Acrobat and Reader let you print comments in the following formats:

In place, like sticky notes on a page.

In a list or summary. (Not available in Reader 9.)

Print pop-up comments in place

Only open pop-up comments print. Overlapping comments also overlap in the printout.

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac OS).
  2. Select Commenting.

    Select Commenting
  3. Select Print Notes And Pop-ups and deselect Hide Comment Pop-ups When Comments List is Open.

  4. Click OK.
  5. Open the pop-up comments that you want to print. Adjust their placement on the page so that they don't overlap or spill off the page. (Pop-ups outside the page border don't print.)
    Tip: Double-click the comment pop-up to open the comment.

    Adjust comment placement
  6. Click the Print icon or choose File > Print to open the Print dialog box.

  7. In the Print dialog box, select Document And Markups from the Comments And Forms drop-down list.
    Your pop-up comments are visible in the Preview pane.

    Select Document and Markups

    Acrobat 9, Reader 9 | Mac OS: If you don't see the Comments and Forms menu on Mac OS, make sure that the Print dialog box is expanded. To expand the dialog box, click the arrow icon next to the printer name.

  8. Click OK or Print.

Print a comment summary (Acrobat X and 9, Reader X)

A comment summary lists all the comments in your document. Printing a summary is helpful if the document contains many comments or comments that overlap on the page.

Acrobat X, Reader X 

  1. Choose File > Print.

  2. In the Print dialog box, click the Summarize Comments button.

    Click the Summarize Comments
  3. When prompted "Do you want to include the text of summarized comments...," click Yes.
    Summarizing comments in long documents can take some time.

  4. When the Print dialog box reappears, click OK to print the comments.

    Layout options
    (Acrobat only, not Adobe Reader): To print comments using a different layout, click the Comment pane on the right side of the document window. In the options menu, choose Create Comment Summary. Select options and click the Create Comment Summary button. Acrobat opens a separate PDF of the pages and summarized comments. You can then print this PDF. For more information, see Print a comment summary in Acrobat X Help.

Acrobat 9

You cannot print a comment summary from Reader 9.

  1. Choose File > Print.
  2. In the Print dialog box, click the Summarize Comments button.

    Click the Summarize Comments
  3. Choose a layout and other options as needed.

    Choose layout options
  4. Click Print Comment Summary.
  5. In the Print dialog box, click OK or Print.

Tip: To preview comments before you print, choose Comments > Summarize Comments.

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