Feature request / Bug report

Add option to make comment pane open automatically if there are comments

Commenting should be listed as one of the options under Document Properties > Initial View. I find that new many people have a hard time finding the comments, because the right hand pane is hidden and they don't know to click on that tiny little right-pointing arrow. Pleas add the option for the comment pane to be open automatically, just as we can already do with the bookmarks panel.

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    Kelly Vaughn shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Carl Alexander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For a more fully integrated solution, the Acrobat add-ins to the Office suite and printing options should support the comment pane opening option. If a Word, Excel, etc. document has native comments and is exported/printed as a pdf file with the native comments converted to pdf comments, an option to open the resultant file with the comment pane displayed should be part of the process.

      • Karen Ellrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't think it's just about not knowing how to open the Comments pane (there are three ways I know of - the arrow to expand the Tools pane is only one), but about convenience. I'm on the receiving end of many documents that have comments I need to step through and read, and I always need to see the Comments pane. Initial View would not help, because the documents didn't have comments when they were created - the comments were added by others later (in my case, magazine proofreaders, design reviewers, etc.). So here is an alternative idea to accomplish it: Include an option in Preferences that would show the Comments pane automatically when a document with comments is opened. Or both could be implemented.

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