suggest pdf viewer for pdf version 1.6 with annotations

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Wed Oct 3 14:28:10 UTC 2012

[ Polytropon wrote on Wed  3.Oct'12 at 11:26:38 +0200 ]

> On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 08:50:16 +0100 (BST), Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > I got sent a pdf file, version 1.6, with annotations.
> > xpdf can view the file, but not the annotations.
> > Please suggest a pdf viewer from ports that might help.
> I haven't checked, but the "Adobe Reader" (port: acroread,
> e. g. acroread9) should be able to do this, as PDF 1.6
> support is in that product since version 7 (Jan. 2005).
> I'm not sure if it would be "less bloaty" to use a PDF
> viewer coming with one of the big desktop environments
> KDE or Gnome: Evince, KPDF or Okular... I'm not using
> any of these, so I can't make better recommendations.
> Whenever I approach the border of what xpdf and gv can
> do, I use "acroread <filename>". :-)

I'm using adobe acroread on 9.1(stable) and it is ok. Bit slow starting up, but i've experienced no other issues

HTH, Jamie

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