced fixups: color, shapes, place content …

      Day 2 - Morning session
      • Preflight profiles versus process plans

      • Creating process plans, understanding the different automation steps …

      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees.
      • Selection from:

        • Advanced checks: color, ink coverage, page sizes, sifter …

        • Advanced fixups: color, shapes, place content …

        • Customizable preflight reports in detail

        • Making a proof page using place content

        • PDF/UA machine and semantic validation
      Day 2 - Afternoon session
      • Advanced topics as desired by the trainees

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on
    the use of callas pdfaPilot - Intermediate!




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    6. axaio MadeToPrint

    This instructor-led training on axaio MadeToPrint covers
    PDF and PDF/X standards as well as quality assurance and automation
    of output workflows with axaio MadeToPrint from within
    Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy, and QuarkXPress.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        axaio software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS) with
      Adobe InDesign CC / Illustrator / InCopy, or QuarkXPress!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • History & introduction to PDF standards

      • Main characteristics of a PDF document

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • MadeToPrint installation & activation

      • MadeToPrint product overview

      • MadeToPrintuser interface (UI)

      • Layers

      Afternoon session
      • Output processing with MadeToPrint:

        • MadeToPrint deep dive

        • ISO Standard 19593-1:
          PDF Processing Steps Metadata;
          information about printing and finishing processes
          for non-print / post-print workflows

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on the use of
    axaio MadeToPrint for intelligent output efficency from
    Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy och QuarkXPress!



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Instructor-led Trainings on
the PDF/UA Standard, PDF/UA Solutions, and PDF/UA Workflows




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    1. PDF/UA Standard & Preflight

    The training 'PDF/UA Standards & Preflight' is a first introduction to
    the ISO Standard PDF/UA for universally accessible PDF,
    preflight and advanced checks and fixups.


    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on
    the PDF/UA Standard - Accessible PDF!




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    2. axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign

    This instructor-led training on axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign will cover
    the PDF/UA Standard and the use of MadeToTag to create accessible PDF from
    within Adobe InDesign; exported PDF documents are compliant with both:

    • the ISO Standard PDF/UA for universally accessible PDF, and

    • the ISO Standard PDF/A-2 for long-term archiving.

      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        axaio software product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows / macOS) with
      Adobe Acrobat & Adobe InDesign CC!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • History & introduction to PDF standards

      • Main characteristics of a PDF document

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • PDF/UA for universally accessible PDF

      • MadeToTag installation & activation

      • MadeToTag product overview

      • MadeToTag user interface (UI)

      Afternoon session
      • MadeToTag deep dive
      • PDF/UA in only 7 simple steps from within Adobe InDesign:

        • Task 1. Define and review the export tags for paragraph styles.

        • Task 2. Structure content into articles and review reading order.

        • Task 3. Provide and proofread alternate text for images and graphics.

        • Task 4. Review and adjust document metadata.

        • Task 5. Review and adjust language settings.

        • Task 6. Structure table content.

        • Task 7. Create/Export a tagged PDF file for
          universal accessibility and/or long-time archiving.

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on the use of
    axaio MadeToTag to create PDF/UA complying documents
    - Accessible PDF - from within Adobe InDesign!




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    3. Adobe InDesign with axaio MadeToTag - Training/Webinar Series

    "Create barrier-free and universally accessible PDF documents,
    according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA, easier and faster from within
    Adobe InDesign with axaio MadeToTag"

    Do you want to create accessible PDF documents with as little effort as possible?
    With a little basic knowledge, you can achieve this with
    Adobe InDesign AND axaio MadeToTag.

    No need to afterwards manually readjust the PDF with Adobe Acrobat!


    W3C/WCAG and PDF/UA complement each other:

    • WCAG 2.0/2.1 only recommends that all information
      on a website must be accessible for everyone.

    • PDF/UA specifies HOW you technically create an accessible PDF.
      How relevant PDF content, such as semantic content, text content,
      images, form fields, comments, bookmarks, and metadata,
      may be used in PDF/UA-compliant documents.


    Main goals of the webinar series

    • Learn the basics of accessible documents

    • Preparing and outputting accessible documents
      from within Adobe InDesign with axaio MadeToTag

    In this three-part interactive webinar participants will learn how to create
    accessible PDF documents, according to the ISO Standard 14289-1 for
    universally accessible PDF documents and PDF forms,
    from within Adobe InDesign.

    It is not the assistive technologies nor the individual software that
    define what an accessible PDF is, but the common document standard,
    PDF/UA, and complementing guidelines.


    To begin with, you will learn what an accessible PDF is and
    what requirements such documents must meet.

    With this knowledge, strategies for efficiently creating PDF/UA-compliant
    documents and forms with Adobe InDesign and axaio MadeToTag
    will be demonstrated using best practice examples.

    In addition, solutions for classic problems will be taught.

    The webinars will be given in English or German.


    Software needed

    Participants will receive a list of the necessary software in advance,
    as well as prepared workshop data, which everyone will be able
    to use during the webinar.

    Note: At least Adobe InDesign CS6 should be installed on your computer.
    We assume that you have basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign.


    Agenda

    Day 1 / Webinar 1, 1.5 Hours:
    The Basics

    Well-founded basic knowledge about accessible PDF documents
    forms the basis of a successful implementation in InDesign in order to
    be able to use the necessary tools correctly.

    • Why accessible/barrier-free PDF?

    • Legal foundations & guidelines

    • Requirements for accessible PDF documents

    • Basic knowledge for implementation in InDesign

    • Introduction on checking documents for accessibility

    • Classification MadeToTag

    Day 2 / Webinar 2, 1.5 Hours:
    Introduction to MadeToTag

    Using an InDesign sample document,
    a publication is made as accessible PDF step by step with MadeToTag.

    • Why use MadeToTag?

    • Useful functions/added value compared to InDesign

    • Overview of work steps (7-steps guide)

    • Making a document accessible together, step by step

    • Output as an accessible PDF

    • Basics of testing accessible documents

    Day 3 / Webinar 3, 1.5 Hours:
    Mastering Special Tasks with MadeToTag

    Certain content, such as complex tables or forms,
    can be very tricky in an accessible implementation using InDesign.
    MadeToTag is then a very helpful tool.

    • Finding and solving problems

    • Work faster with shortcuts

    • More complex tables and really complex tables

    • Forms

    • Basics for building templates for InDesign


    Interesting?




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    4. axesWord for MS Word

    This instructor-led training on axes4 axesWord will cover
    the PDF/UA Standard and the use of axesWord to create
    accessible PDF from within MS Office/Word with one-click;
    exported PDF documents are compliant with PDF/UA,
    the ISO Standard (ISO 14289-1), for universally accessible PDF and WCAG 2


      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        axes4 product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows) with Adobe Acrobat & MS Word!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • History & introduction to PDF standards

      • Main characteristics of a PDF document

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • PDF/UA for universally accessible PDF

      • axesWord installation & activation

      • axesWord product overview

      • axesWord user interface (UI)

      Afternoon session
      • axesWord deep dive

      • Creation of PDF/UA documents with
        axesWord from within MS Word.

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on the use of
    axesWord to create PDF/UA complying documents
    - Accessible PDF - from within MS Word!




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    5. axes4 axesPDF

    This instructor-led training on axes4 axesPDF will cover
    the PDF/UA Standard and the use of the checking and remediation tool
    axesPDF to make accessible PDF out of any existing PDF;
    exported PDF documents are compliant with PDF/UA,
    the ISO Standard (ISO 14289-1), for universally accessible PDF and WCAG 2


      Quick facts

      • Duration: 1 day (from 9 AM until 4 PM)

      • Type: Hands-on with practical use cases and exercises

      • Course material:
        Access to online tutorials and (when available) copies of course slides

      • 15% discount for participants who have an active SMA contract on any
        axes4 product ordered from NewFormat

      • The second, third … person from the same company joins at half price

      Agenda

      The training consists of a morning session (from 9 AM until 12:30 PM) and
      an afternoon session (from 1pm to 4pm), alternated with breaks.
      Don't forget to bring your own laptop (Windows) with Adobe Acrobat!

      Morning session
      • Welcome & introduction

      • History & introduction to PDF standards

      • Main characteristics of a PDF document

      • PDF versions & possibilities; PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X,..

      • PDF/UA for universally accessible PDF

      • axesPDF installation & activation

      • axesPDF product overview

      • axesPDF user interface (UI)

      Afternoon session
      • axesPDF deep dive

      • Creation of PDF/UA documents out of any existing
        PDF documents with axesPDF.

    Interesting?
    Get in contact with NewFormat for training on the use of
    axesPDF to create PDF/UA complying documents
    - Accessible PDF - out of any existing PDF!




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ISO Standards based on PDF technology!


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