Proof stages are segments of time in which different users review a proof. As the proof moves from one stage to the next, Adobe Workfront notifies the reviewers to tell them when it’s time to work on it.
Stages occur in two different situations:
When you add an automated workflow to a proof, you set up the stages of review work you want to occur.
When you set up stages for a proof with an automatic workflow:
For instructions on creating stages for a proof with an automated workflow, see Create an advanced proof with an Automated workflow.
If a user isn’t included on any stages but has access to the document and opens the proof, the system creates a stage called Workfront.
The user who opened the proof is assigned the role specified in Setup > Review and Approval > Roles for non-recipients that open a document proof.
When you assign different proofing deadlines to reviewers on a proof, the system creates a stage for each deadline and groups the reviewers for each deadline in the corresponding stage.
Example: For example, if you create a proof with four reviewers:
The system creates a stage for each of these three “groups” of reviewers:
If you share the proof with another reviewer, and do not specify a deadline, Workfront adds the user to Stage 3, where there is no deadline.