[OS X TeX] [OT] Comments in PDFs

Jon Breitenbucher kahless at mac.com
Wed Dec 22 15:20:53 EST 2004

On Dec 22, 2004, at 3:14 PM, Mark Smith wrote:

> Jon Breitenbucher wrote:
>> On Dec 22, 2004, at 10:35 AM, William F. Adams wrote:
>>> On Dec 22, 2004, at 4:55 AM, Mark Smith wrote:
>>>> Do we have a LaTeX tool which can enable users of e.g. AdobeReader 
>>>> 7 to
>>>> add comments to PDF files ?
>>> While it's probably possible to bypass the encryption / security 
>>> which
>>> enables the annotation feature, that's not a thing which ought to be
>>> done or even considered to my mind.
>> I got the downloadable upgrade of Acrobat 7 Pro. I used it last night 
>> to
>> put comments on some articles I am reviewing. From within Acrobat Pro 
>> one
>> can "Send for Review" and you are given the option to allow the other
>> reviewers to put comments on the PDF. If I understood things 
>> correctly,
>> the other reviewers just need to have Adobe Reader 7 or Acrobat 6 to 
>> be
>> able to put comments onto such a PDF. So as long as one author (the 
>> one
>> who will create the comment enabled draft) has Acrobat 7 the rest of 
>> the
>> group just needs to have Adobe Reader 7.
> Exactly. I produce articles, book chapters etc. using LaTeX, 
> occasionally DocBook and I'm currently having a look at Publicon as an 
> additional tool. These "commentable" PDFs are a dream come true for 
> getting feedback from co-authors who can't be trusted with source.
> I didn't imagine that some workaround that allows software other than 
> Acrobat 6 or 7 to enable comments would completely compromise the 
> security model. Pity if that's the case. This is an excellent feature, 
> but I'm not sure its worth the Acrobat 7 Pro license fee alone.
> mark.

I'm afraid that my take with most of the Adobe products has been that 
the educational prices are so low compared to the regular price; I 
might as well go for it. I started as a graduate student, so now I am 
only paying upgrade fees, unless the educational price is lower than 
the upgrade fee. Strange but this has happened.
Besides being a true statement, what is the following:

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one?

Jon Breitenbucher
The College of Wooster
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
308 E. University
Wooster, Ohio 44691

jbreitenbuch at wooster.edu

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