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Old 10-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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Pdf viewer that allows you to annotate and save your annotations

im looking for a pdf viewer that lets you annotate the document (either text or handwriting, i dont care)

kindof like you can in Okuliar in presentation mode but with the anotations being persistant if you change slides, and then being savable so you can acsess them later.

basically im often in a lecture where the lecturer expects us to view the slides on our laptops while he anotates them on the big screen i need to be able to copy thease anotations onto my own copy for later without having to print the slides beforehand (expensive on uni printers) and use a pen
Old 10-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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You need the genuine Adobe reader (free from their website) rather than one of the open-source ones. Of course, the document must have been created with commenting enabled: check by clicking on File - Properties - Security.
Old 10-21-2008, 05:34 AM   #3
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Okular in kde4 does a good job, although the annotations don't show up in other pdf readers unless you print it to a pdf

PDFedit, is for advanced users, and is said to be "the most reliable PDF editor for the GNU/Linux desktop PDFedit
Free editor for PDF documents. Complete editing of PDF documents is possible with PDFedit. You can change raw pdf objects (for advanced users) or use many gui functions. Functionality can be easily extended using a scripting language (ECMAScript). - Upload - Annotate - Share. Online document review and collaboration - PDF, Word and HTML

Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal and to the earlier Mimeo whiteboarding and Palm notepad applications. There is also a commercial knockoff of Jarnal called PDF Annotator - for $50 you can enjoy a subset of the capabilities that Jarnal provides for free.
Old 10-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for that Jarnal seems to be exactly what i was after


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