Comments are great way to give feedback on proofs that are under review. To comment, you need to be included in a project as the creator, proof provider, or reviewer.


When your feedback is required, commenting is defaulted to be on when you view proofs. Choose how you want to comment - use a pin to drop comments on specific locations (the quote bubble option) or draw rectangles to indicate the areas you want to comment on (the square with the downward arrow option). For documents, use the text annotations icon to highlight the text you'd like changed or strike through it if you want it deleted. When highlighting text, it'll automatically display in the activity stream for you to suggest changes. Text to be removed will also automatically be indicated as such in the activity stream.


Show and hide comments

Click Show Comments to see comments you or someone else has already indicated or Hide Comments to see a proof without them. 

 


If you need to see a proof in more detail, simply click the plus and minus buttons and choose how far to zoom in. You can zoom in up to 500%. The proof will automatically adjust, making it easier to see the fine details or read small text.




Pin comments

To use the pin, click the spot in the proof where you want to leave your comment, and a numbered pin will drop in that location. Type your comment in the activity stream.



Comment on an area

To comment on an area of the proof, draw a rectangle around that area, then type your comment in the activity stream. Click other locations in the proof to add more comments. The number for the comment in the proof corresponds to the number in the activity stream.




Comment on text

To comment on text, select a portion of it in assets like Word and PDF files by using the text annotations. Select one or multiple pieces of text, then type your comment. If you need to rotate a proof to highlight text, you can do that, too. Proofs can be rotated to the right in 90-degree increments and comments will travel with the proof as it's rotated. Select strikethrough to delete text.



Reply to comments

When reviewing, you'll see comments from other reviewers if any have been added. Reply to those comments by simply clicking Reply in the activity stream. Reply with text or links to other resources in your comments so others can see what you're referencing.


Note that comments don’t carry forward from one version to the next in a proof.


Mention others in comments

Mention others involved in the project in a comment by using the @ symbol and entering their name. People who can be mentioned are only those who are participating in the project. They'll receive an email notifying them that they've been mentioned in a comment. They can reply to the comment from that email or head to the app to reply.


At this time, only people with Widen Collective accounts can be mentioned in comments.



Select a comment status

After you're done providing your feedback, you'll choose a comment status.



Resolve comments

If you're a designer, you can resolve comments as you address them by checking them off in the activity stream, similar to a task list. Reviewers and project creators can then see that their comments were incorporated and see the progress you're making with the proof.




Can't see comments

If you can’t see your comments (or anyone else’s), click to turn comments on in the proofing tool. Pins, rectangles, and highlighted text indicate where comments are located in the proof. Click the pin, the rectangle, or highlighted area to see the comments.