We have a client who always needs commentable pdf files. It would be hugely time beneficial if we could set this up as a preset when producing a pdf file out of CS 5.5 InDesign - always using the same password.
We do not seem to be able to do this?
Can anybody help?
Do you mean that Reader users need to be able to comment, which for most types involves adding usage rights, or simply not restrict commenting, which involves security settings? You cannot automatically add usage rights when converting/exporting to PDF.
You haven't said whether the PDFs need to be commentable in Reader. If they do, then what you're wanting is not possible, although Reader 10 allows sticky note and highlight text comments without any usage rights.
"All we need is the ability to produce commentable pdf files straight from InDesign. Without having to go back into the pdf or asking 'adobe' to add it to an email for review."
Any PDF output of InD can (as George wrote) have sticky notes or highlighting performed with Reader X.
Any PDF output of InD can have commenting/markup done by either Acrobat Standard or Pro.
For usage rights there is no circumventing the requisite processing by Acrobat (unless one licenses Adobe's entireprise server solution).
Sort of TNSTAFFL eh?
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