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.
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.
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Add to this change for bookmarks:
- If a native file (e.g., Word) has a table of contents, list of illustrations, list of tables, etc., these should become Adobe bookmarks in the conversion process. Their styles could be preserved on conversion.
- Set up automatic styling for bookmarks so that upper level bookmarks are formatted differently from lower levels. If a bookmark is demoted or promoted, its styling should be changed without manual inputs.
- The styles should be stored as part of the file they are used in and as separate files for use in other files.
- A mouseover pop-up long form title could describe the bookmarks' destination contents.
- A bookmark summary feature could create a graphical tree of the bookmarks.
I am a technical writer. My document updates are derived from multiple sources and projects. If Acrobat could tag and categorize comments (like Outlook), creators and reviewers could sort and/or filter for the topic of interest.
Brent, I suggest using MS Word or Notepad to create a document for such canned responses. You can open up the Word/Notepad file, locate the desired response, copy the text, and paste the text where needed in the Acrobat file. If you keep the Word/Notepad file open - but its window is minimized or underlies other windows - its toolbar icon will be easily accessed.
Remember, a Notepad file is plain text. It will not have Word's formatting for special characters that may or may not be replicated in Acrobat.
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And add the following to the changes for the Home tab/screen's file management:
- Flag files not found and prompt to bulk remove the lost listings. Add another option to find a lost file in a browser and re-establish its new location.
- Be able to sort on file name, date saved, date viewed, size.
- Highlight a file and right click to: (1) show its directory tree or open a browser for a lost file to re-establish its link, (2) delete the file, (3) open it as a differently named file to create a copy, (4) select it for other processes such as document compare or combining.
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From Carl Alexander to Admin (Mr. Jain?),
I want to comment on this issue also. The Recent list would be more useful if:
1. It automatically dropped a listing when a file is deleted.
2. Updated/followed a moved file.
3. Updated or erased listing (user preference) when Acrobat is shut down or restarted.
4. Allowed a sort by selection on the name, size, or date viewed.
5. Updated when switching between list view and thumbnail view.
Amen. It would be very useful to save Comment Summary preferences!