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Is there a way in Acrobat to apply text comment in place, while retaining formatting?

 

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Apply text comment in place

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Please be more specific about what you're trying to achieve.

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I spoke too early. As I see there's no safe way to apply comments in place in the document, replacing original text with the comment.

 

I'm a programmer, with clients mostly in media. One of my clients, a publishing house has documents with thousands of comments, where given text should be changed to the comment content. As I inspected the InDesign scripting I think this should be possible, if there would be a way to export the comments as a plain text file. Then I could write an InDesign script to take the comments from the exported text file, then apply them to InDesign INDD.

But I couldn't find a way in Acrobat to export comments for this. Exporting to Word is unrelated to this, Comment Summary is unusable (lots of manual editing would be needed: first to Comment Summary PDF, then PDF to Word, then the Word cleanup).

 

So, I'm open to all suggestions.

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When you say comments, you are referring to annotations, correct?

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If I understand you correctly you want to export the comments data to a format that can be later on read by a script for the purposes of automatic editing. I don't think that is going to work, but it is possible to export the comments data in a more structured way than what Acrobat offers, using a script. The output can be a tab-delimited or CSV file with the relevant information (comment type, contents, page number, rectangle/quads, etc.).

 

If you're interested in such a tool I could develop it for you, for a fee. You can contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.

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