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Comparing Proofs

You can use the proofing viewer to compare two proofs. You can compare two proofs from a list of proofed documents, or you can compare two versions of the same proof.

Comparing Two Proofs from a Document List

You can compare two proofed documents within any single document list, such as within the Documents tab in a project, task, issue, portfolio, or within the main Documents area in the Global Navigation Bar. 

  1. Navigate to the document list that contains the two proofed documents you want to compare.
  2. Select the first document that you want to compare, then press and hold the Command key (on Mac) or the Ctrl key (on Windows) and select the second document that you want to compare.
    A proof must already be generated for each document that you select for comparison.
  3. Click Compare Proofs.
    If this button is not visible, ensure that two proofed documents are selected.
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    Both proofs are displayed in the proofing viewer in a side-by-side view. You can proof each document while comparing them.
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    The two proofs are displayed within the Review and Approval tool, and you can proof each document while comparing them in a side-by-side view.
    Consider the following when comparing two proofs:
    • Proofs are displayed side-by-side at the same zoom level and same position on the page.
    • You can navigate from comment to comment on each proof and both proofs will move in sync.
  4. (Optional) Use the icons below the proofs as you work in the Comparison pane.
    • Display proofs in a side-by-side comparison. This option is selected by default when you activate the Comparison pane.
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    • Display proofs in an overlay.
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    • Automatically compare differences between the proofs.
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    • Locks and unlocks simultaneous navigation.
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Comparing Two Versions of a Proof

  1. Navigate to the document list that contains the proof with multiple versions that you want to proof.
  2. Mouse over the document, then click Proof
  3. Click the Compare button in the upper-right corner of the proofing interface.
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    Consider the following when comparing versions of a proof:
    • Versions are displayed side-by-side at the same zoom level and same position on the page.
    • The new version is shown on the left and the old version is shown on the right.
    • The older version on the right opens with the first comment displayed. This makes it really easy to check that the comment has been actioned on the new version.
    • You can navigate from comment to comment on the older version and the new version will move in sync.
    • Select which versions of the proof you want to compare by clicking the version number at the top of each side of the split screen.
  4. (Optional) Use the icons below the proofs as you work in the Comparison pane.
    • Display proofs in a side-by-side comparison. This option is selected by default when you activate the Comparison pane.
      proof_comparison_default.png
    • Display proofs in an overlay.
      proof_comparison_overlay.png
    • Automatically compare differences between the proofs.
      proof_comparison_auto.png
    • Locks and unlocks simultaneous navigation.
      proof_comparison_lock.png