[gs-devel] ghostcript and gsview with sticky notes

John A. Wallace jw72253 at verizon.net
Mon Jan 9 18:27:18 UTC 2012


Hello. Yours was the first reply, and thank you for that. The problem is
easy enough to reproduce with any Adobe Reader capable of making the yellow
sticky notes, using Adobe Reader X for example, which is free and
downloadable; but I would gladly provide an example as an attachment for one
of the developers to see, if that is easier. Whenever such a document is
opened, when you mouse over the yellow sticky, a pop-up appears with the
note's text showing in it.

The little window is expandable so that more of the text can be seen. The
text in these little pop-up windows is also editable. Based on what you
stated about the capabilities of Ghostscript and GSView, I would not expect
the same editability, but I would like to be able to see the whole note when
moused over. Alternatively, on my wish list I would include a feature that
allows me to read such notes off to the side, in one document perhaps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Liddell [mailto:chris.liddell at artifex.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 2:50 AM
> To: John A. Wallace
> Cc: gs-devel at ghostscript.com
> Subject: Re: [gs-devel] ghostcript and gsview with sticky notes
> Hello,
> I don't know if anyone else replied, but.....
> Ghostscript is an interpreter/renderer and GSView is a GUI for it, they
> don't support editing PDF files, so there is no expectation of adding
> or
> changing the source PDF, and that includes such "notes".
> I think Ghostscript ought to be able to display the content of the
> "notes", but to be sure, one of us (the GS devs) would have to examine
> an example. But even if GS can, it may be that GSView doesn't expose
> that functionality - I rarely use GSView.....
> Chris
> On 28/12/11 22:11, John A. Wallace wrote:
> > Hello.  I hope this is the right place to ask this question, but if
> it is
> > not then please advise accordingly.   I have Ghostscript 9.04 and
> GSView 4.9
> > on a WinXP Pro laptop.  When I open a PDF document in Adobe Reader X,
> I am
> > able to add little yellow stick notes to it as notes, save the
> document and
> > later reopen it with these notes available for reading and editing.
> > However, when I open this same document in GSView, it displays the
> yellow
> > stickies but it does not show the text of the notes and it does not
> allow me
> > to edit any of them.  Am I not doing something correctly or is this
> not a
> > feature that is supported by your programs?  Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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