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Title: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on June 06, 2018, 11:39:13 AM
The Webinar today was about AND, OR, NOT
I'm a little clearer on these now.
The only thing I didn't understand was when he did:
NOT
AND
I was writing notes when he did this, I can watch the webinar again, but it was quick.
When would you put an AND under NOT?
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 06, 2018, 01:00:58 PM
I missed another. I guess I don't get emails about these anymore! >:(
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Ear on June 06, 2018, 03:32:18 PM
Sounds like you are on the NOT list, Joe.  :tongue:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 06, 2018, 03:39:59 PM
Quote from: Ear link=msg=300791 date=1528313538

Sounds like you are on the NOT list, Joe.  :tongue:


Old and put out to pasture I guess. :old:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Ear on June 06, 2018, 03:48:43 PM
You wish they'd put you out to pasture already.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 06, 2018, 03:58:56 PM
I'm getting there...

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Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Ear on June 06, 2018, 04:01:30 PM
Not under the pasture, just out to smoke some grass.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 06, 2018, 04:05:52 PM
I think I have terminal grumpy old man syndrome. I have been binging Deadwood and I find myself using the language from the show a lot. One of these days I'm going to call a customer the favorite Deadwood saying. That will be the day I retire! :rotf:

Oh and GTF off my lawn!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: scottrsimons on June 07, 2018, 09:03:43 AM
Quote from: Ear link=msg=300794 date=1528314523

You wish they'd put you out to pasture already.


I wish I was.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on June 07, 2018, 09:04:18 AM
You have to register for them, and as we add more you need to register for the new ones.
They've been running for over three years so we've had a few dropouts.
I'm going to do a push on them in the coming weeks, so expect something in your inbox
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 07, 2018, 09:08:33 AM
I believe I am still registered but I also could be wrong. :D
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on June 07, 2018, 09:14:19 AM
If you are should be an automatic email sent, will check when back in the office.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on June 07, 2018, 09:21:32 AM
I just went ahead and registered for the next 9 of them which is all it would let me register for. One note....where it asks what version of Pitstop I am using Pitstop 2018 was not an option. The last one listed is Pitstop 2017.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: zox on June 07, 2018, 02:05:27 PM
This is the first time I did not get invitation, I am sure I was registered.
I'll re-register.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on June 13, 2018, 11:43:51 PM

We are now happy licensees of PSPro 2018.  Wheeee!!   :banana:   On the 2 new iMacs.

Compadre has suggested we keep v12 running on Acrobat XI on one of the older iMacs. If the 'net goes down, we can still do stuff on flies we have, or, if it got hit by a backhoe, (yes, it happened here recently), and we were out for a week, we could get USB sticks and still do jobs.

For some reason, the theme to this in my head was Neil Young's 'Are you ready for the country'; seemed a suitable quiet happy rocky thang...
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on July 22, 2018, 07:06:52 PM

Just used generate bleed on a crappy 16pp A4 program here.   :banana:

This is what now constitutes excitement at my age.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: DPSprint on July 22, 2018, 07:46:58 PM
Quote from: frailer link=msg=301559 date=1532300812


Just used generate bleed on a crappy 16pp A4 program here.   :banana:

This is what now constitutes excitement at my age.

aint it a grand thing to be able to do with a button click!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on July 22, 2018, 11:48:02 PM


Yep!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: DPSprint on July 23, 2018, 04:59:47 PM
I really like the 'split pages in half' function!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on July 23, 2018, 06:02:13 PM
I guess because of the stuff we do, and having XMF, we tend to do that in there. But yes, good reminder it's there.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: AaronH on July 25, 2018, 07:45:00 PM
I just got on the Pitstop 2018 bandwagon! Pitstop 12 was crashing DC just about 2/3 times of using one of the inspector tools or the action lists/global changes in the last month or so. Made my life fun. So far 2018 looks way more stable with the current DC build.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on July 31, 2018, 09:33:59 PM
Quote from: AaronH link=msg=301654 date=1532562300

I just got on the Pitstop 2018 bandwagon! Pitstop 12 was crashing DC just about 2/3 times of using one of the inspector tools or the action lists/global changes in the last month or so. Made my life fun. So far 2018 looks way more stable with the current DC build.


Yes, we're just easing into it here. Some annoying changes to Tool accessibility and a few GUi things, but smoother/quicker.
We've gone for the 'dark' theme background here; the other one's super bright.

The new Generate Bleed feature is good, within limitations. I think that may have come in on 2017, which we skipped over, as you would have.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on July 31, 2018, 09:41:53 PM
We can have 'groups' of Tools listed down the right side, and therefore reasonably accessible, but is there a way of avoiding to have to use the 'runover/dropdown' for Tools which spill off to the right in the top Menu bar....I have Wireframe and a couple of others there, which I need to dropdown to access. Ideally I'd like to access them from another Menu spillover which runs across underneath the top one. I don't think it can be done.

Also, in that dropdown, I have Sticky Notes and Highlight, which I'd like to flick, and can't seem to be able to.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on August 01, 2018, 09:20:09 AM
There's a PitStop custom tool floating around that might be useful!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on August 01, 2018, 09:45:38 AM
Quote from: frailer link=msg=301713 date=1533087713

We can have 'groups' of Tools listed down the right side, and therefore reasonably accessible, but is there a way of avoiding to have to use the 'runover/dropdown' for Tools which spill off to the right in the top Menu bar....I have Wireframe and a couple of others there, which I need to dropdown to access. Ideally I'd like to access them from another Menu spillover which runs across underneath the top one. I don't think it can be done.

Also, in that dropdown, I have Sticky Notes and Highlight, which I'd like to flick, and can't seem to be able to.


Right click or Control+Click the menu bar and select "Customize Quick Tools". Click on any icon you don't want up there and then click the trash can icon.

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Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on August 01, 2018, 09:47:06 AM
Also what is your screen size and resolution set to? On my 27" iMac I have plenty of room for all of these:

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Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on August 01, 2018, 07:34:29 PM
Quote from: Joe link=msg=301720 date=1533131226

Also what is your screen size and resolution set to? On my 27" iMac I have plenty of room for all of these:

[attach width=500]18864[/attach]


Under my nose. Customised...

Also, have moved screen res to the next finer in the 5 options. Should get me what I want without going too fine.

Resolved!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on August 01, 2018, 08:06:42 PM
When you go into your Display system pref hold down the option key when you click "Scaled" and it will show you the possible resolutions. Mine is set at 2560 x 1440.

If you want to screw with a co-worker change theirs to 5120 x 2880. They will think they are having a stroke and going blind. :rotf:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on August 02, 2018, 12:23:03 PM
I haven't been following this thread but I am wondering if it's worth updating from v.13.

(Note: We rely HEAVILY on pitstop use for smoothing out the junk we get here).
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: AaronH on August 02, 2018, 12:28:03 PM
I like the new tools I have access to now. Like ink TAC reduction and minimize file size 3.0. Besides the new tools, I like it because it isn't causing my Acrobat DC to crash every time I hit on the Inspection Tool. I had 12.3 though, so that was probably the problem.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on August 02, 2018, 01:05:30 PM
Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd link=msg=301751 date=1533226983

I haven't been following this thread but I am wondering if it's worth updating from v.13.

(Note: We rely HEAVILY on pitstop use for smoothing out the junk we get here).


Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on August 02, 2018, 01:39:04 PM
Ok, Joe says so so I guess it's a go.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on August 02, 2018, 02:04:41 PM
Cause Joe's forgotten more than I know.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on August 02, 2018, 02:41:28 PM
Yes I agree 2018 has a lot of new features
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on August 06, 2018, 04:52:44 PM
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=301761 date=1533235288

Yes I agree 2018 has a lot of new features


and more on their way...
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 11:51:15 AM
ABC was asking on the webinar yesterday to check out our dashboards.
I can't remember how to get to it, does anyone know?
I think he wants to check how were using preflight.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on September 06, 2018, 01:34:14 PM
[attach width=400]18974[/attach]
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on September 06, 2018, 01:37:30 PM
Glad to hear someone was listening...

;D
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 02:12:34 PM
Oh my gosh :laugh:
It's right there! sheesh
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on September 06, 2018, 02:14:59 PM
and your number is?
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 02:19:46 PM
405 files processed for August, 705 fixes and 6 errors
did you need anything else?
That's pretty cool!!

my most used action was the ink density!!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on September 06, 2018, 02:22:18 PM
Cool, so what's the percentage of files that fail preflight?
Average is 9%

Plus you'll notice you can look at the values over different timelines (top right).
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 02:34:13 PM
It's not showing in the percentage maybe because it's so small?
I had 2 files fail in august
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 02:35:12 PM
Ok for the year it was 1%
could be because I fix before preflighting a lot.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on September 06, 2018, 02:35:37 PM
Brilliant, Give that girl a raise!!
That's the 705 fixes for you.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 06, 2018, 02:36:23 PM
 :laugh: your nice!!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 21, 2018, 12:06:42 PM
When you separate pages in acro using Split, It removes the X4 on some files-not all
I was wondering about the Pitstop Preflight fix for this, see screen shot, concerned about anything
that would cause a problem, mostly at the bottom where it says Set ICC profile to and Set standard ICC
not sure if using that would change color?
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 21, 2018, 12:12:19 PM
When I columbo it, it seems the X4 pdf I made actually isn't X4 compliant-weird cuz it's vector and text
and I didn't get an error out of indy

guess I'm not busy enough today none of this is urgent, just playing  :laugh:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 21, 2018, 12:13:49 PM
guess it would help if I attached the screen shot
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on September 21, 2018, 09:44:07 PM
I would just uncheck the boxes for those ICC profile things.

Also I wouldn't worry if preflight says they are X4 or not. I just use the X4 settings as a guide for making PDF's but then change the compression from jpeg (lossy) to zip (lossless). There are a lot of things that will make a PDF X4 non-compliant but if the files work for you I wouldn't go out of my way to make them compliant.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on September 22, 2018, 12:36:40 PM
Yes I think that is the case, I have my X4 settings for Zip compress too.
Thanks Joe!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on November 08, 2018, 11:02:40 AM
BTW...great webinar this week!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on November 08, 2018, 12:13:34 PM
I was late getting in there what was the topic?
the last part looked confusing I got there really late tho.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on November 08, 2018, 02:29:02 PM
Copied graphics and using clipboard objects. Looked useful. I just need to find a place to use it.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: AaronH on November 12, 2018, 01:55:58 PM
Has anyone had problems running action lists? I have this one to check for 320% ink coverage and another one to reduce total ink coverage to 320% or less using the GRACoL profile, however it's not showing any fixes in the report. I have it set to always show results. In this particular PDF, I have ink coverage around 350% but it's not showing up in Pitstop.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on November 12, 2018, 05:02:34 PM
Are your images Device CMYK?
it doesn't work unless it's device CMYK for reducing the ink
checking should work
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: AaronH on November 13, 2018, 05:07:59 PM
That must have been it. The action lists are working on other files just fine since.

Thanks Tracy!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on November 13, 2018, 06:03:12 PM
Happened to me too!
just fyi the only way I found to make Device CMYK without changing the colors too much
is convert to cmyk out of indy convert to destination don't include profiles
let me know if you have a better way!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on December 13, 2018, 02:31:17 PM
I haven't moved back over to Mac5, Mac6' Font fix is not working
I still have my authentication key, but not sure if that is the problem.
anyone know how to see if I'm loaded correctly?
Kind of need it now :laugh:
might have to accelerate the move back over to Mac5

not so urgent fixed in pitstop
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Joe on December 13, 2018, 04:24:46 PM
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=304047 date=1544729477

I haven't moved back over to Mac5, Mac6' Font fix is not working
I still have my authentication key, but not sure if that is the problem.
anyone know how to see if I'm loaded correctly?
Kind of need it now :laugh:
might have to accelerate the move back over to Mac5

not so urgent fixed in pitstop


Usually it is when you cannot stand up very well. How much did you drink? :drunk:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on December 13, 2018, 04:48:21 PM
Still standing up not loaded!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: abc on December 14, 2018, 02:14:05 AM
Hi Tracy

Monotype have decided not to continue with the Baseline Service, I believe it's turned off now.
Fontfix will therefore only work with local fonts now.
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: Tracy on December 14, 2018, 10:22:07 AM
Thanks ABC! I usually only use it for the local fonts
I'm pretty sure I caused the issue as I transferred my license temporarily
to my other mac, going to transfer back to my orig mac.
figured out the embed font action did the same thing!
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on December 14, 2018, 10:52:58 AM
Quote from: Ear link=msg=300791 date=1528313538

Sounds like you are on the NOT list, Joe.  :tongue:


NOT(TY) AND NICE
Title: Re: Pitstop 2018
Post by: frailer on December 17, 2018, 06:30:23 PM
Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd link=msg=301758 date=1533231544

Ok, Joe says so so I guess it's a go.


Geez, ain't that the truth.