[texworks] Commenting pdfs?

Peter Hertel Peter.Hertel at Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
Fri Jan 8 21:43:18 CET 2010

I dislike the idea. TeXworks is for the interactive process of creating 
TeX source files and view the result as pdf. Postprocessing them 
(commenting, printing) is the business of specialized programs. Keep 
things simple

Stefan Löffler schrieb:
> Hi,
> this is a call for comments.
> I recently found out that it may be possible to add comments to pdf
> documents without going through poppler (which currently doesn't support
> this feature). What I'd like to know now is if this is a feature the
> community would like.
> Here are a few pros/cons to get the discussion started:
> Pros:
> * Facilitates cooperation
> * There are few to none apps on Linux that support this
> Cons:
> * This would be a pdf-viewer-only feature. There's no way to keep such
> comments between runs of latex, for example. As such, it's not really a
> feature expected of a TeX editor. Equivalently, there a numerous other
> apps out there (at least on Windows, I don't know about Mac) that
> provide this feature.
> * It's would essentially work around a deficiency of the poppler library
> (but I don't know enough about their internals to submit a patch to the
> poppler people).
> * It would be a rather simplistic approach - just adding comments (and
> perhaps, one day, modifying/deleting them as well). No fancy
> strike-outs, markups and the like for the time being.
> What do you think? Killer-feature or absolute waste of time?
> -Stefan

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