[v21.1] PitStop Pro – Fastest way to detect and correct PDF file errors

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Enfocus‘s PitStop Pro is a low-profile but super powerful PDF file errors automatic detecting & correcting add-on program for Adobe Acrobat. It’s also famous as one of the 3 PDF editing plugins (pdfToolbox, Quite Imposing and PitStop Pro) that almost every prepress designer must have.

PitStop Pro is mainly designed for automatic prechecking, editing and fixing PDF files, as well as other relevant repetitive automation tasks. For example, check and edit before printing PDF documents; detect all the possible problems systematically and thoroughly; and automatically fix the problems in a few seconds. Throughout this progress, you don’t have to leave the Adobe Acrobat environment you are familiar with.

We do believe that designers who often use Acrobat to edit the PDF must be familiar with this plugin. But to a large extent, PitStop Pro’s biggest purpose is to remove the most objects in a PDF file in batch that Acrobat can do nothing, such as header, footer, and other repetitive content! All in all, with help of PitStop Pro, PDF repairing & editing work become easier now!

// Main Functions //

  • Check your PDF files, confirm whether there are print errors
  • Automatically repair the most common errors in a PDF file
  • Allow you to manually edit almost all the content in PDF directly in Adobe Acrobat

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Enfocus PitStop Pro multilingual full installers, Esko Network License Manager, PitStop Workgroup Manager, and unlocked files for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, and as well as pre-activated versions for Mac.

// Installation Notes //

for v18.0+ on Win:

  1. Download and install Enfocus PitStop Pro
  2. Copy the unlocked file (PitStop Pro.dll) to the installation folder (like: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\plug_ins\Enfocus\PitStop Pro Resources\) and overwrite
  3. Done

for v19.0 on Mac:

  1. Download and install Enfocus PitStop Pro
  2. Copy the binary file (PitStop Pro) to the installation folder (like: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/DC/Plug-ins/Enfocus/PitStop Pro.acroplugin/Contents/MacOS/) and overwrite
  3. Done

for v17.1:

  1. Download and install Enfocus PitStop Pro, PitStop Workgroup Manager, and Esko Network License Manager
  2. Copy the license file (licenses.dat) to “/Library/Application Support/FLEXnet Publisher/Manager/License File/”
  3. Copy the unlocked file ‘PitStop Pro.dll’ to “…/Adobe/Acrobat XX.0/Acrobat/plug_ins/Enfocus/PitStop Pro Resources/” and overwrite
  4. Start lmgrd (The License Server Manager) to stop the LM and LS services, and specify the path to ‘licenses.dat’ license, then run LM, LS again
  5. Configure LCC by selecting a name, the port can be left by default (It may not be necessary)
  6. Run Acrobat Pro -> press “Ctrl + Alt + K” -> select ‘Licensing‘ in category -> click “Select Server…” (WorkgroupManagerServer must be running, “hang” in the processes and the Firewall should not interfere with its operation)
  7. Select the crawled address, the Use Default Port check box on the License Server
  8. For PitStop Workgroup Manager Port Number, set aside as is
  9. Done!

*** This method was not verified by AppNee, so take your chance!

for v13.1:

  1. Make sure you have Acrobat installed
  2. Install ‘Enfocus_PP_13_update1.exe
  3. Copy ‘PitStop Pro.dll‘ to “X:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 2015\Acrobat\plug_ins\Enfocus\PitStop Pro Resources” and overwrite
  4. Install ‘Enfocus_PWM_13.exe‘ now
  5. Copy ‘esko.exe‘ to “C:\Enfocus\bg_prog_system_v010\bin_ix86”
  6. Open the ‘licenses_e.dat’ file using Notepad, then edit its first line as below: SERVER YOURHOSTNAME ANY (‘YOURHOSTNAME’ is your computer name)
  7. Then copy ‘licenses_e.dat‘ to “C:\Enfocus\bg_data_system_v010”
  8. Change the license server option via Pitstop Pro’s Preferences in Acrobat (under the Edit menu), if you are using DHCP, use and click default port under licence server
  9. Run ‘services.msc’ and make sure the following services are running:
    • Enfocus Pitstop Workgroup Manager Service
    • Enfocus Subscription Service
    • Flexlm License Manager
    • FlexNet Licensing Service
  10. Done (tested working all right under Windows 7)

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
for Windows
v13.1 reserved 336 MB
v17.1 reserved 836 MB
v18.0 reserved 836 MB
v19.1 reserved 861 MB
v20.0 891 MB
v21.1.0 912 MB
for Mac
v21.1.0 1.34 GB


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