The Computer Revolution/Computer Graphics/PDF Plugins

Two of the advanced plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat Reader are.

  1. Pit Stop
  2. Quite Imposing

These plugins used Adobe Acrobat allow you to make amendments to the PDF. These are more beneficial for Printing. For example. Suppose a graphic designer designed a flyer size 8.5 x 11 in Quark Express and the graphic designer is sending the file on behalf of the customer to get 2000 flyers printed. Suppose the printshop does not have the expensive quark express. If he makes a PDF and sends it to the printer then the printer has to print it single up on a sheet of 8.5 x 11. However it is cost beneficial if the 8.5x 11 flyer is printed 2 up on an 11 x 17 sheet. The Pdf designed 1 up on a sheet will not work and it has to duplicated on the file on a larger sheet. Adobe acrobat does not allow you the option of doing so but The quite imposing plug in for Acrobat Does. You can hit the step and repeat option and duplicate the page on a sheet. This plug in has been extremely effective for printing complex designs with links, exclusive fonts, bleeds, etc.

Another benefit of this plug-in is booklet making. Booklet Making is a much more complex idea then most designers perceive. I understand this as I have done it manually as well. Quite imposing allows you to make a booklet out of single facing pages into a saddle stitched booklet or a perfect bound booklet. This feature saves time, money, and a lot of hassle.

Pit Stop on the other hand allows you to change the information. It is intriguing how file designed in a software that you don't have can be manipulated in the PDF document. You can change features such as colour modes from CMYK to RGB, colour hues, saturation, editing text, etc.

These plug-ins enhance the usage of PDF documents predominately benefiting the Printing and Publishing Industry in Information Technology.