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You can, of course, do this using the Adobe Acrobat Suite (Distiller et
al.) but that costs money and runs on Windows (and Mac OS?) only.
If someone has a better, cheaper solution, I would also be interested
in hearing it, please :-)
Brian Foster wrote:
|| I'm looking for suggestions here ....
|| I anticipate reviewing a large manual (300+ pages?!),
| sent to me as a PDF. normally, what I do with smaller
| documents is print them out, mark them up with a red
| pen, and then discuss my markups with the author.
|| with such a large document, the printout is a problem.
|| so what I am wondering is if there is some way of
| marking up the PDF document itself? what I have done
| in the past in vaguely similar situations is convert
| the document to ASCII text, add comments with a text
| editor, and then send the marked-up ASCII back to the
| author. in this case, this may not be a good idea,
| both due to the size of the manual, and also because
| it contains many(?) diagrams/drawings which would be
| lost in the translation to ASCII.
|| I know PDF has some sort of a comment ability (I see
| menu items about it in `acrobat'), but have no idea
| how to make such a comment. or if it is possible to
| scribble (draw) on a diagram, or make a diagram.
|| another approach I have used in the past is to markup
| the document's source (esp. if it is LaTeX or troff),
| but that is definitely not an option this time. ;-\
|| any ideas? suggestions?
|| my marking-up would be on Linux (SUSE 9.1), albeit
| the author would deal with the marked-up document
| either on Windross or an _ancient_ Debian system
| (where “ancient‟ means it hasn't been updated in
| c.5 years?!). the marked-up document does not have
| to be one file, nor ASCII nor PDF, but I suspect
| the choices/possible formats are fairly restricted?
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