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is there a way to permanently keep comment toolbar open in adobe reader dc

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Jan 04, 2016

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Hello Jeremymatt,

The option of keeping the comment tool always open is not available, we will highly appreciate your input to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features using the Adobe URL Feature Request/Bug Report Form so that we can improve our products and can add more features.

Feel free to update this discussion for any further assistance.

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Anand Sri.

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is there a way to permanently keep comment toolbar open in adobe reader dc

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Hello Jeremymatt,

The option of keeping the comment tool always open is not available, we will highly appreciate your input to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features using the Adobe URL Feature Request/Bug Report Form so that we can improve our products and can add more features.

Feel free to update this discussion for any further assistance.

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Anand Sri.

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Jan 06, 2016

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Hi Elizabeth Cruz,

Please let me know if you wish to open Tools Pane (on the right hand side) permanently when you open Reader DC.

If yes, then you need to go to "Edit > Preferences > Documents" and checkmark 'Open tools pane for each document' option.

Then, click OK and relaunch Reader and see how it appears.

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Anubha

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Jan 06, 2016

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Unfortunately no, I have the Tools Pane open automatically, but I was wondering if there is a way to keep open specifically the Comment section of said Tools Pane permanently.

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Jan 06, 2016

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Hi Elizabeth Cruz,

I'm sorry, but its not possible to open only the comment section with all others being hidden from the Tools Pane.

You can either show or hide the complete Tools Pane.

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May 05, 2017

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That is utterly asinine. Were there any UX designers involved in the release of Acrobat DC?

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Jun 11, 2018

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I almost always use adobe reader in exactly the same way: I mostly read scientific papers and use the comment tools to highlight and/or make notes  for myself.  This means that almost every time I open up reader, I will want the comment tools open and it's irritating to have to re-open the comment tools every single time.  #FirstWorldProblems I know, but it can't be that hard to add an option to load on startup.  Or to just remember the last toolbar state.

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Jun 11, 2018

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Hello Jeremymatt,

The option of keeping the comment tool always open is not available, we will highly appreciate your input to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features using the Adobe URL Feature Request/Bug Report Form so that we can improve our products and can add more features.

Feel free to update this discussion for any further assistance.

Regards,

Anand Sri.

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Feb 14, 2019

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Any update on this? I would also like to permanently keep a toolbar visible (in my case: the "Fill & Sign" toolbar).

I have already submitted a feature request.  Thank you!

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Mar 20, 2019

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I have submitted a feature request to ask for commenting to be able to be permanently added to the toolbar(principally stamps) in DC Reader.

Acrobat Pro DC which I own, allows you to have a stamp palette open every time you open a new file, which makes it easily accessible.

The cynic in me thinks its omission in Reader might be an incentive to make you buy the paid version.  The frustration in this thread is evidence there is a need to have this fixed as it is a glaring oversight.

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Apr 06, 2020

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@TheLibraryTech, Have you recieved a reply from Adobe on this yet? 

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Jul 01, 2017

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Terrible product!

It takes forever to load the "Comment" set of tools. I also used to be able to cut and paste text boxes or other items after commenting/markup. Now I have to open Comments (wait at least 5-10 seconds for Comment tools to load), do my mark up, and then open "Edit PDF" tools so I can cut and paste things. 

Very bad product. Not well thought out at all.

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Jul 19, 2017

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This is a significant issue (for me and I am not that unusual).  I have to get my vote in on how deplorable this is.  This became an issue on the latest update.  (This is why I don't like automatic updates.) For every comment or markup that I want to add, I am forced to open the comment toolbar again.  Once I hit escape, or however I de-activate the current tool, the entire toolbar closes.   This is frustrating as I may add a dozen individual markups to a single doc.  Each time, I must go through the mouse/keystrokes {Alt-V}, {T}, {Down}, {Down}, {Down}, {Down}, {Right}, {Enter}. 

That being as it is, there are a couple of workarounds;

1)    Display document in full screen.  Hit screen print.  Paste screen shot to Paint.  Crop the doc, save, then add comments in MS Paint.  Save the final version and print it to another pdf.

2)    The same as above but, instead, use the screen snipping tool instead of a screen print.

3)    The same as above but using MS Word instead of Paint.  This last option works well if you need to combine pdf pages from multiple files.  Each screen clip can be pasted to Word and each word page separated by a manual section break.  Using the section break, instead of the more common page break, has the benefit of being able to apply portrait/landscape orientation to each page separately.

Which ever you choose, it is recommended to not use the Adobe Acrobat screenshot tool.

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Feb 16, 2018

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We have the same issue in the newest version: DC 18.009.20050

We like to remove unused tools and keep the comment menu in the upper section allways open/aktiv even after restart of acrobat.

Any updates?

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Mar 22, 2018

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I worked out how to do it! and it stays there when you close and re-open Adobe DC.

Right click on the QuickTools toolbar (the default toolbar has save/print etc icons) and select Customize Quick Tools. From there click on the Comment heading and then click the Add to Toolbar symbol on the right hand side (+ in a circle with an up arrow).

This will add the whole commenting toolbar to your quick tools and it will then stay open all the time.

Hope that helps everyone. I was going insane with the toolbar closing every time I hit esc.

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Apr 19, 2018

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I learned you can also remove individual tools from the Quick Toolbar so you don't have to have ALL the commenting functions up there.

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May 27, 2018

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It does not stay open at all. It just puts the tools on the quick tool section. Frigging hell, why hasnt adobe created a better way of collaborating on pdfs?????

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