Prep Your InDesign Files for Printing

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InDesign Interactive Document Preflight Check
Package Your InDesign Print Document


1. Open Preflight Panel by clicking on indicator at the bottom left of the screen or going to Window > Output > Preflight.

2. Define a new profile by going to flyout menu, and select Define Profiles. This brings up the Preflight Profiles dialogue box.

3. Click purple + sign at bottom left to create new profile.

4. Give your profile a name.

5. Select preflight alerts:

LINKS—Expand menu and check Links Missing or Modified

 COLOR—Expand menu
• Check [Registration Applied]. (Anything using Registration should be set to black)

 IMAGES AND OBJECTS—Expand menu.
• Expand and check Image Resolution.

 Check Color Image Minimum Resolution, set to 200.

 Check Grayscale Image Minimum Resolution, set to 200.

 Check 1-bit Image Minimum Resolution, set to 800.
• Check Non-Proportional Scaling of Placed Object.
• Check Hidden Page Items.

 TEXT—Expand Menu.
• Check Overset Text.
• Check Font Missing.
• Check Glyph Missing.
• Check Dynamic Spelling Check Errors.
• Expand and check Font Types Not Allowed > check Protected Fonts.
• Check Unresolved Caption Variable.

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