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Why is "Save As Review PDF" Greyed Out?

Apr 13, 2012 12:01 PM

I want to use PDF comment importing for my book in FM10.  However, "Save as review PDF" is greyed out on my menu:

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I tried selecting different files, books, etc, and I couldn't figure out what was up.  So, I saved as a regular PDF and clicked "Generate PDF for review only" in the PDF setup menu, and had all kinds of problems.

 
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    Apr 13, 2012 12:09 PM   in reply to JohnHuntington

    Do you have a standalone copy of FM or as part of TCS? That review feature may be a Suite feature (I don't remember).

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 12:30 PM   in reply to JohnHuntington

    I couldn't remember if it was or wasn't a TCS feature. There are still some workflow bugs to be worked out - the FM file can't be changed at all (even saved) after the review PDF is created to make the import comments work. I don't bother with that - I just PDF it & have them use Reader to stick comments on & then manually look at the changes & incorporate (or not) them into my FM docs.

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:16 PM   in reply to JohnHuntington

    John,

     

    The PDF Review feature is only enabled in the TCS version of FM. However, you can, as Jeff indicates, also accomplish this through Acrobat with a couple of caveats:

     

    - the PDF that you create from FM has to be a "Tagged" PDF, i.e. you have establish the structure/hierarchy of the paratags so that the comments can go back into the correct locations of the PDF document. You can then enable the PDF for commenting and review in AcrobatPro.

    - you can't continue to work on the FM document after you've created the PDF (i.e. you have to save it and leave it until the reviews are complete and ready to be imported back into the FM doc)

     

    Not the most convenient, but works in about 90% of the cases.

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 5:40 AM   in reply to JohnHuntington

    I can't believe I have to have my copy editor work on paper in 2012.  Sigh.

    John,

     

    I doubt that one needs to go to that extreme. I would take Jeff's advice and create a PDF as you normally would. Then enable it for commenting in Reader and let the copy editor mark up the PDF. Then you have to fix the Frame files according to the comments and mark up from the PDF. I see not need to go to paper.

     

    Van

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:48 AM   in reply to JohnHuntington

    John,

     

    Did you actually arrange all of your paratags in the hierarchy used in your documents or did you just simply accept FM's default entries when you selected the Tagged PDF option? If you just accepted FM's default arrangement, then I can guarantee that it's not going to work to your satisfaction.

     
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