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Release notes  | Agfa Graphics, Mortsel, Belgium  | 16 May 2017

What is new in Apogee WebApproval v10.1

WebApproval v10.1 is the newest update of the uploading, page approval and collaboration portal of Apogee Prepress. Despite the minor increase in its version number, this is a major update focusing on easier job handling and improved collaboration.

Pages overview

The new Pages Overview shows thumbnails for all the pages of a job, making it easy to get a quick overview of the job status. Users can export a softproof of a range of pages, which is handy for outputting hardcopy proofs. Approving a whole range of pages can be done with just a few clicks.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

The Pages Overview also makes it easier to drag and drop uploaded pages to the runlist. This can be done with multiple files in one go but it is also possible to select just a few pages from a file and drop those on empty page slots, as shown below.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

New preflight and remarks pane

A new pane on the left hand side lists all the preflight messages related to the pages shown on the right. Clicking a message highlights the area that the warning or error message refers to. This makes it easier to review page content and to deal with potential production issues early on.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

Users can select an area and insert a comment that applies to that part of the page. Next to page-specific remarks, they can also add job-related comments. Such a visual way of collaborating improves your customer service and makes it easier for your customers to optimize documents and respect tight deadlines.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

 The option to view separations has also been moved to this new pane. Simultaneously the zoom function no longer opens a separate window overlay. On tablets and smartphones users can change the zoom level by pinching. Ease of use remains a key focus point of Apogee WebApproval.
 

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

Viewing spreads and fully approved jobs

By popular demand, the navigation pane to the left can now also display spreads instead of single pages.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

In the tile view a new green ‘Finished’ icon indicates which jobs are complete and have been fully approved.

Apogee Webapproval v10.1

Within the printing company users can be given ‘View only’ access to jobs. This is handy for press or finishing operators who need to view upcoming jobs without being able to change them.

E-mail subject prefixes and display names

When people work for multiple companies, they can now get WebApproval access to jobs for all of these companies using one single e-mail address. This can be done by using e-mail display names, such as ‘ford<john@prodesign.com>’ and ‘peugeot<john@prodesign.com>’.
The subject line for all the outgoing emails that WebApproval sends to users can now start with a custom definable text. That allows customers to easily filter or sort WebApproval related e-mails.

Improved MIS support

Automation remains one of the key focus points of Apogee Prepress. Printing companies who use their MIS or Management Information System to automatically send job data to the prepress department will appreciate the many WebApproval-specific refinements in the Apogee Prepress JDF module. Job data can include company and user-specific information, eliminating the need to rekey information and minimizing the risk of accidental errors.

Interested?

WebApproval v10.1 is part of the Apogee Prepress v10 suite. It will be available from mid-2017 onward. Existing customers should contact their local Agfa subsidiary or dealer for more information about the upgrade. More information about WebApproval is available on its product page. The new features are also shown in this ‘What is new?’ movie.

Apogee WebApproval

Apogee WebApproval

Apogee WebApproval is an interactive portal for uploading and approving pages – resulting in fewer errors and more satisfied customers.

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