1) Incorrect. Commenting is not enabled by default. 2) I don't think it has anything to do with PostScript code, per se, because I don't think there is anything in PostScript that supports the commenting functionality. I would guess that it embeds some chunk of Acrobat code that Adobe Reader 7 knows how to use to provide commenting.
3) It adds whatever chunk of magic is required by Adobe Reader 7 to support commenting. 4) Same as #3. Commenting is not enabled by default so it has to be added by the command you mention. 5) See #1. It's not turned on in the first place so there's no need for a mechanism to turn it off. But if you have a PDF that has commenting enabled, a simple Save As removes the commenting magic--or at least that's what I assume happens because of the warning I see whenever I try to save a commenting-enabled PDF that someone sends me. 6) If you use a watched folder, you can set both the joboptions and the security for that folder. Setting up several watched folders supports different combinations of joboptions and security settings for different purposes. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Sean Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 12:20 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com; framers at omsys.com Subject: OT: question about commenting in Acrobat 7 Pro Hi, Sorry for the OT question, but I thought some of you might have some excellent answers for me on these Acrobat-related questions. My boss raised a good question. I have a question about how commenting works. 1) I assumed that for PDFs created with Acrobat 7 Pro, commenting is enabled for Adobe Reader by default. Is that true? 2) I am assuming Acrobat 7 Pro does something in the PostScript code that enables commenting. Am I close? I'd appreciate more technical info., if anyone knows. 3) When I open a PDF created by Acrobat 6 Pro, Adobe Reader won't add comments. But, I can open that same PDF in Acrobat 7 Pro and use Comments > Enable for Commenting in Adobe Reader .... This seems to reprocess the PDF ... is it adding PostScript code or something? (I don't see it reprinting.) 4) But, when I open a PDF created by Acrobat 7 Pro, I can still use Comments > Enable for Commenting in Adobe Reader ... and that seems to reprocess the PDF. Why? 5) If I create a PDF using Acrobat 7 Pro, can I turn off commenting in any way other than Saving as an earlier version of PDF or security? 6) Am using this with FM 7.1. I can't find a way to semi-automatically apply security through the FM interface, nor through Joboptions, only through printer preferences. Is that the only way? Thanks and cheers, Sean _______________________________________________