You can capture the results of a Preflight inspection in various types of reports. You can
specify the results as a text file, an XML file, or as single Adobe PDF file. A PDF report
can include just an overview, or detailed information presented in different ways.
A PDF report includes information about the document and problem objects in layers,
which you turn on or off in the Layers tab of the navigation pane.
To create a report of problem objects:
1. In the Preflight dialog box, click Report, or choose Create Report from the Options menu.
2. Enter a name and location for the report. The suffix "_report" is automatically added to the
3. Select the type of report, and then click Save.
PDF Report creates a summary of problems accompanied by either transparent masks or
comments for each problem object, if you select those options. Select Details to expand
the reported information about each problem object, for example, where the object is
located on the page. If this option is unselected, the report includes only a list of problems
for the object. Select Problems Highlighted By Transparent Masks to place a colored
mask, similar to a Photoshop mask, over areas to make the problem areas stand out. You
can change the mask color using Preflight preferences. Select Problems Highlighted By
Comments to insert preflight results as comments.
XML Report produces a structured report for workflow systems that can interpret and
process the Preflight results. For details, contact your prepress service provider.
Text Report produces a report in ASCII characters, with each line indented according to
the hierarchy in the Preflight Results dialog box. You can open the report in a text editor
to read or edit it.
To hide or show layers in a PDF report:
1. In the navigation pane, click the Layers tab to open the navigation pane.
2. In the Layers tab, click the square to the left of a layer name to hide or show the layer.