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    Need More Info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Thanks for making this request. In order to understand the use-case more better I have a few questions:

    1. Whats the role of the different people working collaboratively on the same file. Are they always only designers or are other personas also involved.
    2. What is the use-case here, some parts of this request suggest an Editorial collaboration whereas others suggest collaboration amongst different designers. I am trying to separate these 2 requests out.
    3. What are the different kind of files (brochures, books, magazines etc) for which this is required.
    4. Does it need to be a web based service, or having the user be able to collaborate on one shared file using InDesign or InCopy on the Desktop will work? What is the advantage you feel over a web-service over the desktop app?
    5. How do you workaround this need today? What are the most important problems with…

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    Jake Schneider commented  · 

    When I saw this feature request, after 6 years of running a literary magazine (SAND), it was like seeing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We have come up with so many workarounds over the years to try to deal with the final proofreading/editing stage of our publishing process and all of them have been extremely frustrating. InCopy just doesn’t do what we need in this area. The fact is that a designer is almost never an expert in text and the ability to have editors and proofreaders request changes (similar to track changes in Word) and make comments directly in the design file, ideally online, would save so many
    miscommunications as well as missed/misinterpreted corrections and centralize our entire workflow during the design phase right where it belongs, in InDesign. Our designers will also be thrilled that they can focus on their actual designs and not comparing our pesky requests across so many PDFs, emails, etc.

    Jake Schneider supported this idea  · 

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