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My suggestions for preflight presets:

 

Overprint

Overprint applied to White colour

It would be very nice to have a possibility: Menu / View / Overprint preview of document

 

Colours

Colour spaces not allowed (possibilty to chose which colour space is/isn't ok for current document)

Document contains spot colours (list of them)

 

Resolution

Separate resolution control for 1 bit B&W bitmaps that require a different resolution (800–1200 dpi) than 8 bit Grayscale + RGB/CMYK bitmaps (300–340 dpi)

 

Fonts & Styles

Font missing
Glyph missing
Paragraph and Character style overrides

 

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3 hours ago, SillyWalk said:

Resolution

Separate resolution control for 1 bit B&W bitmaps that require a different resolution (800–1200 dpi) than 8 bit Grayscale + RGB/CMYK bitmaps (300–340 dpi)

As 1 bit B&W bitmaps are not supported today, I'm not sure I understand this one.

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1 minute ago, mac_heibu said:

If we get more presets, at some point it certainly will be necessary to have preflight categories like images, text, fonts, document, …

True, but I'm not sure we need Serif to provide a complex set of Presets.

I think it's more important for them to provide the checks, and a small set of Presets. Individual users can create their own to fit their unique situations.

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If Serif does choose to provide preset presets for the preflight panel, I think it would be best if they would stick with presets that fit well-defined standards in the print industry rather than cater to all of the oddball requirements that individual users are likely to come up with.

If the presets can be imported/exported, then print shops could provide presets matching their requirements so their users could download them and add them to Publisher if they want to.

 

6 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I think it's more important for them to provide the checks, and a small set of Presets. Individual users can create their own to fit their unique situations.

Agreed 100%.

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Thank you for adding this! Even in this early form, it's great to have!

Agree it might be nice to have groups/categories, plus the ability to run a group/category check.

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THANK YOU for the PREFLIGHT :17_heart_eyes:
here is my wishlist on checks and more


Prepress Wishlist
in addition to the existing checks above mentioned by other users


Checks in Preflight live/export

  • Total ink coverage is above n %
  • Empty pages
  • Different page sizes
  • Black/grey text doesn't overprint and is smaller than n
  • Black font consists of multiple colors
  • Object uses transparency


Checks in Preflight AFTER export
on the exported PDF file all checks would be very ensuring for production especially following

  • PDF/X conformity for PDF/X-1a PDF/X4 etc
  • PDF standards PDF 1.3, 1.4, etc
  • Font is not embedded
  • Courier is used within trim box (because was replaced on export due to missing font)
  • Total ink coverage is above n %
  • Black font consists of multiple colors
  • Object uses transparency


Views

  • Overprinting preview
  • Total ink coverage warning view
  • paper simulation for soft proof adjustment(?) (should work on all pages at once)


Right now I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro every day for alle the above mentioned and more checks.
In general Affinity PDFs show less issues than InDesign PDFs but most issues are user generated.

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1 hour ago, Johannes said:

Empty pages

Hmm...   if a page contains only a plain white rectangle, the same color as the paper, then is it still empty?

 

1 hour ago, Johannes said:

Checks in Preflight AFTER export

The preflight panel in Publisher is strictly pre-export at this time and there is no indication that this is likely to change...  can't say for sure, but I would not expect this.  However, some of these checks might be relevant once PDF "pass-through" is supported, to validate the PDFs that are embedded within the document?

 

1 hour ago, Johannes said:

Font is not embedded

I suspect "font cannot be embedded" would be a more generically appropriate check, in case the permissions in a font that was used forbid embedding it?

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4 hours ago, Johannes said:
  • color separation view/preview would also be nice :11_blush:
  • Overprinting preview
  • Total ink coverage warning view
  • paper simulation for soft proof adjustment(?) (should work on all pages at once)

Hell Yeah!

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