How do I change the name of a reviewer?

New Here ,
Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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I am logged into my account and my name appears at the top.  When I go to make a comment, the name of a former employee shows to be the reviewer.  How can I change that?

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Adobe Employee , Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

Hello CDLA,

As per the description above, you want to change the Author Name on a comment, Is that correct?

Please try the following steps mentioned below:

  • Change the Edit > Preferences> Comments to allow the use of a name other than the login name.
  • Create a comment and change the author to the desired name.
  • Set the properties for the comment to be the default property.

If the Adobe Reader is installed by your organization, you have the option to set the application preferences to allow the use of a n

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Hello CDLA,

As per the description above, you want to change the Author Name on a comment, Is that correct?

Please try the following steps mentioned below:

  • Change the Edit > Preferences> Comments to allow the use of a name other than the login name.
  • Create a comment and change the author to the desired name.
  • Set the properties for the comment to be the default property.

If the Adobe Reader is installed by your organization, you have the option to set the application preferences to allow the use of a name other than the login name displayed in Adobe Reader.

You can also refer to How to change my name in review comments on a PDF (Review and Comment) Link: https://answers.acrobatusers.com/How-change-review-comments-PDF-q209056.aspx

Let us know how it goes.

Regards,

Anand Sri.

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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As an editor, I frequently receive reviews with reviewer's name in the comments.  By trial and error, I found that opening the comment pane, selecting all (or using CTRL select), then right clicking, selecting properties, selecting general, and entering a different name such as anonymous worked.

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Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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You can do it using this free tool I've developed with a single click:

https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-reader-anonymize-comments-free

 

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