Please refer to below mentioned links.
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I had already read the prior thread and have the PDF. There is nothing there that helps me solve my issue. InDesign will not let me import the profile. As I said, it pops up the error message "Cannot load profile into the same document".
Also, you can just make the profile, they show you screenshot, step by step on their .pdf guide, see page 6:
Thank you for trying to help, but both your posts are about Pass4Press PDF export settings, not the Pass4Press Preflight settings utilizing their .indd file to load/import the settings.
Oh, sorry. So what makes their preflight special? i would think the standard preflight setting that come default would be enough, no? Set up cymk, crop marks no overflow text boxes.
Yeah, I don't know what would make their preflight special. I'm just trying to meet the magazine publisher's specifications. It's a UK magazine and they want the PPA Pass4Press specifications. The PPA is a UK organization, and It seems to be a very UK thing.
I work in publishing for a UK based company. And I make book covers and entire books. I used the basic preflight setting but I do export based on the .pdf requirements that the printer tells me, or asks for. Which is always a really old version of .pdf like acrobat 4.
wish I could help more. But if it was me, go ahead and layout, inject their .pdf export setting and send that. The final .pdf correctly setup with their colomodes and compression is of more implants to the printer in my experience.
I'm not having a problem loading it in CC2014. Have you tried loading with no documents open?
I had already read the prior thread and have the PDF. There is nothing there that helps me solve my issue.
I think you have to take any guide like this with some skepticism, although if the magazine is asking you to use it as their guide you don't have much choice.
Just skimming through the guide there are a few things that are out-of-date or flat out wrong.
The idea that you will get better results making CMYK conversions in Photoshop is not correct because both programs use the same color management system and produce the same conversions. If you wanted to get extra fussy about an image's conversion's color intent (i.e., relative for one image vs. perceptual for another) you can do that via Object>Image Color Settings...
There are significant problems with making the conversion in Photoshop. Once you make the conversion the color is bound to the destination profile. If you make the conversion to ISO Coated 300 and later find out it should have been Coated Fogra39 the only way to get there, unless you've saved the original RGB, is with a destructive CMYK-to-CMYK conversion.
InDesign does not handle trapping either to the document's page items or on export to PDF/X-1a. You have to print the document as separations in order to use ID's trapping preset. It would be a waste of time to adjust the trapping presets because they won't be used on export—the magazine will have to handle trapping at output.
It is true that the profile used to make the conversion to CMYK either in Photoshop or ID will impose a total ink limit, but that won't stop you from exceeding the limit in the page layout. If you are using transparency with images you have to watch out for blending modes like Multiply that can change the CMYK values and exceed limits. Preflight won't check that, you have to use Sep Preview>Ink Limit.
A magazine might require PDF/X-1a so that you are forced to see and accept color in the final CMYK gamut, but any printer with modern equipment will be able to make accurate CMYK conversions at output. So the idea that PDF/X-4 is flawed because it allows RGB objects is not true.
Thanks very much for the insights. I appreciate it. I'm downloading ID 2014 right now to see if that version lets me load the preflight profile. If it does, I copy the settings and manually enter them in ID 2017.
The Pass4Press preflight profile loaded just fine in Id 2014. I created a blank profile in Id 2017 and copied over the settings.
It must be some kind of incompatibility with Id 2017. I marking this answered.
Please check with Pass4Press, check if it is compatible with 2017 or not?