Using of comments in Adobe Acrobat Reader


when my users open a PDF file within Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8)
they would like to use the feature "Add sticky note" and "Highlight text" under
the Comment section, see screenshot.

Screenshot of Adobe Reader setting
But these features are greyed out and I don't know why.

If the user opens this document in a normal way by starting Acrobat Reader first and open
the PDF manually - no problems.

Is it somehow possible to enable this features for all PDF embeded documents?

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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
This only works in the browser if the document is part of a formal review. You can either start a shared review, or an email review using the options under the Comment>Review header:

Screenshot of Comment pane with Review expanded
insi01Author Commented:
Hi khkremer,

I'm missing the Review option here.

We have only Comment, Drawing Markups and Comments list.
Any idea?

Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
What version of Acrobat are you using?
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insi01Author Commented:
Acrobat Reader XI.y
Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
You need Adobe Acrobat, there is no product called "Acrobat Reader" - the correct name is "Adobe Acrobat".

You need Acrobat to start a shared or email review, and then the people invited to participate in that review can use the free Reader to add comments in the browser. If you cannot initiate such a review (because you do not have Acrobat), your users need to open the downloaded file in Reader from the filesystem, and not in the browser.

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insi01Author Commented:
I see. Thank you very much for this clarification!
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