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If you routinely use the same preflight profile to inspect documents, you can use a droplet or a preflight action to process files.
A droplet in Preflight is a small application that runs a Preflight inspection on one or more PDFs that you drag onto the Droplet icon . You can save a droplet on the desktop or to another location on your computer.
Like droplets, a preflight action inspects multiple files simultaneously, separates successful files from problem files, and creates reports in designated locations. In addition, hot folders can convert multiple file types (JPEG, HTML, RTF, and so on) to PDF or to PDF/X using conversion settings you specify; inspect the files using specified profiles, and output them in any format Acrobat supports, including PDF and PostScript.
If you are inspecting only files, you probably don’t need to save changes or save copies in output folders.
When you inspect files using a droplet, you can separate successful files from problem files, and review results in an optional report.
In Acrobat Home, select See all tools > Use print production > Preflight. In the Preflight dialog box, select Options and then Create Droplet.
Select a Preflight profile from the drop-down menu in the Preflight: Droplet Setup dialog box. Create a new one if the exact profile you need isn't listed.
Specify settings for handling the PDFs, after the preflight inspection, and then select Save.
Select See all Tools > Use print production > Preflight. Select Options from the Preflight dialog box, and then select Edit Droplet.
Go to the location where you've saved the droplet and open it. Change the settings you want to modify, and then save the droplet.
Use the droplet options to specify how the Preflight tool processes PDFs when you drag them onto the Droplet icon.
You also specify these options when you run a preflight inspection using the Actions feature. (See Action wizard.)
Keep Profile [profile]
Uses the currently selected profile for the preflight inspection.
Inserts the profile being used in the droplet into the profile list under the Imported Profiles category.
Provides a menu of all available profiles. You can select a different profile for the preflight inspection.
Run Preflight Profile Without Applying Fixups
Inspects and reports on problems without correcting them. This option is available only if you choose a profile that includes a fixup for correcting problems.
Copy PDF File
Places a copy of the PDF in the Success or Error folder.
Move PDF File
Moves the inspected PDF to the Success or Error folder.
Save Alias Of PDF File
Places a link to the PDF in the Success or Error folder, so that the original file is not moved from its location.
Create Report And Save In Success/Error Folder
Lets you specify the type of report and amount of detail. This report indicates the results of the preflight inspection.
Lets you change report options.
Lets you specify a folder and location for the files and optional reports.
Display A Summary PDF
Creates a report of files that generated mismatches during the inspection. The report indicates the location of each file; the path to the file is an active link.