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I commented before about the checkbox not working, but the forum was closed before I could be more specific.
In previous versions of acrobat pro, you could use your checkbox function to do edits like this:
Set your sort function to "unchecked" and as you do edits, check off the edits in the comments column and they disappear. You can get them back by taking off this function.
With the updated version, you CAN get a check by using the pulldown menu (which is an extra step and isn't an improvement), but when I use the filter function, it will only make the comments that ALREADY have the "completed" check disappear. As I continue to make changes, any new check marks I make don't make those comments disappear. I have to set the filter function to "none" and then back to 'completed' to get the comment to disappear. This is neither useful nor functional for how I am using the program. They need to disappear as I check them off, otherwise the filter function is useless to me and any other designer who uses this program for edits.
I don't know if this is a mistake or an oversight, but it should be fixed.
Unless I'm missing something, then I'd like to know how to make it work in the new format.
I'm having the same issue. When going through a list of 50+ comments I need to be able to easily check them off as I've made the edits and use the "filter/unchecked" function to have them disappear from the comments list. Using the pulldown menu to add a check mark is not efficient when you have 50+ comments to go through in a document.
There is a keyboard shortcut for mark comment as checked: shift + K, Which of course won’t work if you have your cursor blinking in the comment box.
Personally, I went back and installed the old version of Acrobat. I explain how to do there here:
Shift + K doesn’t actually add a checkmark to a comment, as far as I can tell.
What it does is turn the cursor into a giant “Approved” stamp that you can then place on the page – to what end, I have no idea. I don’t know why you’d ever want a giant green box that says “Approved” in your document, but that’s the only thing it seems to do in my version of Acrobat…
I did just discover that there is a setting under Preferences > Commenting that allows you to show checkmarks by default, which makes it easier to add checkmarks to comments – though still not to use the comment status to set a comment as approved, rejected, completed, etc.
In the latest update of Acrobat DC, we have modernize the commenting experience and at the same time, made it very clean and intuitive to use. As part of that, the checkbox is moved to the right click menu of the comment. Please also note that both the sort and filter options are available for the check mark
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and will consider adding the check mark by default for future updates of Acrobat DC.
Use this form to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features- https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html
The design is cleaner, but the operation with comments became much harder.
The filter is not refreshed and therefore you are left with a long list of marked comments
Every once in a while i need to change the filter settings and then bring it back in order to remove all marked (e.g. completed) notes.
Exactly what Tamirn said. Fix the filtering!!!
Still experiencing the issue on Thursday, November 21, 2019. I have a document due in 1.5 hours with over 350 comments. I keep having to refresh the filter. It is killing my producitivity and my brain power.
Design is more than graphics...graphics support use. The purpose of graphics is bringing clarity to process and use.
For other designers who find Adobe's 'improvements' to be a retrograde move, here's a link to one of their Feature requests (more of a request to replace a feature that was removed unnecessarily): Filter by unchecked should be a default filter – Share your feedback on Acrobat DC
This is so ridiculously wrong and untrue, it’s almost funny. Adding three extra clicks to what is one of the very basic, primary functions of a comment is neither modernised nor intuitive.
Making the filter function non-responsive so it doesn’t apply to new/updated comments in real-time is certainly neither modernised nor clean nor intuitive.
Both are massive steps backwards, pure lack of modernisation, and make for an unintuitive and cumbersome workflow for the user.
What should be a one-click process after setting up the filter (click checkmark, comment disappears) is now in practice a NINE-CLICK process (click “…” menu, click “Status”, click “Completed”, click filter button, deselect “None”, click “Apply”, click filter button, reselect “None”, click “Apply”). Good luck to any user having to do that a thousand times in a document!
I'm having all kinds of bugs with PDF commenting. Filters turn themselves off, keyboard arrows jump erratically to wrong sequence or random spots in document. I'd spend more time troubleshooting your beta if you started paying me. Until then, I just advise no one purchase adobe software; they've been selling bugs for a decade now.
Another ridiculous bug for a decades old product. I've never once regretted cancelling my personal adobe subscription. This company turned its back on users long ago.
I am having this same issue now in 2021... Is this a bug? Or is this a new "feature"? Or is this something we can fix by turning on something in setting?