Approvers. Giving you clear instructions.

The final approver is the mandatory proofer positioned at the end of your proof’s workflowThe final approver is the mandatory proofer positioned at the end of your proof’s workflow

There are two kinds of proofers that can return a proof with a single clear to-do list: an approver and the final approver.

Approver

Approvers can be positioned anywhere in the workflow, and you can have as many as you like.

They’re responsible for deciding whether the proof will continue through the workflow, or be returned to the proof owner then and there with a to-do list for action.

When to use an approver

If you’d like the proof to be internally checked before it moves on, an approver is perfect at the beginning of the workflow.

If a department head needs to check the proof before another team reviews it, add an approver.

The proof will stop at the approver and wait for a decision: keep moving through the workflow or, stop and return the proof with a to-do listThe proof will stop at the approver and wait for a decision: keep moving through the workflow or, stop and return the proof with a to-do list

Your workflow is how you’d like to design it, but if you need some advice just ask a PageProof expert.

Final approver

The final approver is positioned at the end of the proof’s workflow. They see the proof after all the other mandatory proofers have finished their proofing.

Every proof needs a final approver

The final approver has an important role on your proof. They’re responsible for looking through all comments, clarifying instructions if needed, and marking the comments to be actioned as a to-do.

If there are no comments to be marked as to-dos, and if they like what they see, they’ll approve the proof.

When an approver or final approver marks a comment as a to-do, the pin will change from grey to redWhen an approver or final approver marks a comment as a to-do, the pin will change from grey to red

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This person might be your colleague, a department head, a marketing manager, your boss, or a client...But it most likely isn’t you. As the owner of the proof, you are always in control of the amends you make to your work.