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From: Jan Tosovsky <jan.tosovsky.cz@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:15:21 +0100
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Dear All,

in my use case I need to place PDF annotations (stored in the source XML) on
specific places (IDs) within the final PDF files. It can be done, but it
requires some pre- and post-processing steps utilizing non-XML tools.

While annotations are supported directly in some XSL-FO processors [1], the
syntax is not standardized. Moreover, the available feature set is rather
incomplete.

There are several annotation types (icons) with different options, which
means it would be a quite complex task to cover everything in the new
syntax:
http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/pdf/pdf
s/PDF32000_2008.pdf (Page 390)

I've personally never used anything else than simple Text annotation, but
when Adobe found others worth to implement, there was most likely some
demand for this.

Is something like this worth to elaborate by this PPL group?

Thanks, Jan

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[1] e.g. http://www.renderx.com/reference.html#PDF%20Note%20Annotations
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