can you rotate a comment text box

New Here ,
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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Is there a way in DC pro to place a comment text box and then rotate it?

Thanks,
Todd

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Adobe Community Professional , May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

Rotate the page, add the text box, and rotate the page back.

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May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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Rotate the page, add the text box, and rotate the page back.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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BERND- your answer does not work. Please remove the CORRECT by your answer as it just wasted 30 minutes of my time and probably countless others people's time.

 

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Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

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This absolutely does work

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Adobe Employee ,
May 06, 2019 May 06, 2019

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Hi Todd,

Currently, there is no option to rotate comments that you add in the PDF in Acrobat/ Reader.

However, you can use the workaround BerndAlheit mentioned above.

Let us know if you have any questions or need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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This is horrendous.

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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Isn't it? This feature to rotate comments has been a long requested one and I have never seen any movement to actually implement something so BASIC and essential. I keep hoping now that everything from Adobe is subscription based we would see nice quality of life improvements but I fear this is just complacency, slapping on a few coats of fresh paint every once and a while to keep up the illusion that its not abandoned-ware....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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Most comments have a rotation gripper.  Some do not, but regardess, a text box can be rotated to any angle with a script.

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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I appreciate your comment and may have to look into that script trick. I was just venting because in my trade (architect) text will often need to be vertical to align with a wall on a plan for comments/mark-ups. While some text frames/object do have those grips, many do not (again for comments). Thanks for the feedback though!

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New Here ,
Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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LATEST

HOW?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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His workaround does not work!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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FYI.... Rotating the page does not work!

The comment shapes from one document have coded memory or something. This is a majot pain in the butt and something so simple! ADOBE PLEASE FIX

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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It worked for me. Just did it. If you need help, let me know.

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Hi there..

 

Check my comment in this page. It might work for you!

 

Cheers.

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2022 Jan 13, 2022

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In the free Acrobat Reader DC (Jan 2022), I've found that copying the text contents, and rotating the page (Control Shift Plus) and creating a new comment text box while rotated works. Control Shift minus to bring the page orientation back, providing the desired outcome. You can get this down super fast, especially if your commenting tools are already up on the screen while red-lining a document. Unfortunately, you can't just copy - rotate - paste the box. It'll stay in it's original orientation in that case.

 

I don't have the pro version so I can't comment on that directly. You also may find different results with different types of text editing. Regardless of all of it, imo the paid version is very expensive, and to not even have an easy rotation tool for the text is exactly the reason why I refuse to support this operation. The free competition is very easy to use, so for the paid version I would expect some incredible tools at the ready. Even a little copy/paste and print-to-pdf is all you need half the time.

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New Here ,
May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Confirmed your solution works on Adobe Pro. Same as what Bernd Alheit said.

I rotated the page (ctrl shift plus), added a comment, then rotated back. The comment is now vertical.

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Usually this happens on accident when copying and pasting between different drawings. Now I might be able to actually fix this.

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Yes there is. This is my way (using windows OS):

1. Export the PDF to image

2. Rotate the image using Photos application (built-in on windows OS)

3. Import the image to PDF using DC

4. Paste the comment on DC

 

Thank me later!

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