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Adding comments with Acrobat? (*In hurry!*)
Thread poster: Gorel Bylund

Gorel Bylund
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Sep 24, 2004

This maybe a stupid question, but i am a bit surprised I haven't found a specific answer reviewing the Adobe web site...

Here goes: When I get a PDF to proofread or QA check, I would like to be able to insert comments directly in the PDF document. As I understood it, there is only one possiblity if I have Adobe Reader, and that is that the customer/agency has a certain license of Acrobat, which makes it possible for them to enable the comments/notes option.

However, this option appears to be pretty expensive, and as far as I know, not many of them have this feature.

My question is, if I have Adobe Acrobat Standard 6.0, and receive a PDF for some kind of review, can I add comments/notes to this document and send the annotated doc back to the customer? (Or do I need Acrobat Pro for this purpose?)

TIA,
Görel


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Matt Baird
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Need Acrobat Pro Sep 24, 2004

Hi Görel,
I believe you need Acrobat Professional in order to annotate. I have both Reader 6.0 and Professional 6.0 and I've only ever been able to use the annotation function in Professional.

Best,
Matt


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ntext  Identity Verified
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Note Tool Sep 24, 2004

You should be able to use the note tool (shortcut: SHIFT + s). Click anywhere in the PDF document and type your note.

I have Adobe Acrobat 5.0. I don't see a "Pro" anywhere, so I'm assuming this is not the Pro version.


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Gorel Bylund
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Oh darned... Sep 24, 2004

Oh, darned, it's so much more expensive... Aren't there any cheaper tools out there...?

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Gorel Bylund
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Sounds good! Sep 24, 2004

Norbert Gunther Kramer wrote:

You should be able to use the note tool (shortcut: SHIFT + s). Click anywhere in the PDF document and type your note.

I have Adobe Acrobat 5.0. I don't see a "Pro" anywhere, so I'm assuming this is not the Pro version.



This sounds promising! I was planning to purchase 6.0 (for other reasons as well), but I want to be quite sure that this feature will be included!

BR
Görel


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Solid Converter PDF to Word, Version 2 Sep 25, 2004

Dear Gorel,

I saw the above software which claims to Open Adobe PDF files into Editable Microsoft Word files instantly. It is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.

The company that makes this product is Escape Velocity.
Address: 20 Sunnyside Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA
Website: www.escapevelocitysoftware.com

I have not used it myself and do not know if it works as claimed.

I do not know if this will be helpful to you, but I jotted down this information in a Best Buy Store in the USA a couple of months ago. The price was about USD 30 at that Miami, Florida store.

Perhaps someone else has first-hand experience with the product. You might also go on-line and check out the Best Buy website.

Good luck!
Lucinda


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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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See AA Help Sep 25, 2004

I am interested in this option, but other than copying and pasting into Word, I think it's not possible, except ....read on:

A comment refers to a note, highlighting, and any other markup that you've added to an Adobe PDF document using the commenting tools. A note is the most commonly used comment. ****In Adobe Reader, you can add comments only if the creator of the Adobe PDF document enabled commenting. (See About usage rights.)**** If commenting is enabled, you can place comments anywhere in the document, and you can determine the style and format of the comment. The tools you need to create comments are located on the Commenting toolbar. The Note tool lets you add the equivalent of a sticky note to your PDF documents. You can also add stamps and file attachments. When you're adding notes to your document, you can use the Properties toolbar to change its appearance. (See Changing colors, icons, and other comment properties.) FROM: Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 HELP

To read more:

ONLINE HELP CONTENTS - Using commenting tools

See list here:

Using Commenting Tools
About adding comments
Adding note comments
Highlighting, crossing out, and underlining text
Adding stamps
Using the Attach File tool
Deleting comments
Changing colors, icons, and other comment properties


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Gorel Bylund
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I found a solution! Sep 25, 2004

Thank you everybody, but it seems that I found a simple and inexpensive solution to my problem!

I found a tool called Jaws PDF Editor (see http://www.pdfstore.com/details.asp?ProdID=534) which appears to be very easy to use, the edited PDFs can be opened in Adobe Reader without a problem, and the price is only $39. (14 days trial for free.)

There are a lot more priceworthy tools at PDF store, so it could be a good idea to check it out!

Cheers,
Görel


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Gorel Bylund
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Needed to annotate the PDF directly Sep 25, 2004

"I saw the above software which claims to Open Adobe PDF files into Editable Microsoft Word files instantly. It is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP."

Thanks for the tip! However, I needed to be able to annotate the PDF directly, since the customer wants to see the comments in this document, and the formatting may be distorted if you convert it.

But, I found a tool to do the job, see my recent posting above!

BR
Görel

[Edited at 2004-09-26 07:23]


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