New features covered in PitStop pro 11 update 2:
Support for Adobe Acrobat XI Standard or Pro
PitStop Pro now officially supports this new version of Adobe Acrobat.
Support for Microsoft® Windows® 8
PitStop Pro now officially supports this operating system from Microsoft, both 32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode.
New ‘Fix’ Preflight Profiles to support the GWG2012_CMYK specification
With the previous version of PitStop Pro we announced support of this new specification and released a set of Preflight Profiles that verified the standard. With this version we add an additional set of profiles that will also fix PDF files to become compliant with the standard, where possible.
More information regarding the GWG and the new specification can be found on the GWG website: http://www.gwg.org/GWG_2012_Version.phtml
Polish language support
PitStop Pro is now available in Polish.
Standard ICC profiles are now included in the installer
When PitStop Pro is installed, we now also include as part of the installation process some standard ICC profiles from the ECI, Idealliance and WAN-IFRA. More information on these profiles and their recommended use can be found on the following links:
New Global Change – Split Pages in Half
This new Global Change allows the user to split PDF pages in half, either vertically or horizontally. The change also recognizes the current page geometry and duplicates it on the newly split edges so the new pages are centered within the existing page geometry.
There are options to configure which page box defines the page size and also options for working with multi-page documents. This option will be particularly useful to those users who receive documents as double page spreads and require a single PDF page for their workflow.
New Action – Split Pages in Half
This new functionality is also available as an Action as well as a Global Change. This enables users to define their own requirements for splitting pages based on Action List selections and of course variables using the Smart Preflight functionality.
New predefined Action Lists
Using the ‘Split Pages in Half’ Action, we have created 3 new pre-defined Action Lists to split pages for 3 commonly used page sizes: A4, A5 and US letter.
These Action Lists have similar functionality to the Global Change, but are based on the page width of the trim box and split the pages vertically; they are designed for working with pages supplied as spreads. These Action Lists also have the added functionality of cropping any excess image data after the pages have been split.
Smart Preflight with page based Actions
The Actions ‘Select by Page Size’ and ‘Check Page Size’ now support Smart Preflight and can be driven by variables.
Tolerance for Page Size Check in Preflight Profile Editor
The check for page size in the Preflight Profile Editor now has a user definable tolerance. This check had a tolerance previously but it was hardcoded, now it can be defined by the user and even driven by Smart Preflight.
New Preflight Report Style – ‘Scaled Low Resolution Annotated Report (max A4)’
This has been requested by customers who work with physically large files such as those used in large format printing. This report style makes a low resolution A4 version of the annotated report that can be emailed; because of the large size of the original file, annotated reports were too large in file size to allow this, before now.
Action Lists can be turned on and off in the Preflight Profile Editor
It is now possible to load multiple Action Lists into the Preflight Profile Editor and control by a check box if the Action List should run or not.
Smart Preflight - Action Lists in the Preflight Profile Editor can be controlled by a Boolean variable.
As an extension to this new functionality the decision on whether an Action List should run or not can also be controlled by a variable, so an automated decision can be made which Action Lists should be used at which time.
Action Lists can now be edited directly in the Preflight Profile Editor
There is now a new button that allows you to edit an Action List directly in the Prefight Profile editor without having to export and import the Action List back into the Action List panel.
If you use this feature, you should remember that you are only editing the Action List in the Preflight Profile, if you have a duplicate of the Action List within the Action List panel, that will not be updated.
Smart Preflight - Constant variables now support drop-down lists
When Smart Preflight was used within PitStop Pro, for Constant variables the user was asked to type in a set of values which were then used within the Preflight Profile or Action List. Users told us this was not ideal due to human error and lack of knowledge, therefore we have extended this functionality allowing the creator creator of the Variable Set to provide a list of predefined values for the user to choose from.
There is still an option to allow manual entry, but the drop-downs open up more opportunities for Smart Preflight, especially with non-technical users.
Constant variables with drop-down lists are also supported within the Rule Based Variables and the Variable Set Debugger.
Smart Preflight – Variable Sets can now be locked and encrypted
Just as Preflight Profiles and Action Lists can be protected, so now can Variable Sets.
The locking does not prevent the Variable Set from being loaded and used, but it does protect the Variable Setup from being edited or copied.
Locked Variable Sets will only work with PitStop 11 update 2 and above.
Smart Preflight – New updated sample Preflight Profile and Variable Set
The standard Variable Set and Preflight Profile that are installed to demonstrate Smart Preflight within PitStop Pro have been updated to showcase the potential of the above new functionality and provide a simple and easy demonstration of Smart Preflight.
|What's new in PitStop Pro 11:
PitStop Pro 11 introduces Smart Preflight & Correction – a flexible way of preflighting and correcting files to their specific production requirements.
||Until today, a Preflight Profile could only contain fixed checks and corrections e.g. the resolution of an image must be higher than 300 dpi or the page size should be A4. However, every job is different and comes with its specific order and production requirements.
The current situation requires many different or very general Preflight Profiles that can be used for different types of jobs, but this results in less specific and accurate preflighting and corrections.
Not anymore with PitStop Pro 11. Users no longer have to work with fixed values within a Preflight Profile, but can use preflight rules that can now depend on job and production specific information. Smart preflight unleashes the full potential of checking and correcting PDF files within the PitStop Preflight engine.
PitStop Pro 11 introduces the concept of 'Variable Sets' – a group of variables to be used when preflighting or correcting PDF files. These variables are substituted at runtime with the right values for the job.
Smart Preflight is more powerful by being specific and accurate for each job, resulting in higher quality PDFs. The new version of PitStop Pro enables you to maximize the technology you already own and know today by using it in a smarter way.
Smarter Text Editing
Find and Replace text
The new Find and Replace text tool allows users to quickly locate specific text segments and immediately replace them. For example, you can easily correct misspellings globally, apply new branding styles, and more. These changes can be easily implemented and are quickly and efficiently handled saving precious time.
Merge characters and words into text lines.
PitStop Pro makes smart text manipulation easy with a new tool to automatically remerge split text segments into a single line. This new feature eliminates the struggle to work with separate text segments and provides a more comfortable way to correct mistakes, edit and reposition text.
Cleaner overview, a better focus
Improved Preflight Profile Editor
Enfocus has developed a new and streamlined interface to make Preflight Profile editing as easy and obvious as possible in PitStop Pro 11. The Preflight Profile Editor has been optimized with more logical categories. Now you can add your desired preflight checks and have a clear visual overview of the checks and corrections that are used in your Preflight Profile.
The Navigator, PitStop Pro's mission control, is more compact and easier to use resulting in a clearer view of your PDF throughout the review process.
||Benefits: Be effective - be smart
- Use preflight rules based on job and production specific information to preflight and correct in a more accurate and in-depth way.
- More flexibility, ability to use different conditions without losing time.
- Use smart text editing to update or correct your PDF files.
- Maintain a better overview through the improved Preflight Profile Editor and Navigator.
- Reduce errors and standardize processes to save time and money, and to increase quality.
- PitStop Pro 11 is a new start to a Smart future.
PitStop Server 11 introduces Smart Preflight & Correction – a flexible way of preflighting and correcting PDF files to their specific production requirements.
Learn more about PitStop Server
System requirements PitStop Pro 11 update 2:
Minimum 512 MB of RAM (2GB recommended)
1.024x768 screen resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)
Adobe® Acrobat® 8.x Standard or Pro
Adobe® Acrobat® 9.x Standard or Pro
Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard or Pro
Adobe® Acrobat® XI Standard or Pro
Supported operating systems
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 Professional or Home Edition
Microsoft® Windows® 7, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition
(32-bit and 64-bit, running in 32-bit mode)
Microsoft® Windows® 8, (32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode)
Mac OS® X 10.6
Mac OS® X 10.7
Mac OS® X 10.8
For the system requirements for previous PitStop Pro versions click here.