Have you ever used Adobe Acrobat’s comment and mark-up tools to edit an entire document only to realize afterward that you should have used a generic name, such as Editor, rather than your own name? This tutorial demonstrates how to change your name for existing comments and mark-ups in Adobe Acrobat—so you no longer have to live with an unwanted moniker (at least not in Acrobat).
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Last week’s tutorial explained how to change the name for new comments and mark-ups in Adobe Acrobat. As mentioned in that tutorial, there are other ways to change your name for Acrobat’s comments and mark-ups; however, this tutorial is limited to the method I have found to be the most reliable.
Change Your Name for Existing Comments and Mark-Ups
1. Right click any comment or mark-up and then select Show Comment App to open the Comment pane.
2. Select the Sort Comments button.
3. Select Author to display the comments and mark-ups alphabetically by name.
4. Select the Filter Comments button.
5. Select Reviewer.
6. Select your name to display all of your comments and mark-ups in the Comment pane.
7. Select your first comment or mark-up in the Comment pane and then hold the Shift key as you select your last comment or mark-up in order to select all of your comments and mark-ups.
8. Right click one of your comments or mark-ups and then select Properties to open the Properties dialog box.
9. Select the General tab.
10. Change your name in the Author textbox.
11. Select OK to save your change and close the Properties dialog box.
Your new name should now appear with all of your existing comments and mark-ups.
Updated June 11, 2022