Reviewing and Managing Proofs in the Desktop Proofing Viewer

The sections below provide information and linked articles describing how to use the Desktop Proofing Viewer to review and manage proofs that have already been created.

If you need information about how to create a proof within Workfront, see "Creating Proofs in Workfront." For information about how to create a proof within Workfront Proof, see "Creating Proofs in Workfront Proof."

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NOTE The main purpose of the Desktop Proofing Viewer is reviewing interactive proofs, but you can also use it to review static and video proofs. 

Opening a Proof

The Desktop Proofing Viewer launches automatically when you open an interactive proof either from Workfront or from Workfront Proof.

You can also launch a proof directly from the Desktop Proofing Viewer. 

For more information, see "Opening Proofs in the Desktop Proofing Viewer" and "Understanding the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Using Browser Navigation within an Interactive Proof

You can interact with the interactive proof like you would normally interact with the content in a browser. Navigation controls like those found in your browser are available to the left of the URL.


Opening the Associated Website from an Interactive or Static Website Proof

While you are reviewing a proof containing interactive or static web content, you can easily open the associated website in a new browser tab from the Proofing Viewer.

  1. Click the icon to the left of the URL in the upper left corner of the Proofing Viewer. 

Changing Proof Resolution

You can preview how an interactive proof looks with different resolutions, allowing you and the proof's reviewers to see how content displays and responds on various devices and monitors. For more information, see "Changing Interactive Proof Resolution in the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Viewing the Workflow

You can view the workflow of your proof as it appears on the Proof Details page and in your email notifications. Workflow information includes progress and status of the proof, stages, and reviewers. For more information, see "Reviewing a Workflow in the Proofing Viewer."

Printing a Proof

You can print proofs or save them in an .xls format. You can specify what information you want to include and how you want comments sorted in the output. For more information, see "Printing Proofs in the Desktop Proofing Viewer." 

Managing Comments

Comments enable you and other proof reviewers to provide feedback on work and collaborate with each other. For information about managing comments in a proof, see "Managing Comments in the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Viewing Activity on a Proof

You can view the recent activity for a given proof. This includes all activity and decisions made by any user assigned to the proof. For more information, see "Viewing Activity on a Proof in the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Sharing a Proof

You can share the URL and the embed code for a proof with other users. For more information see "Sharing a Proof in the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Downloading a Proof

You can download files from an existing proof. Note that comments and other information associated with the proof are not included in the download. For more information, see "Downloading a Proof in the Desktop Proofing Viewer."

Making Decisions on a Proof

If you have the rights to do so, you can make an approval decision on a proof. For more information, see "Making Decisions on a Proof."


This article last updated on 2018-12-11 23:55:57 UTC