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

Recently, Enfocus had warned against switching to MacOS 11 (Big Sur) because Enfocus PitStop 2020 was not compatible with the new Apple operating system.

The just released Enfocus PitStop 2020 Pro Update 1 as well as Enfocus PitStop 2020 Server Update 1 now fix this problem.

However, there are still the following limitations:

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supports MacOS 11 (Big Sur)

Barcode project of Fogra
and free check tool from Callas

In a research project, Fogra looked at the print quality of PDF barcodes with high-speed inkjet printing systems. For this purpose, a specially developed test form was output and analyzed on 50 different printing situations.

Callas Software has developed a barcode check function for this purpose, which is part of the free tools in the new Callas pdfToolbox 12:

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and free check tool from Callas

First revision of PDF 2.0
(ISO 32000-2-:2020) released

ISO has published the first revision of PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020). This is a so-called “dated revision” with quite a few clarifications but no new features compared to the original version (ISO 32000-2:2017). Further information is available from the PDF Association, which was instrumental in drafting this revision.

ISO32000-2:2020 is the basis for the new standards PDF/X-6 (ISO 15930-9:2020) and PDF/VT-3 (ISO 16623-3:2020).