Assigning Comments to Layers

Comments can be assigned to a specific layer in the document. When the comment is associated with a layer showing or hiding the layer also affects the comments. You can either designate a layer as the Comments Layer, or Move Comments to a new layer. Comments that are associated with No Layer will be a part of the primary PDF content.


Setting the Comments Layer

When a layer is designated as the comments layer all new comments going forward will be added to this layer

  1. Access the layers pane by clicking the   Layers button on the left side of the screen.
  2. Right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the layer you want to set as the comments layer
  3. Choose the Comments Layer option in the right click menu
  4. Click OK to confirm
  5. Continue working on the document as you normally would

Note: Repeat steps 1-3 to unset the layer as the comments layer

Moving Comments to a New Layer

Existing comments can be moved to a new layer using the properties dialog

  1. Access the Comment properties by right clicking (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the annotation and choosing Properties in the right click menu or clicking on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar.
    • Note: Multiple annotations can be edited at once by using Ctrl + Click to first select all the annotations you wish to edit
  2. Go to the General tab
  3. In the Layer option, select the layer you wish to move the annotation to
  4. Click OK to apply the changes

Note: If the layer selected is currently hidden the annotation will disappear until the layer is displayed again.