How to read the Comments in a pdf with acroread (not evince)

Comment You know the picture on the left? You have a pdf-document with comments? You hover over it with evince and what happens? Nothing! I searched for information about how I can read the comment in the pdf with the default viewer evince.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us I found nothing so I thought maybe acroread can do this. This is the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux. This worked 🙂

  1. Get acroread per sudo apt-get install acroread.
  2. Open your pdf: acroread /path/to/your/file.pdf.
  3. Hover over the comment.

It’s a pity that evince does not support comments. For me the goal

to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application

is not yet achieved. (Printing multiple pages on one A4 sheet does not work too).

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2 Responses to “How to read the Comments in a pdf with acroread (not evince)”


  1. 1 pidou46 September 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Comment cannot be implemented by any viewer except Acrobat Reader because Adobe make it proprietary!

    So don’t blame evince but Adobe…

    pidou46

  2. 2 evince August 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

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