Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has a Collect Window with a Collectable File Classes area. This Collectable File Classes area of the Collect Window displays:
- File Types and the File Count for each type
- File Class Options button
- Collect All Files In Class button
- Collect Used Files In Class button
- Collect None Of The Files In Class button
Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Collect Window:
Collectable File Classes
- The Collectable File Classes Window (on the left)
- the four buttons (on the right)
The Collectable File Classes Window on the left lists file types (classes) that will be collected and the file count for each file type. Types of files that can be collected include:
- Document – This is typically the InDesign, QuarkXPress or layout application file.
- Image – This includes the images linked to the Document class such as TIFF and EPS files.
- Suitcases – These are the bitmap portion of postscript fonts, also known as screen fonts.
- Type 1 Font Files – These are the postscript portion of postscript fonts also known as printer fonts.
- Fonts – these are OpenType fonts, TrueType fonts and dFonts.
- Low Resolution OPI Images – These are low resolution OPI images used as place holders.
- High Resolution OPI Images – These are full resolution OPI images and are used in output to a platesetter or imagesetter.
- Collect Report – By default, FlightCheck creates a text-based inventory report, called a Collect Report. If you do not want this report to be added to the collected job package, uncheck the Collect Report File Class.
The Four Buttons in the Collectable File Classes section of the Collect Window
In order to activate the buttons, please select an item in the Collectable File Class window on the left side of the window. Once you select an item, it should highlight with a blue bar and white text. Then, you can select any of the four buttons to apply to the highlighted Class. Only one File Class can be highlighted and worked on at a time.
File Class Options – Clicking on this button brings up the “Collect Class Options” window. This window is where you can:
1) Create or change the names of Subfolders for collected items such as Fonts and Images.
2) Omit referenced but unused files – This checkbox is on by default and tells FlightCheck to not collect referenced but unused items. This is designed mostly for Fonts where fonts that are part of an unused Style Sheet would collect if this item was unchecked. Omit referenced but unused is actually the same as the “Collect Used Files In Class” button. If you change the names of the folders for Fonts to be collected into, you must have a job with all of the different types of Fonts present, otherwise your Postscript fonts and OpenType fonts may wind up in two different subfolders, as each Collectable File Class can have its own subfolder.
Collect All Files In Class – Highlighting a Class and clicking on the “Collect All Files In Class” button will cause FlightCheck to collect everything associated with a job. This button mostly affects the collection of Fonts. If you have an unused font in your job, FlightCheck will display it in italics in the Files area of the Collect window. These files are not collected by default. If you select “Collect All Files In Class”, these fonts will now be collected. This is usually not what people want.
Collect Used Files In Class – Highlighting a Class and clicking on the “Collect Used Files In Class” button will cause FlightCheck to collect only files that are used in the job. This button mostly affects the collection of Fonts. If you have an unused font in your job, FlightCheck will display it in italics in the Files area of the Collect window. These files are not collected by default. If you select “Collect Used Files In Class”, these fonts will still not be collected. This is the default state of FlightCheck and is what most people want. You do not have to set this up as FlightCheck out of the box is setup to collect only “Used Files in Class” for all classes.
Collect None Of The Files In Class – Highlighting a Class and clicking on the “Collect None Of The Files In Class” button will cause FlightCheck to collect nothing for that particular Class. This button is rarely used. An example of where this button might be useful is if you have a job that you are sending to someone and you do not want to send along your images, instead of deselecting each image individually in the Files window, you can simply highlight the Image Class and click on “Collect None Of The Files In Class”. Once you do this all Images will be deselected in the Files window in one click.
FlightCheck features let you see file types & counts and file class options.
You can also choose to collect all files, used files or no files, with FlightCheck.
For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Collect Window: Collectable File Classes