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Understanding Differences Between the Various Proofing Viewers

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Workfront Proof has three different proofing viewers:

The following sections list and compare the capabilities of the three proofing viewers:

Video Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Open video proofs Planned for future
Buffering    
Review using time  
Review using frames or timecode    
Review faster or slower    
Volume regulation  
full-screen mode    
Range comments Planned for future  18.3  
Loop video proofs (videos finish and start automatically)  
Advanced video shortcuts   ✓ (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts")  

Static Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Open static proofs
Single, magazine, and continuous views  
Panning  
Zooming  
Rotate  
Measurement tool ✓ (set a custom-sized area)  
Thumbnail view  
Static proof navigator  
Document search  
Crop mask markup tool Not planned  Not planned
Post comment on multiple pages ✓ (available only on Continuous and Magazine views) ✓ (available on all views)  
Advanced static proof shortcuts   ✓ (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts")  

SWF proofs 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

SWF proofs Not planned Not planned

Interactive Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Open Interactive proofs Not applicable  
View content in various screen sizes      
View content for various devices      
Review unsecured (HTTP) sites      ✓
Review iFrame-protected sites (sites that are protected from being viewed within an iFrame)      

Commenting

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Add, delete, and edit comments

 

Add and delete replies

 

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

 

Connected line tool

Planned for future 18.3 Planned for future

Crop mask markup tools

     

Text selection markup tool

✓ Static proofs only Planned for future

Change markup color

✓ (Only 32 colors available)   

Change markup opacity

 

Change markup thickness

 

Cut, copy, and paste markups

Not planned  Not planned 

Undo and redo last operation

Not planned  Not planned 

Duplicate markups

Not planned  Not planned 
Set actions to comments ✓ (Actions are visible on comments immediately after the action is set)  

Set markup color as default

   

Resolve comments

 

Lock comments

Not planned  Not planned 

Tag users

 

Resume comments

   

View the comment list in a compact view

   

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

   

Search comments

   

Filter comments

 

Sort comments

 

Comment auto-updates

 

Decisions 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Make decisions  
Customize decisions  

Compare Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Compare different versions of proofs
When using Interactive proofs, you can only view proof versions side-by-side. The compare tools described in "Using Compare Tools" in the "Comparing Proofs" article are not supported.
 
You can only view proof versions side-by-side. The compare tools described in "Using Compare Tools" in the "Comparing Proofs" article  are not supported. 
Compare separate proofs  


Available only when comparing interactive proofs. Comparing a Video or Static proof to an Interactive proof is planned for the future.

Proof Operations

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Change the proof version   
Create a new version

Available only when using proofing within Workfront Proof

(Planned for future when proofing within Workfront)
(18.3)

 
Available o when proofing within Workfront Proof

(Planned for future when proofing within Workfront)
(18.3)

Review proof details   
Review proof workflows  
Edit workflow stages    
Share proofs Planned for future
Get team URL  
Change email notifications Planned for future 18.3 Planned for future
Download original file  
Lock and unlock proofs and stages  
Print proof summary  
Delete proofs  
Manage proofs from the same folder (Workfront Proof stand-alone only) Planned for future  Planned for future
Branding (custom logos)  
(Workfront Logo stays on launch page)
Custom links (Workfront Proof stand-alone only) Not planned  Not planned 
Basecamp integrations (Workfront Proof stand-alone only)  Planned for future 18.3 Planned for future
Presence indicator 
Proof auto-updates (permission changes and new versions)  ✓ 

 

Miniviewer

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Embedded code Planned for future for static and native video proofs Not supported 

Translations 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Interactive only)

Support languages other than English Planned for future  
not currently in Japanese Planned for future

 

This article last updated on 2018-07-10 14:43:17 UTC