Why is commenting not allowed in Adobe Reader?

I've sent out a document for people to review and comment but people with Acrobat Reader cannot add comments. What am I doing wrong?


Mike Wilson


5 Answers

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For users with Adobe Reader X:

If an *unsecured* PDF file is opened in the standalone version of Adobe Reader X, then you have access to the Highlight and Sticky Note tools only.

If the PDF is being views within a web browser using the Adobe Reader X plugin, commenting is not available unless the PDF is part of a browser-based review workflow. To apply comments to any other PDF file being displayed within a web browser, you must save a copy to your computer and open it with the standalone (desktop) version of Reader X.

If the PDF file is secured to prevent changes and commenting, then no commenting tools in Reader X will work, and the two default tools will be disabled on the Comments Pane.

If the PDF file has been granted extended permissions via Adobe Acrobat, then not only will the two default commenting tools be available, but the complete set of markup and measurement tools will also appear, via the Comment and Tools panes in Reader X.

,b>For users with Adobe Reader 9 or earlier:

Unless the PDF file has been granted extended permissions via Adobe Acrobat, NO commenting tools will be available.


By Lori Kassuba   

When you created a dynamic form with LiveCycle / ADEP Designer, the commenting won't be possible even you added the additional rights to the PDF.
That's because this PDF isn't a PDF in the usual sense.
Its layout is dynamic and can change everytime (showing/hiding fields and subforms, page breaks etc.).
As comments need a fixed location, they cannot be applied at all.


Marcus Radzuweit   

What we can do to make comments working on them????


Ranga Anil Kumara Gamage Don   

"...Unless the PDF file has been granted extended permissions via Adobe Acrobat, NO commenting tools will be available."

But. How we can change this option for some files with action tool?


Sergey Khorev   

Sergey,

See this thread which addresses your question.

http://answers.acrobatusers.com/How-remove-extended-reader-access-multiple-form
s-once-q15321.aspx


Be well...


David Austin   


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