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Metaobject Releases BookLightning 1.2

Imposition utility gets enhanced PDF support By Dave Nagel
Metaobject has released updates for BookLightning and PdfCompress, two utilities for working with PDF files. The new versions incorporate bug fixes and are available now for Mac OS X.

BookLightning is an imposition utility for creating folded and stapled booklets from PDF files. It allows users to drag a PDF file over the application's icon, resulting in a new file (with "_book" added to the file name) with pages resized and reordered automatically. The new 1.2 version adds support for encrypted PDF files and enhanced support for certain types of PDF documents. It also includes some fixes in the area of printing.

BookLightning is available now for Mac OS X for $49. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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