Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 is a powerful PDF preflight and editing tool that works as a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. It allows you to check, fix, and optimize PDF files for print and digital publishing. In this article, we will show you how to use Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 on Windows to perform some common tasks.
Installing Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 on Windows
To install Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 on Windows, you need to have Adobe Acrobat DC Standard or Pro (2022 updates) or Adobe Acrobat Classic (2022 updates) installed on your computer. You also need to have a valid license key for Enfocus PitStop Pro 11. You can download the installer from the Enfocus website[^1^]. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may need to restart your computer after the installation.
Preflighting PDF files with Enfocus PitStop Pro 11
Preflighting is the process of checking PDF files for potential errors and issues that may affect their quality or compatibility with print or digital output devices. Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 has a comprehensive preflight engine that can validate PDF files against various standards and specifications. To preflight a PDF file with Enfocus PitStop Pro 11, follow these steps:
Go to Plug-Ins > Enfocus PitStop Pro > Preflight Profiles.
Select a preflight profile from the list or create your own custom profile. A preflight profile is a set of rules and checks that define what aspects of the PDF file should be verified and how.
Click Preflight to start the preflight process. A progress bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.
When the preflight is finished, a preflight report will be generated and displayed in a new window. The report will show you a summary of the preflight results, as well as a detailed list of warnings and errors found in the PDF file. You can click on any item in the list to locate it in the PDF file.
You can save, print, or export the preflight report as a PDF file for future reference or sharing with others.
Editing PDF files with Enfocus PitStop Pro 11
Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 also allows you to edit any element of a PDF file directly from within Adobe Acrobat. You can modify text, images, colors, fonts, paths, layers, page boxes, and more. To edit a PDF file with Enfocus PitStop Pro 11, follow these steps:
Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.
Go to Plug-Ins > Enfocus PitStop Pro > Edit.
Select the tool that corresponds to the element you want to edit from the toolbar. For example, if you want to edit text, select the Text tool.
Click on the element you want to edit in the PDF file. A bounding box will appear around it.
Use the handles and options in the bounding box to modify the element as desired. For example, if you want to change the font size of a text element, drag one of the corner handles of the bounding box or use the Font Size option in the Properties panel.
When you are done editing, click Apply Changes to save your changes or Cancel Changes to discard them.
Automating tasks with Action Lists in Enfocus PitStop Pro 11
Action Lists are sequences of commands that can be applied to PDF files automatically or manually. They can help you perform repetitive or complex tasks quickly and efficiently. For example, you can use an Action List to add bleed, crop marks, page numbers, or watermarks to multiple PDF files at once. Enfocus PitStop Pro 11 comes with a library of predefined Action Lists that you can use or modify as needed. You can also create your own custom Action Lists using a simple and intuitive interface. To use Action Lists in Enfocus PitStop Pro 11, follow these steps: