Welcome Dialog

Welcome to the Community!

We have a brand new look! Take a tour with us and explore the latest updates on Adobe Support Community.


Pressure sensitivity in Acrobat DC

Community Beginner ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

To annotate PDFs (i.e. putting hand-written comments to papers) it is very helpful to have a clean look and feel when, as if writing on an actual paper. The current pen tool in acrobat is really weak in that sense. I appreciate this tool being available for a long time. But when you compare to the state-of-the-art Windows Ink tools (like inky, drawboard PDF,  PDF Ink, ...) or even linux tools like xournal++, the acrobat pen tool with funny renderings artifacts and without pressure sensitivity in acrobat feels really outdated. I mean really outdated. Bad looks, bad feel. In principle not acceptable.

 

This said, in Photoshop everything works as it should wrt pressure sensitivity of my pen. How difficult can it be to apply this in-house technology to a paid product like Acrobat?

 

Question: When will you please improve the inking capabilities of Acrobat DC to include pressure sensitivity, and without these funny artifacts introduced? Please do so quickly, for a paid service like acrobat dc, the current status is simply not acceptable.

TOPICS
Comment review and collaborate PDF

Views

541

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

With all respect, your first sentence: "To annotate PDFs (i.e. putting hand-written comments to papers) it is very helpful to have a clean look and feel when, as if writing on an actual paper." is off the mark about using Acrobat.  It is intended for reading and review of documents in a digital world.  Using Acrobat's pen/pencil drawing tool to write text -- like writing on a physical sheet of paper -- detracts from a page's clean look and may be problematic if the writing is inadvertently moved by the recipient.  Using Acrobat's other commentary tools (highlighting, text insertion, cross-outs, etc.) and typing your remarks in those comments is very efficient.  Your commentary is also anchored to their locations.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The feature of writing in PDFs, i.e. to make hand written annotations on paper work, is a feature many modern PDF viewers give. I gave examples above. I do need this feature for my work. You may not and that is OK -- but this is not the place to discuss this. For me this is a must-have feature for a modern PDF viewer/editor and Acrobat currently does not provide it despite being one of the most expensive editors on the market.

 

Please, Adobe, make the pen tool pressure sensitive in Acrobat, too.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Can I please request an official statement from Acrobat of when pressure-sensitive non interpolating inking is available also in Acrobat? If you do not plan to integrate it, please let me know so that I can switch my PDF editor.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Ok, I now switched to "PDF Annotator" which does the trick. Thanks for the support

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines