We recommend using Adobe Reader X (or later), which can print out PDF files with comments in such a way that the text can be read on the printed paper. However, you can also open the PDFs in Microsoft Word (2013 or later) and view the comments there. Please be advised that the flow of the PDF may break in Word (text and pictures can change their positions).
Download your PDF with comments and annotations from WISEflow
This guide assumes that you have already commented and annotated the papers in a flow in the assessor tool.
Download one annotated paper
Go to the flow page and open the hand-in that you wish to print, either by opening the assessor tool or by clicking the speech-bubble next to the participant in the participants list.
Click the menu-button in the top right corner and press export. A PDF file containing the specific paper and your comments and annotations will now be downloaded to your computer.
A guide to viewing and printing PDFs with comments and annotations using Adobe Reader
This guide assumes that you have installed Adobe Reader. The latest version of Adobe Reader (free) can be downloaded here: Adobe Reader download page
. The page will automatically choose the right version for your computer. Please install it and proceed with the guide below. View the PDF with comments in Adobe Reader
Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader (by right clicking the file and choosing Open with > Adobe Reader).
Click on Tools in the top bar and then open Comment after.
On the right side, you can see a list of all your comments.
Printing the PDF with comments in Adobe Reader
Click Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac OS).
Select Commenting (in the list to the left) and ensure that the box "Print notes and pop-ups" is selected and the "Hide comment pop-ups when Comments List is open" box is deselected.
Open the pop-up comments that you want to print. Adjust their placement on the page, so that they do not overlap or spill off the page. Pop-ups outside the page border do not print.
Tip: Double-click the comment pop-up to open the comment.
Click the Print icon or choose File > Print to open the Print dialogue box.
In the Print dialogue box, select Document and Markups from the Comments and Forms drop-down list.
Your pop-up comments are visible in the Preview pane.
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(Optional) A guide to viewing and printing PDFs with comments and annotations using Microsoft Word.
Word 2013 or later can open PDFs natively. Please note! Any changes made in the document cannot be uploaded back into the WISEflow assessor tool in the .docx or .doc format.
If you do not have Word 2013, you will have to convert the PDF to the .docx or .doc format (this is not covered in this guide). Viewing the file in Word
In Word 2013 and later simply open the file PDF in Word.
In earlier version of Word, please convert the file to .docx or .doc and then open the file as usual.
Print the comments: press Ctrl+P. Word displays the Print portion of the File tab.
Click the drop-down list immediately under the Settings label. The choices in this drop-down list allow you to specify exactly what it is you want to print.
If you want to print just your comments (along with any other markup made to your document), choose List of Markup in the Document Properties section (Word 2010) or Document Info section (Word 2013).
If you want to print your document together with your comments (along with any other markup made to your document), make sure Print Markup is selected and that you choose one of the options in the Document section.
Click the Print button.