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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 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).