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Wacom tablet & Acrobat – 'Draw free form' settings?

Explorer ,
Jul 04, 2017 Jul 04, 2017

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I just got a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet for writing comments and correction marks in pdf files. It's my impression that there's something not quite right with the interaction between Acrobat's 'Draw free form' tool and the Wacom pen/tablet. Is it possible to adjust the way Acrobat smoothes out what you write/draw when you use the drawing tool? I haven't been able find any such settings.

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Community Beginner ,
May 04, 2018 May 04, 2018

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NO RESPONSE ON THIS???  I'VE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR SO I HAVE TO PRINT OUT MY DOCS AND DO THEM IN HARDCOPY.  WHAT IS THE POINT OF ADOBE ACROBAT XI AND THE MOST POPULAR DESKTOP WRITING DEVICE (WACOM) IF IT DOESN'T WORK TOGETHER????

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LEGEND ,
May 06, 2018 May 06, 2018

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You might want to include more details about the nature of the problem you're experiencing. Screen shots illustrating the problem might be useful.

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LEGEND ,
May 06, 2018 May 06, 2018

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If you're using Windows, you might consider this 3rd party plug-in: AutoInk™ Plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® - annotate PDF documents using pen input

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019

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Hi,

We have added this issue into our internal database(#4285054). We will investigate and let you know once we plan to deliver the fix in one of our future releases.

 

Regards,

Arvind

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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Hello,

I have the same problem. I have tablet Wacom. Adobe Acrobat DC smoothes out what i write or draw when I use the drawing tool. I also haven't been able to find any settings to change that. Please help me with that problem, it's the most important part of my work.

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Same here.  The company I work for is (finally) going paperless.  The whole purpose of me buying the tablet was so that I can scribble notes on in various pages on pdfs before saving them.  Before going paperless we would print, write the notes, and file them.  Those notes are imperative.  Adobe allows me to "draw" my notes with the mouse (which takes forever and is sloppy), but it gives me too many problems when trying to do so with my pen tablet.  So now I have to export to Word, do my notes, and re-convert to PDF so that I can save it.  Very frustrating and just too many steps.

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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I'm assuming you are using a windows computer:

I just wrestled with this for a while and in the Wacom Tablet Properties>>Mapping there is a little checkbox labeled "Use Windos Ink" uncheck that. Now most of my issues using my wacom intuos on a pdf are resolved. 

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New Here ,
May 02, 2020 May 02, 2020

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This is it. Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2020 Jun 28, 2020

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That's great. And you can tell Wacom which programmes you want to check or uncheck this box for so that it is a different default for each.

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

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That worked for me too. Although in the mapping it is called Windows Ink, but unchecking that fixed things in Adobe Acrobat with the pen for comments and drawing.

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New Here ,
Oct 12, 2020 Oct 12, 2020

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Thanks! it solved my problem too.. appreciate it!!!

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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Good lord, thank you for this. I was ready to throw the Wacom Tablet out the window trying to annotate PDFs as it was!

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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Yes. It worked, thank you 

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New Here ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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THANK YOU. WORKED FOR ME

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!

That fixed my problem, but I had a hard time finding that "Use Windows Ink" checkbox in my Wacom properties program.

Click on the "Pen" tab, then the "Mapping" button, and the "Use Windows Ink" checkbox is at the bottom-left corner.

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Oct 24, 2023 Oct 24, 2023

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Thank you sooo much for this solution!

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