8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2011 3:29 PM by Ronald Mexico RSS

    Commenting on Shared PDF

    mattmayerchak

      Is it possible for people to comment on a shared PDF the way they can on a shared InDesign file? I've uploaded PDFs to my workspaces but I don't see any way to comment on them.

       

      I saw a message somewhere on the Adobe support forum that said that people cannot edit PDFs online. I don't want to edit the PDF online; I just want them to be able to add notes to the PDF proxy that they see on Acrobat.com.

       

      I have a PDF that a client sent me. I tried placing it into an Indesign CS5 file and posting that, but I couldn't add the file to a review. Why not?

        • 1. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
          Rebecca Staley Adobe Employee

          Hi there,

           

          Thanks for posting. At this time it's not possible to add comments to PDF files that have been uploaded to Acrobat.com. We are hard at work to make this functionality available, so I encourage you to keep your eyes peeled for future releases.

           

          As to adding the InDesign file to a review, I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to do so; let me make some inquiries and I'll repost here if I find a substantive answer. Thanks for your patience.

           

          Best,

          Rebecca

          • 2. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
            konstantinos.koulaouzidis

            hi there, any news on this issue?

            i dont see the point in this "not being possible", it kind of defeats the purpose of a shared common workspace, isnt it?
            or is there another solution to this at this moment i am not aware of?

            best regards,

            kk

            • 3. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
              Ronald Mexico

              Any update on this?

               

              Seriously, you make a online collaborative tool and call it acrobat.com and it doesn't have the ability to comment on PDF files?

               

              Am I in a bizarre nonsensical parallel universe?

              • 4. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
                Scott Worthington Adobe Employee

                At this time the Adobe Reader and Acrobat software is the intended and designed software for commenting on PDF files as part of the review process.

                 

                As to the InDesign functionality, you cannot comment directly on a file uploaded but you can through the use of CSReview, part of the CSLive services that interact with Acrobat.com, reviews and comments are possible. While the file structure of a *.indd file is not able to be viewed directly within Acrobat.com, the CSReview option takes a form of screenshot and allows comments to be applied to that.

                 

                http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat.com/Using/WS9293e1fb3b977c5c-7ea25777126bf9e9fa3-8000. html

                • 5. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
                  Mayerchak Community Member

                  They don't appear to have improved this in CS 5.5 either.

                   

                  This is why I chose not to renew my paid Acrobat.com account. It looked promising on first glance but nothing worked as well as it ought to have.

                   

                  Another example:

                  I'm using an InCopy workflow via a DropBox folder with clients who need to edit my magazine layouts. One would think Adobe would offer their own cloud-based server for InDesign/InCopy users. But they seem to be pouring their resources into sexier features that are of little interest to the bread-and-butter, daily productivity tasks that would really save the users time and money.

                   

                  The whole option of sharing a PDF seems to be useless at this stage of its implementation. If anyone can tell me how they have successfully used a shared PDF, please do - I'd like to know! I work with a lot of edited PDFs every day; only a few of my clients can or should use InCopy. So I would really like to find a better way to have multiple people commenting on the same PDF.

                  • 6. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
                    Ronald Mexico Community Member

                    > At this time the Adobe Reader and Acrobat software is the intended and designed software for commenting on PDF files as part of the review process.

                     

                    That merely makes Acobat.com a nice front end for viewing PDF files, not actually doing any collaborating with them. You should have called it buzzword.com instead.

                    • 7. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
                      jelli1harald@hotmail.com

                      Ich  verstehe kein englisch !  Bitte nicht  mehr schreiben .

                       

                      Edel sei der Mensch , hilfreich und gut !

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:53:17 -0600

                      From: forums@adobe.com

                      To: jelli1harald@hotmail.com

                      Subject: Re: Commenting on Shared PDF

                       

                       

                      At this time the Adobe Reader and Acrobat software is the intended and designed software for commenting on PDF files as part of the review process.

                       

                      That merely makes Acobat.com a nice front end for viewing PDF files, not actually doing any collaborating with them. You should have called it buzzword.com instead.

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                      • 8. Re: Commenting on Shared PDF
                        Ronald Mexico Community Member

                        Wie schade. Vielleicht sollten Sie einen englischen Klasse und etwas lernen.

                         

                        Ich  verstehe kein englisch !  Bitte nicht  mehr schreiben .

                         

                        Edel sei der Mensch , hilfreich und gut !