Creating Blacklines

Each time you or a collaborator edits a document, a revision appears in the History panel. By creating a blackline, you can view and compare two different versions of your document.

Creating a Blackline

To create a blackline in Documents:

1
Select a revision in the History panel.
2
Click to open the dropdown menu and select Create Blackline . This automatically places the selected revision in the first box.
3
Click and drag the revision you want to compare into the second box. You can filter revisions to view only Milestones by clicking the Show Only Milestones button. To include only the pages that include changes, check Only include pages with changes.

Creating a blackline

4
Name your blackline and click Create to download the blackline PDF.

You can also generate a PDF blackline between a revision and the revision immediately prior to it.

To generate a blackline of two adjacent revisions:

1
Select a revision in the History panel.
2
Click to open the dropdown menu and select Blackline Previous to automatically generate and download the blackline PDF.

Blackline previous

Understanding Blackline Changes

Blue vertical lines in the left margin let you know where there are changes in your document. On the blackline PDF, there are specific indicators where changes have been made.

In the document body:

  • Additions are in blue, underlined text.
  • Removals are in red text with a strikethrough.

Blackline changes