[Scribus] Fw: a bit off-topic: Tool to add notes to PDFs??

John Jason Jordan johnxj
Mon Jan 14 02:49:47 CET 2008

On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 17:30:05 -0500
"Mike Seifried" <mike.seifried at verizon.net> dijo:

> It appears that your can add comments to a document using Adobe reader if commenting is enabled in the document. See here. However, I don't see an option is Scribus to do generate a pdf file with this feature enabled.

Yes, you can do so in Scribus, but perhaps not the way you are thinking of. Scribus (and OpenOffice) have the capability of exporting directly to PDF. If you create a document with editable fields (PDF fields in Scribus-speak) the user can fill in the fields. Editable fields include radio buttons, check boxes, text boxes and drop-down combo boxes. 

Unfortunately, at this time the only PDF viewer that allows users to enter things in the editable fields is Adobe Reader 7.0 or later. I have heard that Cabaret can do so, but Cabaret is buggy on my Linux laptop and doesn't do it exactly the same as Adobe Reader. Plus, in the real world the reason for creating such a document is to send it to someone else, and everyone has Adobe Reader.

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