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Exporting document into PDF (can't change the identity)? HELP!

Jul 9, 2012 4:57 PM

The identity in the PDFs that I make using Adobe InDesign are always my own name. I want to be able to change that but I don't know how.

 

Can you help?!

 
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:01 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Are you referring to your InDesign User Name?

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:03 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Can you expand on that a bit? I’m not sure I know what you’re referring to.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:06 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Not sure if this will help you, but you can change your user name here:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-07-09 at 5.05.26 PM.png

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:11 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    I think this is an issue not with InDesign, but with either Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Can you try changing your identity in whatever you are using (Acrobat/Adobe Reader) to put notes in? This should be in Preferences under "Identity".

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:12 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Also, where are you seeing this "my name" show up? Could you provide a screenshot?

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:19 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Try this post. There's a script for Acrobat which will do it for you.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4042273

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:20 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Yeah, this is an issue with your identity not in InDesign, but in Adobe Reader. Try changing your identity in Preferences (Edit > Preferences) under the Identity tab.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:23 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    The identity of a document doesn't depend on who creates the document. What you see at the top of the sticky note is going to be different depending on who made it. Identities are unique to computers, and can be changed in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:26 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    The preferences will say the name of the owner of the computer. Not the creator of the PDF. Identities are not stored in PDFs.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 5:28 PM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Glad to help! Sorry for the confusion.

     
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    Jul 10, 2012 3:29 AM   in reply to AngishKhan

    Just out of curiosity, whose name did you want to appear in the sticky notes? The purpose for showing a name is so during the review process the editor or designer can tell who is making the comments.

     
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