Setting Commenting preferences
Set Commenting preferences to change the way you view comments in PDF documents.
For example, you can make comments easier to read by selecting a larger font size, or
make comments easier to create by making sure that the Note tool remains selected after
you add a note comment.
If you don't want the Note tool to switch to the Hand tool after you add a note,
select the Keep Tool Selected option in the Properties toolbar. Make sure that the Note
tool is selected and that all note pop-up windows are closed; then right-click (Windows)
or Control-click (Mac OS) the toolbar, and choose Properties Bar from the pop-up menu.
To set preferences for comments:
1. Do one of the following:
Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac OS), and then
select Commenting on the left side of the Preferences dialog box.
In the Commenting toolbar, choose Show > Commenting Preferences.
2. Select from the following options, and then click OK:
In Windows, you can determine the font and the size of text in pop-up windows. In Mac
OS, you can select only Large, Medium, or Small settings for the font. This setting applies
to all new and existing comments.
The value that you specify (between 0-100°) determines the opacity of the comment pop-
up windows. When the pop-up window is open but not selected, an opacity value of 100
makes the window opaque, while lower values make the window more transparent.
Print Notes And Pop-ups
Specifies that pop-up windows associated with comments, and icons for note, audio, and
file attachments, print exactly as they appear on the page. Instead of selecting this option,
you may prefer to choose File > Print With Comments, which allows you to print the text
of all comments in different configurations. (See
Printing a summary of comments.)
Show Lines Connecting Comment Markups To Their Pop-ups On Mouse Rollover
When you place the pointer over a comment markup (such as highlighting or a note icon),
the shaded connector line between the comment and the open pop-up window appears.
Selected by default.
Ensure That Pop-ups Are Visible As The Document Is Scrolled
As you scroll a PDF document, the pop-up windows on a given page shift to stay in view
within the document pane.
Automatically Open Comment Pop-ups For Comments Other Than Notes
A pop-up window appears when you create a new comment using a drawing tool, the Text
Box tool, or the Pencil tool.
Hide Comment Pop-ups When Comments List Is Open
Pop-up windows do not appear when the Comments List is displayed. This option helps
reduce screen clutter when a page includes many comments.
Automatically Open Pop-ups On Mouse Rollover
When the pointer is placed over a comment of any type, including drawing markups and
stamps, the pop-up window opens.
Always Use Log-in Name For Author Name
Determines which name appears in the pop-up window when you create a note comment.
If this option is selected, the Login Name in the Identity panel of the Preferences dialog
box is used. If this option is not selected, the default name you specify for Author in a
comment properties dialog box is used. (See
Changing the appearance of comments.)
Create New Pop-ups Aligned To The Edge Of The Document
Pop-up windows are aligned with the right side of the document window, regardless of
where the comment markup (such as a note icon or highlighting comment) is added. If this
option is deselected, the pop-up window appears next to the comment markup.
Copy Encircled Text Into Drawing Comment Pop-Ups
Any text that you circle using the drawing tools appears in the pop-up window associated
with the drawing markup.
Copy Selected Text Into Highlight, Cross-Out, And Underline Comment Pop-ups
The pop-up window associated with proofreading markup comments, such as those
created by the Highlighter tool, includes any text to which the comment is applied if this
option is selected.