Preflight Report "Removed object"

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Preflight Report "Removed object"

Post by stome » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:44 am

We're starting to implement a preflight routine into our workflow and noticed a "fixes" section of the report that says "Removed Object (16x on page 1)". I'm trying to figure out what objects the preflight is referring to. It's a simple envelope pdf and is very "clean" right out of InDesign. Would anyone know what objects are being removed? I see this on many of the pdfs we run the preflight through.

Kind regards!

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Re: Preflight Report "Removed object"

Post by bens » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:37 am

Typically these will be "hidden" objects, for example something that is completely obscured by another object on top of it (with no transparency or overprint), or objects that have neither stroke nor fill and hence don't print.

If you want to know for sure you can check the Preflight Profile for any fixes that say they'll remove objects - or maybe just compare a before and after file.

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Re: Preflight Report "Removed object"

Post by RytisT » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:24 am

Well, you can try looking at the preflight itself to figure out what it's set to remove.

Or, you can set the preflight report to annotated and see if it highlights the spots on PDF where those objects have been (altought it might not, since
those objects are not there anymore and there's nothing to highlight. Not sure about this one.)

Lastly, you can try to open the document (before preflighting) with just acrobat and go to pitstop's object browser, see what's there, preflight the file, check browser again, see what's gone.

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