CTAN Update: pdfcomment

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Apr 2 23:02:35 CEST 2009

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



For a long time pdflatex has offered the command \pdfannot for inserting
arbitrary PDF annotations. However, the command is presented in
a form where additional knowledge of the definition of the PDF format is
indispensable. This package is an answer to the – occasional – questions
in newsgroups, about how one could use the comment function of Adobe
Reader. At least for the writer of LATEX code, the package offers a
convenient and user-friendly means of using \pdfannot to provide comments
in PDF files. Since version v1.1, pdfcomment.sty also supports:

      LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf, LaTeX -> dvipdfmx and XeLaTeX.

Unfortunately, support of PDF annotations by PDF viewers is sparse to
nonexistent. The reference viewer for the development of this package is
Adobe Reader.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/pdfcomment
Summary description: A user-friendly interface to pdf annotations
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

New in v1.4:
  - new annotation type: PDF sideline, line, polyline, polygon, square 
    and circle annotation
    -> \pdfsidelinecomment, \pdflinecomment (type=line|polyline|polygon),
       \pdfsquarecomment, \pdfcirclecomment
  - new options: font, fontsize, fontcolor, borderstyle, dashstyle, bse,
                 bsei, line, type, lineend, linebegin, icolor, caption,
                 captionhoffset, captionvoffset

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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