Re: Enabling Web-based PDF reviews

Subject: Re: Enabling Web-based PDF reviews
From: Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>
To: Tim Lewis <ltc -dot- writer -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:18:03 -0500

Tim, I read your comments with great interest... I have a question, how
would this work if you do not have a server? For example, if I 'm
working at home and want to send a PDF for review to several people, is
there any way we can do this?

Deborah

Tim Lewis wrote:
> Suzette asked about shared reviews.
> I am using shared reviews with two clients and it is an excellent method of
> getting reviewers to collaborate. I recommended and set it up for the second
> client and they are so happy with it (I'm their hero) that they are
> spreading it throughout the corporation.
>
> First, you need to have Acrobat Professional 8 or 9. Reviewers need to
> download the free Reader, 8.0 or greater. They do not need the full version
> of Acrobat. You will need a server where the document and comment files will
> reside. My first client has an internal server with Microsoft SharePoint on
> it. Since I do not have access to the server, I send the PDF to the client
> and he posts it on SharePoint. I am given a link so that I can monitor
> comments and add any if needed. At the end of the review period, I download
> an archive file for my use. For the second client, I tried using the
> client's SharePoint but I could not get it set up correctly. I have a VPN
> connection to this client's servers. Instead of SharePoint, I use the email
> method where the document is emailed to the reviewers and that doc is linked
> to a server where the comments are stored. Every time a reviewer opens the
> doc, Acrobat connects to the comments folder and updates the doc with all
> the comments.
>
> Tim Lewis
> Lewis Technical Communications, Inc.
> ltc -dot- writer -at- comcast -dot- net
> www.lewiscomms.com
>
>
> Suzette wrote:
>
>> I need some help!!
>>
>> I am using Adobe Acrobat Professional 7. I've been using the email
>> review
>> feature that enables a user with only Reader to access the commenting
>> toolbar and review & markup a document, which is then returned to me.
>>
>> I want to set up web-based reviews of these PDFs. More and more, we're
>> finding we can benefit from having a "team" review PDFs.The neat thing
>> is
>> that they would be able to see each other's comments/changes. Our users
>> only
>> have Adobe Reader.
>>
>> The online help in Acrobat stated that using LiveCycle Reader
>> extensions,
>> this could be done. This morning I found out that information is
>> incorrect.
>>
>> Is there anyone on the list who is using web-based PDF reviews, in
>> particular where the users only have Reader? We've already set up a
>> WebDAV
>> enabled server, so we're good on that point, but I wasted a lot of time
>> chasing down Reader Extensions (and all for naught!). Any advice/help
>> other
>> can give me would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> Suzette Leeming
>> Stouffville, Ontario
>>
>>
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