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.

IMPORTANT

Windows users must manually reinstall the Desktop Proofing Viewer to support Chrome version 91. After manually reinstalling, the Desktop Proofing Viewer upgrades to the latest version (2.0.15). Future updates to the Desktop Proofing Viewer will be automatic. For information in reinstalling, see Install the Desktop Proofing Viewer.

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 .

Adobe Workfront license*

Any

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

*To find out what plan, role, or Proof Permission Profile you have, contact your Workfront or Workfront Proof administrator.

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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