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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: Annotating PDF files
Hi, I am not sure if it is helpful, but itext allows to generate documents with annotations. An example is here: http://itextdocs.lowagie.com/examples/com/lowagie/examples/objects/anchors/Annotations.java Still, I do not know how to use itext to annotate existing documents. There are some tools available that can add content to existing postscript files (usually they are called pseudo-postscript-editors, as they can only add, not modify existing content), and e.g. Scribus can load pdf files and edit. Still this is not what you want, as you want to write annotations in Acrobat Reader. One workaround I heard of is to use a dummy pdf that allows annotations and add your pages to this document. The permissions won't be changed, so the whole document can be annotated later. This might be a solution with docbook, as you could simply attach your docbook-pdf output to the (empty) page. To create the page, it may be possible to use itext mentioned above. To add pages to an existing pdf, I use pdftk, but there are many free tools. I have not tried this, it is just to help you find a way, as it would definitively be an interesting feature! Good luck, CU Lars.
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