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Enfocus Releases New PDF Tools

PitStop Pro, PitStop Server, Instant PDF add PDF 1.5 compatibility By Dave Nagel
Enfocus has released updates to two of its PDF tools: PitStop Professional, PitStop Server and Instant PDF. All of the new versions add support for Adobe PDF 1.5 and gain additional features. They're available now for Mac OS X.

PitStop Professional is a PDF preflighting and editing tool that functions as a plugin for Adobe Acrobat. It offers automated correction, edit tracking and global change functionality. The new 6.1 release adds support for Mac OS X and Adobe Acrobat 6; gains compatibility with Adobe PDF 1.5; and adds an integrated Pantone library.

PitStop Server is an automated workflow for handling PDF documents, including PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3. It offers multiple document preflighting and automated processing through Enfocus PDF Profiles and Action Lists. The new 3.1 release gains improved performance, updated PDF/X profiles, preference color management, PDF 1.5 compatibility and fixes for issues related to Mac OS X 10.3.

Instant PDF is another plugin for Adobe Acrobat that provides preflighting tools as well as access to The new 2.21 version adds PDF 1.5 support for compressed and uncompressed documents, updated PDF/X profiles and smart profile compare mechanism and fixes for permission issues with Mac OS X 10.3.

All of the new versions are available now for Mac OS X. Instant PDF runs $249; PitStop Professional costs $599; and PitStop Server sells for $2,999. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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