making stick note icon larger

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Feb 03, 2018 Feb 03, 2018

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Some pdf's i open the sticky note is small small and some pdf allow the sticky note to be larger

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

It is possible to change the size of the sticky notes icons on the page, but it requires using a script.

You can run this code from the JS Console to double the size of all the icons in your file. To do so copy the code, then go to Acrobat, press Ctrl+J to open the Console window, paste the code into it, select it all with the mouse and press Ctrl+Enter to run it. You can run it again to make it double the size once more, etc.

Unfortunately, this does not affect any sticky notes you add after ru

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 05, 2018 Feb 05, 2018

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Hi Geraldc,

I believe you are looking for the option to change the opacity of the sticky notes so that when you open the document it would populate in a larger size than its opening currently?

You can make the changes in the pop-up size as well as the sticky notes font size by changing the commenting's preferences settings.

  • Open the document you have the annotation (notes)
  • Select "Comment" from the tools menu and select icon shown below

  • Select "Commenting Preferences" Or you can select Edit (upper left corner)>Preferences>Commenting
  • Change the Pop-up Opacity or Font size (if you want to increase that too)

Use annotation and drawing markup tools to add comments in PDFs, Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader

Hope this is what you were referring to.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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This does not answer the question. Your answer talks about how to adjust the opacity of the highlighting, not the size of the sticky note. Who labeled this "Correct answer" ??

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Explorer ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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This answer is not addressing the issue at all. The labe 'Correct Answer' is inadequate in my view.

 

The problem is that Adobe Acrobat DC (e.g. 19.21.20061.361316) shows in any freshly opened PDF document only tiny little dots not visible unless you know it is there. This basically hides the comments I have added to a document. I already had colleagues who thought I had not commented a PDF at all, while it was full of comments. The icon shown while the comment is closed needs to be bigger and more conspicuous. This is the issue, not the font size or other preferences in terms of the comment once that comment pop-up window is open. What Adobe should do at least is offer a preference setting where the size of the icon can be made bigger. And then I believe they should make that icon bigger by default. With Acrobat Reader DC they gone from one extreme to the other. Requiring everyone to cumbersomely switch first to the Tools and there to the Comments Tools before one may notice that a PDF contains some comments is just silly in these times where everyone has to work under high time pressure. With this (and not only this) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe has certainly made no progress. Unfortunately older version, which were much better, crash these days.  Thus I am stuck with this bad program (or switch to an alternative).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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It is possible to change the size of the sticky notes icons on the page, but it requires using a script.

You can run this code from the JS Console to double the size of all the icons in your file. To do so copy the code, then go to Acrobat, press Ctrl+J to open the Console window, paste the code into it, select it all with the mouse and press Ctrl+Enter to run it. You can run it again to make it double the size once more, etc.

Unfortunately, this does not affect any sticky notes you add after running the script, but it is possible to assign a menu item to the code that will run it with a single click.

 

Here's the code:

 

this.syncAnnotScan();
var annots = this.getAnnots();
if (annots!=null) {
	for (var i in annots) {
		var annot = annots[i];
		if (annot.type=="Text") {
			var r = annot.rect;
			var width = r[2]-r[0];
			var height = r[3]-r[1];
			r[2]+=width;
			r[1]-=height;
			annot.rect = r;
		}
	}
}

 

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Hi try67, this warks perfectly to make them larger. Any chance you can help me out here with the code to make them smaller, if it's even possible? I tried changing the numbers in some commands with little success, other than making them strangely shape. Thanks!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Try changing these two lines:

r[2]+=width;
r[1]-=height;

To:

r[2]-=width/2;
r[1]+=height/2;

 

(I didn't test it, so if it doesn't work I'll send better code tomorrow...)

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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This is precisey the size I needed AND you've taught me enough of the code to chenge it if it was needed. Couldn't be more grateful!

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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If you right click on the comment icon and click "Properties", you can change the icon. I couldn't find any way to make it bigger (or smaller, which is what I was looking for because in some cases it ends up blocking the actual text of the document) but maybe choosing a different icon would help make it more (or less) visible. You can also change the color and opacity of the icon. If you make changes to one comment, you can right click it again and select "Make Current Properties Default" so that new comments show up like that as well. 

 

I know it's not the best option, but you could also try highlighting where you are placing a comment to make it more visible if nothing else works. 

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Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Actually it's so easy that's why it's hard 😃 Preferences -> Page Display -> Resolution -> Custom Resolution "110"

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