PitStop compatibility with Acrobat
64-bit for Windows expected in April

Adobe recently released a new 64-bit Windows version of Acrobat.

If you have a PitStop Pro please note that currently, all windows versions of PitStop are not compatible with the 64 version of Acrobat. Until now both Acrobat and PitStop Pro on Windows have been available only in 32-bit.

The Adobe Acrobat installer will check the Acrobat plugins that you are using, and if it finds any 32-bit versions it will not install the new 64-bit version of Acrobat. It will install the 32-bit version instead.

Enfocus is working on a new version of PitStop that will support Windows 64-bit. This update is expected in April and should be available to beta test around the end of February. If you would like to be involved in the Beta, please contact the PitStop product manager, Andrew Bailes-Collins.

Global Graphics publishes
second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

In May 2020, Global Graphics released the first edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press. Since some things have changed in the meantime, the second edition of Full Speed Ahead: How to make variable data PDF files that won’t slow your digital press has now been published:

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second edition of «Full Speed Ahead»

Acrobat Update February 2021
with small improvements

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat 2017. There are three separate installers:

The updates can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

According to Adobe there are the following new features:

Read more…Acrobat Update February 2021
with small improvements

Import and export of PDF/X-4 with
Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless

When Affinity Publisher was introduced in the summer of 2019, I had noticed a disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility and advised extreme caution before placing PDF pages in this layout application.

Now Affinity Publisher 1.9 has been released. I have carried out the same test with the six pages of the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 again with the new version.

Read more…Import and export of PDF/X-4 with
Affinity Publisher 1.9 is now flawless

No Type1 fonts in Creative Cloud
applications starting January 2023!

Type1 font is the most widely used font format in the PostScript page description language. PostScript fonts were introduced in 1984. Only a maximum of 256 characters can be used in a font. The character code is not standardized. As a successor, Adobe (together with Microsoft) introduced the OpenType format in 1996. This has the advantage of a larger character set (> 65,000 characters) and a standardized character code (Unicode). In addition, OpenType fonts are platform-independent, unlike Type1 fonts.

Adobe has now announced that support for Type1 fonts in Creative Cloud applications will end in January 2023! (For Adobe PhotoShop, Type1 support will already stop in 2021).

Read more…No Type1 fonts in Creative Cloud
applications starting January 2023!