Medibel+ version 7

PDF/X PLUS SPECIFICATIONS Ghent PDF Workgroup version 4 (= Medibel + version 7)


MEDIBEL+ decides to implement PDF/X Plus v4 specifications

Medibel+ has decided to adopt the PDF specifications for ads in magazines and papers as Belgian standard to forward ads, in accordance with the conclusions of the Ghent PDF Workgroup in 2008. The same goes for Febelgra and the different foreign organizations – in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United States, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Austria, Norway and the United Kingdom – that will introduce the specifications very soon.

The v4 specifications support the latest software like Acrobat Distiller 7/8/9/X/XI and InDesign
CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. A complete list of supported applications can be found on

For more information on the differences between v4 and v3, click here.

In order to achieve this it was necessary to adjust all 13 PDF profiles and matching Adobe PDF settings (joboptions)


Starting date and intermediate phase

As to the ads in magazines and papers the profiles will be allowed from January 1, 2010 onward. To download them,
Click here (can also be found on

Ghent PDF Workgroup v3 Settings (Medibel+ v6) will be supported till GWG v5 (Medibel+ v8) is released.

The v4 specifications can be used with minimum the following applications :

  • Adobe Acrobat Distiller 7/8/9/X/XI
  • Direct PDF export from Adobe inDesign CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC
    (attention: also called joboptions in InDesign CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. Because of the central management of the joboptions, you will see them as well in Distiller 7/8/9/X/XI as in all CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC applications, but it is very important to select the correct joboptions specific for InDesign CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC and not to use those from Distiller 7/8/9/X/XI in InDesign CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC!!!
    Therefore a clear distinction in the naming of the joboptions is made:

    • _1v4.joboptions = only to be used in Distiller 7/8/9/X/XI
    • _1v4_IND4.joboptions = only to be used for InDesign CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC direct export)
  • Enfocus Pitstop Professional 9.2, Pitstop Server 9.2