I'm writing my dissertation on latex, and this involves several reviews from my mentor, of course.

I currently use the package soul to highlight changes from the previous versions and comments, but I would like to use the same scheme he uses to annotate the suggestions he has to the text, which is annotating it with adobe reader, so it gets highlighted and a little balloon with the desired text is created like this:

cute little nice balloon

I don't know if this is adobe proprietary stuff, but I think not since it seems to work fine on others pdf viewers.

So the thing is: Is there any package that provides the possibility to create those notes into latex?


The package pdfcomment provides comments and tooltip support for LaTeX. The comment icon can be configured.


Blabla \pdfcomment{Here is a comment}

With some highlighting and some keys changed:


Blabla \pdfcomment[author={HericDenis},icon=Note,color=red]{Edit me!!!}

\pdfmarkupcomment[author={HericDenis},markup=Highlight,color=yellow]{Some text to highlight}{Here is another comment}

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  • Wow, that was fast! I'll try that out. – HericDenis Aug 4 '15 at 13:51
  • @HericDenis: I will update with the highlight possibility – user31729 Aug 4 '15 at 13:54
  • It works, but the package probably uses hyperref or something similar, so I get those red boxes on table and picture's refs, which ain't a problem. The problem is: the first couple of times I run the document (after adding the package) the references get highlighted (but don't links properly, just goes to the beginning of the document), but on the third time, the references are all gone. So clearly there's something incompatible here. – HericDenis Aug 4 '15 at 14:10
  • Try to use pdfcomment as the last package then – user31729 Aug 4 '15 at 14:11
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    @HericDenis: I would really like to help you but custom classes are sometimes weird (sorry) and screw up the whole counter/labelling/referencing system – user31729 Aug 4 '15 at 14:44

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