If you have been given the role of the final approver of a proof and you want to approve it as is, no comments must be marked as a to-do for action.

# To give a proof final approval

### Step 1

Open the proof either by clicking the proof tile from your dashboard inbox, or clicking view proof in your email invitation.

### Step 2 - optional

If the proof involves other proofers, if you want to lock the proof to give your final review you can. Locking the proof removes the red pen from other reviewers.

To lock the proof, click the *unlock* icon and select **lock**.

### Step 3

If there are comments on the proof, make sure there are no red to-dos marked (the action status should be grey).

### Step 4

Click **approve**.

Once the proof has been given final approval, the proof owner is notified and the proof is auto-archived from everyone’s dashboard.

Learn more about proof approval workflows with PageProof.