CTAN update: pdfcomment

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Tue Mar 29 18:39:53 CEST 2016

Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.3b
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.

License: **LPPL**

Changes in v2.3b:

* Bugfix: incorrect vertical position of superscripts with `\pdftooltip`

reported and patched by Ross Moore

* Bugfix: change zero width in `\pdfcomment` and `\pdfmargincomment`
           to make the comments visible in both Evince and the internal 
viewer of TeXStudio

reported by shaniaki (BitBucket #7)

* improve appearance of tooltips with Mac Preview (at least)

feature request by Ross Moore

* expand comment argument in `\pdftooltip` before pushing it through 

feature request by Robert Terwilliger (Bitbucket #18)

* added `pdfencoding=auto` while loading `hyperref`
   Needed for Unicode bookmarks in `XeTeX` and `LuaTeX`

* dropped support for `\pdfreply`

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    Thanks for the upload.

      For the CTAN Team
     Erik Braun

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