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I've bought PREMIUM so I can annotate PDFs on my WINDOWS 10 computer, but I don't see the annotate button when I try.
 
One page (here) says I can do it (in the "start annotating" section, under WINDOWS), but I see elsewhere (here) that Windows doesn't have that even in Premium.
 
Which is right?  What do I do?
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I'm not using the current version of Evernote, but in my slightly older version there is a dialog bar when I hover my mouse at the top of every PDF. The bar has several options. The second option is Annotate (an a with a circle around it, like @). When I click that, the annotation tool (very slowly) opens. Do you not have that? If not, what's your version of Evernote?

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I am having the same issue. There is no longer an option to annotate pdfs on the web app or on Windows 10 desktop, although all the Evernote documentation says that, as a premium user, I should have this ability. 

I wonder if the Windows desktop version hasn't been fully updated for Windows 10 users? 

 

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THANKS to Dave, Human and Ruudhein for your helpful replies.

For the version of Evernote that I'm running (6.8.7.6387) on my Windows 10 Pro (Build 16299.192) desktop, Ruudhein seems to have the answer.  When I right-click in the PDF, it gives me those same options in the menu.

That's good.  But, to be honest, the annotation tool is not very elegant.  The font is too chunky for my purposes, including the ability to write more than a couple words. 

I'll continue learning.  But thanks again to you for your comments!

   --Fulton

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Glad we've been helpful, Fulton. I have to say that every time there's a new update to the Windows app, I see appalling complaints about formatting and the new PDF reader, which is Google-based (a rule of thumb: if it's inadequate or screwed up, it's from Google). That's why I'm clinging to my older version for awhile yet.

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21 hours ago, ruudhein said:

@Dave-in-Decatur how do you decide when to upgrade? Do you test new versions sometimes or just based on feedback?

Normally, I've updated Evernote each time a new version has come out, not always right away, but within a couple of weeks. Last year, however, before I could update I began seeing all these complaints here about formatting issues. I think some of them have gotten resolved in further updates, but then new problems get introduced, like the crippled PDF reader from Google. I haven't been using beta versions--I do some other beta testing, and it gets time consuming, since I tend to get obsessive about it. IAC, the current version of EN for Windows is working more than adequately for me, despite its issues. (I rarely use tables, so I haven't wanted to update for that.) I do update EN for Android each time a new version is issued.

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As a new subscriber to Premium, I am unhappy that annotation on Win 10 does not work well. PDF annotation is the main reason I bought Premium! 

Instructions from Evernote are inadequate unless you take the time to read this forum. Cheeze. Am I the only one using Win 10 and Evernote PDF annotation?

OK. I have vented. Now back to work.

 

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21 hours ago, Spots said:

As a new subscriber to Premium, I am unhappy that annotation on Win 10 does not work well. PDF annotation is the main reason I bought Premium! 

Instructions from Evernote are inadequate unless you take the time to read this forum. Cheeze. Am I the only one using Win 10 and Evernote PDF annotation?

OK. I have vented. Now back to work.

 

I do not have any of these options when I right click on a PDF file. I am running windows 10 and Evernote premium on a new laptop. I also bought premium for the PDF annotations and this is getting to be frustrating. 

What PDF viewers/editors are optimized to work best with Evernote Premium? Any recommendations? 

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Msbo-197,

Perhaps our friends in this thread can answer better than I can.  I'm a newbie.

I'm using Evernote 6.8.7.6387 with an Evernote Premium account on a Windows 10 desktop computer.  Once I've moved a PDF into Evernote (which can be done several ways), I can annotate it by right-clicking on it and choosing either "Annotate This PDF" or "Annotate a Copy of This PDF."

As we've said in this thread, to annotation tools are clunky.  But they work for me.

Attached is a little screenshot.

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Yes I see that as well... 

I hope they make a big A button for Annotate, so I dont have to right click and scroll down to annotate.

If someone saves a PDF to evernote, im pretty darn sure they want to annotate it. 

Make a big button please evernote. Ease of use. Thanks. 

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The Google based .pdf viewer is certainly less than desired.  I would rather have the old functionality back over the  'annotation features'.  Functionality being defined as the ability to drag and drop .pdf's into emails, copy/paste, and the 'two' scroll bars.  The .pdf management needs serious attention by Evernote.  Now.  

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Annotating long dry articles in PDF form is essential to my work, and unfortunately it seems that recent Evernote for Windows updates have meant that when I zoom in more than 100% while annotating, there is significant blurriness within the Evernote PDF annotation environment. The same blurring does not happen with the same PDFs in Adobe Acrobat. Compare these screenshots. The difference between the two suggests to me that it is something within Evernote that is the problem, and not anything to do with my display resolution settings.

Evernote annotation window at 253%:

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Versus within Adobe Acrobat at the same setting, on the same monitor:

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On 6/4/2018 at 1:02 AM, katerina.sergidou@gmail.co said:

Hello everybody. I am new in evernote and I just got the premium version but I cannot annotate pdf. There is no @button, and when I right click the pdf I still see no such option. What can I do? I actually choose the premium version to edit pdfs

 

please help

 

K.

Hey :). I had the same issue and it took me some time to work out that annotate seems to only work when you have saved your documents in pdf form.  It doesn't work for webclippings.I also can't get it to isolate my highlighted areas from the entire article as youtube promised me it would.  Maybe it's a windows thing.

 

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