CTAN Update: pdfcomment

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Wed Nov 10 13:25:24 CET 2010

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 Josef Kleber submitted an update to his



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 v2.0:
- Bugfix: unwanted whitespace before comment commands [jk]
          -> added \unskip
		  This removes whitespace before comment commands
		  and may change the reference point for hoffset
		  -> added global option version (1|2(default)) 
		     version=1 will preserve the old behavior
			 for old documents

  reported by: Stefan Pinnow
- added local option disable to all comment commands [jk]
  to "switch off" single comments

  feature request by: Stefan Pinnow
- changed definitions of options open and disable [jk]
  to choicekey* to check valid option values (true|false)

  feature request by: Jannis von Buttlar

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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