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Document Controls

Having named your profile, you now just work your way down the categories in the profiles list. First up is the Document category (Figure 10), in which we tell Acrobat to look at characteristics of the document as a whole. There are three characteristics that Acrobat can look for here, each represented by a drop-down menu accompanied by a grayed, circular icon; this is the drop-down menu I mentioned earlier that lets you tell Acrobat how to report this incident, if at all. For each of these, just select the category appropriate to your needs; the control will gain a small icon indicating our choice (Figure 11).

Figure 10

Figure 10 The Document category lets you specify checks that apply to the document as a whole.

Figure 11

Figure 11 Once you specify how an incident should be reported, an icon appears next to that check in the dialog box indicating your choice. Here, a damaged PDF file will be reported as an error.

Each of these controls (indeed, all of the controls throughout the Edit Profile dialog box) defaults to “Inactive,” so we must explicitly turn on any characteristic that we want reported. In my case, the only one of these three that matters to an eBook profile is the bottommost, “document is damaged” control. I’ll select Error, because if the file is damaged, I don’t want to distribute it to readers. The red X icon appears next to the drop down menu for this control, as in Figure 11.

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