At the risk of confusing the issue, there seems to be a little bit of conflicting information out there as to what exactly is required to allow reviews with Adobe Reader. From http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrfaq.html:
Q. Can I mark up and review files in Adobe Reader? A. Yes, if this functionality has been rights-enabled by the PDF author. Adobe Acrobat or Adobe LiveCycle software lets PDF authors turn on special commenting tools in Adobe Reader on a document-by-document basis. This capability enables Adobe Reader 7.0 users to easily review and mark up PDF files with a variety of commenting and markup tools. You can add sticky notes; indicate text edits; and highlight, cross out, or underline text. You can also add premade or dynamic stamps. Q. Can I add comments to a PDF file with Adobe Reader? A. PDF authors using Adobe LiveCycle(tm) enterprise server and design software can activate special features in their documents that provide additional functionality. These enabled Adobe PDF files allow people with Adobe Reader to save the file to a local hard drive, fill out forms, add comments and other markups, share it with others, and submit a completed document electronically. In addition, Adobe PDF files can be enabled to allow people to digitally sign, certify, and authenticate a document. The first answer does _not_ specify that Acrobat Professional is required to turn on the special commenting tools when the PDF is opened in Adobe Reader. The second answer is more specific, requiring "Acrobat Professional or Adobe LiveCycle". In either case, Acrobat Professional will do the job...but depending on what you want your reviewers to do with Adobe Reader, you _may_ be able to get by with a less expensive version of Acrobat. -Michael -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Tina Ricks Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 4:09 PM To: 'Frame Users' Subject: RE: Export a FM book to single Word file? Thanks for input everyone. It seems that buying Acrobat Pro for the comments feature is the most stable and the cheapest answer, and my Word-loving reviewers will have to live with it. If I give them the choice of reviewing one PDF file with comments vs. 32 separate Word files, they'll choose the PDF. Tina Ricks Editor, Trial Guides tina at trialguides.com _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as moneill at meta-comm.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/moneill%40meta-comm. com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.