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Offline scottrsimons

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Pistop Preflight Reports
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:57:37 PM »
We have Pitstop Pro 13 on one Mac in the shop that we all share. Basically use it to do color changes if needed, and delete text, and maybe the rare text change, not much else. Probably would if we all had it on our Macs locally.

But my question is, management wants us Prepress people to get them a report of all the low res in a document, because the customer to sent in the file is too dumb to know what they did. I've tried PSP preflight, which basically does what I'm looking for, but the bookmark doesn't list each of the offenders separately, but on one link. Is there a way to change that?

I really like that it highlights the offender on the page, when you click on the bookmark. And I'm sure there is more to it than I'm seeing off hand. Help me Rhonda.

I'm sure you can guess that we don't have a service contract, otherwise I would be contacting support for this question.
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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 08:52:58 AM »
I see you have Prinergy and RBA. Is it possible you could write a rule to do this for you?

I have not tried this path but I do write some text files that capture data and are saved as .csv files.

Don't know if you could generate a report of images but you may be able to capture jobs and pages with low resolution or at the least pages with preflight warning or errors.
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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 09:00:57 AM »
I think you need advanced preflight to do this but you can also generate reports.
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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 09:40:28 AM »
Did you try the PitStop Regular Preflight report?

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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 11:09:16 AM »
You have Prinergy. Do you also have Insite? If so you could send them a Secure Link to Smart Review and they click on a preflight warning and it will zoom them right to the problem. Save some trees so they don't print the report and then throw it away without reading it.
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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 10:44:03 AM »
johnny_jay, yes I have tried Prinergy's preflight, but the world we live in now, everyone needs visuals, and to be spoon fed their own info back to them. It is VERY good in stating how many issues and the DPI and on each page. But in the same case it gives too much info, and yes, I know we can dumb it down (which is also a shame).

abc, I thought I did. But just did it again. Ok, I like it. Now just need to figure out sending that to the CSR/Sales and then to the customer...time to RTFM.  :banana:

Joe, we used to have Insite, but got rid of it, as we were not using it enough to justify the cost. And you are absolutely correct about the Secure Link to the Smart Review especially now that it is all HTML5.
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Re: Pistop Preflight Reports
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 07:47:44 AM »
Quote from: scottrsimons link=msg=303206 date=1540219443

abc, I thought I did. But just did it again. Ok, I like it. Now just need to figure out sending that to the CSR/Sales and then to the customer...time to RTFM.  :banana:


I thought it might help. If you need any help, let me know.