Bringing comments back into Adobe InDesign

Create proofs directly from Adobe InDesign, bring comments and markup back layered over your file – and more – with the PageProof plugin.

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Written by Gemma
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As a designer, it is quick and easy to create proofs directly from within Adobe InDesign and send them out to a PageProof workflow using the PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign. Then, when a to-do list has been returned, bring the comments and markup back into InDesign layered over your artwork file.

The PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign lets you:

  • Create proofs and new versions

  • See comments and markup layered over your artwork file

  • Reply to comments

  • Select and replace text with comment text, in a click

  • Download comment attachments, even place the files!

And more.

To action changes and upload a new version using te PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign

To bring comments and markup back into Adobe InDesign

Step 1

Open your Adobe InDesign file. Then go to plug-ins -> PageProof for Adobe InDesign.

The PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign is found under the plug-ins menu

If prompted, log into your PageProof account.

Step 2

Search for the proof and select a comment to display the markup layered over the artwork.

PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign showing selected comment and its markup displayed on the proof

Tips

  • A warning icon will display at the bottom of the panel if the artwork file does not match the artwork file that created the proof.

  • Click the reply icon to reply to the comment.

  • Click the comment attachment to download and/or place the file.

  • With the document’s text selected, use the replace text icon at the bottom of the panel to replace text with the comment text.

PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign showing selected comment text and the replace text icon

Step 3

When the change has been made to the artwork, tick done against the comment.

Check off the comment as done if the comment has been actioned

Tip

  • The comment will now appear in the done list of the comments. Use the drop-down to move between all comments (all), comments marked for action (to-do), comments marked as done (done), and comments to be ignored (unmarked).

Filtering comments by status in InDesign

To upload a new version

Step 1

When all the changes have been made, click the create new version icon to create a new version of the proof.

Upload a new version of the proof using the PageProof plugin for Adobe InDesign

Click upload to create the proof, then complete details in the proof setup screen – add a workflow, owners, checklists, integration references, and adjust proof settings.

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