In Acrobat, to keep a comment or markup tool selected once you’ve used it, open the Properties bar (Mac: Command-E ; Windows: Ctrl-E), click on one of the tools in the Comment panel, and then check the Keep Tool Selected option in the Properties bar. You’ll need to repeat this for each comment or markup tool that you want to remain selected after you use it.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.