Feature request / Bug report

PLEASE Don't make the user go through a menu to check off a comment! You DOUBLE the time it takes to go through comments.

PLEASE ELIMINATE the need to go through a dropdown menu just to check off a commnet.

IT WAS FINE to have a checkbox. It took HALF THE TIME.

PLEAES FIX

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      • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, the filtering is now really clumsy. It was better before, when you checked off a comment and had the 'completed' filter on, that comment would then disappear. Now you have to go into the filter menu, unapply the filter, then go back in and reapply it, just to get the newly completed tasks to disappear. The old way of checking off comments was far superior.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Makes you wonder...
        Does the team that develops Adobe's user interface actually use the software?
        I mean, in a real work setting?
        Don't know of anyone who thought this change was a good one.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This new format was hard to find and involves useless extra steps to check off a task

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just because they wanted it to look "modern..." and "clean" -- we need function, not fashion!

      • Nate Stelton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let this be a lesson to GUI developers in general. If a feature is used only a few times a month, you can hide it from initial view and drop it down a click layer. But if the feature is used multiple times in a session, make it a single click. When I check my car's oil every couple weeks I have to lift the hood, but thankfully, the ignition switch is not also under the hood--so far...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE bring back the checkbox. As a designer that has been using your software---well, since it started--I consider your software to be essential to my work...but this has DOUBLED my work by having to click and click again to check off each comment. Totally an unecessary step. I don't care about 'CLEAN'. I care about USABILITY.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that the check marks need to be fixed. In the meantime, I have just discovered that with InDesign CC 2019, you can import PDF comments into your InDesign file and accept them individually, at which point they are actually pasted into your InDesign text. There will be formatting and other issues to fix based on just how precisely your commenter used the tools, but this is WAY easier than clicking back and forth from the PDF to your InDesign document.

      • wheeler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still using v9 before Adobe messed up the comments last time... but you're all used to it by now. I CAN STILL DO THE FOLLOWING:
        - select a comment with 'one click' and the text is selected 'straightaway'
        - the comment doesn't 'jump away' from where you selected so you have to look a bit up the page to view it
        - comments are viewable straightaway - I don't have to click 'comment' tab and wait an age for them to load
        - Delete, replacement, and don't all look the same in the comment list
        - I can use 'Next and Previous' buttons to go through the changes so I'm sure I don't miss one.

        All my other CS suite is up to date though I'm the only one in the studio thats held onto v9 acrobat Pro. I'm the only one that doesn't curse at acrobat!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe this was a deliberate change. It's made our feedback process so much slower and less accurate. Please, please bring it back. It's not 'more intuitive', and not 'cleaner' – it's a tiny check box which hardly complicates the layout.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE ELIMINATE the need to go through a dropdown menu just to check off a commnet.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hiding the check mark adds more clicks to using Acrobat DC - while you may think hiding it makes it clean, for the user it is simply annoying. Three clicks to add a check mark whereas prior to this it was one. How on earth is that progress?

      • Adminmeaggarw (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the latest update of Acrobat DC, we have modernize the commenting experience and at the same time, made it very clean and intuitive to use. As part of that, the checkbox is moved to the right click menu of the comment.

        Open comment>Right Click>Add Checkmark

        Please also note that both the sort and filter options are available for the check mark.
        We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and will consider adding the check mark by default for future updates of Acrobat DC.

        However there is one workaround to make the checkbox appear in one step by using the keyboard shortcut SHIFT + K .

      • Olaf Drümmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not having the check box makes using comments in Acrobat much less attractive and much less efficient. Please bring it back.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was able to revert back to Acrobat 2017. Solved my issue. There is a link in the thread.

      • JL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I came here today to say this exact thing. There used to be a checkbox. Now there's not. It's twice the clicks and twice the time. When I've got 100+ comments/edits to review and address, that extra time adds up.

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