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Looking at the results

From: InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

Video: Looking at the results

We're going to go ahead and take a look at how you can use custom preflight profiles to catch errors in our document. I'm going to open up our Preflight panel, and from the flyout menu, I'm going to check Define Profiles. I have a commercial printing profile that I created earlier and I'm going to use that one. So from the pop-up menu, I'm going to pick Commercial Printing. When I do that, this document will be checked using that profile. I'm going to go ahead and look at my document and see what errors, if any, I have. Now I notice right next to it it says I have two.

Looking at the results

We're going to go ahead and take a look at how you can use custom preflight profiles to catch errors in our document. I'm going to open up our Preflight panel, and from the flyout menu, I'm going to check Define Profiles. I have a commercial printing profile that I created earlier and I'm going to use that one. So from the pop-up menu, I'm going to pick Commercial Printing. When I do that, this document will be checked using that profile. I'm going to go ahead and look at my document and see what errors, if any, I have. Now I notice right next to it it says I have two.

So when I look at this first one here on Page 1 and with my Info tab selected, I can see, "The page differs from the document size or orientation." Now when I look at the second error, this is the flap from our gatefold and again, that sizes is going to make different than the rest of the document as well. Now this isn't going to prevent a problem at output, but it just informs me that I have different-size pages in my document. Next, I'm going to go ahead and look at Images and Objects. I'm going to go ahead and look at Image resolution, and I notice I have two images that have potential image-resolution problems.

When I click on the first image, it's going to take me to it and it's going to tell me what the error is. Color image must be at least 200 dots per inch, based on the current profile I'm using, and it has an effective resolution of 177 dots per inch. Now I can go ahead and try to resize that image lower to increase the resolution, or I can look for another image. I'm going to go ahead and look at the next image. Now in this case, it says that the image is 129 dots per inch, but it must be at least 200 based on the profile I have selected.

Again, I can go ahead and try to resize this image. Decreasing the size will increase my resolution. Or I can locate another image. Next, I'm going to look at Color. Color space is not allowed. Again, I'm using the Commercial Printing for CMYK profile, and when I look at my colored images here, I noticed that I have RGB JPEG images. I can pick a different preflight profile that allows RGB workflow, or I can replace these images with CMYK versions.

Next, I'm going to look at my Registration color not allowed. In here, I notice I have a line that's going to show my fold marks and its colored registration. In this case, I think it's just fine, but normally you would not want registration to be used. As we can see, having a custom preflight profile will look for specific areas in your job that could cause potential output problems.

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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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  1. 3m 19s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      31s
    3. Asking the right questions before starting your document
      1m 54s
  2. 21m 59s
    1. Building documents correctly
      3m 9s
    2. Understanding facing pages vs. non-facing pages
      2m 8s
    3. Creating a four-page spread with a left-hand page 1
      1m 48s
    4. Creating a gatefold layout
      2m 7s
    5. Creating a letterfold layout
      2m 27s
    6. Creating a book cover layout for a perfect bound book
      3m 11s
    7. Creating a calendar layout
      3m 13s
    8. Creating a drill edge
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 16s
    1. Understanding the preflight settings
      4m 55s
    2. Creating profiles
      2m 26s
    3. Loading and embedding profiles
      1m 18s
    4. Looking at the results
      2m 37s
  4. 10m 13s
    1. Understanding process colors, spot colors, and the Ink Manager
      1m 57s
    2. Using overprint vs. knockout
      1m 46s
    3. Using rich black (percentages of CMYK)
      1m 44s
    4. Checking for unnamed colors
      2m 4s
    5. Using mixed inks and registration
      2m 42s
  5. 4m 25s
    1. Using layers
      2m 25s
    2. Understanding Conditional Text and GREP
      2m 0s
  6. 6m 6s
    1. Understanding document fonts
      1m 33s
    2. Avoiding common font problems
      2m 57s
    3. Choosing the best font formats
      1m 36s
  7. 9m 0s
    1. Looking at the Links panel
      1m 32s
    2. Customizing the Links panel
      1m 56s
    3. Understanding resolution and scaling
      2m 4s
    4. Understanding actual resolution vs. effective resolution
      1m 53s
    5. Choosing file formats
      1m 35s
  8. 6m 47s
    1. Understanding RGB and CMYK
      2m 13s
    2. Using ICC profiles
      2m 13s
    3. Converting from RGB to CMYK during PDF export
      2m 21s
  9. 7m 44s
    1. Understanding accurate soft proofing in Acrobat
      2m 32s
    2. Using the Separations Preview panel
      3m 16s
    3. Using the Flattener Preview panel
      1m 56s
  10. 11m 43s
    1. Packaging your files
      2m 0s
    2. Using Adobe PDF presets
      2m 2s
    3. Understanding PDF/X-1a vs. PDF/X4
      3m 20s
    4. Understanding when to create an Acrobat layer
      1m 25s
    5. Using single pages vs. spreads
      2m 56s
  11. 2m 14s
    1. Final thoughts: 10 things to keep your printer happy
      2m 14s

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