Transferring text edits to a Word document (Windows)
Imported comments appear in the Word document as Word comment bubbles along the
side of the document. Text that has been inserted, crossed out, or replaced using the text
edit tools in the PDF document can be deleted or transferred directly to the source Word
document. When you export the comments to Word, you can choose to delete the Word
text marked in cross-out, or insert text marked to be inserted. (See
Indicating text edits.)
To transfer comments to a Word document:
1. Make sure that all the comments, including those from multiple reviewers, are merged
into one PDF document. Save the PDF document. (See
Tips for exporting comments to a
2. Do one of the following:
Choose Comment > Export Comments > To Word. Select the Word document from the
dialog box, and then click Open.
In Word, open the source document, and then choose Acrobat Comments > Import
Comments From Acrobat.
3. Read the instructions, and then click Yes.
4. In the Import Comments From Adobe Acrobat dialog box, make sure that the appropriate
PDF and Word files are selected, select the comments you want to import, and then click
Select All Comments to import all comments into Word.
Select All Comments With Checkmarks to import only those comments marked with
Marking comments with checkmarks.)
Select Text Edits Only if you want to import only those comments that you've added using
the text edit commands on the Commenting toolbar. These text edit commands indicate
which text should be inserted, deleted, or replaced. (See
Indicating text edits.)
Select Custom Filters To Comments to import only comments that you specify by author,
type, or status.
Select Turn Track Changes On Before Importing Comments if you want to see the
changes that are made by the imported comments.
5. (Optional) If you imported text edits that can be integrated, click Integrate Text Edits in
the Successful Import dialog box to review and apply each edit individually. Do the
Review each of the text edits that were imported. For each text edit comment, click Apply
to make the change in the document and delete the comment bubble, or click Discard to
leave the text in the document unchanged and delete the comment bubble. Click Next to
move to the next text edit without deleting the comment bubble. Click Apply All to
integrate all remaining text edits.
If a comment appears empty, you may want to integrate it to see if it is a space or
paragraph return. Click the Undo Last button if you don't like the result. This undoes the
last text edit, including any manual changes.
After the integration, any comments that were skipped or not integrated appear in
comment bubbles in Word. To remove these comments, choose Acrobat Comments >
Delete All Comments In Document. To delete an individual comment, right-click it, and
choose Delete Comment.