Many times, your PDF Preflighting results show objects that are not visible. The invisible objects will not even show up when printing the file. What if you had the option to ignore that type of objects during preflight and preflight only the necessary content of your PDF file?
With Enfocus PitStop Pro and PitStop Server 2017, you can setup your profiles to preflight and distinguish objects that are needed to render or print a file and ignore those that are not. It is called the PDF Geomapper technology from Enfocus.
Enfocus PitStop Pro and PitStop Server both include the industry-standard Enfocus preflight engine, which checks all aspects of your PDF files like detecting missing fonts, reporting incorrect colors and objects without bleed, to name a few examples.
With Action Lists you can solve specific issues by remapping colors, embedding fonts, adding page numbers and more. PitStop Pro and PitStop Server are both Mac and Windows compatible.
How to integrate the PDF Geomapper technology into your Enfocus Preflight Profile
You will need to configure your Preflight Profile in order to preflight only the necessary content of your PDF file.
Let’s take a look.
Selecting your Enfocus Preflight Profile
Open up the Preflight Profiles panel and select your Preflight Profile in the list.
Double click or right click to open up the Preflight Profile Editor.
Adding the restriction
Next you set the restriction. Restrictions have been available since PitStop Pro 13, see the video here if you want to learn more about it.
Now you are ready to preflight the necessary content of your PDF and ignore the objects that will not print.
Ignoring or removing unneeded or hidden elements will greatly reduce the complexity of files. That and the fact that you’ll avoid seeing those files fail without reason, will reduce production time.
Enfocus PitStop products offer much more than this functionality, so if you’d like to learn more, please contact us today.