Markzware, the developer of FlightCheck software for preflighting, knows that a preflight droplet is beneficial, whether you do Acrobat 9 printing or Acrobat 10 printing. This will help when you want to get Acrobat 10 print to turn out right or to get Acrobat 9 print to properly pass the preflight checklist. Conduct Acrobat preflight before outputting Acrobat print products. The next time you do your Acrobat 9 or Acrobat 10 preflight, be sure to use FlightCheck, the preflighting solution from Markzware, to preflight Acrobat PDF files and more for print quality control.
Acrobat’s Preflight tools are powerful and complex. But you can simplify your preflight life by creating a standalone droplet. Then, any PDF you drop onto it will be tested against specific project requirements, and can then be automatically moved into a different folder and a report generated. A few of the choices are:
- List all images
- List non CMYK objects
- List text using non-embedded fonts
- Document creates more than four plates
- PDF/X-1a compliant
- PDF/X-3 compliant
- Magazine ads
- Sheetfed offset
- Web offset
- List images below 250 ppi
- Compatibility with Acrobat 3 (or 4, 5, 6 or 7)[note: also 8, 9, 10]
To create a droplet, do this:
In Acrobat 7 and earlier, choose Tools> Print Production> Preflight. In Acrobat 8, choose Advanced> Preflight. Click Options and choose Create Preflight Droplet.
Choose an appropriate preflight Profile from the Run Preflight Check Using pull-down menu or create a new one by clicking the Edit button. Choose options for what Acrobat should do when a file passes the test or fails the test. Click Settings to specify the details of the report. Click Save and choose a location for your new droplet.
When prompted to choose a report type, choose the default PDF report. This tells Acrobat to create a new PDF document that highlights any problems with your PDF.
by Jeff Gamut
Now that you have the steps, go ahead and use FlightCheck from Markzware for your Acrobat 9 or Acrobat 10 preflight and get top printing quality for PDFs today. FlightCheck can check Adobe and other files to catch errors before printing. FlightCheck is available online at the FlightCheck.