I try to use the \pdftooltip{} of the pdfcomment package in a document in landscape mode. The mouseover works in normal mode, but fails in landscape mode. In landscape mode onley the first character does a mouseover instead of the whole word. I render the pdf with this rmarkdown script (the first page has a normal tooltip, the second has a wrong one):

    latex_engine: xelatex
    number_sections: no
    keep_tex: true
mainfont: Open Sans
- \usepackage{grid-system}
- \usepackage[framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed}
- \usepackage{xcolor}
- \usepackage{geometry}
- \geometry{top=0.2cm,margin=0.2cm}
- \usepackage{atbegshi}
- \usepackage{pdflscape}
- \usepackage{hyperref}
- \usepackage[document]{ragged2e}
- \usepackage{pdfcomment}

\pdftooltip{\mbox{mouseover1}}{this is a mouseover text}
\pdftooltip{\mbox{mouseover2}}{this is a mouseover text}

This is LaTeX file it makes before rendering the pdf:

\usepackage{fixltx2e} % provides \textsubscript
\ifnum 0\ifxetex 1\fi\ifluatex 1\fi=0 % if pdftex
\else % if luatex or xelatex
    \setmainfont[]{Open Sans}
% use upquote if available, for straight quotes in verbatim environments
% use microtype if available
\UseMicrotypeSet[protrusion]{basicmath} % disable protrusion for tt fonts
            pdfborder={0 0 0},
\urlstyle{same}  % don't use monospace font for urls
% Scale images if necessary, so that they will not overflow the page
% margins by default, and it is still possible to overwrite the defaults
% using explicit options in \includegraphics[width, height, ...]{}
}{% else
\setlength{\parskip}{6pt plus 2pt minus 1pt}
\setlength{\emergencystretch}{3em}  % prevent overfull lines
% Redefines (sub)paragraphs to behave more like sections

%%% Use protect on footnotes to avoid problems with footnotes in titles

%%% Change title format to be more compact

% Create subtitle command for use in maketitle




\pdftooltip{\mbox{mouseover1}}{this is a mouseover text}

\pdftooltip{\mbox{mouseover2}}{this is a mouseover text}


Does anyone know what's going wrong here? Is there a solution for making pdftooltip work in landscape mode?

EDIT Thanks to the comments I sort of understand what happens. The \pdftooltip{} doesn't seem to rotate to landscape mode. How can we solve this?

  • I can only guess, as my PDF viewer doesn't display tooltips and I'm not gonna install adobe on my machine. But I wonder whether the tooltip does show up if you place your cursor vertically beneath the first character of the landscape word. If so that would be funny/interesting. – Skillmon Feb 22 '18 at 12:47
  • @Skillmon yes that happens!! so the pdftooltip doesn't inherit the landscape mode... – rdatasculptor Feb 22 '18 at 12:48
  • Rotating annotations is difficult. You can find a number of questions about it. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 22 '18 at 12:53
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    I think this may be related. (I'm not saying the question is a duplicate!) – user121799 Feb 22 '18 at 14:11
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    I think no one but @AlexG could help you here ;-) – user121799 Feb 22 '18 at 15:30

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