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Understanding Differences between the Legacy Proofing Viewer and the New Proofing Viewer

The new proofing viewer provides a new look and feel and improved performance over the legacy proofing viewer. Not all functionality is currently available for the new viewer.

The following sections describe the difference in current functionality between the two viewers:

Commenting

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Add, delete, and edit comments

x x

Add and delete replies

x x

Rectangle, arrow, line, freehand, and highlight markup tools

x x

Connected line and crop mask markup tools

x  

Text selection markup tool

x x (Static proofs only)

Change markup color

x x (Only 32 colors available) 

Change markup opacity

x x

Change markup thickness

x x

Cut, copy, and paste markups

x  

Undo and redo last operation

x  

Duplicate markups

x  
Set actions to comments x x (Actions are visible on comments immediately after the action is set)

Set markup color as default

  x

Resolve comments

x x

Lock comments

x  

Tag users

x x

Resume comments

  x

View the comment list in a compact view

  x

View the comment list in a standard, full, or single view

x  

Search comments

  x

Filter comments

x (Planned for future)

Sort comments

x x

Comment auto-updates

x x

Decisions 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Make decisions x x
Customize decisions x x

Compare Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Compare proofs x x (Currently available in Preview; Available in Production with the 18.1 release)

Proof Operations

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Change the proof version  x x
Create a new version x (Planned for future)
Review proof details  x x
Review proof workflows x x
Edit workflow stages x  
Share proofs x (Planned for future)
Get team URL x x
Change email notifications x  
Download original file x x
Lock and unlock proofs and stages x x
Print proof summary x x
Delete proofs x (Planned for future) 
Manage proofs from the same folder (Workfront Proof stand-alone only) x  
Branding (custom logos) x x
Custom links (Workfront Proof stand-alone only) x  
Basecamp integrations (Workfront Proof stand-alone only)  x  
Presence indicator  x (Planned for future) 
Proof auto-updates (permission changes and new versions) x x

Video Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Open video proofs x x
Buffering   x
Review using time x x
Review using frames or timecode   x
Review faster or slower   x
Volume regulation x x
full-screen mode   x
Range comments x  
Loop video proofs (videos finish and start automatically) x x
Advanced video shortcuts   x (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts")

Static Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Open static proofs x x
Single, magazine, and continuous views x x
Panning x x
Zooming x x
Rotate x x
Measurement tool x x (set a custom-sized area)
Thumbnail view x x
Static proof navigator x x
Document search x x
Post comment on multiple pages x (available only on Continuous and Magazine views) x (available on all views)
Advanced static proof shortcuts   x (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts")

SWF proofs 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

SWF proofs x  

Rich Media Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Open Rich Media proofs x (Planned for future)

Miniviewer

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Embedded code x (Planned for future for static and native video proofs)

Translations 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

New Viewer

 

Support languages other than English x (Planned for future)

 

This article last updated on 2018-02-07 19:26:41 UTC