Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy

Subject: Re: PDF Markups >> Hard Copy
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 19:54:12 +0000

Hey Chris,

I'm trying to understand the problem. Doesn't the client know how to print
the document and markup when review comments are used? Can you communicate
the benefits of multiple users reviewing the same file and then you merging
all the comments into one file at the end, cleaning up the repeats,
identifying the conflicts, and sending them a report of action items at the

What benefit does the drawing > text call out option give that this other
option doesn't provide?


On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 09:13 Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
One of my clients is a medical device manufacturer. I'm faced with is
marking up their PDFs, most coming from InDesign IFUs (user manuals). Here
I'm accustomed to using the variety of markup options Adobe offers, without
regard for resultant hard copy.

> But from my client's POV, they don't use any of those because when
> they print a "redline," none of those items appear on the hard copy. (They
> use a 100% paper-based doc control system.) Their solution is to only use
> the Acrobat *Comment* drawing tools, making almost exclusive use of the
> *Text Callout* item.
> I'm afraid that when I get done marking up the IFU I'm working on
> that there will be so many of these callouts that it'll be nothing but a
> huge mess.
> I'm proceeding per my marching orders, but am wondering if any of you
> have a better methodology that would satisfy all parties (esp. doc control
> and all of the other reviewers, of which there are apparently many).
> Chris Morton
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