InDesign: Share for Review

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 InDesign: Share for Review
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Elisa Giordano
Elisa Giordano
Designer

If you’re like me, then you love when new technology allows for easier and uncomplicated ways to improve workflow in the workplace.

Earlier this year, InDesign released Share for Review which is a new workflow for collaborative feedback on PDFs created in InDesign that is all web-based and can be shared with just a link. There is no need to download software for the end user.

I will take you through the process from beginning to end, including what the end user sees.

Begin with opening your document in InDesign. At top right, go to the share icon and a drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down to “Share for Review.”

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Here, you can choose another Adobe ID user (Invite only) or a Public access. The Public access link does not require a password unless you choose to do so. Any time you change the way the pdf will be viewed, you must click “Update Link”.

The PDF that is ready to be reviewed will open in a browser. Here, the user has multiple options for commenting.

  1. Place a pin
  2. Highlight text 
  3. Strikethrough text 
  4. Strikethrough text and replace
  5. Draw shape

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Don’t forget to hit submit for every comment made.

Once feedback is finished, there is no need to save. The feedback re-flows back into InDesign and can be viewed in the Review panel.

Back in InDesign you can delete, resolve and comment from the Review panel. For each review the link will need to be updated.

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Please drop your questions or comments below and look for more InDesign tutorials and step-by-step how-to’s in the future.

 

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