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
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