CTAN Update: pdfcomment

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Mar 14 18:49:39 CET 2012

On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



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 v2.3:

- reimplemented \pdfmarkupcomment by using soulpos.sty
    much better support of non standard text cases, like:
    \twocolumn: feature request by: René Schwarz, Thomas Feller, Til Birnstiel
    setspace.sty: feature request by: Andrew Dawson
    enumerate, itemize, ...

- added support for twocolumn mode in \pdfsidelinecomment

- added option local to \pdfcommentsetup

  feature request by: Florent Chervet


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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