Most of the PDFs I generate are from other applications (like Autocad) where I "print to PDF" to create the file. Most of the PDFs I recevie are generated the same way. Prior to Acrobat Reader 8, it was simple for me and my collueges to exchange information on these PDFs by using markup tools and resending them with markups. Since Acrobat 8 has come along, I now find it impossible to markup a drawing (no matter if I have created it using Print to PDF or if someone has sent it to me). I went to the knowledge base and see that the drawing has to be enabled for markup in one of 2 ways
Well, there is no Comments selection in my toolbar. Second method is given by
An email-based review lets you track review status and merge received comments into the PDF.
If your email application doesn’t send email automatically, you may need to answer alert messages and switch to your email application to finish sending the message
But there is no Review & Comment button to click.
So, can someone tell me, can I still do a simple markup of any PDF? Even if I have to jump through hoops can I? I guess I can understand Why Adobe has done away with this feature in their free tool, as they were not getting any revenue off of it, but it greatly diminishes the usefulness of Acrobat Reader and therefore all PDFs for me.
Thanks in advance for your response.
To enable this right you need Acrobat, not the free Reader.
However, starting from Reader X it is possible to add simple markups to any file, unless it has been specifically disallowed by the creator of the file.