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After setting permissions to allow commenting, you need to enable the "Enable Commenting in Reader." option.
you need Acrobat Pro 8 to enable this feature; earlier versions of pro may work, but I started using this feature with 8.
Go to: Comments->Enable for Commenting in Adobe Reader.
Your users may need to use Adobe Reader 8, as I think that is the requirement.
It'll require you having Acrobat Pro 7 or better and the Reader users to have 7 or better.
Were you able to find a solution for this? I am trying to persuade my company to buy Framemaker, but unless reviewers can comment in PDFs, it won't work for us.
Did you find out how to enable commenting for the PDFs that Framemaker generated?
Did you read either Mike or my comments?
I did. I didn't find your comments helpful the way they were worded. I think if you had said, "This can not be done in Framemaker alone, but also requires Acrobat for the person creating the PDF" that would have been helpful.
Doing some more research on my own, that's what I've come to understand.
From my first post:
"It'll require you having Acrobat Pro 7 or better and the Reader users to have 7 or better."
If you could do it in Framemaker, we would have said:
"It'll require you having Acrobat Pro 7 or better or Framemaker and the Reader users to have 7 or better."
Like I said --it wasn't clear to me. Hence the question.
I am also trying to find a way to have the engineer edit the pdf file I send to him. I have Acrobat 6 and he only has reader. From what I am reading I would need Acrobate 7 or 8 Pro. (Will standard work?)
I would somehow have to enable rights. Is their a problem with 7 I guess what I am asking is should I buy Acrobat 8 to be able to do what I want to do. Right now I have to convert pdf into word doc then have him edit that. Would like to do it right from pdf Any ideas appreciated
If you want them to actually "edit" the file, then you are already doing what you should do.
If you simply want them to add comments to the file then yes, you could purchase Acrobat 8 Pro to enable the file for commenting (which is nothing like editing.)
I do the actual manual in InDesign make PDF, convert to Word. Send the Word doc which the engineer can actually make changes to with Words track changes and highlight changes tool. He then sends this back to me and I make the changes in InDesign. I was looking to get away from the Word doc and have him make the changes directly to PDF but he does not have full Acrobat just Reader. From what you are telling me this is not something he can do even if I make the pdf form 7 or 8. Any other suggestions besides him getting Acrobat which the company will not spring for.
I think you have it about right. PDF is not a solution to anyone's
problems of shared editing.
If you will buy Acrobat it can be used to mark-up changes. This is
critical: you then get it back and make the edits.
Even if the PDF could be edited like a dream, this would be a
terrible, terrible workflow because you now have two originals.
As Aandi says, you can send it to him to mark up. That is a work flow I've used for quite a while and it works well (better than the Word route IMO).
It's the same as giving them a hard copy and having them mark it up with a pencil except in digital form.
Yes but after I made the changes he made to the pdf in InDesign I could make a new pdf and send that back to him for review. But and always a but he would need to have Acrobat not Acrobat Reader to mark up the pdf.
I think I must find him a way of getting him Acrobat
Not sure we're speaking the same language here.
If he wants to "mark up" the PDF, you simply need to get Acrobat Pro (not him) and you can enable the PDF for him to "Mark Up" in Reader.
Editing is something completely different.
When you say mark up you mean sticky notes hightlighting etc and he can mark up if I enable. Even if he only has reader if I have Acrobat Pro 7 or 8 I can do that?
Yes. That's what I mean.
With Acrobat you can enable it so Reader users can do that sort of mark up.