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Change comment identity in Acrobat 9

Learn how to change the default author name or identity for comments using Acrobat 9.

By Jonathan Bowman – May 7, 2009


By default, Acrobat uses your log-in name for the author identity of comments and annotations. Join Jonathan Bowman, Adobe Acrobat expert, as he shows you how to change the default author name for comments. Changing the default identity makes it easier to know who is suggesting changes in documents.

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Acrobat 9

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Lori Kassuba

8, 2013-01-02 02, 2013

Hi Carlos,

The preference under Edit > Preference > Identity is used for comments, review, and digital signatures. The best way to remove metadata and comment information is to run the sanitize command. You won’t be able to run the sanitize command after placing a digital signature on the document.



12, 2012-12-14 14, 2012

I got a question about this “identity” issue. Accutally some questions:
1. If I sanitize the document, will it have any trace of this ID?
2. In case I don’t sanitize the file, is this identity really only attatched when I make comments or annotations and nothing more?
3. Can I really trust the “File > Properties” to really check ALL the meta-information the file has? Doesn’t it have anything not explicitly shoing there?
4. About structured PDF: everything has several tags. It’s not possible to sanitize anything without losing the structure. Is there any chance my identity is attached in any place in the structure tags?

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