InPreflight 3 Version Control

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Apr 11, 2024

HEIC is added to the list of image formats in preflight preset rules.

Addressed appearance issues that could occur on macOS 14.3 and later.

Previous Updates


Jan 6, 2024

Fixed an issue where the alert symbol in the Links table appeared distorted on macOS Ventura and later.

Fixed an error that could happen when sorting fonts by preflight alerts.

Colors can now be sorted by preflight alerts.


Jan 5, 2024

Fixed an issue where the links table weren’t populated after preflighting under some rare conditions.


Dec 24, 2023

Fixed a stall that happened when using the ‘Move links to document folder’ option.

Fixed an issue where link copy progress wasn’t shown

Fixed a tool tip typo.


Oct 20, 2023

Support for InDesign 2024.

Improved error message for a rare error where InPreflight cannot be open.


May 7, 2023

Fixed issues that occurred when packaging documents that don’t have any links: IDML wasn’t created even if checked in the settings; the packaged file remained invisibly open in InDesign.


Mar 23, 2023

InPreflight now reports the color profile name in PSD files created by GIMP.


Mar 21, 2023

Fixed an issue in which links preflighting was aborted if an exception happened on attempt to retrieve profile name of certain PSD files.

InPreflight now shows an error alert if an unexpected error occurs when preflighting links.


Feb 28, 2023

Addressed an InDesign issue in which Zevrix menu wasn’t always removed after deleting the plug-in.


Feb 15, 2023

Computer name is now automatically assigned to new activations, which makes it easier to identify installations in the License Portal.


Oct 19, 2022

Support for InDesign 2023.


Jul 3, 2022

Fixed an issue in which master page links were omitted from preflight results and packaging.

Changing the active preflight preset now applies the new active preset to the current preflight data.


Jun 20, 2022

The “Print Report” menu and toolbar button now work as expected.

The “Save Report as PDF” menu now works as expected.


May 20, 2022

Option to resave files with the current InDesign version, if needed (automatically resave [Converted] files created with earlier InDesign versions).

Fixed a typo in an alert dialog.


Apr 6, 2022

InPreflight window is now not closeable. This eliminates situations where window could not be open again after being closed.

Removed a redundant menu.


Mar 27, 2022

Fixed an issue in which InPreflight could stall on a pre-preflight stage when processing relatively large documents (100+ MB) under some rare conditions.


Jan 6, 2022

Fixed an issue in which the “doesn’t contain” condition in the Links preflight presets could not be selected.


Jan 3, 2022

Fixed an issue in which the image resolution column were sorted incorrectly.

Fixed an issue in which certain EXIF tags weren’t listed, including ISO Rating and Date Digitized.

Improved conditions for triggering manual activation.

All metadata tags names are now split into separate words as per their capitalized parts. Previously, some tags names were displayed in their computerized single word form.

System Events authorization isn’t required anymore.


Nov 7, 2021

Fixed an issue in which OK button in the Invalid Serial Number window didn’t do anything.


Oct 27, 2021

Support for InDesign 2022.

Support for macOS Monterey.


Oct 18, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the color profile for some PSD files wasn’t reported.

Fixed an issue in which anchored links weren’t listed in some documents.

Fixed an issue in which document’s InDesign version was incorrect.


Oct 16, 2021

Spelling mistakes fixed.

Fixed an issue in which document links weren’t listed if the document contained a text link from CC Library.


Oct 12, 2021

Anchored links are now sorted correctly when sorted by Page.


Oct 11, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the initial values of newly added preflight rules could be unrelated to the specific rule.


Oct 7, 2021

Fixed a crash in a rare situation when a newly packaged file is being packaged (usually by mistake).

Improved memory management.


Oct 7, 2021

Page number of anchored links are now listed.


Oct 6, 2021

Fixed an issue in which InPreflight could stall during packaging if the package folder name field was left blank. 

Fixed an internal error that could occur when tabbing out of the package folder name field.

Fixed an issue in which anchored links were ignored. (Their page numbers are not reported yet, this will be fixed shortly).

Fixed an issue where some links were falsely reported as non-printing.

Improved exception logging for certain tasks.


Oct 4, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the “Non-proportional scaling” preset option didn’t work.


Oct 4, 2021

Improved tabbing order in the Links presets fields.


Sep 28, 2021

Fixed a text size and row height issue in preflight tables that could happen on some machines where an earlier beta was previously installed.


Sep 25, 2021

Initial release.


Sep 22, 2021

Removed beta expiry date.

The “badfolder” column is now hidden.

The warning icon now appears in the Links table.

Grayscale color mode of links is now reported.

Black and White color mode of links is now reported.

Links sort order by name is now case-insensitive.

Black & White replaced with Black and White to match InDesign terminology.


Sep 19, 2021

Fixed potential crash of the Preferences window.

The Preferences menu is removed until any preferences are implemented.

The Preflight Presets menu/shortcut now functions.


Sep 15, 2021

Fixed an issue in which some operations could fail if file path contained double quotation marks.

Fixed an issue in packaging failed if the option to collect fonts was disabled.

UI improvements in the Advanced Packaging window.

Various fixes and improvements in processing steps.


Sep 12, 2021

‘Include paragraph styles’ checkbox now functions as expected.

Paragraph styles report in all reports, when enabled.

The “Package with InDesign” feature is now implemented.

Secondary clicks on the Preflight (advanced packaging) button during processing are now ignored.

Fixed various buttons appearance on pre-Big Sur systems.


Sep 9, 2021

Manual delivery now is also working as expected.


Sep 7, 2021

Fixed a crash that could happen when packaging files with links that don’t contain any nested links.

Delivery is now working.


Sep 2, 2021

Packaging of preflighted files added from the main window now works as expected.


Aug 31, 2021

Fixed potential crash on pre-Catalina systems.


Aug 30, 2021

Adding preflighted file to advanced packaging.

“Overwrite existing folders” option now works as expected.

Fixed an issue where an existing fonts folder wasn’t replaced when expected.

Exceptions are now caught for certain multi-threaded operations


Aug 28, 2021

Fixed appearance glitches in some buttons and text fields on macOS Mojave and earlier.


Aug 23, 2021

Min width for doc split view is now constrained.

Improved behavior of Fonts/Colors splitters.

Improved tables appearance on Big Sur.

Much faster check for color mode of .ai files.

Application name is now shown without extension.

The Package… button becomes disabled once any new files are added.

Current preflighted file is automatically added to packaging when opening the Advanced Packaging window.

Nested links in placed Illustrator and InDesign files are now collected.

If Document fonts folder isn’t created due to legitimate reasons (all fonts are missing or no fonts), packaging isn’t interrupted with an error alert anymore.

The main window now shows up after batch preflight and packaging.

Progress is shown when relinking to packaged links.


Aug 11, 2021

Batch packaging is now ready for testing.


Aug 9, 2021

Create text preflight reports (regular or tab-delimited).


Jul 8, 2021

Fixed scrolling issue in the paragraph styles report table.

Fixed an issue in which fonts weren’t listed for some documents.

Swatch boxes of gradients are now hidden until gradient display is implemented (same with mixed inks).


Jun 28, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the Kind of certain .ai files wasn’t reported.

Basic batch preflight and packaging functionality is now implemented (but not the UI settings yet).


Jun 15, 2021

Preflighting fonts is now much faster (10+ times faster for some files)


Jun 14, 2021

Fixed scrolling issues in the Report Setup window.

Batch preflighting is now functioning. (Note: batch packaging isn’t available yet).


Jun 9, 2021

The Open and Reveal in Finder buttons now work as expected.


Jun 7, 2021

Fixed page size representation for locales with the comma decimal separator.


May 31, 2021

Document bleed/slug values are now accurate.

Fixed an issue in which mixed page sizes were reported for some documents with a single page size.

Improved page size representation in millimeters.


May 28, 2021

File names with umlauts and other special characters now appear as expected.

Fixed various issues in the Fonts table in the Report Setup window.

Fixed value selection issues in the Fonts preset settings.

Fixed a crash that could happen when creating a new rule in the Fonts preset settings when a text field is active.


May 25, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the fonts style of missing fonts was duplicated in their names

Tab in missing font names replaced by space.

Reveal fonts in Finder.


May 12, 2021

Fixed an issue in which InPreflight launched InDesign 2021 instead of working with the currently open version of InDesign.

Page size is now reported in doc info [mixed sized not implemented yet]


May 13, 2021

UI fixes.


May 10, 2021

Link pages are now reported correctly.

Sorting links by page number now works as expected.

Grayscale mode of .ai files.


May 8, 2021

Misc fixes.