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Find and Fix Production Errors in InDesign CS4
Join me as I show how the new Live Preflight feature in Adobe InDesign CS4 alerts you to potential problems in real time so you can quickly navigate to the error, and keep working.

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Hi! This is Rufus Deuchler, Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems. In the next few minutes I will be showing you how you can save yourself a lot of time by using Adobe Creative Suite 4.
In this clip, I will be showing you how you can avoid painful headaches with Live Preflight in Adobe InDesign CS4.
Live Preflight is a brand new feature that scans your document for potential errors as work, thus totally eliminating the time needed to correct files after your printer calls you on a Friday evening to ask you for a new and better PDF.
An independent research shows that finding and fixing an error in a 2-page InDesign CS4 layout with Live Preflight is 200% faster than finding and fixing errors using the Preflight options in InDesign CS3.
Live Preflight is turned on by default for all new documents, and it uses a profile called Basic, which simply checks for missing or modified links, missing fonts, and overset text frames. If any of these conditions exist, the total number of errors in the document appears to the right of a red circle in the document window’s status bar.
Other important checks can be activated in the Preflight Panel to make your work even safer. Errors such as the number of colors that can be used, a minimum PPI for your raster images, and much more.
The other time saving attribute of Live Preflight is that you can share the profiles you create with your coworkers, so that everyone respects the same quality standards and provides files that will work the way you want them to work.
By working with Adobe InDesign CS4 and using Live Preflight you will tremendously speed up your workflows, eliminate costly errors, and make you feel safer as you create.
And, if time is money, as they say, this has never been more important than in a design workflow, where every minute of production has a fixed cost.
This is Rufus Deuchler, Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems.
See you soon, and make good use of your time with Adobe Creative Suite 4!


Hi again,
I was trying out the export function from InDesign to SWF with page curl etc... What I would like to see is that when I want to include an HTML file is to decide which background color I want for the HTML file. That I would love to see as an option. Now I need to manually go in and use the find & replace function in for example Wordpad searching for #999999 and replace it with the color I want. Could you please forward this to the Adobe development team for us?

[Hi John-Arild, that is a very good idea, and I will forward it. Although, changing the color of the HTML background is a breeze if you open it in Dreamweaver. Also, the HTML page really serves the function of previewing the SWF file after export. Ideally, you would then link to the SWF in a graphically more complete page. -Rufus]

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