Acrobat Pro DC: Want "comment" view to open when I open a PDF.
Please provide a preference so the "Comment" view opens whenever I open a document in Acrobat Pro DC (for Windows).
This was a valuable feature on previous Acrobat versions and was dropped in Acrobat Pro DC.
Carl Alexander commented
Karen Ellrick commented
I think Kelly Vaughn is talking about two different features: (1) the one described here (and at https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/33091900-make-comments-toolbar-open-automatically-by-defaul and https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/19479121-setting-to-open-sidebar-with-comments-by-default), which is set by the user who views the PDF, and (2) Initial View, which is set by the person who creates the PDF. Both are nice ideas, but I think the former is more helpful, as the setting is under the control of the person doing the viewing, and it only needs to be set once. Initial View would have to be set by the person creating the comments, and would have to be done for every document.
Kelly Vaughn commented
Yes, there should be a checkboxin Preferences > Commenting, at the bottom: "Open Comments Pane when Document has Comments."
There should also be asetting in Document Properties > Initial View : "At the top, above Navigation Tab. There should be another option for Tools Pane: Open Comments Pane if Document has comment."
Lynn Nichols commented
Not understanding Kelly Vaughn's response. Are you suggesting where this setting should be located in the UI when Adobe reinstates it?
Kelly Vaughn commented
Yes! This should be provided under Document Properties > initial view, as well as in General Preferences.
I open many PDFs one after another to read Comments. There should be a way to get Acrobat to open with the Comments tool already selected rather than having to select Tools>Comments every time, over and over again. Let us be able to have Acrobat open with a Tool selected by default.
Yes, please provide this feature again.
Erica Brown commented
YES! I loved the ability to open a doc with Comments showing. Now I have to go through several steps every time I want to switch to that view, which is annoying at best.
Make possible fixed comment app on sidebar like acrobat pro version 9 and save this as workspace.