Unplanned
Last Updated: 23 May 2024 06:51 by ADMIN
Bilal
Created on: 04 Oct 2019 05:40
Category: PDFViewer
Type: Feature Request
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Add annotations layer to the PDFViewer

I have experience with OpenText Brava Enterprise. I've had the chance to integrate their Viewer in our in-house document management system. This viewer opens up to 100 file formats and allows to add/remove/edit annotations on files and saves these annotations as a separate layer on top of the file. So next time you open the same file to view, you can load the annotations (via API) calls and place the layer of annotations on top.

I was hoping I would see the same thing with Telerik PDF Viewer (and I am aware this works only for PDF). To allow the user to add a Text comment, Shapes, Stamps, Image, PDF Bookmark, etc.

19 comments
ADMIN
Neli
Posted on: 23 May 2024 06:51

Hi Giovanni,

The issue is currently under research. Our aim is to have the functionality implemented for the next release scheduled for August. However, please note that there is no final milestone set yet, thus the exact release and date when the functionality will be available is subject to change. 

Regards,
Neli
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Giovanni
Posted on: 16 May 2024 10:15

Hi,
Given that the new version of the pdf.js library, on which your viewer is based, has introduced annotations support, do you plan to introduce this support soon?
This is a key feature for our customers and we wouldn't want to use another component.

Thanks

ADMIN
Neli
Posted on: 12 Mar 2024 08:13

Hi,

The feature for the annotation layers is not yet scheduled for implementation. However, starting with the Kendo UI R3 2023 SP1 (version 2023.3.1114) release having clickable links in the PDF is supported. You can check out our demos and try to click on the 'Start 30 day Free Trial' button

or at the links at the bottom of the PDF file:

Regards,
Neli
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Neale Hayes
Posted on: 05 Mar 2024 13:37
Are there any updates or plans for supporting an annotations layer?
John
Posted on: 28 Sep 2023 16:46

We have recently integrated the PDFViewer into our application with very positive feedback from our customers apart from the fact that any links in the PDF are not clickable.

Our customers regard this as a bug and not a missing feature, as it is functionality they are used to in other PDF Viewers.

Sunny
Posted on: 27 Sep 2023 14:11

The inclusion of clickable links within embedded PDFs in the KendoUI PDFViewer is an indispensable feature. This enhancement would dramatically improve user interaction by facilitating effortless navigation throughout the document. It would enable users to access referenced websites, resources, or various sections within the same document directly, eliminating the need for manual searching or exiting the viewer. This feature is in line with our objective of making information access as streamlined and user-friendly as possible. I am a strong proponent of this feature’s implementation.

The existing functionality of the KendoUI PDFViewer offers an outstanding viewing experience on tablets and mobile devices, demonstrating its responsive design and optimization for diverse screen sizes. Given this, the need for clickable links within embedded PDFs becomes even more critical. Users on these devices would find immense value in being able to navigate directly to referenced content without the need to switch between apps or manually input URLs. This feature would augment the mobile-compatibility of the PDFViewer, leading to a more cohesive and efficient user experience.

Jonathan
Posted on: 27 Sep 2023 12:42
The kendo pdf viewer for jQuery is a great mobile and responsive component. Having the ability for link to be clickable is a bug need for in browser viewing, especially for anchors within the doc. 
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Neli
Posted on: 09 May 2023 05:52

Hi,

  • Currently password protected files cannot be opened from the PDFViewer. You can check this feature request below and cast your vote:

- https://feedback.telerik.com/kendo-jquery-ui/1424350-opening-password-protected-pdf-files

  • Regarding PDFViewer in Kendo Angular suite, as far as I see the component currently is in development:

- https://feedback.telerik.com/kendo-angular-ui/1360401-kendo-angular-pdf-viewer

However, I would suggest to leave a comment in the Feature Request linked above or opening a new ticket for the respective product. This way the responsible team for the Kendo Angular product will provide you with the most accurate information. 

Regards,
Neli
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Austin
Posted on: 02 May 2023 12:11
@Nikolay will this also make it to Angular? That's where we are moving and it would be great to get the feature in the Angular libraries.
Mikkel
Posted on: 02 May 2023 08:38
On a side note, it also does not support password protected PDFs - any plans for supporting this?
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Nikolay
Posted on: 02 May 2023 06:33

Hello Alan,

I am afraid this feature is also not available for the WebForms PdfViewer and the Kendo UI PdfViewer for ASP.NET Core.

Once it gets implemented here in the PdfViewer for jQuery it will be added to the PdfViewer for ASP.NET Core. 

As this is a highly demanded feature I will bring it up to the team so it gets priority, however, I cannot promise anything.

Regards,
Nikolay
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Alan
Posted on: 27 Apr 2023 07:57

Is this feature available for Webforms PDF Viewer, or just Core?

Add annotations layer to the PDFViewer (telerik.com)

Alan

Mikkel
Posted on: 25 Apr 2023 09:07
Any news on this? It seems so basic a feature, and it is highly craved, now that many browsers no longer support PDF reading natively.
Alan
Posted on: 11 Apr 2023 06:53
This would be a great additional to enable editing/annotating for a fillable pdf. I'm using Adobe Form & Fill, however, would much prefer a Telerik solution so that I can integrate better with my software product, which is all Telerik Asp.Net Ajax. Hoping that Feature can be reviewed.
Scott
Posted on: 01 Sep 2022 10:28

We would really benefit from this. We are currently trying to move to a fully Telerik setup for UI and Document Processing but are having to look elsewhere for our viewer due to the lack of annotation functionality. 

Scott

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Ivan Danchev
Posted on: 30 Jun 2022 13:41

Hello Neale,

It is on our radar since more members of the community have voted for it the last few months, but it is not yet scheduled for implementation in a specific release.

Regards,
Ivan Danchev
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Neale Hayes
Posted on: 23 Jun 2022 14:07

Has there been anymore thoughts given to this functionality, it is a must have for us.

Thanks

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Ivan Danchev
Posted on: 05 Feb 2020 11:22

Hello Mario,

The requested functionality is not yet implemented in the PDFViewer, so a solution is not available.

We will monitor the interest in this feature and based on the community's demand, we will plan it accordingly.

Regards,
Ivan Danchev
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Mario
Posted on: 29 Jan 2020 16:31

Same problem in my code with PDFViewer, any solution?

Thanks