The pdf manual is SECURED.
This means that you can't highlight something very important in hot pink like what is NOT hot swappable, or highlight things of lesser importance in yellow (just as you would if you were reading a hard copy manual).
You also can't add bookmarks to create your own bookmark section of very important or often referred to pages.
Or - add your own comments to a page.
I think this is rather crazy. Does RED think that someone is going to download a RED manual from an ARRI web site?
That's not going to happen. No one with a 20-40 thousand dollar camera is going to download a manual or firmware update from any place but RED.
There's really no point in having it secured at all.
I just saw a thread where someone didn't realize a part on their camera wasn't hot swappable, so ... this would help RED users - and probably save RED some money for needless returns due to improper usage.
I want to take my manual, read it carefully once and highlight the very important parts like that.
I thought about creating a humorous dummy pdf that was secured and used the 'Demian Hurst' author tag, just to show how easy that would be if someone wanted to create their own secured official RED pdf, but .... hopefully the 'powers that be' will allow us to highlight our pdfs?
If you feel the same way, maybe drop a line to OpsGuides@red.com?
BTW - any of the free readers can highlight text in different colors.