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I am trying to put in some text tooltips in some tikz graphic.

I have found an example using pdfcomment, but after I have used pdflatex and opened it with Evince, I don't see any tooltips.

What am I doing wrong?

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Evince is known for having problems with PDF annotations. See How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex? Do you have access to a different viewer, perhaps Foxit or Adobe. – Werner Dec 30 '11 at 4:36
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As far as I know, the only linux pdf viewer that can display tooltips is the linux version of Adobe reader.

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I have now installed Adobe Reader in my gentoo linux distribution and I can confirm that it is working. The name of the package is 'acroread'. – Isomorph Dec 30 '11 at 22:06

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