Package InDesign Files for Prepress with Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

Package InDesign Files for Prepress with Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

Collect files during prepress to package InDesign files, using Markzware‘s preflight solution, FlightCheck:

FlightCheck is pre press software that can check Adobe and other file types for printing quality.
You can package InDesign files into a folder for sharing with team members, by using FlightCheck.
This video shows you how:

Package InDesign Files for Prepress with
Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

FlightCheck can collect INDD files and package InDesign images, fonts, etc., for sharing.

FlightCheck’s Collect Window includes the following areas:

  • Collect Destination
  • Destination Info
  • Job Info
  • Collectable File Classes
  • Files

Collect Destination

  • Select a destination/path to which FlightCheck will save your collected job.
  • Click “Choose” to see a standard Save dialog where you can select the destination for FlightCheck to save your collected job.

Destination Info
Select from the following options:

  • Compress Job (enables ZIP compression)
  • Create Job Folder (creates a folder with the name shown in the Folder/Archive area)
  • Folder/Archive (shows the name of the job to be collected)
  • The Space Available line shows the space available on your hard drive.

Job Info
The Job Info area shows total file count and total job size of the job being collected.

  • Total File Count lists the total number of files that FlightCheck will collect.
  • Total Job Size (uncompressed) lists the size of the collected job (the size the job will be when decompressed).

Markzware FlightCheck Collectable File Classes area in Collect Window
Collectable File Classes
The Collectable File Classes area has:

  • a Collectable File Classes Window on the left and
  • four buttons on the right.

The Collectable File Classes Window lists main file classes/types to be collected and the file count for each type:

  • Document (the INDD file in the InDesign layout application)
  • Image (images linked to the Document class, such as TIFF and EPS files)
  • Suitcases (bitmap portion of postscript fonts, known as screen fonts)
  • Type 1 Font Files (postscript portion of postscript fonts, known as printer fonts)
  • Fonts (OpenType fonts, TrueType fonts and dFonts)
  • Low Resolution OPI Images (low resolution OPI images used as place holders)
  • High Resolution OPI Images (full resolution OPI images and are used in output to a platesetter or imagesetter)
  • Collect Report (By default, FlightCheck creates a text-based inventory Collect Report. If you do not want this report in the collected job package, uncheck the Collect Report File Class.)

To activate one of the four buttons, select an item in the Collectable File Class window on the left. Then, select one of the four buttons to apply to the highlighted File Class:
1. File Class Options (brings up the “Collect Class Options” window, where you can:

  • Create or change the names of Subfolders for collected items such as Fonts and Images.
  • Omit referenced but unused files (tells FlightCheck whether to collect referenced but unused items, such as fonts)

2. Collect All Files In Class (Highlight a Class and click the “Collect All Files In Class” button to tell FlightCheck to collect everything associated with a job.)
3. Collect Used Files In Class (Highlight a Class and click the “Collect Used Files In Class” button to tell FlightCheck to collect only files used in the job.)
4. Collect None Of The Files In Class (Highlight a Class and click the “Collect None Of The Files In Class” button to tell FlightCheck to collect nothing for that Class.)

Files
The Files area lists files that FlightCheck detected as associated with the job to be collected. It has a Collect column and a Files column.

  • The Collect column on the left contains a checkbox for most items. (Check the box for an item to tell FlightCheck to collect that item.)
  • The Size column on the right will list the size in bytes of each item being collected.

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

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