CTAN Update: pdfcomment

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Sun Jul 26 21:00:27 CEST 2009

On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 Josef Kleber submitted an update to the


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

Announcement text: 
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.

License: LPPL

Changes in v1.4b:

  - Bugfix: problem with different default values for page size
            with pdflatex (dvi mode) and dvips/dvipdfmx
            => better specify page size with an option like a4paper

  - Bugfix: changed procedure of loading hyperref to prevent warnings
            with dvipdfmx

  reported by: Jin-Hwan Cho

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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