[pdftex] how to add pdf highlighting?

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Aug 26 11:36:04 CEST 2003

Dave said:
> 	PDF seems to have a highlight capability built in.  I wondered if 
> there is some way with pdflatex to insert the pdf command to turn 
> highlighting on and off?

No, Adobe licensed a third-party tool created for making annotations in 
a .pdf and has been bundling it as a standard part of Acrobat since v4.

Writing some sort of TeX front-end to that would be nice, but I'm not 
aware of any such yet. It would arguably be in pdftex's bailiwick since 
it's a part of the (defacto) pdf standard as defined by Adobe Acrobat's 

You'll need to either arrange for the creation of such or put a 
coloured box behind the text---Peter Wilson's Memoir has some 
capabilities along these lines, but I don't think it can be done for 
less than a paragraph.


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