Enfocus: Don’t update to
MacOS X Catalina yet!

Enfocus announces that the Enfocus products PitStop, Connect and Switch do not yet officially support the recently released update to MacOS X Catalina. It is recommended to wait with the operating system update until the used software has been tested with the new MacOS version.

MacOS X Catalina only runs 64-bit applications. This update is therefore drastic! Many programs and small helpers will not work anymore. Before the update you should test whether your often used programs are 64-bit. This can be checked with the free tool Go64 from St Clair Software. (Choose All Executables to also include Plug-ins.)

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.

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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.

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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…

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