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.
Thanks all for your feedback!
We have added this feature request in our to do list. Will let you know when we plan to deliver it into one of our future releases.
yes please! The sooner this is implemented the better! THANKS
Patrick Iverson commented
Agree! This would make my review process so much faster!
Comments should totally be a default setting you can choose to always have that side panel open. It's annoying that it is not already an option.
Denis Loo commented
Yes please. My prior version (IX Pro) did have this sand I miss it every time I open a pdf.
Also agree. I need to see comments on the majority of PDFs I view. If nothing else, it should be re-opened when I have "Restore last view settings when reopening documents" clicked and had comments open previously.
It should be possible to set a default selection or viewing tool on startup. (Other than selection or hand) Currently you need to select other tools with shortcuts or other actions.
According to this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1461704
This functionality is not part of Acrobat currently
It would be useful in my line of work to have the loupe or marquee tool be the default when opening a new file or restarting the app.
For the tool "comment," please allow users to keep that toolbar open, even when opening new files. It is a huge pain to keep clicking every time
Yes, please!!! Modernization of a program should not result in loss of functionality and more steps to accomplish a task. Having to reactivate/reopen the Comments toolbar when opening a new file may not seem like a major ordeal, but when you work with multiple files throughout the day (every day) it can wear on your nerves.
As an instructor, I am hearing this as a request from more and more people, plus it was discussed on the Tech Wednesday this week. People don't know there is a panel and go lamely searching for the icons, missing many. Adding the Comments panel to Initial View should be a JDI.
Karen Ellrick commented
Is Acrobat "extensible"? In other words, is it possible for non-Adobe people to write add-ons/extensions/macros (whatever you might call them) that modify the behavior? If so, perhaps someone could write one for this.
It would be nice if that grey "tiny little right-pointing arrow" was a more visible larger yellow side tab labeled "Comments" that could be clicked to open the right pane with comments selected.
- Single clicking could open the pane to the previous width set during the program's current session.
- Clicking and holding the tab, then dragging the tab leftward could set the pane's width.
- Double clicking could open the pane to a default width for the program (e.g., percent of screen width).
After the pane is opened, the tab would be replaced by the tiny triangle - which itself would be replaced by the tab when the pane is re-hidden.
This is driving me crazy- I open dozens of PDFs a day, all with comments, and it's such a silly waste of time to have to go through 4 steps to open the comments on each one. It wasn't an issue with prior versions of Acrobat, and is making me consider switching to Nitro PDF (which apparently doesn't have this problem).
This would be very useful!
Agree. It's not hard to find but 95% of my Acrobat use is for reviewing comments. It's a pain opening the panel every time. It would be great to set it as my default view.
I have created my own tool (which is a combination of my most frequently used tools) -- I use this tool daily. It would be great if I could "pin" it open or keep this tool open until I decide to close it. I hope others would find this helpful.
Jenny Pittman commented
Agreed. As a technical writer on a team of four, part of our process is to send new content for review via PDF. We review the content one at a time so that reviewers don't make the same corrections in separate documents, so that reviewers can have discussions about possible changes, and so that the creator has only one PDF from which to glean notes. Every time I open a PDF, I have to go to Tools > Comment. It doesn't seem like much, but when I'm reviewing 20 PDFs, that little bit of time becomes highly annoying. I would love to have my default view set to automatically show the comments pane.
I have made a custom toolbar that will be used for almost every document that I will open. Can you make it possible to remove the sidebar upon startup and have an option to auto-select a toolbar of our choice. This will save time from having to select my toolbar every time I open a different file.
YES! Wasting so much time switching to Edit or Commend mode after opening every document. All checkbox preference with multiple options: "Open automatically in Edit/Comment/etc. mode" - with ability to select more than one set of toolbars too.
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.