[OS X TeX] commenting in pdf file

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 17:24:52 EDT 2006

On 7/21/06, Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz> wrote:
> Killing two birds with one stone here, sorry.
> Actually, Commenting is possible in Reader alone.
>  From Adobe:
> "Commenting tools are available in Adobe Reader only if the author of
> the PDF document has allowed commenting in the document. The
> commenting tools are on two toolbars: the Commenting toolbar and the
> Drawing Markups toolbar."

Right, but the question was how to ENABLE commenting. To "enable
commenting in Adobe Reader 7" one needs Acrobat. After commenting is
enabled, anyone with Adober Reader 7 can comment given document.

> So that means that at least the creator must have Acrobat Pro. The
> assumption is that the creator will be using Distiller instead of,
> say, PDFLaTeX.
> Alan

Actually comments could be produced by pdflatex (see f.e. cooltooltips
package) but pdf document
will have comments but still will not be commentable in Adobe Reader.
Nothing to do with Distiller.

> On Jul 22, 2006, at 8:08 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > On 7/21/06, Wolfgang Schmidle <Wolfgang.Schmidle at sunderland.ac.uk>
> > wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> I use the standard LaTeX installation. In Acrobat Reader under
> >> document
> >> properties -> security, I find that commenting is not allowed in
> >> my pdf
> >> file. How can I change this?
> >
> > With Adobe Acrobat 7. So far there are no other tools. BTW not-Mac
> > questions are better answered in pdftex and texhax mailing lists.
> >

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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