Bug 530238 - Annotation Support in Evince is Missing?
Summary: Annotation Support in Evince is Missing?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Kašík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-10-21 23:33 UTC by David Le Sage
Modified: 2012-05-25 10:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-03 15:34:40 UTC
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Description David Le Sage 2009-10-21 23:33:10 UTC
Description of problem:
This is more of a query than a bug report at this stage as I am not sure if there is a problem with missing functionality.  From reading the official GNOME 2.28 release notes and various blogs, my understanding was that the new version of Evince would allow one to add annotations to files such as PDFs.

This functionality appears to be missing in the version of Evince that is bundled with the Fedora 12 Beta.  Is this so or am I just blind to it?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Evince 2.28.0 (Fedora 12 Beta.)

How reproducible:
Not applicable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on a PDF file in order to open it in Evince.
2. Search for the new annotation tools that were apparently delivered in this release, according to the GNOME release notes and various blogs/reviews.
3. Annotation tools do not appear to be available on the main menu or in the right-click context menu.  I also looked under Edit->Toolbar and could not see any options there.
Actual results:
Functionality does not appear to be present.

Expected results:
Functionality should be present in this release...

Additional info:
I confirmed that the version number was indeed 2.28.0.  I tried to open several different files, in case it only works in some circumstances.  

Ultimately, I am either blind and cannot find it, the GNOME release notes are erroneous or, for some reason, we have chosen not to add this functionality yet, even though it is apparently available by default in the new GNOME.  

Can you please investigate and clarify what is happening?  Some members of the Red Hat documentation team are particularly interested in using this feature.

Comment 1 David Le Sage 2009-10-21 23:38:06 UTC
Just looking at the GNOME 2.28 release notes again, the wording is somewhat ambiguous:

"The Evince document viewer has added the ability to edit and save text annotations that have a popup window associated."



I presume that they are trying to say that the annotation can be displayed and edited from within a pop-up window associated with the document...

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 14:01:13 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 4 Marek Kašík 2010-08-03 13:42:44 UTC
Hi David,

you can edit text annotations which are already present in the document (this is probably meant by the "that have a popup window associated"). But unfortunately you can see such annotation only by moving mouse over it and looking for change of its cursor (the icon is not visible).
The origin of those release notes comes probably from http://carlosgc.linups.org/gnome/evince-2-27-1-with-annots.html. Fortunately there was an improvement in the annotation support in evince in last week and I hope that it will be possible to add new annotation to documents in Fedora 14 (see http://carlosgc.linups.org/gnome/). It depends mostly on new release of poppler now.



Comment 5 David Le Sage 2010-08-03 22:34:02 UTC
Hello Marek

Thanks for responding.  Okay, so it can only edit pre-existing annotations. I was really hoping you could add them as it would be handy for our workflow. I know it has been anticipated for a while. Sounds good if it will be added in F14.  


Comment 6 Marek Kašík 2010-11-03 15:34:40 UTC
Hi David,

current release of stable poppler (0.14.4) doesn't include the support for adding new annotations. So, it doesn't get into Fedora 14. But the support for adding text annotation is already in rawhide (Fedora 15).
I'm closing this with resolution rawhide.



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