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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Live Preflight

The Preflight feature was completely revamped for CS4, and now constantly monitors the state of the document, checking it against a set of user-specified preflight rules. InDesign ships with a basic, bare-bones preflight profile, but you might want to create a more ambitious custom profile. If your print service provider or a publication gives you a custom preflight profile, use that profile to ensure that you’re meeting their requirements.

Since preflight is dynamic, you can fix problems as soon as they occur if you’ll train yourself to keep an eye on the constantly updated Preflight status in the lower-left corner of the document window (Figure 11.48).

Figure 11.48. Keep an eye on the Preflight status in the lower-left corner ...

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