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A soft proof is a proof displayed on the monitor. Within Prinergy, you can create soft proofs in the following ways:

  • View pages with Adobe Acrobat
  • Create TIFF files
  • Create files to be viewed with Virtual Proofing System software

Adobe Acrobat

In Job Manager you can view and edit individual pages with Adobe Acrobat. This method of soft proofing does not require a process template. Proofing with Acrobat shows you the PDF page content, but not any imposed or screened pages. Use Virtual Proofing System to view these details.

Virtual Proofing System

To soft-proof individual or imposed pages you, can create a file for viewing with Virtual Proofing System software. With Virtual Proofing System software you can:

  • View the imposed layout (imposed proof only)
  • View separations
  • View backups of surfaces (imposed proof only)
  • View safe protect box
  • Zoom in on specific content
  • Turn on trim lines
  • Check measurements

To create a soft proof, follow the instructions in Starting a process, and select a Virtual Proofing System software process template.

To view VPS files, right-click the pages ,surfaces, signatures, or separations that you want to view—anywhere that a VPS file has been created—and select Open VPS Files in the context menu. Alternatively, select File > Open VPS Files.

For information about using Virtual Proofing System, see the Virtual Proofing System documentation.

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