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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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See our recorded free webinars and tutorials




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 callas pdfToolbox!

    This instructor-led training on callas 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
    callas pdfaPilot for beginners is tailor-made for you!

    The sessions will give you an overview of what you
    can and cannot do in callas 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 callas pdfaPilot!

    This instructor-led training on callas 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.


    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 or axaio 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)
    with Adobe Acrobat & Adobe InDesign CC!

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

    • Main characteristics of a PDF document

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

    • PDF/UA itself

    Session II: Tools for Preflight and PDF/UA Validation

    Session III: Tools for PDF/UA Creation,
    Checking & Fixing, and Remeditation

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




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"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"

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


    2. axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign

    Do you want to create accessible PDF documents with as little effort as possible?

    You can achieve this with
    Adobe InDesign AND axaio MadeToTag AND this Training Course.


    This instructor-led training on the use of axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign
    covers 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 2017 or later!

    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!




Opportunity!
Quick Training Course / Online Webinars on
axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign

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"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"

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


    3. Adobe InDesign with axaio MadeToTag, 3 * 1,5 hours

    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 AND our Quick Training Course.


    The next online course is given in German on:
    - March 1 to March 3, 2022, daily at 10:00am to 11:30am (CET/Berlin).


    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.

    • 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.



    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 instructor-led and interactive webinars (3 * 1,5 hours),
    participants will learn how to create accessible PDF documents,
    according to the ISO Standard 14289-1 for universally accessible
    PDF documents and PDF forms directly from within Adobe InDesign
    using axaio MadeToTag.

    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.

    Webinars are given, as desired, in English or German.


    Software needed

    Participants will in advance receive a list of the necessary software,
    as well as prepared workshop material that all participants in the webinar
    work with under guidance by the instructor.

    Note:
    At least Adobe InDesign CC 2017, or later,
    should be installed on your computer.
    It is also assumed that you already have basic knowledge
    in the use of Adobe InDesign itself.


    Participation fee

    The participation fee for all 3 webinars is 89 Euro (excl. VAT).


    Agenda

    The webinar series consists of three parts (with content as below)
    based on each other; day 1, then day 2, then day 3:


    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 Adobe 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 Adobe InDesign

    • Classification axaio MadeToTag

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

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

    • Why use MadeToTag?

    • Useful functions/added value compared to Adobe InDesign
      (compared to the basic features in Adobe InDesign)

    • Overview of work steps (7-steps guide)

    • Making a document accessible together, step by step

    • Output/Export as an accessible PDF

    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 and 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!




Please contact NewFormat for training on
ISO Standards based on PDF technology!


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