Hi, thanks for the good work on the Affinity products! Having spent some first moments on tuning in with Affinity publisher I'm missing a preflight checker. That's why I have the following feature request:
As an Affinity Publisher user I would like Affinity Publisher to check whether my document layout and the document content fulfills before-configured criteria in order to not export unwanted documents.
I would like Affinity Publisher to provide sane default values/configurations for the below-mentioned checks.
I would like Affinity Publisher to enable me to define and administrate (create,read,update,delete) several preflight profiles.
Desired checks: The checks that I would like Affinity publisher to perform are:
Image resolution: I would like to get notified which image does not match a document's defined resolution to prevent pixelated prints.
Image colour space: I would like to get notified if an image potentially contains colours which might get lost when producing a exporting a document, e.g. for CMYK printing.
Content-bleed-distance: I would like to get notified which contents are too close to a document's bleed, e.g. a background image that should expand to the "bleeding edge".
Outdated links: I would like to get notified which objects displayed in Publisher do not represent the latest version of a referenced file.
Missing external resources: I would like to get notified which external resources cannot be located by Affinity Publisher anymore.
Text overflows: I would like to get notified which text boxes have an overflow issue.
Background: My first project is going to be a simple poster. But I plan to recreate an old InDesign project using Affinity Publisher, a poetry anthology with several pictures etc. I definitely need the software to notify me if I accidentally messed up my layout, e.g. by adjusting a paragraph style etc.
I hope you are already on it. Such a preflight check definitely is part of what I would consider a professional desktop publishing program.