The button for Inventory is paired with the button for Preflight Mode. The Inventory Mode button looks like a page with a magnifying glass hovering over the page.
Inventory Mode is the default state of how FlightCheck displays details of your file the first time you run FlightCheck
Inventory Mode is designed to give you a look at the pieces that make up your file.
By default FlightCheck opens in Inventory Mode
The button for Preflight mode is paired with the button for Inventory mode. The Preflight Mode button looks like an eagle head in a circle.
Preflight Mode is designed to give you a look at the Ground Controls (Preflight Rules) that triggered for your file.
Clicking the Open button will cause FlightCheck to attempt to open your document in the system default application that handles that file type. For example, if you have an InDesign file open and click the Open Icon, FlightCheck will open the default version of InDesign on your system and then [attempt to] open the document in InDesign.
Clicking on the Package button will bring up the Package Window. This is where you can package and collect your job along with reports.
Clicking the Report button brings up a Report Window. This window allows you to generate a Report of the information displayed on screen in one of five formats (html, json, rtf, txt or xml). This window also allows you to select an application to open the Report in.
The Report generated depends on which mode you are in
- If you are in Inventory Mode, you will generate an Inventory Report. This report shows what is listed on your screen in the Inventory area
- If you are in Preflight Mode, you will generate a Preflight Report. This report shows what is listed on your screen in Preflight Mode.
Clicking on the Export button brings up FlightCheck’s Export window. On this window you can select one of several formats to export a bitmap representation of the document you are preflighting.
The formats available for Export are
Clicking on the Acrobat button will open a PDF preview of your file in Adobe Acrobat or whatever you have set as the Default application on your system to handle PDFs.
Clicking on the Print button, allows you to print a copy of the Report for the mode you are in. Thus, if you are in the Inventory Mode, the report printed will be the Inventory Report. If you are in Preflight Mode, the report printed will be the Preflight Report.