Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy

Subject: Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 23:20:27 -0500

Being they are that far behind the times, I'd do this:

1. Print the PDF.(Or maybe only the pages that changed.)
2. Mark up the PDF paper by hand (highlighter, red pen, etc.)
3. Scan it back to PDF.

When they print it out, all markups would be right there in the printing. Of course, if they use a B&W printer, they will discover it is a mess, so they will have to spring for a color printer.

Their reason for paper could be an old requirement or regulation or it could be due to an old lawsuit to keep a paper trail.



----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:12 PM
Subject: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy


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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