Preflighting a PDF
Preflight is a wonderful tool in Acrobat that lets you check your file before sending it out to a printer. Preflight checks the PDF document for any issues or problems, such as two different color spaces (RGB and CMYK) or missing fonts, and lets you fix the files before you run into problems at the service bureau. Choose from preset Preflight profiles (which dictate the specific criteria that a PDF must conform to) such as Digital Press (B/W), Digital Press (color), Magazine Ads, Newspaper Ads, Acrobat Compatibility, and more. Or you can create your own profile for analyzing the file.
To run Preflight on a PDF
- Choose Advanced > Preflight (
Figure 3.4 Use Preflight to check your document before sending it to the service bureau.
- Click on a profile to read about its purpose below the profile box (
) and choose the best profile for your document.
Figure 3.5 Choose a default Profile.
- Click Execute to start the file analysis.
- Preflight shows the Results of the file listed in the dialog box (
Figure 3.6 The Results area shows the problems in the file.