What's new in Connect YOU?
Connect YOU 11 works with all the current systems and applications popular in the graphic arts.
Support for MacOSX 10.8
Enfocus Connect now officially supports MacOSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
Support for Windows 8
Enfocus Connect now officially supports this operating system from Microsoft, both 32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode.
Support for Creative Suite 6
Enfocus Connect now has plug-in support for the InDesign and Illustrator 6.
PDF Queue Creation Enhancements
With Connect YOU 11 we increase the functionality while simplifying the set-up process.
Key features include:
Enhanced Connector Project management tools
Connect YOU 11 provides the capability to manage Connect Projects with Project Groups (folders) so you can keep your project type organized. Projects can be exported and imported for sharing with other Connect YOU users. In addition, any project can be designated as the default project from which all new projects are defined reducing repetitive setting input when creating new Connector Projects.
Note! Keep in mind, Connect Connector Projects are equivalent to PDF Queues in Instant PDF.
New delivery methods
Connect YOU 11 now supports delivery of job files to SFTP servers, HTTP servers, Email and the latest version of Enfocus Switch 11!
Connect YOU 11 goes beyond just PDF and allows delivery of any type of file including folders of files.
New built-in PDF creation.
Connect YOU 11 now includes the capability to define a virtual printer that uses a built-in Adobe® Normalizer to convert postscript to PDFs based on settings defined in an Adobe® PDF Preset — no more need for Distiller and you can utilize the industry standard for all your PDF creation needs from any application.
Simplified support for the Adobe® Creative Suite Creative Cloud.
The new Connect plug-ins for the Creative Suite products simplify access to the Connector while using the internal capabilities of Illustrator® and InDesign® to create high-quality PDFs.
New Electronic Job Tickets
Connect YOU 11 now provides custom XML, TXT, or CSV job tickets that can be used to submit customer and job data along with job files.
Enfocus PitStop 11 Supported
Connect YOU 11 now supports the PitStop 11 library.
Enfocus PitStop 11 Smart Preflight Support
Variable Sets from Pitstop 11 can now be used in conjunction with Job Tickets to define preflight variables.
Enhanced Preflight Controls over user experience
Connect YOU 11 offers additional control over the presentation of preflight results to users of the Connectors. Preflight reports can now be skipped for preview when jobs are processed.
Preflight visual identification
Connect YOU 11 now provides a simple text identifier option in the file name for when a PDF file passes preflight or fails the preflight process.
PDF creation local saving control
The capability to save a newly created PDF in a Connector can be disabled for the user of a Connector.
Delivery file size limit
A file size limit can be defined for any files being delivered.
Delivery E-mail notifications
Notification emails can be configured to external E-mail addresses when a job is successfully delivered with a Connector.
Migrating from Instant PDF to Connect YOU 11
Although Connect YOU 11 is an all new application and way of working over Instant PDF 10, migrating to Connect is easy.
||Connect YOU 11
||Project Name – Definition Tab
|Minimum PDF Version
||Defined by the Adobe PDF Settings File used under the “Printer” tab, or defined by the Preflight profile defined under the “Preflight” tab.
||Enabled and defined under the Preflight tab.
||Connect YOU 11
||File names are automatically generated based on the incoming file. If a file is saved locally, the user has an opportunity to change the name and the save location. This behavior is similar to Instant PDF’s “Ask every time”.
||Connect YOU 11
|Postscript to PDF
||PDF creation is found under the “Printer” tab. No selection of a Acrobat® Distiller version is required. Connect also always uses the Adobe® PDF Settings for PDF creation.
||Output options are defined in the Adobe® PDF Presets or can be defined in a Preflight Profile or Action list.
||PDF generation from QuarkXPress is handled through direct export from XPress, or using the Virtual Printer defined under the “Printer” tab.
|Creative Suite Support
||PDF generation from InDesign® or Illustrator is handled with Connect Plug-in’s. Settings for the PDF Export are defined in the selected Adobe® PDF Presets.
||Defined in the Print tab.
|Mac OS X
||Not supported. Connect YOU 11 uses the internal Adobe® Normalizer for all postscript to PDF creation.
||Under the “Delivery” tab you can “Allow non PDF files” to be processed in a connector. By default, postscript files (.ps) are converted to PDF if the Virtual Printer is enabled.
||Connect YOU 11
||Saving a created PDF can be disabled under the “Printer” tab. By default, Connect YOU 11 displays a standard “Save as” dialog, always using the incoming files name and automatically remembering the last location selected. There are no settings in Connect YOU 11 to define a specific “save” folder, or modify the name automatically.
||Delivery by email is selected under the “Delivery” tab.
||Delivery by FTP is selected under the “Delivery” tab.
||Delivery by Enfocus Switch is selected under the “Delivery” tab.
Four Things to remember:
- Instant PDF uses the main application as a hub to create queues and processing files. With Connect YOU, Connector projects MUST be Exported to create a Connector.
- Set-up for PDF creation has been dramatically simplified in Connect YOU 11 to just a few simple settings using the Adobe® PDF Settings files (X.joboptions) for the actual PDF creations settings.
- There are three ways to access the PDF creation in a Connector. One is through the Print command and a virtual printer, another is through the Creative Suite Plug-ins, and the other is by drag and dropping a postscript file on a Connector.
- Connectors created with Connect YOU 11 will only work on the machine they were created on. You cannot share your Connect YOU 11 Connectors. You can however, share the Connect Projects that created the Connector with other Connect YOU or Connect ALL users so they can create one locally.