[kwlug-disc] how to annotate PDF files?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Tue Dec 8 22:31:31 EST 2009

I know I'm late to this party, but you can add text to
PDFs with flpsed, and it works okay.  I use it to fill in
non-form PDFs.



On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 04:26:13AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   is there a utility that will give me the ability to add "notes" to a
> PDF file, the way i can insert notes into a doc/odt file from
> oowriter?
>   i do a fair bit of editing, and i absolutely need the ability to
> annotate content that folks send me, but i occasionally get something
> in PDF format, and i've yet to find a clean solution to this.  (the
> internal structure of PDF files does make things harder, of course.)
>   i've seen several alleged solutions but some support only the
> ability to draw on the image arbitrarily, which is not quite what i'm
> after.  is there an "insert note" analogue for PDF files that runs
> natively under linux? thanks.
> rday
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