In particular, no adding of comments (and markups).
That's not a security feature.
In order to add comments to a PDF in Adobe Reader, the PDF has to be enables. Open the file in Acrobat and look under the "advanced" menu for that feature.
There seems no problem with the AA pro - opening advanced features - under security properties everything is allowed.
The problem is that when I open that same PDF in Acrobat Reader (which has no "Advanced") it does nlot allow the adding of comments.
In Acrobat Reader on toolbar under Document > Security > Show Security Properties : Security : Document Restrictions Summary : under Commenting it is marked : Not Allowed.
Any idea how to get around this.
What I want to do is to be able to make PDFs and send then to someone else for adding comments but Reader does not allow this and I am not disabling it when I make the PDF with AA Pro.
Again, it's not a security thing. Reader does not have the ability to add comments on it's own so that's why it says that in file properties when opened in Reader. You have to enable that feature in Acrobat Pro and THEN they'll have that ability.
To do this, open the PDF in Acrobat Pro, go to Advanced>Extend features in Adobe Reader and follow the instructions from there.
I have tried this. Extend Features in Acrobat Reader is greyed out
Also : > Advanced> Accessibility> Change Reader Options is greyed out.
Any idea how to get these operating?
A question: if Add Comments is not a security option then why is it listed under Security properties in Reader as "Not allowed". If it not security restriction what is it?
I do apprecaite you help. Thanks for the forbearance.
You need to bring the compatibility target version up to a version that will allow that feature for the PDF. You need to bring it up to PDF version 1.7 or Acrobat 8.0.
It would be best to start over with the original source document.