PDF Proofreading Marks allow you to use traditional editorial marks in a digital workflow.
PDF Proofreading Marks are a great complement to annotations/ comments in Adobe Acrobat. All proofreading marks show up in the ‘Comments List’ and can be checked off when taken in, as shown below.
Proofreading marks can be checked off when taken in.
The benefit of using PDF Proofreading Marks is that you can quickly visualise changes, which you can’t do with annotations/comments alone.
The entire production process was electronic. All corrections were marked up by an editor in a PDF and sent over the Internet. This process saved paper, printing costs, delivery expenses and time.
The following steps will load proofreading marks into Adobe Acrobat.
in your Acrobat ‘Stamps’ folder.
Note: The location of the ‘Stamps’ folder will vary depending on your Acrobat version and operating system. For example:
Mac OS X /Users/USERNAME/Library/ Application Support/Adobe/ Acrobat/11.0/Stamps
Windows 7 C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\ Roaming \Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\ Stamps
PDF Proofreading Marks will be available in the ‘Stamps Palette’.
Once you have installed PDF Proofreading Marks in Adobe Acrobat the following steps will show you how to apply the marks in a PDF.
Select ‘Comment’ from the ‘Toolbar’.
The mark will appear on the page for you to move into position