View Full Version : Pdf note tool ?

April 2nd, 2006, 12:01 PM
Any pdf tool able to add sticky notes/comments on the viewed pages. I don't need it to save them into the pdf file, they can be saved anywhere...
Thanx :)

May 20th, 2007, 07:44 AM
This would be great I'm looking for the same simple tool. Anyone?

May 20th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Try Internote the firefox extension.


May 21st, 2007, 01:23 AM
Thanks, this is great Firefox extension, but I guess I'm after are sticky notes to PDF (they stick to PDF file) see sample (http://www.aloaha.com/cache/incstickynotes.pdf)

Is there any tool in Ubuntu which can create sticky notes in PDF?

May 21st, 2007, 10:10 PM
I know that it is pretty long but there are some programs in this thread:


with which you can add notes to pdfs. I just can't remember where they were!

November 21st, 2008, 03:03 AM
the answer to NoWhereMan (but not to tvor) is "xournal":
sudo apt-get install xournal

In my university course, I follow some lectures where slides are given as pdf by the teacher, and I succesfully use xournal to take notes on them.

January 23rd, 2009, 05:29 AM
Okular does exactly what you want as well...nice interface and all...xournal is good too, but I am not sure if it can show you where you have made marks and notes and things (at least I haven't figured out how to). Okular saves your bookmarks, notes, and things and you can click on it and it will open the corresponding PDF and show you where it is at, so it shows a list of all the PDF's you have worked on and lists them all together, it can also show the built in bookmarks in a PDF like you see in Adobe Reader. Pretty nice tool, I only wish it could export to PDF like xournal does

January 23rd, 2009, 10:50 AM
Another vote for okular. Superb app. Does exactly what you're asking for. One constraint though - it does not alter the pdf file itself, but saves your notes in your home folder.


January 24th, 2009, 12:20 PM
if you want notes which can be viewed with adobe as well (i.e. saved in the pdf itself) you should install pdf-xsane pdf viewer via wine, it works flawlessly.

there is also the project "annotations for evince" or something like that in the gnome-roadmap, but it's been endlessly delayed.

June 21st, 2009, 11:45 AM
Cool, I was looking for a program like this.

okular doesn't launch here; I reported it as a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdegraphics/+bug/390200

Also, I had to instal over 100MB of packages to install okular under gnome, while xournal consumed less than 1MB. I would recommend gnome users to first try out xournal before trying okular.

Did anyone try acrobat reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/)? There's a linux version as well. Maybe that can also be used to make notes on a PDF?

June 22nd, 2009, 01:08 AM
Did anyone try acrobat reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/)? There's a linux version as well. Maybe that can also be used to make notes on a PDF?
As far as I know Adobe Acrobat Reader only displays the comments. You need the writer edition to add comments.

And with some help from our friend google :

Hope this will help