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Show comment replies in ascending date order?

Engaged ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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The default order of comment replies in both Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader is driving my team crazy. [Team: a magazine's proofreader (Reader), designer (me: Acrobat), and managing editor (Reader), who all have input on the same set of PDFs.] From what I can tell, the original comment is first, then the latest reply by someone else, then earlier replies by others, then finally whatever the current person just wrote. And sometimes even that order isn't consistent, mysteriously putting the newest comment somewhere in the middle of the list. It's maddening! What we all would like is for the replies to be in ascending date order, so we can read it like a transcript of a conversation - the initial comment, then the first reply, then the second reply, and so on. Is there any way to do that? Yes, I'm open to a plugin or other customization, especially if it can be added to both Acrobat and Reader.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Hello,

 

Thank you for rraching out.

 

As you wish to change the order of the comments added in the PDF as per the date it was added, you may use the sort option to Date for the comments.

- In the application, open the PDF and go to the Comment PDF.

- In the comment pane at the right, click on the Sort Comments options as shown in the screenshot below:

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- Then select Date from the list of the options.

Check if that works.

 

Let us know if you are referring to something else.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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Engaged ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Thanks for the reply. But I am indeed referring to something else. I'm happy to have the comments sorted by "Page" (location on the page). What I want to fix is the sorting order of the replies under each comment.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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Hello!

 

Sorry for the delay in response.

 

As you wish to sort the comments replies as per the date, it will be in sequence if you use the reply tab in the comment box. You do not need to create a new comment to reply to one. Please check the screenshot below:

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If you add a reply in the box, it will add up to the main comment in the sequence of the reply added.

Hope the information helps.

 

If you are referring to some other issue, please share some sample files so we can check.

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

 

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Engaged ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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We're already using replies - that's the whole point of the question. I can sort comments, but I can't sort replies.

 

Okay, attached is a recent real-world example. In even just this one file there are two different ways that multiple replies are ordered, for some mysterious reason. The first person to look at the file was our proofreader, KPR - he highlighted six spots in the text and wrote about each one. (He seems to never write his comment directly with his highlight, but highlights the text and then writes a reply to himself. I've tried to explain, but he keeps doing it this way - that's fine.) The next person to look at it was our managing editor Wendy Marshall, who replied to four of them. Then I (Karen) added a reply to two of them, and Wendy responded to me with her final decision.

 

The first two comments (in Page order - highlighted text was "Lots of" and "sung") have replies ordered the way I would like them all to be - first KPR, then each additional reply in order. That's actually unusual - most of the time the order is more like the last two comments in this file. In particular, notice the one about "JOEEjoee.jp" (next to last in Page order) - If I were to number the replies in the order they were written, they would be 2, 3, 4, 1 - that is common in these PDFs, and it drives me crazy! The last one only has two replies, but is also that way: 2, 1.

 

Now do you understand my question?

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Thank you for point this out. I noticed exactly the same thing and this is indeed very stupid. The order could not be any more random.

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Here is the very hidden solution: Check "Allow nested replies to sticky notes*" in Comment Preferences.

This solution was proposed here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/sort-order-for-pdf-reply-under-a-comment/td-p/888...

 

Cheers!

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New Here ,
Dec 13, 2022 Dec 13, 2022

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This solution does not work!!

The default positioning of the comments is still as described in the first question.

"The default order of comment replies in both Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader is driving my team crazy."

Do adobe techs know how a converstion works?

One person speaks then another and the comments are listed in descending order. Why is this so hard to understand?

re-ordering a conversation is ridiculous.

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New Here ,
Dec 13, 2022 Dec 13, 2022

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put this comment at the top to get the idea - then slide others around in random order and you see Adobe Logic at work.

 

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