Quite A Box Of Tricks is an easy-to-use plug-in for Acrobat 3.0 or above, in Macintosh or Windows. It solves many problems which were previously time consuming, expensive, or just plain impossible. The aim of Quite A Box Of Tricks is to make easy commonly needed PDF functions that were difficult, time consuming, expensive, or just impossible. The functions come under five headings: shrink, color, transform, fields, and info. The plug-in is extremely easy to use, but also comes with a 48 page online guide to give extra insight into PDF and get the most out of the plug-in.
• Subsample and/or recompress images without any need to redistill.
• Can produce dramatic space savings.
• Ideal for web page preparation, proofing, or fixing bad distiller settings.
• Offers “JPEG extra”, stronger compression than Distiller will allow.
• See the results immediately – if you compress too much just hit Restore and try again with different settings.
• Convert any PDF file to CMYK by converting all RGB and Lab data to CMYK.
• Optionally convert all spot plates to process (CMYK).
• On MacOS (including OSX) and Windows 98/Me/2000/XP (only) use ICC profiles for precise, accurate color conversion.
• Choose a minimum line thickness to make “hairlines” print on high-res devices – fix an entire file at once.
• Scale pages.
• Free rotate by any angle.
• Mirror pages e.g. for film or for fabric transfers.
And much more.