Disable the new security warning
in Acrobat and Distiller

Since the (unimportant) Acrobat update of April 9, 2019, users have been surprised by the following dialog box when converting PostScript and EPS files to PDF in Acrobat and Distiller:

This message appears in the following variants of Acrobat:

  • Acrobat DC: 2019.010.20099
  • Acrobat 2017: 2017.011.30138
  • Acrobat 2015 Classic: 2015.006.30493

Adobe has already published instructions for permanently disable this annoying security warning in Acrobat and Distiller.

An update to version 19.010.20100 for Windows has already been released on April 16, 2019, which prevents the security warning from opening while printing to Adobe PDF.


Online training for
PitStop 2018 from Enfocus

In November Enfocus will offer multiple dates and times for an online training session about the recently released PitStop 2018.

The webinar is free. However in order to participate you have to pay with your data. Before registration the participants must answer a short survey on the use of PitStop.


Privacy for PDF-AKTUELL

On May 26th the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU became effective. Since many visitors of PDF-AKTUELL and also a lot of the readers of the newsletter live in the EU, PDF-AKTUELL is also concerned by this new regulation.

That’s why I have created a Privacy Statement (german original) and also enhanced the Impressum (german original). All forms now contain a mandatory checkbox to accept storage of the data.

Since the start of this website we are using a double optin for the newsletter subscription. That means that after registration the subscribers gets an e-mail with a conformation link. This prevents that e-mail addresses are subscribed without explicit consent.

Since each subscriber has alread sent his consent I renounce to sending a conformation mail again to all subscribers. Most of you are probably receiving (too) many (mostly unnecessary) mails in this regard these days…

Subscribers of the newsletter can unsubscribe anytime. At the bottom of each newsletter there is also a link to the unsubscription form.


End of support for Acrobat/Reader XI

On October 15, 2017 Adobe discontinued the support of Adobe Acrobat XI und Adobe Reader XI. Adobe only supports during five years. That means that Adobe no longer provides technical support, including product and/or security updates, for this version of the application.

However the software can still be used!

According to my survey last year Acrobat XI is the most used Acrobat version by my readers. This is also confirmed by the feedback of the attendees of my seminars.