# CTAN has a new package: pdfcomment

Date: December 8, 2008 10:22:31 AM CET
On Sun, 7 Dec 2008, Josef Kleber submitted the new package pdfcomment to CTAN. Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/pdfcomment Summary description: A user-friendly interface to pdf annotations License type: lppl Announcement text:
For a long time pdflatex offers the command \pdfannot for inserting arbitrary pdf annotations. However, in a form where additional knowledge of the pdf reference is indispensable. pdfcomment.sty is an answer to the – from time to time – emerging questions in newsgroups, how one could use the comment function of Adobe Reader. At least out of the LaTeX code pdfcomment.sty offers a convenient and user-friendly possibility to use pdf annotations in pdf files. Unfortunately the support of pdf annotations by pdf viewers is only partly available to nonexistent. The reference viewer for the development of this package is Adobe Reader.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/pdfcomment . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pdfcomment (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

## pdfcomment – A user-friendly interface to pdf annotations

For a long time pdf 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 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 → dvips → ps2pdf, → dvipdfmx, XeLaTeX and Lua.

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

 Package pdfcomment Version 2.4a Copyright 2008–2016 Josef Kleber Maintainer Josef Kleber

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