With my previous two submissions to Elsevier journals, I have received reviews from 5 and 4 reviewers respectively. This results in a large number of comments that needs to be addressed. Some of the reviewers provide a PDF document with annotations that contain their comments and questions. Are there any automated or systematic ways of transferring these comments into my source code (LaTeX in my case but this question is just as applicable to MS Word) so that I can have a single view of all the comments?

  • Although I do agree with the close-voters, I think a simple solution is actually to just copy and paste, no?
    – user108403
    Mar 9, 2020 at 12:23
  • @artificial_moonlet: It is certainly the best option I have been able to come up with. Alas, I am a hacker at heart and dream of automation. I'm just curious if anyone else has approached this problem differently. Mar 9, 2020 at 12:30
  • Yeah, but: xkcd.com/1205
    – user108403
    Mar 9, 2020 at 12:41
  • If you are on linux, there is a tool called pdfannoteextractor which does what you ask for. But this is probably highly off-topic :)
    – nabla
    Mar 9, 2020 at 12:44
  • Hi @nabla, thank you very much. I'll check it out. I think the challenge is to get the annotations into the source code after extracting the annotations. Mar 9, 2020 at 13:22


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