PageFlex Releases Version 7.6 for Authoring Variable-Data Jobs

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By: E&P Staff

Pageflex, a division of Bitstream Inc. and developer of enterprise variable data publishing and Web-to-print solutions, has released Pageflex 7.6, promoted as the first authoring application able to produce PDF/VT files, a new ISO standard for exchanging variable data jobs with digital presses. Together, the new Pageflex 7.6 features enable customers to efficiently create highly customized communications and document-management solutions, according to the company.

Version 7.6 includes the Pageflex Storefront Web-to-print and brand-management solution, which features workflow customization features for better control over how sites behave and enabling better management and fine-tuning of online stores (control of steps users must complete, order in which they’re to be completed, custom steps, conditionally configured access, etc.). The new version supports predefined kit products, with which deployers can decide which components to include in a kit and how variable content gets applied to one, some, or all components. It also contains usability enhancements to the shipping address book and new API features to improve IT management.

With Pageflex Campaign Manager, users can create and manage multi-channel marketing campaigns with personalized URLs.

Pageflex 7.6 enhancements to Pageflex Studio include adding outlines to text and a new “find & change font” feature.

Other features enable Pageflex Server administrators to better identify and recover from potentially costly production glitches. The Server API now supports automatic event triggers, and server administrators can now access a dedicated view of partially completed jobs. New menu options for editing and resubmitting XML data that drive production allows a problem job to potentially be repaired and re-run without re-engaging the user who submitted the order.

Pageflex customers also may now buy a PDF/VT (Variable Transactional) output driver, an ISO-approved PDF-based document-description format optimized for variable-data document production. The standard’s goal is to define a PDF-based format for describing variable-data documents in a way that allows their production with greater speed and consistent quality.

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