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New Acrobat DC user. How do I change the identity shown in comment boxes when editing.

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Oct 19, 2017

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Just got Acrobat Pro DC after years of using Acrobat 9.
How do I change my identity (as it appears in commenting boxes), from Owner to Editor?

That's not enough. There are two steps:

1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Commenting

Under "Making Comments" you must uncheck the box that says "Always use Log-in name for Author name."

2. Now enter a Comment on any pdf file (it will still have the unwanted identity), then Right-click on the title bar of the comment where the identity is. Then, from the right-click menu, choose Properties > General > Author.

Change the "Author" to the identity/label you want, then check the box: "Make Properties Default."

The identity will now permanently change to the desired identity.

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New Acrobat DC user. How do I change the identity shown in comment boxes when editing.

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Oct 19, 2017

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Just got Acrobat Pro DC after years of using Acrobat 9.
How do I change my identity (as it appears in commenting boxes), from Owner to Editor?

That's not enough. There are two steps:

1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Commenting

Under "Making Comments" you must uncheck the box that says "Always use Log-in name for Author name."

2. Now enter a Comment on any pdf file (it will still have the unwanted identity), then Right-click on the title bar of the comment where the identity is. Then, from the right-click menu, choose Properties > General > Author.

Change the "Author" to the identity/label you want, then check the box: "Make Properties Default."

The identity will now permanently change to the desired identity.

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In the preferences of Acrobat.

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That's not enough. There are two steps:

1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Commenting

Under "Making Comments" you must uncheck the box that says "Always use Log-in name for Author name."

2. Now enter a Comment on any pdf file (it will still have the unwanted identity), then Right-click on the title bar of the comment where the identity is. Then, from the right-click menu, choose Properties > General > Author.

Change the "Author" to the identity/label you want, then check the box: "Make Properties Default."

The identity will now permanently change to the desired identity.

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OMIGOD thank you so much. "That's not enough" is such an understatement for this issue! Thanks for taking the time and sharing the full steps :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::trophy::trophy::trophy:

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Great! This was driving me crazy. Thanks!

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