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Comparing Proofs in the Proofing Viewer

The information on this page refers to functionality not yet generally available. It is available only in the Preview Sandbox environment.

You can view side-by-side comparisons of two proofs. Proofs can be two versions of the same proof, or two completely separate proofs (in the same folder when using Workfront Proof, or in the same document list when using Workfront).

Comparing Proof Versions

  1. Navigate to the proof that contains the versions you want to compare, then open one of the versions.
    The proofing viewer is displayed.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the proofing viewer, click the drop-down menu, then click the Compare icon next to the version you want to compare.
    proof_compare_versions.png
    The proofs are opened side by side in the proofing viewer, with the newer version on the right side.
  3. Continue with "Using Compare Tools."

Comparing Separate Proofs

  1. Do one of the following, depending on whether you are comparing proofs in Workfront Proof or in Workfront:
    • Workfront Proof: Navigate to the folder where the proofs you want to compare are located.
      The proofs you compare must be located in the same folder.
    • Workfront: Navigate to the document list where the proofs you want to compare are located.
      The proofs you compare must be located in the same document list.
  2. Select the proofs you want to compare, then click Compare Proofs. [Not sure what this looks like in Workfront Proof. I don't see the option.]
    The proofs are opened side by side in the proofing viewer.
  3. Continue with "Using Compare Tools."

Using Compare Tools

The proofing viewer provides various tools for comparing proofs effectively and efficiently. 

Auto-Comparing Proofs

Auto-compare does a pixel-by-pixel comparison between two proofs. Any differences detected are highlighted in red in the proof on the left. 

Auto-compare is available when comparing both static and video proofs.

To enable auto-compare:

  1. Begin comparing proofs in either of the following ways: two versions of the same proof, or two separate proofs.
  2. Click the Autocompare icon.
    proof_autocompare_icon.png
    Any differences between the two proofs are highlighted in red in the proof on the left.
  3. (Optional) Click the Switch icon to change the active side so that differences are shown on the proof on the right side. By default, differences are shown on the proof on the left side.
    proof_autocompare_changeactive.png
  4. (Optional) Click the Color icon to change the color and opacity used when to highlight differences. 
    proof_compare_color.png

Comparing Proofs in an Overlay

Overlay comparison enables you to view differences between two proofs by viewing the two proofs as a single proof, while providing a vertical divider down the center of the proof. As you pan the proof across the vertical divider, the differences are displayed. 

Overlay comparison is available only when comparing static proofs; it is not available when comparing video proofs. 

To enable overlay comparison:

  1. Begin comparing proofs in either of the following ways: two versions of the same proof, or two separate proofs.
  2. Click the Overlay icon.
    proof_compare_overlay_icon.png
    The two proofs are displayed as a single proof, with a vertical divider down the center of the proof. 
  3. Do either of the following:
    • Pan the proof across the vertical divider. As you pan, you see the the proof on the left on the left side of the vertical divider, while the proof on the right is displayed on the right side. 
    • Move the vertical divider to the left and right. As you move the divider, you see the the proof on the left on the left side of the vertical divider, while the proof on the right is displayed on the right side. 

Simultaneous Navigation Comparison

Simultaneous navigation is enabled by default when comparing proofs. It is available when comparing both static and video proofs.

Static proofs: When enabled on static proofs, simultaneous navigation locks the zoom level and position of the two proofs when panning or scrolling.

Video proofs: When enabled on video proofs, simultaneous navigation remembers the time difference on the timelines of the two proofs.

To enable simultaneous navigation if it is not already enabled:

  1. Begin comparing proofs in either of the following ways: two versions of the same proof, or two separate proofs.
  2. Click the Simultaneous Navigation icon.
    proof_compare_simultaneous_icon.png
  3. (Optional) Click the Reset icon at any time to reset the zoom level and position (for static proof) or the timeline (for video proofs).
    proof_compare_simultaneous_reset.png

Exiting Compare Mode

  1. Close the proof that you no longer want to view by clicking the (x) icon in the upper-left corner of the proof.
    proof_compare_exit.png
    The proof that you do not close remains open in the proofing viewer. 
This article last updated on 2018-01-31 16:52:08 UTC