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As I don't use Windows whatsoever and have been a big fan of Evince for some time, I was really happy to learn that Evince now supports the addition of annotations (even if it doesn't support the deletion of them, which I find odd).

I have a paper accepted for a journal, and I was sent a type-set copy of the paper for proofing. I was asked to add my corrections directly to the PDF as annotations using Adobe Commenting Tools.

I decided to use this opportunity to try out Evince for annotation. It seemed to work like a charm, and so I sent off the annotated PDF to the journal. But they are saying it is corrupted and cannot be viewed. I imagine they are using the full version of Acrobat. I then tried to open the file in Acrobat Reader -- it gets flagged up as corrupted, just as they say.

But it opens fine in Evince. Anyone know how I can make the output Adobe friendly?

Has anyone tried annotating PDFs in Okular and had the output work with Reader? Did you have to do anything special?

Thanks!

Update: I edited the title to make it more useful to others searching for the same topic.

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i have used okular and okular crashes very frequently i suggest not to use it –  agha rehan abbas Jun 16 at 13:54
    
I appreciate the comment, but I'm not worried about Okular's usability or stability. I will gladly put up with crashes, as long as I can complete the task of annotating this PDF. :-) –  user294061 Jun 16 at 14:05

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I believe you can do what you want with master-pdf-editor. It will annotate and play nicely with Adobe. Only snag is that it is free as in beer, but not as in speech,

http://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor.php

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Thanks, Nick. It seems to be doing what I want. –  user294061 Jun 17 at 2:20
    
I am sure there may be other, good, working open source alternatives, but I know that particular tool works from recent personal experience. –  Nick Veitch Jun 17 at 8:13

I annotate PDFs in I, Librarian. It supports PDF highlighting and comments.

http://i-librarian.net

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It is both open source and also commercial service. –  Martin Jun 21 at 14:03
    
Please add that information to your answer and include a link to the sources. Thank you. –  Elder Geek Jun 21 at 14:05

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