Latest posts by techwriter (see all)
- How NOT to Look for a Writing Job (1) - January 22, 2017
- Hazards of Poorly Written Technical Documentation - December 26, 2016
- Get an ‘A’ on Your Next Research Paper With These 6 Simple Steps - November 28, 2016
© Ugur Akinci
You’ve made changes to a PDF document as requested by your manager (r client) and sent it over for review.
But how can the reviewer compare the new document with the old one and decide if all the requested changes have been made?
Easy, if you’re using Adobe Acrobat Professional (i.e., “Acrobat Writer”).
1) Select Document > Compare Documents the from the menu bar to display the Compare Documents screen:
2) Select the old document and display it in the Compare (older document) field.
3) Select the new edited document and display it in the To (newer document) field.
4) Select either Page by page visual differences or the Textual differences option.
NOTE: Select the first option if there had been considerable visual changes (new screen shots, graphics, etc.). Otherwise go with textual changes option.
5) If Page by page visual differences is selected, also decide how thorough and detailed you’d like the comparison to be:
6) Select either the Side by Side Report or the Consolidated Report type.
NOTE: If the pages have shifted due to insertion of new material or deletion of old material, Side by Side Report won’t help much.
7) Click OK and generate the comparison document. Save it under a new and appropriate name.