Chapter 33. Creating Review Sessions

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding enabling features for Adobe Reader users

  • Using Comment and Markup tools

  • Working with e-mail-based reviews

  • Setting up shared reviews

Reviewing documents, marking up comps for corrections, and adding comments are standard practices for creative professionals. In electronic review sessions, your client needs to have the same software applications as you have if you exchange native files. For most of your clients, however, it's unlikely that the people you serve use any of the Creative Suite programs. What you need is a file format that can be read by anyone, and a program that permits your clients to engage in electronic reviews and markup documents for corrections and comments. Furthermore, your clients need to use a program they don't have to purchase.

That's a tall order, but don't worry. You have all you need with the Creative Suite. Using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro or Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Windows only), you can add special rights to PDF files that permit users of the free Adobe Reader software to add comments and markups on your files and save their edits. You need Acrobat that comes as an part of the Creative Suite software, and your clients only need Adobe Reader 7 or above that can be freely downloaded from Adobe's Web site.

Comment review sessions are handled several ways in Acrobat. You can create an Attach for Email Review, or create a shared review either via e-mail, using Acrobat.com, or via your own Web server. ...

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