Preflight
Messages

IMPORTANT
Preflight messages in Smart Review are designed to assist with the identification of frequently occurring problems. Additionally, using software and operator review, LSC Communications audits files for proper construction, based on our preflight standards, and issues a report of findings to our customers.

Preflight Messages - Pages Tab and Smart Review

Pages Tab

After uploading your PDF, it is refined on our server. Part of this refining process includes preflighting your PDF. Once your PDF has been preflighted it will appears as a thumbnail on the pages tab of InSite. On top of each thumbnail will be one of the following icons indicating it's preflight status.

preflight success iconPreflight Pass

This icon indicates that the PDF passed preflight with out any errors or warnings. Pending review of the page in Smart Review you could approve this page.

preflight warning iconPreflight Warnings

This icon indicates that while preflighting the PDF we detected some issues that could be of concern, but won't necessarily be problematic for printing. If your page has this preflight warning icon it is recommended that you open up the page in Smart Review and review the warning messages listed in the Preflight Manager. These messages will help you determine if the PDF is acceptable to print 'as is' or if a revised PDF is necessary.

preflight error iconPreflight Error

This icon indicates that while preflighting the PDF we detected some issues that fall outside the tolerances for normal printing. These issues could be problematic and could result in quality concerns in the final printed product. If your page has this preflight error icon it is recommended that you open up the page in Smart Review and review the error / warning messages listed in the Preflight Manager. These messages will help you determine if the PDF is acceptable to print 'as is' or if a revised PDF is necessary.

NOTE
By approving any page you are giving express consent that the page matches your desired intent and is approved for printing. If you need to replace a page that already has been approved you MUST contact your Technical Service Representative (TSR) immediately!

Smart Review

preflight error icon

After opening a page in Smart Review, launch the Preflight Manager by clicking on the preflight icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the window. (The preflight icon is the same shape as the icons above)

The Preflight Manager dialog box will contain a report of the preflight performed during processing for this page. The individual preflight checks in this report will be flagged with one of the following icons.

preflight error icon

The information flag indicates that the element in your PDF passed this preflight check. The information next to this flag is for your reference only.

preflight error icon

The warning flag could indicate that an element in your PDF was found to be less than ideal. You need to review this element to determine if it is acceptable to you 'as is'. It also could indicate that our system was able to "fix" a problem it found on the fly. You should review this element to ensure that the final refined file matches your intent.

preflight error icon

This warning flag could indicate that an element in your PDF was found to be outside of normal printing tolerances. This could result in problem when printed or a reduced quality in the final output. You need to review this element to determine if it is acceptable to you 'as is' or if a 'revised' (r1) version is warranted.

(While in Smart Review if you click on any of the messages next to one of these flags your, page preview will zoom into the element in question. This is a helpful tool for tracking down problem elements.)


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