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CtrlChanges is a plug-in 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.


If you are interested in CtrlChanges, let us know and we'll make you a quote.


  • Show changes in Layout view in InDesign and InCopy
  • Turn display of changes on/off
  • Turn Track Changes on/off for document
  • Accept all changes in documenta
  • Mouse over tip showing author, time and added/deleted text
  • Step through the changes and accept/reject them as you go
  • Ability to print changes
  • Include changes in PDF, including notes for deleted text
  • Sort changes by user, page number, reading order, layer or time
  • Highlight changes
  • Accept/reject changes done by a specific user
  • Accept/reject all changes in a specific story

Key features

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

Release notes



How to upload large files to support?


When sending problems to support or asking questions about a specific functionality, it is always helpful if you supply as much information as possible:

  • Profiles or Process Plans when working with pdfToolbox or pdfaPilot
  • Example documents 'before' and 'after' to explain the problem or question
  • Screenshots explaining the specific problem

When such files are over 2MB it is more reliable and quicker to send them to us through our Dropbox. This article describes how to do so.


  1. First of all, please give your documents a unique name. If you already have a case ID (a 5-digit number), please include this case ID in the name of the file(s) you are going to send to us.
  2. Click this link to browse to our Dropbox upload page
  3. Click "Choose files from your computer" and navigate to the files
  4. If you are not logged into Dropbox, fill out your First and Last name and email address
  5. Click "Upload"

You will receive an email confirming your files were uploaded succesfully.

Do you have a complete price list in Euro / USD?

Yes, the latest price list is available via distributor Four Pees. To access the Reseller Guide, go to https://www.fourpees.com. Once you have registered as reseller, and your account has been approved, you will be granted access to the reseller guide containing full pricing information for all products in Euro and USD. With any questions regarding exact pricing for specific customers, bundles etc... please contact orders@fourpees.com.

System requirements

CtrlChanges is a plug-in for both InDesign and InCopy. Current users of CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS5.5 can immediately benefit from CtrlChanges without any modifications to their system.
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