Summarize Comments in Acrobat CS5 Documents - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

One of the most powerful features of Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 commenting is the ability to easily manage and share comments and annotations among reviewers.

Acrobat CS5 makes it easy to include users of the free Adobe Reader in a review process. To include Adobe Reader users in a review, choose Comments→Enable for Commenting in Adobe Reader. After saving the file, you can share it with users of Adobe Reader, who can then use commenting and markup tools and save their comments into the file.

You can compile a list of all the comments from a PDF file into a new, separate document. To summarize comments, follow these steps:

  1. From the Comments List window, choose Options→Summarize Comments.

    The Summarize Options dialog box appears.

  2. Create a listing of the comments with lines connecting them to their locations on the page by selecting the radio button from the top — Document and Connector Lines on a Single Page.

    In the Include section, you can choose which comments should be summarized.

  3. Click the Create PDF Comment Summary button.

    This step creates a new PDF document that simply lists all the comments.

    A new PDF document is created, listing all the comments.
    A new PDF document is created, listing all the comments.