November 5, 2014 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] Carson City, Nevada - XChange US is excited to announce the release of Enfocus PitStop 12 update 3 with support for OS X Yosemite as well as new and enhanced features based on user feedback. PitStop 12 update 3 boasts powerful new actions that offer users even more control and options for flawless PDF production and output. Enfocus has built on their already robust PDF preflighting and editing software based on user feedback, making it even more indispensable.
New actions and improvements to actions include:
Match, Fill and Stroke Colors - Lets users change the stroke to match the fill (or fill to match the stroke) based on selected objects.
Add Color Bar - Gives users the ability to automatically generate a color bar utilizing the document colors of each individual page. Users still have control over tint values, patch size and position
Flatten Annotations - Expands the existing 'Flatten form fields' Action adding configurable options, and addressing reported issues with annotations. Users can now flatten annotations so they become normal objects within the PDF.
Layer Functionality - Offers improved functionality for users working with layers in PDF files. Users can now select layers in a variety of ways, giving them the ability to select, remove, check, and change layers and layer properties. Some of the options when working with layers include the ability to: select layer by name, rename layers, add or remove objects to layers, check for and/or remove empty layers, and check and/or change layer properties.
Proportional Resizing - This highly requested feature provides users a 'lock' in the Inspector that can be used for proportionally resizing objects or page boxes.
Additionally, update 3 offers improved color mapping from Gray to CMYK, and the ability to rasterize PDF content using Action Lists. The Action to 'Rasterize page content keeping text' has also been improved, and both the rasterize Actions have been aligned in their functionality so this Action also gains an overprint option and a target colorspace option.
New default Action Lists:
PitStop 12 update 3 comes with new pre-configured Action Lists giving users access to new features without having to create an Action List.
New functionality for PitStop Server 12 update 3:
All of the new Actions and Action Lists available in PitStop Pro 12 update 3 are also available in PitStop Server. A New Adobe Transparency flattener and new PitStop Server configurator in Switch are also part of PitStop Server 12 update 3.
"Since its introduction, PitStop has helped customers worldwide solve the challenges that occur with PDF file production and output. It has become the must-have product for anybody working with PDF files in the graphics arts industry, used by over 130,000 customers all over the world to detect, correct and edit problems within PDF files," states Andrew Bailes-Collins, Senior Product Manager at Enfocus. "The value of this wide network of customers gives us a tremendous benefit. They are a great source of ideas and information on how we can make our technology even better. You can clearly see the input of our users in this latest release of PitStop technology. Their input, combined with our development efforts, makes PitStop 12 update 3 an important resource for our customers and for anybody working with PDF files."
Users wanting to update their existing PitStop 12 version or who wish to find out more about PitStop 12, can visit the web site or call to reach XChange US.
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