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PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
HYBRID software are offering a free stripped down "viewer" version of their PACKZ native PDF editor. Get your activation code for free at the following link:


http://www.view.packz.eu

http://www.viewdownload.packz.com

Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
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It turns out that the "free" product expires at the end of January... When their sales dept. contacts me I'm sure that I will be given the full information (that was not stated when downloading/requesting license key).

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Yeah I noticed that. Plus all it is basically is a stripped down PDF viewer. All you can do is open a PDF, zoom in and out and rotate the view. You can't edit anything because there is no Save or Save As function.

 :facepalm:
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Yeah I noticed that. Plus all it is basically is a stripped down PDF viewer. All you can do is open a PDF, zoom in and out and rotate the view. You can't edit anything because there is no Save or Save As function.

 :facepalm:


I was not expecting editing features as this is not the full PACKZ editor, it is just a viewer as the name suggests. It was advertised as a free QC tool. I presumed "free" as in perpetual, Acrobat Reader style.

So having the ability to view ink coverage, toggle seps on and off, wireframe view etc. in a free tool sounded like a great idea!

Many shops have a CSR or somebody in the middle before a job even gets to prepress, so having the ability to do a little manual quality control check without needing Acrobat Pro, PitStop Pro or Server etc. is a good thing (whether or not the CSR has the knowledge to know what they are looking at is another story). I have heard more than one person ask for Pro type features for Reader (viewing seps in particular).

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OK I guess I didn't look at it long enough. I didn't realize you view seps. So I'm in agreement. It would be a great tool if free. The two week trial isn't going to convince me to buy it though.
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Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
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OK I guess I didn't look at it long enough. I didn't realize you view seps. So I'm in agreement. It would be a great tool if free. The two week trial isn't going to convince me to buy it though.

I have been in contact with HYBRID Software support, it appears that the software is perpetually licensed (once activated) - it is just the software version that is time limited and will require updating upon expiry.

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This is actually a pretty decent tool if it stays functional and free.

Ever have a font you know is in a document but you don't know where it is? Go to the Fonts pallet and double click the font and it zooms you right in to it. And even labels it in the pallet with the text that is in the document. And the images pallet is pretty good too.

I urge everyone to get yourself a copy. Thanks for the info swampymarsh.
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this sounds pretty good... i'm waiting for a licence key now.
Would mean the sales guys dont need to pester me with every single art pdf question, they might be able to answer some themselves!

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It also has separation preview. You won't find that in Acrobat Reader.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

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Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
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this sounds pretty good... i'm waiting for a licence key now.
Would mean the sales guys dont need to pester me with every single art pdf question, they might be able to answer some themselves!
Oh, you sweet summer child. You're a dear to think sales can actually do anything productive. They can do lunches, drink and do blow but that's not being productive.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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My other job

Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
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this sounds pretty good... i'm waiting for a licence key now.
Would mean the sales guys dont need to pester me with every single art pdf question, they might be able to answer some themselves!
Oh, you sweet summer child. You're a dear to think sales can actually do anything productive. They can do lunches, drink and do blow but that's not being productive.

LOL

 actually I have one guy who is really good... but he used to be a printer, and is young still so can remember how sales staff can cause grief... so he will like this.
 The other person... well lets just say he gets lots of negatives but still trundles along obliviously

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I like this!
fab that it has a measure tool as well.

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Sales will still try and use a ruler to measure it on screen. I've seen it happen more than once with a few different sales people.

They don't all suck but the vast majority do, big time.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         --Benjamin Franklin

My other job

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well so far all the sales guys are actually pretty happy with it, so much better than the free acrobat reader.

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I put a request in like a week ago for a license - nothing back yet.  :cry:
A little diddie 'bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin' the best they can.