Add an update to a document

You can add or reply to updates on a document to communicate with collaborators and create an audit trail. For information about adding updates to work items, see see Update work.

Access requirements

You must have the following:

Adobe Workfront plan
Adobe Workfront licenses*

New: Contributor or higher

Current: Request or higher

Access level configuration
View access to Documents
Object permissions
View access to the document

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator. For more information, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.

Add or reply to an update for a document

  1. Go to the object that contains the document, then select Documents in the left panel.

  2. Find the document you need, and do one of the following:

    • Click the document in the list, click the Open Summary icon in the upper-right corner, then add a new comment, or click Reply to add a reply to an existing comment. For information about the Summary, see Summary for documents overview.
    • Hover over the document, click Document Details, then Updates in the left panel.
      For more information about adding updates to objects, see Update work.

    The updates and replies are added to the document and also to the higher-ranking objects. For more information, see Update section overview.

Add a reply to a proofing comment for a document

In the Updates area, when you reply to a comment someone made while proofing a document, the proofing viewer launches so that you can type your reply there with the context you need. Your reply displays both in the proofing viewer and in the Updates area for the document.

  1. Go to the project, task, or issue that contains the document, then select Documents.

  2. Find the document you need.

  3. Click Reply in proof, type the comment in the proofing viewer that launches, then click Reply.

    If you need information about typing comments and replies in the proofing viewer, see Comment on a proof.