Review proofs in the enhanced proofer just like you would in the standard proofer. In most cases, you’ll get an email that lets you know you you have a new proof to review or that there are new comments or replies on a proof. Everyone who’s listed as a reviewer on the proof will receive the email. Open the proof from the review notification or from the Workflow app to be taken to the enhanced reviewer.

Comment and markup

The comment tool in the enhanced proofer works very much like the one in the standard proofer, with some additions. Add pinned comments in the New comment box, then click save and your comment will be published for all reviewers to see.

You can then choose from different markup shapes (arrow, line, rectangle, or text select) to indicate the specific places on the proof that need to be changed, select a color for those shapes, and attach a file to the comment. Multiple annotations may be tied to one comment.

You can also mark up by typing your comment in the comment box, then choose from the markup options, and click save, or, you can add a comment without using any of the markup tools - for example, if you feedback on the overall proof.

Annotate text

For proofs with text, you can select words and/or sentences that you’d like changed or deleted and you’ll have to option to highlight, replace, delete, or insert text and tie that to a comment. If you delete a comment and wish to add it back, simply restore it and it’ll display again.

After you choose the text tool, select the text on the proof you’d like updated or deleted, and enter your comment in the comment box. In this case, we’ve selected to replace text, which will display with a strikethrough markup in the proof along with a corresponding comment.

See comments

If you’re @ mentioned on a proof or included as a reviewer, you can reply to comments from within the enhanced proofer. When you select a comment in the comment box, you’ll automatically be taken to the page in the proof with the comment. Click through comments by selecting the up and down arrows above the activity stream.

Reply to comments

You can reply to comments by simply clicking Reply below a comment then entering your response in the Reply box. Attach a file to the comment if you’d like, then click to save the comment.

Submit decisions and complete your review

When you’re done adding your feedback in the proof, you’ll want to submit your decision. If you have permission to make decisions on proofs, the Submit decisions button will display at the top of the file. Choose to approve it, approved it with changes, or request changes, and the proof creator will be notified.

You can still let proof creators know that you’re done reviewing a proof even if you don’t have permission to make a decision about it. Similar to the standard proofer, select Finish review, then choose to complete your review.


Compare proofs

There may be instances where you want to see what comments were made on a previous proof and compare those to what you’re looking at on an updated version. A side-by-side comparison of the proofs allows you to see the previous feedback and ensure it was incorporated accurately, then use markup tools to add anything more. Click to compare proof versions to see the most current proof with the previous versions.

When comparing, click the version dropdown for either version to compare it with other versions.

As you compare, you can:

  • Lock the navigation for the proofs so additional markups and comments cannot be added
  • Re-sync the compared proofs so that any changes made to one version automatically happen in the other version
  • Choose to overlay the proof versions to see the differences
  • Auto compare the versions to highlight the differences
  • Use the pixel mode color selector to select a color to highlight the differences, which is useful if colored text is in either version