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

  • 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, 2013 at 6:33
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    try okular .It can highlight but its KDE based
    – Stormvirux
    Sep 12, 2013 at 6:40
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    And if you want to do have more features try xournal
    – Manuel
    Sep 12, 2013 at 6:44
  • Evince in Ubuntu 16.04. Finally! \o/
    – Daniel
    Jun 29, 2016 at 18:16

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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.

  • Okular worked great
    – lv10
    Jun 29, 2015 at 17:51
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    Foxit is available for linux now. It handles annotations and highlighting pretty well. foxitsoftware.com/downloads May 1, 2016 at 4:43
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    @brainbreaker Thanks for the info. Updated the answer.
    – Stormvirux
    May 2, 2016 at 6:30

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