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Chapter Six. Workflow Systems and Alphabet Soup

Chapter Six. Workflow Systems and Alphabet Soup

After reading the title of this chapter, you may be wondering what two such disparate concepts have to do with one another. Let me assure you, they're integrally tied, as I'll make clear over the course of this chapter.

Adobe Extreme workflow systems take the processes outlined in the previous chapter and wrap them up in a big fat bow that automates and streamlines PDF print production. Now imagine, if you will, that this ribbon is covered with bold, black letters—PJTF, JDF, PDF/X-3, PPML. The technologies represented by this alphabet soup of acronyms not only help drive automated workflow systems, in many ways they're driving the future of PDF workflows as a whole. Read on to see how.


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