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Advanced Job Ticketing

This is the recording of a webinar given by Freddy Pieters, Product Support Manager, on July 13th 2016.

In this session we discuss what is customer automation, discuss customer tasks and how little mistakes by design customers can be big headaches for printers. Also, we look at ways to make customers part of the overall workflow and automating designer tasks such as file preparation for print, file submission and communication of their job specs and status. This includes segments on Enfocus Connect and Switch.

The link to the webinar will take you to a WebEx page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 1 hour

Product

Switch, Connect

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Automated image processing with Switch and ImageMagick

This is a recording of a webinar given by William Buckingham on July 23rd 2015.

In this workshop he demonstrates  how to use advanced features in ImageMagick to create separated TIFF output from PDF files, create assembled color PDF composites and how to work with Switch variables, ImageMagick/GhostScript and command line tools to examine and modify image metadata and consistently create archive-ready images.

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 45 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Connect YOU: Activating a trial

This short eLearning course explains how to activate a Connect YOU trial.

Duration: 2 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Connect your customers to workflow automation

This is the recording of a webinar given by John Callahan on July 15th 2016. John Callahan is a partner and Workflow Automation Consultant for All Systems Integration, an Enfocus Certified Partner that specializes in enhancing and automating production workflow solutions.

Learn how to use Enfocus Connect as a customer front end to a fully integrated workflow solution built on the Enfocus Product Suite:

  • Create an integrated file delivery/preflight tool
  • Connect file delivery to automated workflow
  • Save time and money by improving the quality of files delivered by clients
  • Reduce pre-production time through reduced “touches"
  • Integrate to a custom web portal to monitor your jobs status'
  • Improve productivity and quality

The link to the webinar will take you to a WebEx page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 50 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Create variable documents with Switch and InDesign

This is a recording of a webinar given by Ted Vahey and John Callahan on July 16th 2015.

Ted Vahey is the founder and Workflow Automation Consultant for All Systems Integration, an Enfocus Certified Partner that specializes in enhancing and automating production workflow solutions.

John Callahan is a partner and Workflow Automation Consultant for All Systems Integration, an Enfocus Certified Partner that specializes in enhancing and automating production workflow solutions.

Do you have a simple variable data project? Would you like to create a custom job ticket, filled with data from your MIS system or any data source for that matter?  Maybe you need to include a slipsheet in a variable printing job? How about adding customization to a shell? Ted and John show you how to do this with just InDesign and Switch. 

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 42 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Creating Certified PDF with Connect YOU

This is a short eLearning course that shows how easy it is to configure a Connector that creates Certified PDF from an InDesign file (using the Connect Plug-in for the Adobe Creative Cloud applications).

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Data-driven workflows in a Switch environment

This is a recording of a webinar given by William Buckingham on April 23rd 2015.

William Buckingham is the President of XChange US in North America—leading supplier of PDF workflow and automation tools, publishing applications and other productivity utilities.

Learn how to harness the power of job tickets, database queries and barcodes to automate data-entry and decision making processes in your production workflow. You’ll see how the Metadata, Database and Scripting Modules enable Switch to provide your files with the ‘intelligence’ needed to reduce manual manipulation and touch points. File intelligence also enables workflows to leverage the Smart Preflight capabilities at the heart of PitStop Server. Smart Preflight allows all Profiles and Action Lists to be 'personalized' on a per file basis to ensure the most effective PDF verification and correction in the industry.

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 45 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Database Integration with Enfocus Switch

This is a recording of a webinar given by Ted Vahey on May 22nd 2014.

Ted Vahey is the founder and Workflow Automation Consultant for All Systems Integration, an Enfocus Certified Partner that specializes in enhancing and automating production workflow solutions. Learn to leverage the information in your existing database driven applications like MIS and CRM systems.

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 50 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Getting Started with Connect

This module consists of the following parts:

  • A short introduction to Enfocus Connect
  • Installing and activating the application
  • The Connect User Interface
  • Creating a Connector
  • Try it yourself (exercise)

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with PitStop Pro - Module 1: Installing and activating a trial

In this short course you'll learn how to install PitStop Pro and how to activate a free trial.

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with PitStop Pro - Module 2: Exploring the user interface

In this course you'll learn the basics of PitStop Pro.

Content:

  • Activating a permanent license or subscription
  • Exploring the user interface
  • Setting the PitStop Pro preferences
  • Try it yourself (interactive exercise)

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with PitStop Pro - Module 3: Presets

In this course you'll learn where to find and how to use presets (Global Changes, Action Lists and QuickRuns) in Pitstop Pro.

Content:

  • A short introduction
  • Using Global Changes
  • Executing an Action List
  • Creating an Action List
  • Using QuickRuns 

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with PitStop Pro - Module 4: Preflighting

In this course you'll learn about PDF quality control ("Preflighting") using PitStop Pro.

Content:

  • Introduction
  • Preflight Profiles
  • Running a Preflight check
  • Automating Preflight

Duration: 15 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with PitStop Server

This eLearning course explains the basics of PitStop Server.

Content:

  • Introduction
  • Installation and activation
  • The user interface
  • Setting up hot folders
  • Checking processed files
  • Preferences
  • Quiz

Duration: 30 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with Switch - Module 1: Installation, activation and configuration

This is an interactive eLearning course for new users of Switch.

Content:

  • About Switch
  • Installing and Activating Switch
  • Configuring users for Remote Designer 

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with Switch - Module 2: Creating your first flow

The second Switch Getting Started module consists of the following parts:

  • The Switch user interface
  • Flows and flow elements
  • Creating a flow
Duration: 15 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with Switch - Module 3: Exercise

Check your understanding of the first two Switch Getting Started modules.

Duration: 15 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with Switch - Module 4: Metadata

This fourth Switch module consists of the following parts:

  • Embedded metadata and file information
  • Variables
  • Try it yourself (an interactive exercise)

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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Getting Started with Switch - Module 5: Working with folders and subfolders

The fourth module covers the following topics:

  • Working with folders and subfolders
  • Ungroup job
  • Submit hierarchy, Archive hierarchy, Set hierarchy path
Duration: 15 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

eLearning

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PitStop Pro and PitStop Server: Technical Support - Tips and tricks

This is a recording of a webinar given by Jeff Philips and Michael Reiher on May 20th 2014.

Jeff Phillips is responsible for education, training and support of Enfocus products for North American customers.
Michael Reiher brings the North American voice to the Enfocus Product management team in order to deliver even more innovative and valuable solutions to Enfocus customers.

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 1 hour

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Webinar

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PitStop Pro: Adding bleed

This is a very short introduction on how to fix bleed issues with PitStop Pro.

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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PitStop Pro: Inspecting objects

This course consists of the following parts:

  • Overview of the categories in the PitStop Inspector
  • An interactive exercise

Duration: 15 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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PitStop Pro: Technical Support - Tips and tricks

This is the recording of a webinar given by Jeffrey Philips and Michele Collins on July 13th 2016.

Jeff Phillips and Michele Collins are responsible for education, training and support of Enfocus products for North American customers.

In this session, Jeff and Michele answer questions and present tips and tricks for Enfocus PitStop.

The link to the webinar will take you to a WebEx page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 1 hour

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Webinar

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PitStop Pro: Working with page boxes

This eLearning module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction 
  • Viewing page box properties 
  • Making changes using the PitStop Page Box Panel
  • Applying a design layout to create page boxes
  • Exercise
Duration: 20 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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Regular expressions in Switch

This product movie shows you how you can take advantage of the power of regular expressions in Switch.

Duration: 10 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Movie

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Setting up the PitStop Pro Acrobat Interface

This is the recording of a webinar given by Michele Collins on July 18th 2017.

Content:

  • Customizing the UI for your workflow.
  • Creating, Importing and/or editing a custom toolset.
  • Setting up PitStop Pro keyboard shortcuts.
  • Using preset databases for Action List and Preflight Profiles.
Duration: 30 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Webinar

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Switch as middleware

This is the recording of a webinar given by Andrea Mahoney on July 13th 2016.

Andrea Mahoney is an Information Systems graduate with a database programming background.

Your Web to Print solution is up, running and successful. Now the next step, you want to automate the orders. In steps Enfocus Switch - in this case as a middleware solution. As an example: Andrea Mahoney uses Pageflex metadata to automate Switch workflows dealing with digital, offset, wide format, spot colors and outsourced items.  She covers database integration, preflight before data-merge using Pitstop Server and other nice workflow tricks. 

The link to the webinar will take you to a WebEx page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 50 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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Switch Modules: The Configurator Module

This movie provides a short introduction to the Switch Configurator Module.

Note that the movies were recorded with Switch version 12, but the content is still relevant if you're working with a newer version of Switch.

Duration: 7 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

Movie

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Switch Modules: The Core Engine

This is a short explanation of the Switch Core Engine, the Switch module that provides the basic functionality for receiving, sorting, routing and tracking of files. 

This movie was recorded with Switch version 12, but the content is still relevant if you're working with a newer version of Switch.

Duration: 9 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

Movie

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Switch Modules: The Database Module

This movie explains the Database Module, which automates the communication between databases and Switch, without the need for additional scripting.

The movie was recorded with Switch version 12, but the content is still relevant if you're working with a newer version of Switch.

Duration: 6 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

Movie

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Switch Modules: The Switch Metadata Module

This movie explains the Metadata module, which allows Switch users to work with metadata information e.g. stored in XML or JDF tickets.

The movie was recorded with Switch version 12, but the content is still relevant if you're working with a newer version of Switch.

Duration: 6 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Beginner

Type

Movie

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Switch PDF Review Module

Content:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up the PDF Review Module
  • Configuring flows in Switch
  • Reviewing files using the PDF Review Module.
Duration: 20 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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Taming the wild PDF

This is a recording of a webinar given by Michael Reiher, Product Manager, on May 20th 2014.

Have you ever wished you could just automatically take control of your customers computer make all the settings for them when it comes to creating PDFs to be sent to you for production?

The link to the webinar will take you to a Webex page from where you can playback or download the webinar recording. You need a special viewer for this, but you will be automatically prompted to install it. Based on user feedback we recommend downloading.


Duration: 1 hour

Product

Connect

Level

Advanced

Type

Webinar

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The Switch Web Portal

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Switch Web Portal
  • Viewing log messages
  • Setup for job management through the Web Portal
  • Submitting and reviewing jobs

Duration: 20 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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What's new in Connect 13

This product movie highlights the new features of Connect 13.

Duration: 4 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in Connect 13 update 1 - PitStop under the hood

As from update 1, Connect 13 runs on the PitStop 13 Library.

This brings extremely powerful features to Connect:

  • Automatically add bleed to PDF files
  • Customizable preflight messages
  • A whole new approach to PDF preflight, called Preflight restrictions
Duration: 4 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in Connect 13 update 2: HTML Job Ticketing

Connect 13 update 2 transforms the job submission process by giving Connect ALL customers the ability to deploy dynamic HTML job tickets in their remote Connectors.

These new Connectors enhance the experience of the printer’s customers, while providing a way to capture important job-related information that can ultimately flow directly into the printer’s workflow.

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

Connect

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in PitStop 2017: Color and transparency improvements

PitStop 2017 ships with 40 DeviceLink profiles for color conversion, and enhanced transparency and ink coverage capabilities.

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in PitStop 2017: New features overview

Apart from the PDF Geomapper Technology (see other movie), PitStop 2017 also has improvements to Ink Coverage check, the possibility to add Round Cornered Rectangles (Dieline/Cutter Guide), an all-new layer chapter in the Preflight report, the possibility to re-order and delete pages, and new scale and resize pages and selections Actions.

Duration: 5 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in PitStop 2017: PDF Geomapper Technology

PitStop 2017 brings an all-new technology to PDF Preflight: the PDF Geomapper Technology.
By preflighting only the objects needed to render or print a PDF, false errors are eliminated.

Duration: 3 minutes

Product

PitStop

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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What's new in Switch 2017: Highlights

This product movie highlights two new features of Switch 2017: 64-bit processing and the job client in a browser.

Duration: 4 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Intermediate

Type

eLearning

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What's new in Switch 2017: The Switch Web Portal

Switch 2017 marks the launch of the Web Portal. Get acquainted to the Portal with this in-depth video.

Duration: 10 minutes

Product

Switch

Level

Intermediate

Type

Movie

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