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I want to be able to create a PDF file with comments enabled that will work with Acrobat reader v6.0.

What do I need to purchase from Adobe to get such facilty?
Are there any alternative products which will do this?

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What do you mean by "with comments enabled"? Do you want your users to enter comments, or do you want them to read the comments created by the document author?

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In the latter case, all you need is Adobe Acrobat Professional. If you want your users to add comments (or annotations), you need a much more expensive product: http://www.adobe.com/products/server/readerextensions/main.html
This will allow you to create "reader enabled" documents that expose otherwise hidden features in Adobe Reader.
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I mean I want readers using Acrobat reader v6 to be able to annotate a pdf.

You have (I think) answered part 1 of this question: I need an Adobe extension to an adobe product which sounds incredibly expensive.

There are dozens of Printer simulator pdf writers out there. Are there any of these that can make a PDF with comments enabled?

Is there anywhere on the web with an example PDF document which has comments enabled that could be downloaded to try it out?

Comments seems such a good idea, yet it seems perverse they way it is 99% forbidden!

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Comments are not forbidden, they are just not supported in the free Reader. This is how Adobe makes money...

There are a few sample PDFs on the Reader Extensions page that I linked to.

Because of the way these documents are created, it's impossible to create them with any other tool than Adobe's tool: The documents need to be encrypted in a certain way, and no 3rd party PDF producer can do that.
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