I have been looking at all the suggestions for changing the author of a comment, since I too do not want my computer login name as the default.
I have tried unchecking the "Always Use Login Name for Author Name".
I have also tried creating a new comment and right clicking on it to display the properties box. However, where I should be able to enter the new name in the Author box, I cannot - it simply won't let me - therefore I can't click "Make Properties Default".
Am I missing something? Is it something to do with allowing Admin controls? It doesn't make sense to me.
I am using a MAC and version 2018.011.20038 of Acrobat Reader. Any help would be appreciated. I need to find the solution so I can submit an assignment. Thank you.
Make sure the comment isn't locked.
Thank you for your reply - it isn't locked though. This is a screen shot of the dialogue box that comes up. Any other suggestions?
I'm seeing the same behaivour. It might be a bug or a feature... Either way, you can do it using a script and then change the default properties.
To do it select one such comments (by clicking it in the Comments List), and then press Ctrl+J and paste the following code into it:
this.selectedAnnots.subject = "New name";
Then press Ctrl+Enter. That should edit the comment's Author value. Then you can go to its Properties and tick the Make Properties Default box.
I am having the same problem with Acrobat Pro DC 32-bit Windows. I have the always use login name for author name unchecked. I also have my name typed in the Name box in the Identity section of the preferences, but it using a name from a previous employee. Furthermore, it won't let me edit the properties of the comment and change it or change the default. Is there a way to start fresh with my preferences for the program?