by Sheila Loring
FrameMaker 9 boasts this handy feature: you can import notes and comments from PDFs into FrameMaker docs. First, you must save the document as tagged PDF in FrameMaker 9. Then you mark up the PDF, adding notes and deleting or inserting text. Then you select File > Import > PDF Comments and select the file. The insertions and deletions show up as conditional text in the FrameMaker document, with the familiar red strikethrough for deleted text and blue underline for inserted text. The sticky notes are markers in which the marker text shows the sticky note content.
This is all great, thank you Adobe, and so on, but I’m having a problem with the sticky notes. When I edit the marker text in FrameMaker, I expect that updated note to show up in the PDF after I save the file as PDF again. The note doesn’t display at all. I’m wondering now what the point is if you can’t “round-trip” notes. Perhaps it’s user error, but I don’t think so.