Update the Desktop Proofing Viewer

Occasionally, new software updates containing improvements and bug fixes become available for the Desktop Proofing Viewer. Users can run these updates without the help of an Adobe Workfront administrator.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan

Current plan: Pro or Higher

or

Legacy plan: Select or Premium

For more information about proofing access with the different plans, see Access to proofing functionality in Workfront.

Adobe Workfront license*

Any

Legacy plan: Any (You must have proofing enabled for the user)

Latest version: 2.1.20 as of 1/11/2023

Manually check for updates

The Desktop Proofing Viewer automatically checks for updates when it launches. 

To manually check for updates:

  1. On a Mac, click Workfront Proof > About Workfront Proof in the Apple navigation bar above the Desktop Proofing Viewer. 

    Or

    In Windows, click Window > About Workfront Proof in the menu bar above the Desktop Proofing Viewer.

    The Desktop Proofing Viewer checks for updates.

  2. If updates are available, follow prompts on the screen to update the Desktop Proofing Viewer.

Standard updates

The Desktop Proofing Viewer can function without the non-critical updates. However, for optimal functionality, we recommend that you apply them when available. You will be notified when they are available by an App update button in the Desktop Proofing Viewer left sidebar.

  1. Click App update.

    The updates download.

  2. Click Relaunch.

    The Desktop Proofing Viewer relaunches and you can resume work on your proof.

Required updates

It is important that you run required updates for the Desktop Proofing Viewer. Afterwards, you must relaunch to continue using the viewer.

  1. Open the Desktop Proofing Viewer.

  2. In the box that appears, click Relaunch.

    The Desktop Proofing Viewer relaunches and you can resume work on your proof. 

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