Many graphic designers know FlightCheck as the stand-alone pre-flighting app for Mac to check Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and PDF files for potential printing problems BEFORE going to press or sending to the repro department. Yes, it is great at doing this, but FlightCheck can also help designers preflight Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, EPS and numerous other images and file formats.
How to Package Adobe Illustrator Files
In addition, Adobe Illustrator documents can be packaged with FlightCheck. That's right, with a click, FlightCheck will package all used fonts and illustrations or art-work used within your .AI files! With FlightCheck you can preflight AND package your Adobe Illustrator files and much more. Illustrator has no way to collect fonts or images now and it also offers no built-in preflight function to check graphic designers vector-based layouts.
Here is how to package Adobe Illustrator files with Markzware FlightCheck:
First, preflight your Adobe Illustrator .AI file by dragging and dropping it onto the FlightCheck app icon
Next, you can review the preflight report and look for potential problems in your Illustrator design, based on the chosen Ground Control settings:
Packaging your used fonts and images within your Illustrator file is easy. Just select Collect Job:
You then see the package option within FlightCheck for Illustrator. You can choose what elements used you want to package and even compress the copied items in a folder, which is also very handy:
That is how graphic designers or illustrators cannot only preflight but also package Adobe Illustrator files! For more info on FlightCheck to package Adobe Illustrator Art-Work, please visit QBS Software's product page on Markzware FlightCheck v6.76 for Mac.
Markzware is a leading software developer of conversion, preflight and file recovery software. Such popular titles for graphic designers, publishers and printers include Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), ID2Q (InDesign to Quark), PageZephyr and of course FlightCheck to package Adobe Illustrator Art-Work!
This is guest blog post written by David Dilling who is the Managing Director at Markzware's European office.