The right settings….
In a previous edition of our Tech Mondays, we explained the PitStop workspaces to properly set up your PDF production environment and keep it under control.
We received many comments on this article indicating that this function was very useful and finally ensured that the workstation was correctly set up. However, several people told us that it would be very interesting to be able to ensure these settings for an entire workshop.
Well, good news, it’s perfectly possible!
Indeed, Enfocus PitStop allows you to choose where to store databases (actually folders containing items to share) containing profiles, action scripts, global changes, variable sets, etc. …and workspaces!
This happens in the PitStop Pro preferences.
By choosing a folder on your network, accessible to all workstations, it will then be possible to synchronize the selected settings between all workstations.
These settings will then appear in the relevant panels in a group named as your share folder.
Ensure that everything remains under control
But how can we ensure that everything remains under control and that the settings are always correct?
It is possible to check the “Read only” check box in the preferences, which will lock the settings, ensuring that they are always valid.
Once everything has been configured as above, it then becomes easy to manage and update the settings for all workstations: just modify the settings stored in the network databases… and all workstations will be updated!
Wait! There’s more!
We have focused on workspace settings in this article, but, as described above, it is perfectly possible to apply this method for profiles, action lists, color librairies, output intents, color management, etc.
If you have been careful enough 😉, you have noticed in the screenshots that our databases are stored on Dropbox. Indeed, you can even use a cloud sharing service to store these databases.
That’s even how we at agileStreams share our settings and scripts!
Is this tip useful to you? Feel free to post your comments below.