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    Default is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    Hi
    i am using opensuse 11.2.
    i downloaded couple of books from tldp.org and wanted to highlight some text to make notes.
    is there any application for linux available to highlight and bookmark text in pdf?
    thanks

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    autofocus wrote:
    > is there any application for linux available to highlight and bookmark
    > text in pdf?


    the way you ask the question leads me to think you know of such an app
    for some other operating system(s)...if so, you can try going to these
    sites and search using the name of that known app in the other systems:

    http://linuxappfinder.com/
    http://jjmacey.net/blog/?p=179
    http://www.osalt.com/
    http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
    http://sourceforge.net/

    or, say that app is named "PDF_Highlighter" then try something like
    this: http://www.google.com/linux?q=PDF_Highlighter

    or, say you don't know the name of that other system app, then try a
    normal search with something like this:
    http://www.google.com/linux?q=pdf+highlight+bookmark

    but, i'm sure you tried that already, right?

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    If you use a Wacom or similar then I would recommend you "Jarnal" a Java based program that offers various types of highlighters and also a group work functionality. You can find it in the regular repositories.

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    Thanks for reply

    yes i was using foxit pdf for windows.




    i have already tried searching web and came across

    Xournal

    some of the other links i visited for my search of pdf highlighter

    Comments, annotation, highlight on pdf file - Ubuntu Forums

    Linux Notes: PDF Viewer with Text Highlighting

    Linux.com :: GNU PDF to fill missing gap in functionality

    Main Page - GNUpdf

    highlighting in linux

    Linux PDF editor for manipulating PDF documents

    Foxit Reader with wine - Ubuntu Forums

    Frank's Corner, Running Windows applications and games on Linux/title>

    after going through above info i will try foxit with wine tomorrow.

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    Okular; the highlighting is saved separately - so you have to save the PDF with a new name to include the highlighting.

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Okular; the highlighting is saved separately - so you have to save the PDF with a new name to include the highlighting.
    Good that you mention it, in Jarnal it is the same. I think it is unavoidable as it is the conversion of a text into a picture.

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    Default Re: is there any pdf text highlighter available for linux?

    I use PDF-XChange viewer under WINE. The save a new copy thing in Okular is just too awkward, I really need the annotations to travel with me across viewers and platforms. PDF XChange seems to be crashing more here than it was under Linux Mint Cinnamon (I'm new to OpenSUSE). But even with frequent crashes, at least it does what I need.
    Too bad there isn't a native Linux app of the same caliber.

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