Enfocus has announced that it plans to release Enfocus Instant PDF 10, a major upgrade to the company's popular application for creating high quality, press- ready PDFs, in Q1 2012. The most frequently requested feature, annotated error reporting (or, easy problem identification), is the highlight of this major upgrade. Instant PDF 10 will also offer new support for OSX 10.7 Lion and Adobe CS 5.5 Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat X/Distiller. Instant PDF 10 additionally utilizes Enfocus PitStop Library 10, the latest version of the underlying technology supporting the entire PitStop line.
The new release will be available in Q1 2012. Beginning immediately, users purchasing or upgrading to Instant PDF 09 now will be entitled to a free upgrade to Instant PDF 10, until the actual release date. For those using a version below Instant PDF 08, upgrades are only available until the release of Instant PDF 10. (After the release, no upgrade path will be available from Instant PDF 4 to Instant PDF 10.)
Instant PDF 10
Enfocus Instant PDF 10 makes production of press-ready PDFs easy for creative professionals. Using award-winning Enfocus Certified PDF technology, Instant PDF has become known around the world as the simplest and most reliable way to create PDFs that comply with print and advertisement specifications.
Customers Ask for Reporting with Links to Errors: Requested and Delivered
Enfocus Senior Product Manager, Andrew Bailes- Collins, credits an in-depth Instant PDF customer survey for giving the company critical information regarding market needs. "Instant PDF users have made it clear that they trust and rely on Enfocus' error reporting, but don't want to waste time searching for identified errors," he says of the request for improved reporting. "They want to see the problem areas through an annotated report, so that the problems can be quickly resolved, allowing them to move on to the next job and save valuable time."
PitStop Library 10 and Support for Major Standards and Popular Applications
Building Instant PDF 10 on the latest PitStop Library means that operators enjoy the same level of error identification and correction as highest-end Enfocus application sites. Other Instant PDF developments have turned it into one of the most robust tools in a designer's arsenal. These advancements include support for the latest Apple OS; the latest Adobe applications as well as Acrobat/Distiller; and previous updates including support for the latest PDF/X standards, preflight checks, color engines, and integration with Enfocus' Switch automation solution. Together these combine to substantially elevate the capabilities of organizations using Instant PDF.
In fact, the price of a single Instant PDF license often costs less that a single "make good" on a print job -- where the "make good" could have been avoided by using Instant PDF in the first place.
Survey Returns High Levels of Satisfaction Among Instant PDF Users
Analysis of the afore-mentioned customer survey, administered earlier this year, highlighted the fact that "more than 90 percent of those participating believe Instant PDF is easy to use and easy to understand", and that "86 percent believe Instant PDF to be a very good value for money".
"You get Enfocus' full preflight and error correction for a fraction of the cost," says Bailes- Collins. "Users now can remedy problems faster, with reports linking precisely to identified areas. Survey respondents already like Instant PDF -- the release of Instant PDF 10 could increase their satisfaction, if that's possible!"