Markzware has announced the first major upgrade to its MatrkzScout workflow assistant and pre-flighting tool. MatrkzScout 2.0 includes a PDF creator, job flattening, enhanced scripting languages and improved integration with FlightCheck. MarkzScout streamlines the pre-flighting process by detecting problems and opening other applications to automatically correct errors. It’s compatible with most major DTP and graphic arts applications. Job flattening separates individual files from jobs, processes them and then joins them back together. This allows on certain elements of jobs to be looked at, if you wish. An improved, cross-platform scripting language allows solutions to run in both Windows and Mac platforms with having to modify the code. Integration with FlightCheck has been enhanced to include an automated ‘collect job’ feature and a Checkpoint to route files to the tool. MatrkzScout 2.0 costs £699 plus VAT. An upgrade from version 1.2 costs $199.