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  1. Ability to have a pen or circle annotation tool locked open for a user to mark something in an Acrobat file.

    I have a PDF with the image of the human body that I would like tossed to my clients that they can circle with the oval or draw annotation tool to indicate where on their body they are experiencing pain. They should not have to know how to open the commenting tool and find the oval or drawing function. I want it to be in place ready for them to use.

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  2. Comment Function - text shows <100% transparent

    Text entered using the Commenting feature shows up with some level of transparency less than 100% - I would guess it is 50-60% transparent. And I can't adjust it to show 100%. in order to get 100% black or colored text, I need to use the Editing feature.

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  3. Comment display filtering to hide unwanted items could be simpler. Also, a filtering in progress indicator is needed

    A file may have many types of comments, many colors, many authors, etc. If one wants to hide only one variety (e.g., the color red), one has to select all but the red dot and then press the Apply button for the filtered selections.
    This would be simpler if one could select only the red dot and press a new Exclude button/function. Further, Apply and Exclude could be combined to mimic an electrical (ON | OFF) switch.

    For very large files with many comments, filtering consumes a lot of time. For shared files on servers, the time is magnified by…

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  4. When copying a Comment using ... Copy Text, and then pasting to a new comment, do not add newline

    I have an existing comment, and I use ... Copy Text to copy it.

    Then I go to another part of my PDF file, select the text and right click to use "Add Note to Text". In the comment text box, I right click and choose Paste Text (or alternatively, I press CTRL-V to use the default Windows "paste" mechanism).

    My new comment ends up with the copied comment text PLUS an extra carriage return (cursor is on a newline). That is NOT what I wanted! Why does it add the extra carriage return? If I am just trying to…

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  5. Allow preference to always open desired toolbars especially the comment toolbar

    I copied the following because this user said it better than me...except he was referencing Reader, not Acrobat Pro. I am an Acrobat Pro DC subscriber. I relied on this feature in Pro 8.1 until recently upgrading.

    COPIED: I almost always use adobe ACROBAT in exactly the same way: I mostly read scientific papers and use the comment tools to highlight and/or make notes for myself. This means that almost every time I open up ACROBAT, I will want the comment tools open and it's irritating to have to re-open the comment tools every single time. #FirstWorldProblems I know, but…

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  6. turn off finger input when using pen

    When using the pen, allow the user to scroll, etc, by using a finger touch. At the very least, make scrolling with a two finger touch possible. Otherwise, you need to keep switching tools when reading through and commenting on the PDF.

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  7. "Draw Polygon" tool - automate it

    I often use the draw polygon tool so the text is precisely identifed. To draw the polygon, as you know, I have to draw a line, stop, draw the next line, stop, draw the 3rd line, stop, etc. If I want to highlight that same text, I can simply start at one spot and drag my mouse over all the text, which is very convenient. Why cannot the draw polygon tool have a similar function? I would select "draw polygon", put my cursor at starting place, drag to ending place, and the polygon would be drawn.

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  8. Option Return to enter a command?

    Wow this is counter-intuitive. Shift return or command return on Mac, please!

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  9. Allow input of special characters in comments and option to display them

    Allow special characters in comments such as zero width non-joiner, non-breaking space, non-breaking hyphen, forced line-breaks (not paragraph breaks), etc. and provide an option to display them like InDesign’s “Display Hidden Characters”.

    It is an indispensable feature for workflows where copy editors and typesetters use PDF comments to correct texts that will then be imported into InDesign for review.

    Furthermore, comment text fields should allow invoking macOS Emoji & Symbols palette (see https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/mchlp1560/mac) to easier input.

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  10. Spell check as you type

    I'd like to have spell check AS I TYPE while writing post-it note comments in Acrobat. Every other form field in the world checks spelling as you type...but not Acrobat. Why? This is a ridiculous product limitation!

    4 votes

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  11. More Tools for taking online clases (only highlight is present).

    Taking online clases a lot of PDF material is used while using Adobe Acrobat it is difficult to mark a particular area, write on document or draw a diagram.

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  12. Two highlighters with different colours

    Two highlighters with different colours on the toolbar wd be helpful

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  13. Text box formatting covers text input

    Please. Get rid of the text formatting covering up the active text box that's being typed into. This drives me insane, and happens nearly every time I'm commenting on a PDF. Please see attached image. The text box I'm typing in is totally covered by the formatting box.

    All one has to do to reproduce is to add a text box and move it towards the top of the screen.

    I have Windows 10, using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015.006.30482.

    I want the formatting box to never cover the text box I am typing in.

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  14. Text Call

    Using Text Callout after a Comment Tool (Line, Segmented Line, etc.) will not allow typing immediately, despite a blinking cursor. The user must first click the Text Callout area again before being allowed to type.

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  15. Bug: Comments Tool Opens automatically when I open any PDF

    Bug Fix needed: Comments Tool Opens automatically when I open any PDF. This is annoying and tedious to have to close it every time I open another PDF. Please fix this and stop Comments Tool from opening automatically.

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  16. Comments shall not get auto-locked

    I am working with Linde Engineering India (Linde AG) as Engineering consultant. Our daily routine job is to review various suppliers' documentation to meet the client requirement. Supplier submits the document which we review in .pdf using commenting tool. Previously we were using Acrobat 9 for this in Windows7. Now we are using Windows 10 for last more than 1 year and in that, we are only allowed to use Acrobat standard DC Version 2015.006.30033. In this Adobe Acrobat version, we are not able to edit the comments made by our peers / sub-ordinates before sending it back to Supplier

    16 votes

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    Hi All,
    This is as per the current design, we will keep your feedback in mind.

    Could you please let us know if you are unlocking comments one by one.
    Kindly take a note that you can unlock many/all comments in one go after selecting them in RHP.

    Regards,
    Arvind

  17. transparent colour

    One of the most common things we do as art directors, design directors and creative directors is to comment on PDF's.

    In doing that we have to make boxes or circles to show where we want to make changes.

    Almost every PDF editor under the sun has Red Stroke, NO Fill as default for this reason.

    In Acrobat I have to click 3 times before I can get to set any object as no fill.

    I'm really happy to be able to change fill colour of my rectangle or circle, but at least have one of the colours in the…

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  18. Comment Tooolbar should have the option to be always open

    The fact that you do not have the option to permanently keep the comment toolbar permanently open is a CONSTANT source of annoyance and should be changed! Open, closed, open, closed, open, closed, open, closed..... It's insanity! And opening the toolbar is laggy to top it off. I see comments that are 4 years old on this topic and Adobe has not adapted to users wishes. Please change it back to the way it used to be or provide the CHOICE to have it always open if that's your preference. Seriously.

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  19. Please add Measuring tool shortcut in property bar on adobe reader

    Please add Measuring tool shortcut in property bar on adobe reader

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  20. No Longer Able to Keep Tool Selected

    You are not able to keep a tool selected any longer. If you use it once, then it reverts back to the cursor. Stamps, highlighter, comments, all of them. This had been a feature in Acrobat since I can remember and all of a sudden they removed it. WHY? Bring it back. There are several other people on here complaining of the same thing but if they don't respond, they say the issue is resolved. It is not in any way "resolved". Please bring back asap.

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