Desktop Tools: Tips n' Tricks for Automating PDF Preflight & Repair (Computer Lab) (L5)

Type: Training
Date: 09/12/11 2:00 PM CT - 09/12/11 5:00 PM CT
Location: Chicago, IL United States
Web site:

Fee: $299 (counts as 3 seminars towards a Value Package Plan) View Pricing

Speaker: Joe Marin


A recent Printing Industries of America survey revealed that 70% of printers state that more than half of all files submitted for print need to be corrected before they can be output successfully. Acrobat Professional has a powerful toolset that can help streamline the PDF preflighting and repair process. And, by adding just a few plug-ins for Acrobat, you’ll have even more powerful tools in your arsenal to combat even the peskiest PDF files. Come prepared to “roll-up your sleeves” in this hands-on lab session and gain the knowledge you need to automate PDF repair that will save you time, money and headaches!

Room S404

You Will Learn:

  • All about the print production tools in Acrobat Professional
  • How to set up Acrobat preferences for preflighting
  • How to automate preflight using the Acrobat Professional Prelfight Tool
  • How to automatically repair some of the most common PDF problems
  • Adding third-party plug-ins to your preflighting and repair arsenal
  • Yikes! How to automatically PDFs created from Microsoft Office products
  • Using JDF to automate PDF creation, preflight, repair, and delivery

Who Should Attend:
Designers, Prepress Professionals, CSRs, and anyone who works with files destined for print

Business Categories:
Design/Creative, Graphic Applications, Pre-Media, Workflow

Joe Marin, Senior Analyst, Digital Technologies
Printing Industries of America

Joe Marin is one of the industry’s leading voices on digital technologies, including all things related to succeeding in a digital print environment. He is a veteran speaker at GRAPH EXPO and other venues on color management, PDF workflow, preparing print-ready files, web-to-print, and business-related issues. Joe is also the lead instructor in the best-selling Printing Industries of America workshop, Orientation to the Graphic Arts. In addition to public workshops, Joe develops and leads custom training programs for major industry manufacturers and suppliers. He is the author of the Prepress Skills Training Program, Process Control Primer, Digital Prepress Primer, and co-author of The PDF Print Production Guide, all published by Printing Industries Press.