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When open a pdf file in Xournal, how can I

  • select original text
  • show the bookmarks (i.e.outlines) on a separate panel?
  • search in the original text and the added annotated text?


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To use Xournal to highlight or add text to a PDF file, select File > Annotate PDF (you can also chose the usual File > Open, but make sure you then select to view all files, not just Xournal files) and select the PDF you want to annotate or highlight text.

Xournal cannot save a file in PDF format but you can easily select File > Export to PDF to achieve something similar so it's a viable solution for those who are looking for a reliable tool to annotate/highlight text in PDF files on Linux.


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Thanks! (1) When I export to PDF, the resulting pdf file is 10 times larger in storage size. How can I make it only slighly bigger than the original pdf file? (2)is there any way to search for a word in Xournal? (the word can appear either in the original pdf file, or in the connotations I added later) – T... Oct 14 '13 at 0:21
@T... If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted, by clicking the green check mark next to it. That will indicate that your problem is solved. If you have more questions don't hesitate to use Ask question button. – Radu Rădeanu Oct 14 '13 at 4:33

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