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    Re: Native PDF highlighting in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by zerubbabel View Post
    I haven't found any native Linux tools for annotating pdfs, but PDF XChange Pro works very well under Wine, and allows import and export of annotations in standard Adobe Acrobat fdf format. It's not free, but it packs a lot of power for $38 for the Pro version.
    No need for the Pro version of PDF-Xchange to annotate files. I've been using the free version (v2 build 54) for a few years just fine to add notes to corporate bank statements so our accountants know what things are. I haven't bothered to load this in WINE either, but I'll trust what others say about it working well.

    We would all prefer a native solution that actually writes the annotations in the PDF standard way, but every time I looked, it was not to be.

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    Re: Native PDF highlighting in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by pagalacoca View Post
    I've made annotations with Okular, but they don't show in other PDF viewers, only in okular. The other viewers I'm using are evince and Mendeley.
    If you print it instead of save it the annotations will show.

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    Re: Native PDF highlighting in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by pagalacoca View Post
    I've made annotations with Okular, but they don't show in other PDF viewers, only in okular. The other viewers I'm using are evince and Mendeley.
    I'm using Okular 0.15.5 in KDE 4.9.5 and the highlights are visible in Evince and Adobe Reader (only tested these two).

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    If you print it instead of save it the annotations will show.
    You only need to press save, at least with Okular 0.15.5.
    Last edited by sankeytm; February 22nd, 2013 at 10:49 AM.

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