Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Replying to comments, part of Building PDFs with Acrobat XI.
Acrobat 11 introduces a new feature that allows you to reply to a comment in a more convenient and logical way than in previous versions. The replies are now nested within the original comment. Let me show you what I mean. I'm beginning this video with the letter reply file already open on my computer. And I'm going to go ahead and go the comments section. And you can see that we have several comments, a total of four, in the comments list. And we can see that these were made by John Doe. And we can see when they were actually made as well.
Now the cool thing about being able to reply to these, is that they're now nested within the original comment. So, for example, I'm going to click on this first comment, and I can see that John is indicating that we change this person's title, to ms instead of mrs, and I don't think that's correct. So, what I'm going to do, is I'm going to right-click on the comment and I'm going to choose Reply. And you can see that now in Acrobat 11, instead of creating a total separate comment, it's now nested right here in the popup, which is really convenient. And within that comment, I'm going to go ahead and type a comment here. I'm going to type Joe, I'm not sure if this is correct. Now another thing I want to point out here is that new in Acrobat 11 is the fact that these comments are actually spell checked as you type. And we can see that I misspelled that word, it's very obvious, so I'm just going to fix that and now I'll just click within that note to complete that comment.
Now in addition, as you're reviewing these comments, you also have a Status button here. So if Joe gets this back and he decides, you know what, I, I do know it's correct. He can just click the check box here, to indicate to himself that they are in fact correct, and these basically set the status to check and it's done. And they can click this Minus button to then collapse that note as well. Again, up here in the Find button within the Comments pane, you can also filter. So, if you type in a note here such as MS you can see that its filtering the list of comments to show the ones that relate to to that content. I'm going to go ahead and delete that to remove the filter. And so one I've replied to all of these comments I can send this back to Joe and we can keep going back and fourth as often as necessary. As you can see, it's quite easy to reply to comments in Acrobat 11. It's a great way to collaborate with other users to guarantee that corrections and changes are made accurately.
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