Problem of Enfocus PitStop Pro Mac
with latest Acrobat version solved

Recently, Enfocus had warned PitStop users on Mac about updating to the latest version of Acrobat Update September 2021, which Adobe recently released.

The Mac version of this update caused an issue for PitStop Pro: when one or more objects are selected in PitStop Pro, the selected objects and anchor points are not displayed. Enfocus has published a knowledgebase article about this.

In the meantime, Enfocus has been able to fix the problem. You have to install the latest version of PitStop Pro (2021.0.3). According to Enfocus, affected users will be automatically notified when the update is available via PitStop’s new update feature.

A reader of PDF-AKTUELL already reported this problem with PitStop in a german comment two days before the Enfocus warning and reported another problem with Callas pdfToolbox.

Windows users are not affected by this problem.

Acrobat Update September 2021 with
support for the Apple M1 processor

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat 2017.
There are again 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 this time mainly for the Macintosh version:

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Enfocus PitStop 2021 is released

Enfocus has released the new 2021 version of PitStop Pro and PitStop Server.

Some of the most significant new features include:

  • Imposition of booklets (see video)
  • Check and create bleed around a die-cut outline (see video)
  • Improvements to page-based bleeding functionality
  • 32/64bit application (PitStop Pro with Acrobat Windows)

With PitStop 2021, users can now check, crop and recreate the bleed along a vector outline. This allows PDF files with punch lines or digital trim lines to be quickly processed in prepress.

Additional highlights of PitStop 2021 are presented in six short videos.

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.