Figure 1. View Tab, Panes Dropdown Menu, Comments
The Comments pane displays a list of comments, annotations and markups in the current document:
Figure 2. Comments Pane
Click items in the Comments pane to move to their location in the document. Note that each entry in the Comments pane features a check box. These check boxes are used to determine display options for comments, as detailed in the Show Comments section below. Use the icons in the Comments pane to perform the following operations:
Click Next Comment to move to the next comment.
Click Previous Comment to move to the previous comment.
Click Add Reply to add a reply to the selected comment. Replies appear in the pop-up note of annotations, and are useful for the editing process of documents.
Click Summarize Comments to create a summary of comments in the document, as detailed here.
Click Delete to delete selected comments.
Click Properties to view/edit the properties of selected comments. The Properties pane will open:
Figure 3. Properties Pane
Click to edit properties as desired. Please note that the properties available depend on the the type of annotation selected, and not all properties are editable. Comment properties are detailed here.
Click Options for comment options:
Figure 4. Comments Options
•Click Cut, Copy, Delete or Flatten to perform these operations on comments.
•Use the Current Layer dropdown menu to determine the layer to which comments belong. Further information about layers is available here.
•Click Add Reply to add a reply to selected comments. A new Sticky Note annotation will be created for the reply.
•Click Locked to enable/disable the locked property of comments. If this property is enabled then the comment cannot be deleted and its properties (including its position and size) cannot be modified by users.
•Click Printable to enable/disable the printable property of comments. If this property is enabled then the comment is printed with the document. If this property is not enabled then the comment is not printed.
•Click Open Pop-Up Note to open the comment pop-up note.
•Click Reset Pop-Up Note Location to reset the location of the comment pop-up note.
•Click Hide Pop-Up Note to close the comment pop-up note.
•Click Expand All/Collapse All to expand/collapse all comments.
•Click Summarize Comments to create a summary of comments, as detailed here.
•Click Export Selected Comments to Data File to export a summary of selected comments to file, as detailed here.
•Click the Group By dropdown menu to determine how comments are grouped, then select Page, Type, Modification Date, Creation Date, Author, Color or Subject to determine how comments are grouped.
•Use the Show options to determine the information displayed with comments in the Comments pane.
•Click the Show Comments dropdown menu to determine the criteria for showing comments:
•Select Show All Comments to show all comments in both the document and the Comments pane.
•Select Hide All Comments to hide all comments in both the document and the Comments pane.
•Click the By Type dropdown menu to display comments according to comment type.
•Click the By Author dropdown menu to display comments according to comment author.
•Click the Checked dropdown menu to display comments according to whether or not they are checked in the Comments pane.
•Click the By Status dropdown menu to display comments according to their status.
•Click Open All Pop-ups to open the pop-up notes for all comments.
•Click Close All Pop-ups to close the pop-up notes for all comments.
•Click Show Comments with Hidden Flag to display comments that feature hidden flags.
•Click Deselect to deselect selected comments.
•Click Select Correspondent Thumbnails to select the corresponding thumbnails of selected comments in the Thumbnails pane.
•Click New Stamp from Selection to create a new stamp from selected comments, as detailed here.
•Click New Document from Selection to create a new document from selected comments.
•Click Show Info Bar to show/hide the information bar at the bottom of the Comments pane.
•Click Properties to view/edit the properties of selected comments, as detailed above.