Manage and track text changes in Adobe InDesign and InCopy

CtrlChanges is a plugin for Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy users that require a clear and accurate solution to a common problem, to visually be able to see what has been changed in an InDesign document.

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CtrlChanges is a plugin for Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy users that require a clear and accurate solution to a common problem, to visually be able to see what has been changed in an InDesign document.

What's new? With CtrlChanges you'll always have the answer. In situations where more than one user is working with an InDesign document it is crucial to know what has been changed. With CtrlChanges you won’t need to spend valuable time trying to find where (and if) revisions have taken place. CtrlChanges tracks all text changes in a document as it is being revised and displays added or deleted text in the Layout view.

CtrlChanges is available for both Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy. If you are looking for a smart and “easy to use” solution, CtrlChanges will give you and your workgroup new exciting possibilities.

Key Features:

  1. Keep track of all text changes in a document
  2. Display added text in Layout view
  3. Display removed text in Layout view
  4. Keep track of who made which changes
  5. Keep track of when changes were made
  6. Print changes
  7. Include changes in PDFs
  8. Filter on user, layer or date (time frame)
  9. Localized language support: Swedish, English, German, Frensch, Japanese and Italian


CtrlChanges is available in three versions. Upgrades are possible. (Trial version available for CtrlChanges Pro only)

Show changes in Layout view in InCopy and InDesign bullet bullet bullet
Show/hide markings in document bullet bullet bullet
Turn Track Changes on/off for document bullet bullet bullet
Accept all changes in document bullet bullet bullet
Mouse over tip showing editor, time and added/deleted text bullet bullet bullet
Ability to print changes   bullet bullet
Include changes in PDFs, including notes for deleted text   bullet bullet
CtrlChanges Pro panel displays all changes in the document and allows easy navigation     bullet
Sort changes by user, page number, reading order, layer or time/date     bullet
Users are separated using different colored markings in document     bullet
Step through the changes and accept/reject them as you go bullet bullet bullet
Highlight changes     bullet
Accept/reject changes done by a specific user     bullet
Accept/reject all changes in a specific story     bullet
Filter on Layers     bullet
Filter on Users     bullet
Filter on date (time frame)     bullet
Export revision to chosen time frame     bullet



Q: Do all the members of my team need to have CtrlChanges installed to be able to track the changes being made?

A: No, once you enable Track Changes for a document the process is started and all changes are recorded whether or not  CtrlChanges is installed. However, only users with CtrlChanges will be able to see the changes in Layout view.

Q: Will CtrlChanges alter the InDesign or InCopy document in any way?

A: No.

Q: Will changes made to a new InDesign document which is saved to a template be included when new documents are created?

A: Yes! If a user of CtrlChanges enables Track Changes to a document and then saves that document to a template, changes made to the new document will be tracked. 


CtrlChanges CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6 or CC   Compatibility
Unit Price*   USD EUR   CtrlChanges is a plugin for Adobe InDesign and InCopy. If you are already using InDesign CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC or InCopy CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC, then you can start benefiting from CtrlChanges without making any adjustments  or modifications to your current system.
Pro   399 299
Standard   259 199
Light   25 19

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Please note that our plugins are Adobe CS/CC version specific, this means, that if you buy a CS5 plugin it will not work with newer or older versions. If you buy a new version of CS you will need to buy an upgrade of our plugins as well. InDesign CC is InDesign version 9.x and InDesign CC 2014 is InDesign version 10.x and do not have the same plugins and are not file compatible.

Costumer quote for CtrlChanges

I have been using CtrlChanges for some time and find it extremely useful. Being able to track changes without affecting the formatting is great.


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