With your variables defined, applying them to your Preflight Profiles is simple. This section
will describe how you can apply variables to the majority of the checks and fixes within a
Applying (activating) your Variable Set
From the Tool pallet in Acrobat,
select from the list of tools. Click Apply Variable Set
sub menu and select your Variable Set to be used from the list.
Note: If you don't apply a
Variable Set before editing a Preflight Profile, you will still have an opportunity to select
your Variable Set when you activate and apply a variable to a specific check.
Applying a variable to a preflight check
Edit your Preflight Profile and
select a check that will use a Smart Preflight variable. Click the Actions
menu for that check and click Enable Variable Names
to start using
variables instead of fixed values.
Text boxes and check boxes that can have a variable applied
will now show the variable button next to it.
To apply the variable check, click the
variable button next to the preflight check. The Select a Variable dialog
box will be displayed. This dialog will display all variables available for that type (i.e.
Number, Length, String, or Boolean) of check. If the variable you need does not display, it's
either entered in a different Variable Set, or it's not defined as the same "type" as the check
you're applying it to.
To apply the variable, select it from the list and click the
OK button. The name of the variable will display in the entry box or
next to the checkbox it's applied.
Running Smart Preflight Variables are designed to help reduce the number
of Preflight Profiles needed for your work. When you run a Preflight Profile with variables
applied to a check, they will be displayed for review and modification before processing. This
will allow you to make changes to the preflight to better match the job being