Hack for a Rapid Alts Check on PDFs

Hack for a Rapid Alts Check on PDFs

Cut your time and boost your accuracy with this trick for comparing dead copy changes to live copy. Make sure all the changes were correctly input without getting whiplash moving between two documents.

This hack works best for small, picky changes like changing punctuation. It falls apart when changes cause words to reflow, but then you can just supplement with traditional side-by-side copy comparison. — Works with both traditional pencil-style markup, stamps, and annotation tools too! All within the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Who needs this hack?

Proofreaders, production editors, QC staff, designers, and anyone who inputs changes requested by someone else.

Want more tips for PDF markup?

Check out the other free tutorial videos in the series.

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