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(Archived) Annotated pdfs not showing on evernote



Hello. I have preview that I annotate pdfs with. When I put them into evernote, I cannot view the annotated notes. I can just see the yellow note box (or comment box) but cannot click on it or view my annotations. Any solution? Thanks.

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Thanks for the reply Jackolicious. I didn't try annotating with Skitch. My issue is that I annotate w/ Preview, then drag and drop the annotated pdfs into Evernote. I could see the pdf file but in those annotated pages (have yellow note/comment boxes) I cannot see what I annotated, cannot click on it to see it like I normally can on a pdf reader. I guess my question is if you can view annotation pages (that was annotated from Preview/other pdf reader) directly in Evernote.

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I'm guessing that Preview amends the PDF file in a way that's unique to Preview - their privilege,  and a good way to keep customers if the only way you can see your notes is through their software - but Evernote aren't party to this,  so don't see anything other than the placeholders that Preview uses to link their edited comments in.  I could (easily) be very wrong - but it might be worth talking to Preview about the problem.  As a matter of interest,  once you've edited the file in Preview,  can you see all the comments in a normal PDF viewer?

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Thanks for the reply. I tried annotating with adobe and it does the same thing. I can see the annotation boxes but cannot see the things I wrote inside them. Yes, once I annotate the pdf, and put into Evernote, I'm able to open the pdf from Evernote in another program (like previewand view the annotations on that program, just not on the Evernote itself. 

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