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I've looked in the Software Centre but no mention of highlight features for the various PDF edit software.

I've installed adobe reader 9 but it doesn't seem to have the option.

Does anyone know of a PDF editor/reader that will let me highlight?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04

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marked as duplicate by user68186, belacqua, guntbert, Eric Carvalho, Andrea Corbellini Sep 13 '13 at 14:41

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You're certain that it's not just that one PDF that isn't highlightable, right? Not every PDF document is able to be used in a "highlight" feature. – Thomas Ward Sep 12 '13 at 6:33
try okular .It can highlight but its KDE based – Stormvirux Sep 12 '13 at 6:40
And if you want to do have more features try xournal – Manuel Sep 12 '13 at 6:44
Evince in Ubuntu 16.04. Finally! \o/ – Daniel Jun 29 at 18:16
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Okular supports PDF annotations.

For more see here


Using wine you can use Foxit reader as explained here. Foxit runs pretty well using wine in Ubuntu


Foxit has released a linux version. So no more wine required. Foxit has a good support for annotation.

UPDATE You can also use qpdfview which provides highlighting and annotation support.

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Okular worked great – lv10 Jun 29 '15 at 17:51
Foxit is available for linux now. It handles annotations and highlighting pretty well. – brainbreaker May 1 at 4:43
@brainbreaker Thanks for the info. Updated the answer. – Stormvirux May 2 at 6:30

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