Ability to Rotate Comment Boxes
Context: I am a Big 4 Auditor
We use Adobe Acrobat to annotate client financial statements. Year to year, our annotations on client documents are very similar so we will "Export all Comments to a Data File" from the prior year's annotated document and paste it on our current year's document then update the annotations as needed in the process of our audit. From what I understand, when a page is scanned and uploaded as a PDF, there is a directional "north" hard-coded into the sheet that cannot be changed. So, when we paste the prior year's annotations to the current year, the text boxes are sometimes in the wrong direction and cannot be rotated. As we usually will have 25+ comment boxes on a page - this leads to a huge time inefficiency to either re-do all the comments or use a time-consuming workaround.
This feature would save auditors a significant amount of time (and frustration) with the addition of a rotation feature to Adobe Acrobat. It will be well-received by many users, not only auditor, using Adobe Acrobat. I’ve seen online threads of architects being frustrated at the inability to rotate the boxes to add commentary on the side of their building designs. This has potential to benefit a diversity of industries.
Additional considerations to implement:
• The ability to rotate multiple comment boxes at the same time would be especially helpful.
• The rotation feature could be implemented as a keyboard shortcut or a menu option.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing back from you.