My last post explained how to change your user name for the track changes tool in Microsoft Word. Today’s post shows how to change your name for new comments and mark-ups in Adobe Acrobat. These steps also apply to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Acrobat 2020, and Acrobat 2017.
Note that in Acrobat, the name you work under is sometimes referred to as your author name even when you’re not the author. The term author name is similar to the term user name in Microsoft Word.
I have a separate post about how to change your name for existing comments and mark-ups in Adobe Acrobat DC.
This tutorial is available as a YouTube video showing all the steps in real time.
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There are other ways to change your name for Acrobat’s comments and mark-ups. However, this tutorial presents the method I have found to be the most reliable.
Change Your Name for New Comments and Mark-Ups
1. Select Edit.
2. Select Preferences.
3. Select Commenting in the Categories section of the Preferences dialog box.
4. Deselect the Always Use Log-In Name for Author Name option.
5. Select OK to save your changes and close the Preferences dialog box.
6. Select the Tools tab.
7. Select the Comment shortcut in the Tools Center to launch the Comment and Mark-Up toolbar.
8. Create your first comment or mark-up. (The image below shows a comment.)
9. Right click on the comment or mark-up and select Properties.
10. Select the General tab in the Properties dialog box.
11. Enter your new name in the Author textbox.
12. Check the Make Properties Default option.
13. Select OK to save your changes and close the Properties dialog box.
Your new name should now appear when you create new comments and mark-ups.
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Updated June 11, 2022