Hello a text collaboration /review feature has been announced on the adobe max 2021. Is it already available or still in beta? (not talking about incopy but collaboration with writers without indesign)
That preview at Max is not available, but InDesign already has strong collaboration built into it in 2 ways:
Share for Review (which has the writers using the web browser only)
and even better, if your writers have Acrobat:
I recently wrote a 40 page comprehensive report on the breadth of both of these features:
>>even better, if your writers have Acrobat
Just to clarify, Acrobat Reader is all the writers need if they don't have Pro. (Mike mentions this on the linked webpage.)
Well i know the way of commenting via pdf (i layout a page, i write a pdf and send it to my client, who comments on it with sort of "notes") Is your given way other to this? Because on this way i have to copy the new text input into my existing document. I had the hope that with the new collaboration method the writer himself could make the changes – very usefull for example, if a text is too long and major changes have to be done. And the text would be automaticalle be updated in the indesigndocument…
"Because on this way i have to copy the new text input into my existing document."
yes, if they insist on using comment boxes. If they use the typographic editing comments, you can view them, accept/reject, and automatically update the INDD. I would call this "the writer making the changes", and this has been available for a few years.
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Erin Finnegan, Oct 18, 2019, UPDATE July 24th, 2020
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The top secret is that only 3 commenting tools can auto-edit back into InDesign. You train your writers to use these 3 commenting tools primarily. And yes, any Acrobat including Reader.