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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Oct 19, 2007

Adobe reader 8 with windows XP office Word 2003

Hello,

I read a few forums about Adobe, but I need the basic understanding.

How do I proofread from a pdf in Adobe (post DTP ; I cannot save as text since the format disappears).
Can I write into the document's notes ?

Is there an Adobe write, not just read ?

Thank you


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Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
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Comment feature Oct 19, 2007

Aude,

The new Adobe Reader (v. 8) also has the Comment feature. While creating a PDF file in the Adobe Acrobat (Professional), you can set to allow the Comment feature to work even with the Adobe Reader. Then, you can attach comments to the PDF file very easily. I find this feature very helpful.

HTH,

Daniel


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Morten Rindsig  Identity Verified
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Writing in PDF files Oct 19, 2007

Hi Aude,

If you have access to Adobe Acrobat (Professional - not just the Reader), you can edit words/sentences from there provided that the pdf file isn't password protected.

It is not the most user friendly way of editing as you can only edit a single line at a time (no word wrapping!), but it is possible. I have translated entire manuals this way

Morten


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Client must enable commenting Oct 19, 2007

Aude Ace wrote:
Adobe reader 8 with windows XP office Word 2003
How do I proofread from a pdf in Adobe?


You can create annotations with Adobe Reader 8, if the client had enabled commenting when he created the PDF.

If he had disabled commenting, then you can't leave notes directly on the PDF... you're just gonna have to describe each problem in a text document.


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María Leticia Cazeneuve  Identity Verified
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Interesting links Oct 19, 2007

Hi Aude,

Check out the following links. They were useful once for me.

http://www.rsdesigns.com/extranet/a78-how-to-proofread-with-acrobat.html
http://www.rsdesigns.com/extranet/a79-how-to-review-and-comment-a-pdf-document.html

Regards from Argentina,
Leticia.


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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So I thought Oct 19, 2007

Samuel Murray wrote:

Aude Ace wrote:
Adobe reader 8 with windows XP office Word 2003
How do I proofread from a pdf in Adobe?


You can create annotations with Adobe Reader 8, if the client had enabled commenting when he created the PDF.




Thank you Samuel. I just wanted to be sure this could be the case. Thought I might have missed a command on the document.
O.


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Liens Oct 19, 2007

María Leticia Cazeneuve wrote:


Hi Aude,

Check out the following links. They were useful once for me.

http://www.rsdesigns.com/extranet/a78-how-to-proofread-with-acrobat.html
http://www.rsdesigns.com/extranet/a79-how-to-review-and-comment-a-pdf-document.html

Regards from Argentina,
Leticia.



Merci Letitia,

JI followed the instructions in the first link, but when I click on the sign that should be changed, the note pop-up does not pop-up, so I cannot write the correction or a commentary. I suppose this confirms that the client probably did not enable change to the doc.
Kind regards from Canada


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Prof. Adobe Oct 19, 2007

Morten Rindsig wrote:

Hi Aude,

If you have access to Adobe Acrobat (Professional - not just the Reader), you can edit words/sentences from there provided that the pdf file isn't password protected.

It is not the most user friendly way of editing as you can only edit a single line at a time (no word wrapping!), but it is possible. I have translated entire manuals this way

Morten


I am going to visit the Adobe site but I suppose the prof. version is expensive and so far, I have had just this one PAGE to proofread.
It sounds as if a whole manual would be a laborious hell !
Thanks Morten


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Piotr Sawiec  Identity Verified
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PDF-Xchange viewer Oct 19, 2007

there is an excellent programme, really extraordinary, allows commenting, drawing, stamping, whatever you can imagine, and for free, forget Adobe Professional for proofreading.

http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/pdfx_viewer/

Piotr


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Wow... Oct 19, 2007

Piotr Sawiec wrote:
There is an excellent programme, really extraordinary, allows commenting, drawing, stamping, whatever you can imagine, and for free...


A sloooooooooow 12 MB download and... wow!!!! It really works. And you can add stuff to the PDF that Acrobat Reader actually interpreters correctly. And you can open the PDF later and delete some of the stuff you've added with the click of a button (well, a right-click, actually).


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Piotr Sawiec  Identity Verified
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Impressive, isn't it Oct 19, 2007

and it is my default pdf viewer now, it is much faster although consumes more memory

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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Great. Oct 19, 2007

Piotr Sawiec wrote:

there is an excellent programme, really extraordinary, allows commenting, drawing, stamping, whatever you can imagine, and for free, forget Adobe Professional for proofreading.

http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/pdfx_viewer/

Piotr


I downloaded it but have not tried it yet
Thank you Piotr


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Wow it is ! Oct 24, 2007

Aude Ace wrote:

Piotr Sawiec wrote:

there is an excellent programme, really extraordinary, allows commenting, drawing, stamping, whatever you can imagine, and for free, forget Adobe Professional for proofreading.

http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/pdfx_viewer/

Piotr


I downloaded it but have not tried it yet
Thank you Piotr


I have used it and really...If all software could be so smooth !
Thanks again !


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Brilliant! Oct 24, 2007

Piotr Sawiec wrote:

there is an excellent programme, really extraordinary, allows commenting...


Brilliant Piotr!
That's a huge timesaver. Now I don't have to prepare the hundreds of PDFs in Acrobat when I send them to my reviewer.
You made my day!

/Jan


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g-wester  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Nov 1, 2007

I had the problem that employers often don't enable the commenting function in the PDF document, so that Adobe Reader won't allow you to enter comments. This is perfect.

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