Managing Illustrator Plug-in

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INSTALLATION 


Login to Adobe Add-ons then follow the instructions to download and install. This plug-in can be used from version CC2015 and up.

Note:

  • From version CC2015 upwards, Extensions Manager is outdated and will cause problems with download from Creative Cloud. Read more here.
  • if the plug-in is indicated as installed but you discover that it is not then please do the following: 
  1. Login to Adobe Add-ons. Click on “View My Add-ons." 
  2. Click on “Remove.” 
  3. Wait until Adobe has registered that it is uninstalled (“Remove” has changed to “Install”) then install the plug-in again. 

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SETUP

 

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  1. The WebProof Navigator panel can be found under “Extensions” in the Window menu. 
  2. Enter the preferences. 
  3. Fill in your personal WebProof user name, password and URL for the WebProof cloud that you wish to access. 
  4. Fill in the proxy server settings, if necessary. 
  5. Test to check that your settings are correct and wait for an “OK” message. 
  6. Note: if you have permissions to a huge number of folders/projects in WebProof then the test may take a while. 
  7. Choose the default status code for the upload. 
  8. Select the option to change the status code when uploading. 
  9. Choose the default Adobe PDF pre-set for the upload. The pre-set can be changed when uploading. 
  10. Change to a default status code when opening the document (only with the Enterprise and Platinum versions). For example, if the status is set to "Design Change" then it will change in the WebProof cloud to show users that Designer is working on the document. 
  11. Click “OK” to return to the WebProof Projects. 
  • Note: if you have permissions to a huge number of folders/projects in WebProof then it may take a while if you have made changes. 

 

 

 

 

UPLOAD 

 

 

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  1. Refresh the panel list. 
  2. Link and open the project directly in WebProof. 
  3. Choose project and upload. 
  4. Choose the Adobe PDF pre-set (“Smallest File Size” is recommended). 
  5. Select “statuscode.” 
  6. Select “Artboard Number.” 
  7. Select the “WebProof Target” page. 
  8. Send your pages to WebProof.

 

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MAXIMUM UPLOAD FILE DIMENSIONS

The maximum upload file measures approximately 2x2m.

    • Note: This depends of the file complexity. If the file is heavy and/or includes complex vectors, the maximum dimensions might be smaller. In some cases where the file is very light and/or very simple the dimensions might be slightly larger. 

If your document dimensions are too great, we recommend that you make a resized version for proofing purposes only. This can be done like this:

      1. Create a PDF of your original document. 
      2. Make a special document for proofing only and rename it appropriately. For example, add "50pct_version" to the filename in InDesign where you place the first PDF in, for example, 50% or 10%. 
      3. Create a new PDF from this document and upload to WebProof. 
      4. Every time you update the original document and export the PDF, you can just open the "50pct_version" and export an updated PDF for proofing.
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