Readers or reviewers who have the full-feature editor/reader tool
that comes with the full Acrobat product (and which Adobe, in their
wisdom, chose to call by exactly the same name as the full product
suite, e.g. Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Deluxe or Adobe Acrobat 7.0 
Professional) can add comments and other markup to any PDF file 
that doesn't have security settings that prevent commenting. 

Reviewers/readers who do not have the full Acrobat product suite
can only add comments to a PDF if *both* the following conditions
are true:
1) The reviewer is using Adobe Reader 7.0 or later. (Acrobat Reader 
    6.x is not good enough).
2) The PDF must have been specifically enabled for commenting via
    Adobe Reader 7.x using the Adobe Acrobat 7.x editor/reader tool.
    This is *never* the default state for PDFs; it *must* be explicitly 
    enabled after the PDF has been generated. Note that because 
    this is a post process step, you can use Acrobat 7.x to enable
    commenting on PDFs that were created with older versions of

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com)
Parsippany, NJ

-----Original Message-----
[ at] On
Behalf Of Jon Harvey
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 5:36 PM
To: framers at
Subject: OT:Commenting in PDF files from Acrobat 6.0

Hi all,

One of my colleagues created a PDF of her document and is passing it
around to reviewers for comment. Trouble is, the reviewers can't add
comments and she doesn't know why. This is the first time she's done it
and doesn't know whether it's her security settings, preferences, or
version of the software. She is using the full version of Acrobat 6.0.
Does 6.0 allow recipients to comment or does she have to upgrade to
Acrobat 7.0 or 7.0 Pro? I have 7.0 Pro on my machine and haven't had any



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