CTAN update: pdfcomment

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Fri Jun 17 08:13:13 CEST 2016

Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.4
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: A user-friendly interface to pdf annotations

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 
in PDF files. Since version v1.1, pdfcomment.sty also supports:

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

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

Changes in v2.4:

* compatibility fix for luatex v0.85+

* upgraded obsolete datetime to datetime2

* Bugfix: incorrect positions of PDF text annotations with dvips

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    Thanks for the upload.

      For the CTAN Team
     Erik Braun

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