Measure an area within a proof

You can measure an area within a proof.

Access requirements

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

Adobe Workfront plan*

Current plan: Pro or Higher


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*

Current plan: Work or Plan

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

Proof Permission Profile
Manager or higher
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Documents

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

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

Measure an area within a proof

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

  2. Find the proof you need, then click Open proof.

  3. Click the Measure an area icon at the top of the proofing viewer.


  4. (Optional) Click  Measurement markup color  to expand the color options, then click a color and Opacity that is easy to see on your proof.

    The default measurement tool color is red.

    The proofing viewer remembers your color and opacity selections on all proofs you open until you clear your browser cache.

  5. (Optional) Select a different  Unit of Measurement.

    note note
    The Unit of Measurement options are available only for proofs created from a PDF.
  6. Drag the measurement window to the area of the proof you need to measure.


  7. Drag the corners or edges of the measurement window to resize it.

  8. (Optional) If you need the measurement area to be an exact size, type Selection size values.

  9. (Optional) If you need to measure a certain percentage within an area, check the calculate percentage box. A new box appears allowing you to adjust it