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  1. Make Comments Toolbar Open Automatically/By Default

    I would LOVE it if you folks could make the Comments Tool auto-open and/or by default somehow. I open lots and lots of pages every day and it would be really wonderful if the Comments just opened every time I opened a new doc.

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    • new update makes work inefficient

      This recent update is extremely frustrating. It dropped off tools that were in my toolbar previously (page view/zoom options disappeared) and I had to figure out how to get them back.

      Not only is the comments bar is now uglier/bulkier, when you have sorted comments to not include ones marked as completed it no longer dynamically removes the comments you mark as you go. You now have to go back and clear your comment filter and reapply "none" to hide completed comments.

      To add insult to injury, there is no longer an option for other versions in ACC, so I…

      7 votes
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      • Export highlights and comments

        Export highlights and comments - after highlighting and commenting on a .pdf file I should be able easily export those highlights and comments as a kind of highlight reel.

        7 votes
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        • Comment popup text very difficult to Select and Copy to clipboard

          Open an existing comment bubble popup that has text in it. Select (highlight) the text. Now just move the mouse cursor slightly outside of the comment popup boundary. The text you highlighted becomes unhighlighted! I can’t even express how maddeningly frustrating this is. We have hundreds of edits a day that we need to copy the comment text out of Acrobat.

          We are CONSTANTLY selecting the text, hitting COMMAND+C, switching over to a different program to paste, only to realize that either nothing gets pasted in or the text from the previous edit is still on the clipboard. I finally…

          7 votes
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          • Comments and Annotations need marching ants

            In previous versions of Acrobat, it was a LOT easier to see which comment on a page was selected. There sue to be marching ants. Now, there is just a thin blue line that doesn't march. Please bring back the marching ants so it's easier to see what is selected. Our eyes aren't getting any younger!

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            • right-click

              It would be really nice if the "Underline" tool was included in the right-click menu. Right now the Mac version has an option for highlighting and striking through, but not for underlining.

              7 votes
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              • Annotation appearance dict missing ExtGState

                Acrobat Pro DC 2019.008.20071, Mac and Windows.

                Open any file or create a new one. Right click on the page and select "Add sticky note." Save the file. At this point the file contains an invalid appearance dict for the sticky note. The stream uses a graphics state /GS0 which is not available in the Resources dict of the annotation.

                Worse, if the page happened to already have a /GS0 graphics state, that will now be used for the annotation.

                6 votes
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                • Default Font for Adding Text to PDF's

                  I have wasted hours upon hours of time changing my font from minion pro to arial every time I edit/add text to a new PDF, and even when I switch pages within one PDF. It should be the most basic tool offered, the ability to set a default font for all Adobe PDFs. If this does not exist yet, IT NEEDS TO, please!!!!

                  6 votes
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                  • The dynamic stamp creation process needs to be simpler

                    The dynamic stamp creation process is very difficult, at best. The random names for the stamps makes it extremely difficult to find which stamp you're working on after the stamp has been named during creation. Having to navigate deep into the file system to find a randomly named file is not user friendly by any stretch of the imagination. I'm attempting to make 100 dynamic stamps for our engineering company, not just one or two stamps.

                    Please see if you can make the dynamic stamp process easier

                    6 votes
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                    • Highlighting

                      It would be great to have multiple colors or options so you can highlight different topics and organize your note making.

                      6 votes
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                      • Can we have the old one back. This is too cumbersome.

                        So hard to use and wastes so much of my time looking for things.
                        I just need the preview/navigator on the side so I can rotate or crop and a highlighter in the tools and the hand to move the page around. Every time I open a file it defaults back to nothing I can use. Please bring back version 10

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                        • Make it possible to copy highlighted text

                          It should be possible to copy the text easily from a highlight. Right now, this is almost impossible. (One had to switch to the Edit tool). Why not create a Copy Highlight item in the context menu. Or, when one clicks on and selects a highlight, why not simply let CMD-C do the job?

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                          • 2D Measurement Tool - change the units

                            When using the 2D Measurement Tool, I need to change the units from decimals (feet) to feet/inches. (Eg. 6.50ft vs. 6'6")

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                            • Resize the comments list

                              I want to be able to resize the comment list to a smaller size than currently available. Right now, the minimum width is much too big for my small laptop. It takes up three inches of the width of my screen space. The total width of the screen is 11.5 inches, which leaves not much for the actual document, especially if I'm looking at two-page spreads.

                              Even when I used a huge 25-inch wide screen I need as much space as possible to compare two documents side by side. The wide comment lists get in the way.

                              (Both these screens…

                              5 votes
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                              • Freehand Highlighter

                                I recently discovered the new feature in Acrobat Pro DC that allows me to use the highlight tool to highlight "text" in a scanned pdf that has not been ocr'd. I tried to use it today but it would not work. Was the awesome feature removed? If so it should be brought back!

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                                • Comments pane window is too short and cuts off comments

                                  I have a 27" monitor and when I enlarge Acrobat to fill the screen, the comments are cut off at the bottom. This happens with all documents. It's like the comment window has a maximum height built into it. It needs to expand all the way.

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                                  • Preference for "Create Comment Summary..."

                                    I have to use the Comment Summary really often and we don't have "US Letter". Every single time I have to change "US Letter" to "A4". It would be great if I could save the setting. Now I use "Action Wizard" for this...

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                                    • BUG: All highlighted items in all pdfs converted to comments in latest update release

                                      After the latest update all the highlighted items (in yellow) were converted to comments. How do I get my highlights back?

                                      Second bug: Your website does not have your business address or proper business contact details. Please update this information so that it is available to the public.

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                                      • Continuous Highlighting

                                        Please bring back continuous highlighting (you do not have to click the highlight button for each individual highlight).

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                                        • Comments 'check boxes' saving/showing for other users viewing PDF file

                                          When 'ticking off' comments that have been actioned on a PDF, when saved, those ticked check boxes don't show if someone else opens the PDF.

                                          Please can the check box state be saved also, so all users can see what has been actioned (and save us all a lot of time going over amends!)

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