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Old 02-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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PDF highlighter for Linux?


Is there a PDF viewer for linux which supports highlighting (marking) a selected piece of text with color? Or any form of plugin for a popular PDF viewer? I also wish the markers could be saved with the file and removable. The adobe reader (maybe full version) for windows has such a function.

I'm using Fedora Core3, and have had "PDF viewer" and "Adobe Reader 5.0" installed.

Thanks.

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Old 02-14-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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Do you mean the highlight for copying text in Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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Do you mean the highlight for copying text in Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6?
hi vectordrake,
I'm not talking about the "Text Select" tool of acrobat reader. What I need is a highlight tool, which marks a piece of selected text with color, like what you may see in some web browser such as Firefox (Ctrl-F to invoke the find bar, and there is a highlight option). As I remeber some full version of acrobat reader has that function.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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I'm as lost as you, then (a bit more, actually), but I'd be interested in finding out too. Anyone?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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Yeah, since its been a while this thread has been posted I'd like to refresh the query again.

I've found nothing to complain about Linux desktop apps and they all do as good as (if not, better) than most desktop apps on Win-dose. This particular feature being missing is very conspicuous and I'd like to see if there's a solution to it. It'll be helpful to many if someone could suggest a way to get around this problem or, if it calls for, a way to approach the developers for a solution-

thanks in advance

(ps. i've tried Adobe's acrobat reader from its official site. I found it to be very choppy and the whole system freezes when i do a simple menu operation such as select. I am running the linux 2.6.9 series Kernel on Fedora RH3.)
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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a possible solution

howdy
for fedora core 3
# pdftotext -layout -q ****.pdf ******.txt
#emacs
that should get er done for now
I still can't figure out why its not easier in LineUx
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:16 AM   #7
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Good idea. BTW, Acrobat Reader 7 is out for Linux now.
 
  


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