FlightCheck Overview - FlightCheck® User Guide - 2023

FlightCheck is a standalone application for Apple’s macOS 10.12 and higher that can preflight, preview, report on and package InDesign, QuarkXPress, PDF and Adobe Illustrator files. FlightCheck does not require these applications to even be loaded on your computer to do its magic.

FlightCheck gives you two ways to view your documents-

Inventory Mode – When viewing your file in Inventory Mode, you see a breakdown of items detected in your document. This includes things such as File Size, Creation and Modification Dates, Number of Pages, Used Fonts, Colors and Images. The Inventory sections can be moved up or down in the list. You can also adjust the order of the columns as well as hide or show columns.
FlightCheck Inventory Window

Preflight Mode – In Preflight Mode you will see a list of which Preflight Rules were triggered, with details about the items that triggered the Preflight Rule. Preflight Mode also contains a FlightCheck Score, the higher the FlightCheck Score, the more you can be certain your document is ready to go for final output.
FlightCheck Preflight Window

FlightCheck also has some handy desktop workflow features built in so you can tie in with other workflows.

  1. Ability to export a preview of your document as PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG or GIF
  2. Ability to open multiple files at one time
  3. Ability to generate one-off reports about your document
  4. The ability to package up your document and create reports based on the items detected within your document
    FlightCheck Package Window
  5. Ability to export individual Inventory sections as CSV files for use in other reporting tools. (CSV files are Comma Separated Values. CSV files are easily imported into programs such as Excel or Apple Numbers)
    Export Image Data as CSV

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