Our online proofing portal gives you the power to review, annotate and provide feedback directly from your computer or mobile device through our website. Automated email updates will keep you and your team up to date on the status of your projects. Tracking multiple projects is simple thanks to our management dashboard. There is no need for any additional programs or anything extra to install.
Franklin Proofing was designed to make the review and approval process easy for you, but we rely on feedback from you to make the experience even better. If you have any feedback or suggestions please let us know. Our goal is to make viewing, checking, tracking and approving your projects as easy as possible.
As soon as our team completes your proof it goes into the portal and the process begins. You will receive an email letting you know when proofs are available for review.
To begin reviewing your proof click on the Review Proof link in the email you received. Use credentials provided by your project manager to securely log into the website. Upon logging in you'll see the proof landing page.
Proof PDFs and data files, such as exposures and removals, can be viewed, downloaded, and approved or rejected. At the top of the page you will see the proof description, job number, and the overall status. Below that you will see the files associated with your proof along with the buttons to view or download the file and view revision history.
We encourage you to try our online PDF viewer which offers powerful annotation tools. Similarly, you can review all of your data proofing materials directly on the web.
To view a PDF proof, click the View button from the Proof Landing page or your Dashboard or the thumbnail on the Proof Landing page.
The view screen has several options for viewing your PDF proof along with adding annotations.
Annotating PDFs can be done by clicking the annotations icon on the far right of the PDF controls.
To create an annotation on the page, select the color & icon and click anywhere on the page.
You can view a list of annotations by clicking the chat bubble icon on the far left of the PDF controls.
To view a data proof, click the View button from the Proof Landing page or your Dashboard or the thumbnail on the Proof Landing page.
Data proofs do not have annotation capabilities.
You can approve or reject a proof from the view screen of any proof.
If the proof has been rejected by a required approver, you won't have the Approve or Reject options.
To approve the proof click the Approve button at the top of the screen. You will receive the following prompt to confirm your approval.
You cannot approve a PDF proof if there is an annotation. You will receive the following error.
To reject the proof click the Reject button at the top of the page. If you did not add any annotations you will be required to give a rejection reason in the confirmation prompt. If you did add annotations you can still add additional information in the rejection comment.
The proofing dashboard allows you to view your jobs at a glance with a list of your current proofs, recent activity feed and revision history. You can access the dashboard at anytime by clicking the Back To Dashboard button on the top right or your screen or by clicking the clipboard icon on the left navigation.
Proof activity allows you to see the most recent approvals and rejections relating to your jobs.
The left section of the proof dashboard lists your jobs along with their overall status. You can filter the list by time frame or status.
Each job contains a list of associated proofs that can be expanded by clicking the arrow to the left of the proof description. The expanded list shows the proof type and status along with the ability to view the proof or revision history.
Additional details about revisions and approval statuses can be viewed in the revision history panel.
The revision history panel displays the job number, proof type and status. The revision history of the particular proof will appear in the table beneath the job information along with the status and the ability to view approvers or the proof.
On the approver status pop-up you will see how many approvers have been assigned, how many are needed to consider the proof approved, file name, proof type, revision number, and the list of approvers. Each approver will have their own status. However, the proof cannot be accpeted until all required users and non-required users reach the number of approvals needed.