Check box in Comments list

Explorer ,
Oct 09, 2018

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During the recent Adobe Reader DC update, the check box appearing as default in comments list is removed. Is there any other way to enable it.

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Siva

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Explorer , Oct 10, 2018
ammarharis Explorer , Oct 10, 2018
Hi Siva,Thanks for coming to us with your query.With the new version of Adobe Acrobat and Reader, we have moved the Checkbox option inside the overlay/Right Click menu on the comment in comment list to give it a cleaner and modern look.Please feel free to connect in case of any further query.Regards,Ammar

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Explorer ,
Oct 10, 2018

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Hi Siva,

Thanks for coming to us with your query.

With the new version of Adobe Acrobat and Reader, we have moved the Checkbox option inside the overlay/Right Click menu on the comment in comment list to give it a cleaner and modern look.

Please feel free to connect in case of any further query.

Regards,

Ammar

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 15, 2018

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Hello,

I understand the need fot a cleaner and moder look. However this is a real bummer for me, and I assume for lot of people. For example, every weeks I receive large PDFs, often with 500+ comments in them. I have to fix those 500 problems in InDesign, so to be sure I don't miss any comments, I use the checkboxes. I have been using them for many years. Very convenient also to filter comments by checkbox status.

Now, with the new "modern and better" look, I have to click on the menu button on the comment, then click on checkbox.

As a result, I have to do two "mouse click" instead of one, each time I want to check a comment. It may sounds irrelevant, but clicking 1000 times instead of 500, it's not looking as an improvement to me.

I would like to have a setting where we can "display" the checkbox as it were before the update. Thanks!

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2018

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This is not user friendly. Adobe should revisit this and revert the checkbox position.

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Explorer ,
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Revert the comment checkbox ASAP please

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 10, 2018

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Please refer the article for details:  View, reply, print comments in Adobe Acrobat

Thanks,

Rave

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Explorer ,
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I certainly agree with Andre.

Adobe should revisit this and revert the checkbox position.

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Explorer ,
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Thanks everyone for giving us your precious time and valuable suggestions.

We have recorded the suggestion in our backlog and our Design team will see if the changes are required. We will keep you updated.

Meanwhile, you can use SHIFT+K to add checkbox to the comment. Hope this helps.

Regards,

Ammar

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2018

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Thanks for looking into this. In future, Adobe can get suggestions from Forum or the companies who owned more licenses. So that, the users will be happy to provide feedback/suggestion before live release.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 15, 2018

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Hi Sivakumar,

We encourage all users to join our pre-release program to test the beta builds. All such feedback is most welcome in the pre-release forums so that we can implement it before live release.

Enroll for pre-release at: Adobe Prerelease

Thanks.,

Ravi

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018

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Thanks Amar.

"SHIFT+K" is an interesting compromise, even though I'd rather have the checkbox back 😉

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2018

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Our whole design team was getting frustrated with the checkbox missing - but thanks for the 'SHIFT+K' tip - that's much better than trying to click the small checkbox (although the only reason I found this forum was in frustration from the checkbox missing! No way were we going to "right click>add checkmark" through hundreds of comments on a publication).

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2018

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Shift-K is a great discovery! It would still be awesome to have the option to have the checkbox displayed, I have to regularly action hundreds of PDF comments and right-clicking to add a checkbox is extremely frustrating. But at least the shortcut will help.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2018

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I'm comforted to know I'm not alone suffering from the checkbox disappearing.

The "SHIFT+K" discovery was OK at first, but I have to admit I don't use it much.

Since I use my mouse in right hand, and I don't want to leave my mouse everytime to press SHIFT+K, I try to use the left hand. Maybe it's just me, but pressing those keys with left hand is not natural at all.

I want my checkbox back

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2018

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This is a terrible change. Many of us depend on the checkbox. It ought to be an option in settings to re-enable. The SHIFT+K is helpful but still less convenient than the prior version. Per the comment about participating in beta... many of us can't risk working in an unstable beta version.

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2018

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We have taken this issue in our backlog. We will update once the fix of this issue is available.

Regards,

Ammar

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 08, 2018

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I've just installed the latest InDesign CC 2019version (v14), and I must admit... WOW!!! 

The "Import PDF comments​" is simply fantastic.

Don't need the checkbox anymore (well, for InDesign projects at least)

It really speeds up the correction process. Thanks Adobe!

Hope everyone here will like it as much as I do

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 08, 2018

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I also was super intrigued by this. Seems like a great solution. However, it was only able to import 207/281 comments and some don't seem to map out on the pages. Anyone else having this?

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Nov 09, 2018

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This is great to hear that the InDesign CC 2019 version has this facility. But, we are using mostly 3b2/LaTex platforms and there is no such option available in both the platforms. We are depending only on checkbox.

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2020

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I would like to second this.

As a collaboration tool, the commenting dialog would be better served by having the status checkboxes in plain view to quickly input, rather than having to drill-down through a menu.

Also, there was a comment that you could use CTRL+k to check, but that only checks some obscure blue box. I'm not even sure what that blue box is for!

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