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New features and enhancements

This section lists features and enhancements that were added in this release.

New licensing

InSite Prepress Portal 8.0 introduces a new type of licensing technology that does not require hardware dongles for verification. Instead, your InSite server will contact the KODAK Product License and Activation System (PLAS) in the background on a regular basis to keep your system licenses up to date. An internet connection is required for automatic maintenance of your licenses. If your server is not connected to the internet, you can follow the offline process that is described below. When upgrading to version 8.0, you must also upgrade your license.

For more information about the new licensing technology, see Licensing

Display the Preflight+ information 

The Preflight+ comments generated in Prinergy can now be viewed in Prepress Portal 8.0.

Preflight+ works similar to Advanced Preflight with InSite Prepress Portal Smart Review. We display the information based on the profile you have created for Preflight+ in the Prinergy Refine process plan. Now, there are two options in Preflight+. Preflight on the input file or the Normalized file. InSite Prepress Portal supports Preflight+ based on the Normalized files option.

Note: You must select the XML reporting option in the Prinergy Refine Process Plan > Preflight+ > Run Preflight+ on normalized files for the Preflight+ information to be displayed in Smart Review.

HTML5-based Preview tool

In earlier versions of the Prepress Portal system, you could use the Flash-based Preview tool to review and approve pages. In Prepress Portal 8.0, the Flash-based Preview tool has been replaced with an HTML5-based Preview tool.
The HTML5-based Preview tool is an integral part of the Prepress Portal software.

  • New graphic user interface for the Preview tool
    The HTML5-based Preview tool introduces a new and streamlined user interface. The Preview user interface has been redesigned and reorganized to provide the user with an up-to-date and user-friendly experience.
    For more information about previewing pages in the new HTML5-based Preview tool, see Previewing pages.

HTML5-based Arrange Pages

In earlier versions of the Prepress Portal system, you could use the Flash-based Arrange Pages option to assign pages to positions in page sets. In Prepress Portal 8.0, the Arrange Pages option is now based on HTML5.

  • New graphic user interface for the Arrange Pages view

HTML5-based Learning Center

In earlier versions of the Prepress Portal system, you could use the Flash-based Learning Center to supply documentation or other learning materials to your customers. In Prepress Portal 8.0, the Learning Center is now based on HTML5.

Two new annotation tools 

The Multi Shape annotation tool has been added to the annotation tool bar. You can use the Multi Shape annotation tool to draw a few free-form shapes at the same instance.

In addition the Square Ruler has been added to the annotation tool bar. You can use the Square Ruler to measure an image.

Approve or reject an annotation 

After you or another user adds an annotation to an image, you can now set the approval status for the annotation. You can set the approval status for text and shape annotations only. You cannot set the approval status for guides, measurements, or color density readings.

Annotation numbering 

In Smart Review, when you create a new annotation, an annotation number is now added to each annotation box. You can filter the annotations by the number.

Copy an annotation between pages 

In Smart Review, you can now copy a whole text or shape annotation from one page to another and create a new annotation on the target image. Copying annotations enables you to quickly apply the same annotation to multiple pages. For example, you might want to do this if you need to approve several similar pages and you want to add the same annotation to all of the pages.

Note: You can select and copy multiple annotations at the same time.

Show Annotation comments on canvas

A new option, Show Annotation comments on canvas, has been added to the Smart Review preferences. When you select this option, the text or shape dialog box in which you type your comment, will stay open on the canvas.

Align views in Compare mode

When you compare images of different sizes in Compare mode, you can now use the Align Views feature to align a specific point on one image with a specific point on the other image. This is useful when you are comparing two images that are identical except for their page dimensions or positioning on each page—for example, two revisions of the same element.

Set the annotation status for multiple annotations at the same time

You can now set the annotation status for multiple annotations at the same time. In the Annotations panel, select all the relevant annotations (using the Ctrl key) and set their status.

Rotate an image in Compare mode 

When you compare images of different orientations in Compare mode, you can use the Rotate feature to rotate only one image. This is useful when you are comparing two files that are identical except for their image orientations.

Support of Layered PDF versioning (LPV) with both Advanced Preflight and Preflight+

Preflight+ works similar to Advanced Preflight with InSite Prepress Portal Smart Review. We display the information based on the profile you have created for Preflight+ in the Prinergy Refine process plan. Now, there are two options in Preflight+. Preflight on the input file or the Normalized file. InSite Prepress Portal supports Preflight+ based on the Normalized files option.

Note: You must select the XML reporting option in the Prinergy Refine Process Plan > Preflight+ > Run Preflight+ on normalized files for the Preflight+ information to be displayed in Smart Review.

Secure Link online users

You can now view the Secure Link online users, in addition to staff and customer users, at InSite Administration page > System Activity > Online Users.

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