FlightCheck General Preferences - FlightCheck® User Guide - 2023

FlightCheck Preferences - General

Show Welcome Window on Launch

When enabled the Welcome Window shows whenever you restart. If Disabled, no window will appear when you startup FlightCheck, so Drag-and-Drop is not immediately available, BUT, you can simply do a Command-O to select a file.

Enable Finder Thumbnail Previews

When this is Enabled, a QuickLook Plug-in for the macOS is enabled. This will change the small icon preview in the Finder for all InDesign files to a mini bitmap preview of the InDesign document. Many people do not like this as they cannot tell a file is an InDesign file with a quick glance and thus the Preference is Disabled by default. Using this Preference requires a restart of your computer to clear out the Finder’s cache files.

Prefer Tabs when opening documents

Selecting this will open all documents in a single tabbed window. This may be helpful in keeping your screen organized if you open several documents at one time. You can always remove a document from the tabbed window by either dragging its tab outside the tabbed window or using the “move tab to new Window” Menu item under the Window menu.

Advanced Scroll Mode

This preference controls how scrolling up and down in FlightCheck’s Inventory View Window behaves. When enabled, you can scroll anywhere and the page scrolls until you encounter a table view (Table views are in the areas in the Pages, Colors, Fonts and Images areas). Once the mouse enters a table, the scrolling switches from the entire page scrolling to the scrolling within the table.

Display Units

You can select a specific unit, or if you select “Document Settings”, FlightCheck will display the page size using the units the file was created with. By default this is set to “Document Settings”.

Animation Speed

Adjusts the time it takes to stabilize the display of a page when moving between pages of a multipage document while Previewing a document. Some people prefer instantaneous previews when switching between pages, some may prefer a slower transition similar to how pages on a smartphone may display.

Default Save/Open Path

  • Previous Used Path – Used the last path selected

  • Document Path – Uses the same location as the document that is currently open

  • Absolute Path – Allows you to select a custom path. When you select this option the Choose a path area directly below this becomes active allowing you to select your custom path

Reset Preferences (button)

Resets the FlightCheck Preferences back to the factory default settings.


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