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December 13th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I'm looking for a document viewer that has the ability to add notes or highlight a document, similar to okular.
I would use okular, but it doesn't save the annotations, just the bookmarks.
Any one know of other doc viewers that have that ability?

December 14th, 2008, 08:42 PM
I just tried this, and Okular did save the annotation for me. Then I tried a different PDF, and it didn't even let me put in my annotations. I have the "Obey DRM" set to off. I never use this feature, but it looks like it depends on the document.

December 15th, 2008, 05:30 AM
User error. I can make annotations and save them in all the PDF files I've tested. I'm using Intrepid, BTW.

April 6th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Hello! Where does Okular store annotations? Can I store them in the .pdf file?

July 17th, 2009, 08:23 PM
How can I annotate a document and send it to a friend/collegue/etc?

Since KDE 4.2, Okular has the "document archiving" feature. This is an Okular-specific format for carrying the document plus various metadata related to it (currently only annotations).
You can save a "document archive" from the open document by choosing "File -> Export As -> Document Archive".
To open an Okular document archive, just open it with Okular as it would be eg a PDF document.Sources:http://okular.kde.org/faq.php#HowcanIannotateadocumentandsendittoafriend collegueetc
http://okular.kde.org/faq.php#WhythenewlyaddedannotationsarenotinmyPDFdo cument

March 10th, 2010, 10:55 AM
I can see the data for documents in user directory $HOME/.kde/share/apps/okular/docdata
There is an xml fo each document seen by okular. Interesting approach...

Alexandre Putt
March 10th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Try Xournal.

March 10th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Adobe has a reader version for Linux. It should cover all the options that you need. I use it when I get documents that need net access.