I'm writing an application that generates a spec sheet for a publication. At the top there will be a list of the various components (ads, articles, etc.) and how many there are for each status type:
Pending (pending content)
These elements are missing the content necessary to begin working on for a few different reasons:
- It is an ad space that hasn't been sold yet
- It is an ad space that has been sold, but the advertiser hasn't decided what to do with it yet
- The content depends on something that hasn't happened yet (eg. an interview that's scheduled for some time in the future)
- The copy text and/or photographs for the element haven't been provided yet
??? (ready to be worked on)
These elements are ready for placement into the publication, but they involve a bit of touching up.
- If photographs are provided, only the best can be chosen to appear in the publication as space is limited
- Some photos require alteration
- A place must be found for elements without a predefined page number
- If the element is an ad and the advertiser does not provide an ad design, we design an ad for them
If there's too much content for the number of pages that have been allocated to the publication but not enough to justify adding additional pages, then non-advertising elements need to be trimmed down. If there's too little content or we've decided to add additional pages, then non-advertising elements need to be fluffed up a bit (extra photos chosen, pull-quotes added, etc.).
Published (laid out for publishing)
These elements are locked into the publication and cannot change. Once all elements reach this state, it goes to the printer for publishing.
I'm looking for a word to say "these elements are ready to be worked on". It would be extra awesome if it could be used interchangeably to say "mark this element as ready to publish".
The word their current application uses for this state is Approved. The Approved state is really only relevant to ads where we're doing the ad design (ie. the advertiser has approved our ad design) and not a general label for all elements on the spec sheet.
Words I've considered:
- Processing (makes sense as a label for a collection, but not much sense for changing the state of a single element)
- Completed (sounds too similar to "Published")
- Queued (sounds weird on a design document)
A single word would be best since spaces require extra work to deal with in the application, but if there's an exceptional short phrase I'm willing to make an exception.