i want to send indesign document for typo checks to editor - do they need adobe software?

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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i want to send indesign document for typo checks to editor - do they need adobe software?

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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i currently send pdf and they labrouriosly send email back with corrections.  there has to be a better way! 

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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A popular workflow:

1. Make a PDF in current InDesign.

2. Close the InDesign document and DO NOT TOUCH IT IN ANY WAY until the edits have come back (vital! No quick fixes!)

3. Have the editor add comments to the PDF using Acrobat Reader or Acrobat. Prefereably proper typographical markup (Strikethrough Text, Replace Text, and Insert Text)

4. When the PDF is received use Import PDF Comments.

5. Accept or reject each comment. Accepted comments made using Strikethrough Text, Replace Text, and Insert Text will update the InDesign document.

https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/import-pdf-comments.html

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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@ChantalRichards PDF Comments is the best way I've found, just as @Test Screen Name outlines for you. It is really a lifesaver. Here are some screenshots:

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Send a PDF or use the Share for Review feature.

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on the share for review feature - does the editor and proof reader need to have indesign? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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No - they do not need InDesign.

 

Standard workflow would be to send a PDF to be checked. 

Or the send for review which is relatively new to InDesign.

 

It would be best if the text was checked and corrected first before being inserted into InDesign.

Typically you're supplied files in Word Files or another text editor - and this would be checked first by an editor.

 

You then receive the corrected file before you start designing. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If this happens on a regular basis considering having the editor subscribing to InCopy for $5 US (per month). 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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At the moment,

 

PDF Comments is the power way to go because Strikethrough Text, Replace Text, and Insert Text are the 3 comment tools in Acrobat that "Auto-Edit" back into InDesign. Yes, your writers need Acrobat for commenting text amendments that go back to the InDesigner.

 
Share for Review only requires the writer to have a web browser, but it does not have commenting tools that Auto-Edit into InDesign, thus making it a lot more manual work for the InDesigner!

 

Mike Witherell

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