Enfocus warns PitStop users
of MacOS 11 (Big Sur)

Enfocus Software warns PitStop users to switch to MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

Enfocus is testing this operating system and has found some compatibility issues with PitStop Pro and Server. It is therefore recommended that all PitStop users do NOT upgrade to this operating system when it is released. Enfocus is currently working on an update for PitStop 2020 that will provide support for MacOS 11 Big Sur.

UPDATE: Enfocus PitStop 2020 Update 1 supports MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

Acrobat Update May 2020
fixes Preflight problems

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015. As usual there are three separate installers:

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

For Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015 there are only a few bug fixes. However, for Acrobat DC there are a number of new features and improvements:

Read more…Acrobat Update May 2020
fixes Preflight problems

Warning for Output Intent
of Affinity Publisher

After I reported about the disastrous PDF/X-4 compatibility of the new Affinity Publisher a few weeks ago, a reader drew my attention to another problem.

When preflighting with the PDFX-ready preflight profiles, a warning is generated regarding the output intent for PDF/X files of Affinity Publisher V1.7.1 and V1.7.2 with the message “!!! Output Intent not suitable for printing (unknown ICC profile)”:

Read more…Warning for Output Intent
of Affinity Publisher

Wrong display of print production files
in Adobe Document Cloud

PDF files that are stored in the Adobe Document Cloud (e.g. using the Share function) have an individual link that can be used to display the document with (virtually) any Internet browser (without Acrobat/Reader Viewer installed).

Unfortunately, when rendering PDF pages, some PDF functions (e.g. overprinting, transparency, ICC profiles), which are frequently used in PDF print production files, are not processed correctly. For illustration I uploaded Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 (PDF/X-4) to the Document Cloud and got many errors:

Read more…Wrong display of print production files
in Adobe Document Cloud