Using Reader Extensions with Shared Reviews

A quick summary to link the previous posts together

  • Do the configuration
  • Set up WebDAV server to store comments
  • Using Acrobat, setup a shared review using this WebDAV location.
  • Acrobat will add some JavaScript to the document which you can use as a template for the next step.
  • Create your CF script to
  • With shared annotations the configuration is stored in the PDF; the actual annotations are stored on the webdav server.

    I was asked if there was a way of applying the annotations so they are applied by the server onto the original PDF. There isn’t an out of the box solution to this, but conceptually it appears possible. There are the pdfStamper and XPAAJ java libraries that have the ability to add annotations to a PDF. The annotations stored in WebDAV are in XML.

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