Checking your document with the Preflight panel


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Checking your document with the Preflight panel

So you think your document is ready to print, but is it really? A couple of decades ago my friend and colleague Chuck Wager coined a term that stuck in this industry's lingo when he talked about the preflighting a document to ensure that it was prepared properly. Now preflighting your documents is a great idea. So you'll be really pleased to hear that InDesign has a Preflight panel. To find it, we'll go to the Window menu, choose Output, and then Preflight. Preflighting is turned on by default in InDesign. But you could turn it off if you want it to by clicking on that checkbox.

But while it's on, it's working in the background always searching your document to see if anything is wrong. When it finds something wrong it alerts you in two places. First, at the bottom of the Preflight panel, uh oh, there is a red light and it says there's two errors. The second place it alerts me is in the lower left corner of the document window. There it is again, there is my red li...

Checking your document with the Preflight panel
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Checking your document with the Preflight panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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