CTAN update: pdfcomment

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Fri Nov 2 13:14:49 CET 2018

Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.4a
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 
comments 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 v2.4a:

* fix issue #22: fix "Wrong driver 'hpdftex.def'" warning when using 


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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