I do not want to misuse another thread.
Matt wrote about new job options in FM 2020:
My questions are:
Do you know why there are json and joboptions file name extensions?
And do you have a description of these new job options (at least more than the very short sentence in Distiller)? In particular:
What is the difference?
When I copied some new joboptions files into
all were accessible in FrameMaker in the Publish pod.
But in Distiller I can access only these two:
These two do not appear in Distiller:
Hi @Winfried Reng,
these are joboptions used by FrameMaker's new PDF engine. Their names speak for themself: LiquiteModePDF.joboption supports creating "Liquid PDFs" that can reflow on Acrobat mobile on mobile devices and have additional functionality (sometimes also "unofficially" referred to as "responsive PDF").
PDF20.pdf supports PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2017).
Liquide Mode PDFs and PDF 2.0 are only supported in Adobe's PDFL Engine, but not in Distiller (as far as I know), this is why you probably cannot see them in Distiller.
Thank you very much.
However, I remember that I had tested the liquid mode joboptions a while ago, and I could activate the liquid mode in Acrobat on a mobile devide, no matter whether I had used the liquid mode joboptions or not. Therefore I do not know, why I should use this.
And what is the difference to the mobile joboptions?
And when should I use the PDF20 joboptions? Which features are supported which are not supported by the other joboptions?
Matt brought PDFA2b to my attention on another thread.
… different file extension?
I'm moving my reply there to this thread (where it's on-topic).
Matt S - Tech Comm Tools: … can't produce PDF/A-2b in Fm 2020?
In FM2019, but I have FM2020 on the machine, and can see those new .joboptions.
but cannot view or Edit settings in FM2020 via:
File » Print Setup » Adobe PDF: [Properties]
Default Settings: [PDFA2b] [Edit]
throws a "Could not open the file" error despite
being there, and easily opened in Notepad.
The Publish pod provides no path to an Edit of the JobOptions.
And, using Distiller and doing a Settings » Add Adobe PDF Settings…
of that file (from either directory) also throws a [different] error:
Adobe PostScript software version: 3018.101
CID support library initialization completed.
Adobe PDF Settings file read error in PDFA2b.joboptions:
/CheckCompliance out of range
This might be less surprising, given Stephan's remarks on this thread.
It looks like a valid .jo file in Notepad.
Is my copy just defective?
Some obscure issue in
font cache? (resetting FNTCACHE.DAT & reboot didn't fix)
If I can get it work, it might eliminate a post-process step. And it does appear to work. Publish does generate a PDF tagged as PDF/A2b, so it can read the JO. But there's no way so far found to view or change any settings within that might not be also exposed to the Publish dialog.
In addition to my open questions of how we might view/edit these new JobOptions…
They were supplied with FM2020. Are they expected to work in FM2019?
Update: based on a test, using the new PDFA2b JobOption: