Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy

Subject: Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:59:42 -0500

In an ideal word that might be a viable solution.

But this company's doc control is 100% paper-based. I doubt this solution
would fly, given that they've been using the Drawing > Text Callout tool
almost exclusively and there appears to be much resistance to change within
the organization.

Chris Morton



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On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Does it all have to be on the one document? Can you create a second
> document and send it with the first?
>
> I'm thinking for complicated edits, you could have a callout that refers
> you to a numbered item on the second document.
>
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> One of my clients is a medical device manufacturer.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm faced with is marking up their PDFs, most coming from InDesign IFUs
>>
>> (user manuals). Here I'm accustomed to using the variety of markup options
>>
>> Adobe offers, without regard for resultant hard copy.
>>
>>
>>
>> But from my client's POV, they don't use any of those because when they
>>
>> print a "redline," none of those items appear on the hard copy. (They use
>> a
>>
>> 100% paper-based doc control system.) Their solution is to only use the
>>
>> Acrobat *Comment* drawing tools, making almost exclusive use of the *Text
>>
>> Callout* item.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm afraid that when I get done marking up the IFU I'm working on that
>>
>> there will be so many of these callouts that it'll be nothing but a huge
>>
>> mess.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm proceeding per my marching orders, but am wondering if any of you have
>>
>> a better methodology that would satisfy all parties (esp. doc control and
>>
>> all of the other reviewers, of which there are apparently many).
>>
>>
>>
>> Chris Morton
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