When I use the annotation tools with collaborators, the mark-ups become unreachable/unclickable and thus unreadable if they overlap, and they do so if they are not separated by a line of text. The mouse-over display behaves in similar fashion - i.e. not accessible. In the present case, the original file was made on a Mac in the Reader program. The problem appears both on Mac and on Windows (on Windows I use Acrobat 9). We use the yellow highlighting which is easier not to overlook than the blue strike-through, but the problem seems to exists also when using strike-through. I can reproduce the problem even when marking up and trying to reread my own comments in Acrobat XI pro. In this program, Is it possible to adjust the size of the markups so they don't interfere with with each other? Is there an alternative way of dealing with this?
There is a way to enlarge the size of the markups.
That article has a free script to enlarge the size of sticky notes. It also has a link to the developer website where he has a paid script that also works for strikethroughs and highlighter marks.
Sometimes when I find it difficult to navigate through the comments because they are close together, I'll just open the Comments pane and click through them there. Oftentimes, that's easier than trying to click directly on them on the page.
If you would like to improve this aspect of the commenting feature, please vote for it on the Acrobat User Voice site: Comments and Annotations need marching ants
Thanks, but it's kind of the opposite problem I have. When comments are on two lines next to each other they take up too much space and overlap, so that one makes the other unclickable/unreadable.