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Comparison chart for imposition solutions

The chart below gives a detailed comparison of the different imposition solutions offered by Citation Software.

It can be difficult to understand the differences among these solutions, even if you study this chart carefully. Note that we offer a FREE consulting service to help you identify the best solution for your technical requirements and budget. Don't hesitate to call us at 888-260-7316 or email us at info@CitationSoftware.com.


RUNTIME
ENVIRONMENT
    PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
Operating systems supported     Windows   Macintosh
Windows
  Macintosh
Windows
Requires Adobe Acrobat     yes   yes   no
FILE
FORMATS
    PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
Input formats supported     PDF   PDF   PDF
Output formats supported     PDF   PDF   PDF
IMPOSITION
FEATURES
    PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
Imposition schemes supported     Booklets
N-up
Step-and-repeat
User-defined
  Booklets
N-up
Step-and-repeat
User-defined
  Booklets
N-up
Step-and-repeat
User-defined
Lets you save a series of imposition commands and re-use them     yes   yes   yes
Handles creep for booklets     yes   yes   yes
Can calculate creep automatically based on paper thickness     no   yes   yes
Lets you lay out pages on a background (for example,
a watermark)
    yes   yes   yes
Lets you duplicate pages quickly     yes   yes   yes
Lets you add blank pages and specify their dimensions     no   yes   yes
Lets you add pages from another PDF file     no   yes   yes
Lets you add pages until a condition is met  (for example,
"multiple of four")
    no   yes   yes
Lets you split ("tile") pages     no   yes   yes
Lets you add margins     yes   yes   yes
Lets you add gutters (space between pages on a press sheet)     yes   yes   yes
Lets you re-position page contents by moving them up, down, left, or right     no   yes   yes
Lets you make pages larger or smaller by scaling them     yes   yes   yes
Lets you make pages larger or smaller by adding or removing whitespace from left, right, top, bottom of page     no   yes   yes
Lets you rotate pages in 90-degree increments from zero     yes   yes   yes
Lets you rotate pages at any angle     yes   no   no
Lets you do stack sorting (North-South sorting)     yes   yes   yes
EXTRAS     PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
Lets you add page numbers     yes   yes   yes
Lets you add Bates numbers     yes   yes   yes
Lets you do complex sequential numbering
(specify increment, repeat numbers, more)
    no   yes   yes
Lets you add arbitrary text and variable text such as
filename, date and time, more
    no   yes   yes
Lets you specify font and font size to be used for page numbers,
Bates numbers, arbitrary and variable text
    no   yes — choose from
pre-defined list
of 12 fonts
  yes — choose from
pre-defined list
of 12 fonts
Lets you position page numbers, Bates numbers arbitrary
and variable text precisely
    no   yes   yes
Lets you mask out (obscure) existing text and graphics in
specific locations
    no   yes   yes
Lets you process individual pages separately     no   yes   yes
Lets you process even and odd pages separately     yes   yes   yes
Lets you reverse the order of pages in a document     yes, but only feasible
for relatively short
documents
  yes   yes
Lets you add crop marks (trim marks)     yes   yes   yes
Lets you check the PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, or PDF/X-5
status of a PDF file
    no   yes   no
Lets you preserve the PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, or PDF/X-5
data in an imposition
    no   no   yes
Can preserve form fields throughout the imposition process     no   yes*   yes*
          *The form fields cannot be preserved as "live" fields, but you can either choose to discard the data contained in form fields or you can choose to flatten the form fields.
AUTOMATION     PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
Lets you use GUI to record and re-use a series of tasks     yes   yes   no
Lets you do batch processing     yes   no   yes
Supports hot folders     yes
(with hot-folder edition)
  no   yes
Has programmer's API     no   no   yes
PRICING     PDF Snake
Plug-In
  Quite Imposing Plus
Plug-In
  Quite Hot Imposing
(Pricing is subject to change without notice.)     $335.00 US
Available for Windows only.
  $825.00 US
For this price, you'll receive BOTH the Macintosh version AND the Windows version.
(For upgrade pricing, click here; then click the "Buy" tab.)
  $2,950.00 US
For this price, you'll receive EITHER the Macintosh version OR the Windows version.
(For upgrade pricing, click here; then click the "Buy" tab.)

If you're not sure which page-imposition solution is the most appropriate one for your needs, give us a call at 888-260-7316.
 




    
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