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Anyway, the result of the Compare Documents command is a plain PDF file, which you can save just like any other file. Just go to File - Save As and select where you want to save it, after it has been created.
Thank you for your reply.
However I was probably unclear in my request. I'll try to be more specific.
Yes the compare result is a PDF. Changes are displayed as comments/highlights.
When I print this PDF with "Summarize comments" option, another page is created on the right of each page with the comments/changes. So we have two sections for each page – left is the new file, right contains the comments/changes.
What I would like is a PDF showing exactly this printout.
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So do you want to compare two documents, or do you want to create a comments summary?
If the latter then you can do it from the Comment panel and it will generate a new PDF file, which you could then save.
Click the Options button under Comments List and you'll see it there.
I've noticed your post because this is exactly what I want also. Could you please explain, step by step, what you did because I don't seem to be able to replicate what you're doing. When I do a Compare Files I get the summary and then the side-by-side view of both files but the right hand window pane shows Changes not Comments - how do you get there?
Advice really appreciated. I'm using Acrobat Pro DC on Windows 10.
Not sure about Windows Acrobat but here's the sequence on Mac.
1. Open the Comment panel:
2. Panel appears on the right (may take a moment depending on document size):
3. Drop down the Ellipsis menu on the right to Create Comment Summary:
4. Here comes the magic dialog box, set desired options:
5. Here you go.
Hope this helps.
thanks for that, helped a lot, particularly your screen shots. It also showed me what I might have been doing wrong - working on too big a file. Your screen shot shows you're working on a small file of a few pages - I was trying to work on a file of 500+ pages. I think the processing was grinding my computer almost to a halt.
Anyway, all sorted. Once again, thanks for your help.
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