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  1. I find the PDF annotation features in Evernote slow and cumbersome on iOS with Apple Pencil. The Pencil annotation features in PDF Expert are near perfect for me, so I find myself exporting PDFs within Evernote notes to PDF Expert and then returning them once annotated. This is a cumbersome process. In particular, when you choose the pencil tool, there is a significant delay when you put pen to screen. I am often 1/2 way through a word before I realise that the 1st couple of letters did not register in time. Can we have this fixed please - or else better integration with PDF Expert?
  2. evernotesofarmeh

    PDF text in annotation is blurry

    Hi, I have been having trouble annotating pdf in evernote desktop. I can read the pdf text fine, but when I try to annotate it, the text becomes blurry. I have tried changing DPI scaling, disabling it. Nothing improved. I started this topic because I got no help after submitting a ticket a few days ago. Any suggestions?
  3. Right now I'm torn between using Evernote and Notability. Notability is the best app I've found for using the Apple Pencil and being able to write over / around the text. However, I love the organization of Evernote and being able to tag notes, etc. ***The Request: could Evernote beef up the writing ability to a Notability-esque level?
  4. Hi All - I am having major problems annotating PDFs - can someone help? This started today (first time I've tried to annotate a PDF in about a week) - I right-click and choose "annotate this PDF" and it just keeps "thinking" (circular icon keeps spinning). I kept cancelling and trying again, restarting, updated the software, trying on another computer...then I finally let it keep spinning while I walked away for a while. I came back to see this error, attached. I re-downloaded the PDF from the webs source and re-saved into another note and it still didn't work. I finally clicked "Annotate a copy of this note" and I WAS able to annotate the note and save...however, when I went back to open the annotation window, I got the same error again. I tried other notes in my notebook - some work and some don't. I can't find a discernible pattern. What could this be? I'm using Windows 10, just updated to the latest EN Windows client. By the way, as a side note I really dislike the new PDF viewing interface that rolled out a month or so ago. It's a terrible viewing and usage experience. Navigating in the note and getting to the correct spot in the PDF is like trying to get around in a minefield. Extremely frustrating. Anyway, can anyone help me trouble-shoot this annotation issue? Thank you!! Darren
  5. Marker and Highlighter are both free hand tools. They are both similar in function. I would like the marker to be a freehand tool to underline or circle a concept in PDF or Image. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that the highlighter tool should not be a free hand tool. Rather based on OCR in image and PDF we should be able to select certain text and highlight it. I would look clean. Similar to Adobe Reader and other softwares. Please let me know if this sounds interesting. And can the team think on incorporating the change.
  6. Hi I'm trying to annotate a PDF in Evernote. It is a construction drawing, so it's got lots of small detail, so I zoomed in to, say 75%. At this soomed in level, the whole PDF is naturally not all visible on the screen at once, but I cannot pan or move the image left and right so I can annotate the whole thing. There's no hand or panning tool, nor is there a edge scroll bar for me to click and scroll. I can use the mouse wheel to scroll up and down, but nothing to move me sideways. Am I missing something? I'm using the EN client on Win 7. Thanks in advance for your help! - Darren
  7. After upgrading to there is no annotate icon appers while hover over image in the note. I beleive this occres because of zoom image feature which is introduced in team is heavy annotation users. Is there any way to disable zoom feature and bring back annotate icon which shold appear on hover mouce over the image?
  8. Hi everyone, I am a premium user and I used to be able to annotate my PDFs. This feature seems to have been removed from all my devices running with Windows 10. I can read them but I can no longer edit or annotate them directly in my notes. Reinstalling and/or updating evernote as well as loging off/on do not solve the issue. I used to be able to annotate on at least 1 device. When I logged off and back on, I could no longer do it. I did not find any option or feature related to this situation in Evernote. How can I solve this situation? Thank you
  9. uvb76static

    Annotation Upgrade

    I've been using Evernote since 2010 I think, it's come a long way since then and I legitimately depend on it daily. That said, there's something that it's been missing, and since the entrance of more accurate pointing devices on tablets, I find it maddening how this is still a thing that hasn't been done yet. I'd like to request better annotation support. Yes, I understand that annotation has been available for the past few years, but it essentially saves the annotations as attachments. I'm requesting a way to annotate notes directly in the original document that's being generated in Evernote. For example, say you're building a table in an Evernote note, then would like to draw a red line through some of the cells, and make a blue circle around other cells, currently those colored annotations are basically saved along with a copy of the table in a .pdf file that's attached to the note page. Wouldn't it be great if one could simply make those annotations to a note, but NOT have to save them as a separate file!? Doing this, if one wanted to come back and alter the original table later - adding more cells, changing the content of some cells, or deleting the annotations all together - one could. For those that work mostly with tablets, this could be a huge game changer because they could start adding in hand written notes directly into the Evernote note space, then add typed text in that same work-space too. Opposed to having long notes that contain multiple files, some typed and some hand written. I'm going to mention Microsofts OneNote as a more developed version of this, I think. Last time I looked at it, it had something similar (2011). The problem is, it's Microsoft and try to avoid them as much as possible. This would be awesome if it could be done. Regardless, keep up the great work guys.
  10. Hey guys. New to evernote. Basically the issue I've been having is I've been annotating PDFs in evernote and only partial annotations/or none have saved to evernote. These are the steps i have taken. 1. Firstly I've opened a new note inside a notebook. 2. Dragged a pdf into evernote. 3. Opened the pdf in preview by right clicking on the right side clicking on open with - Preview. 4. Annotated document with highlights, text boxes/bubbles etc. 5. Saving the pdf in preview via the file tab at the top of the screen and pressing save. 6. Then closing preview and checking evernote. In some cases some annotations are viewable, mainly the first few I've done. In others no annotations are viewable. One time closing evernote and reopening restored all annotations, tried that since and and no annotations are viewable. Also once I've opened the pdf again via evernote the annotations are gone(same with original file)
  11. I use Evernote on my iPad Pro to annotate PDF documents. As I often deal with large documents, it would be great if there was a bookmark function within the annotation tool. This would help to know which page I stopped at or mark certain pages to go back to. I have seen such function in other services such as Notability where you can bookmark pages of PDF documents. The way to do this is to introduce this function to the thumbnail that appears on the side when you drag it with all the pages in the annotation mode. When you click on a page it is marked. But you can only do it for single page and it is lost once you save and reopen the PDF. I hope this can be introduced soon. Otherwise if it is already available and I have not figured it out, I would appreciate it if someone can tell me how to do it.
  12. When annotating a pdf its not possible to vary the font size of text. That really poor. Moreover it should be possible to choose other font characters beside the one with the light shadow.
  13. multi colour highlighting options needed for android and windows app
  14. Evernote 6.12.3 I've attached a video of how to reproduce it on my Mac. How to reproduce I'm on the page 24, for example. Than I'm clicking on that page and selecting "annotate this pdf". After that an annotation window is opening and goes to the beginning of the pdf. Obviously, it's a bug. Screencast of the issue
  15. In Evernote Premium, can you search for annotations you type? In other words, does it index annotations? For example, if I'm typing my own notes on a PDF, and I type "learning objective" myself as an annotation, can I then search for that?
  16. mouca


    Hey Guys, My request is that you please enhance the pdf annotator. It's really basic for what evernote's worth, can't even skip to page... feature requests skip to page better highlighting bookmark page write on page better font (it really sucks) freeform writing better text font for writing on pdf more shapes Thanks, other than that good job kiu!
  17. So I was just doing a lot of marking up of a PDF in one of my notes. Then when I exit out of the annotating window, all my annotations are gone, including ones that had been saved previously. Is there any way I can recover those annotations, or at least a way to ensure something like this never happens again? Thanks.
  18. When I am annotating a pdf file in Evernote for Mac, if I then return to the note in which the pdf is stored to type something, the annotation window for the pdf disappears. If I then want to return to where I was up to in the pdf, I have to scroll down to find it. This means I can't annotate a pdf and type in my note in parallel.
  19. Hi everyone, For anyone experiencing the issue where Annotation only works on the first page of a multi page PDF - this fix for this issue is in the next update to Evernote, version 6.11. I don't have a specific date when the general release will be but if you'd like to switch to the beta to get the fix immediately, go to Evernote > Preferences > Software Update and check the box next to "Update to beta versions when available". Once you have updated, if you no longer want to continue on the beta track, go back and uncheck the box next to "Update to beta versions when available". Conversely, if you choose to wait it out for the general release, you can use the following workaround: When needing to annotate subsequent pages from a PDF file, first select the page on the right hand column of the annotation window, then annotate. Here's a screen recording illustrating the steps to work around this: Let me know if you have any questions!
  20. I'm a big, big fan of Evernote, and as a student I recommend it highly to my colleagues and professors. However, the one thing that I never have a good answer for is: "What about highlighting papers on my iPad?" When they ask this, they are referring to Preview/Adobe Reader/GoodReader/Readdle-style highlighting, wherein you're dealing with an OCRed document and highlighting actual text, as opposed to drawing a translucent line on top of document text. This, as far as I know, is impossible in Evernote - please correct me if I'm wrong. Dropbox allows this sort of highlighting from third parties in two ways: 1. Their API lets people download and upload files 2. I can use the official Dropbox app to open a PDF in one of the aforementioned apps, and when I open it back into Dropbox it asks if I want to replace the existing file. It seems that #1 is not possible with Evernote's current API (PDFPen kind of does it, but very poorly), and I suspect this isn't a priority for Evernote seeing as it how it isn't an actual file manager. But why not #2? Is there a reason I can't use "Open in..." to do a roundtrip of a PDF embedded in a note so that I can highlight in a third party app and replace the original file in the note? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated, particularly if there's currently a way to do this on iOS that I'm not aware of. Teddy
  21. Hi, Introduction: I would like to write an app for Evernote that uses the annotation feature available for images. As an example, the file below was annotated in Evernote and saved to disk. If you open this image in Evernote or Skitch, you can modify the annotation, as if it was a vector file format (like SVG). But the magic is that you can also open the same image file in any(!) image viewer as a normal PNG and you can still see the annotated image (magic !) but and you cannot edit the annotation. So the secret behind the magic - in my understanding - is that this is saved in Special PNG format (Skitch PNG format) which contains: 1) the original, un-annotated image 2) annotation information (text content, position, size, font color, etc..) 3) the flattened annotated PNG image (which is what gets displayed when you open this file in a "normal" image viewer). Now the questions: How can I extract the annotation information from this Special PNG format ? How is the annotation information stored in this image? Is this described somewhere in detail ? I have searched the web very throughly and did not find this information anywhere. I wonder - is this information some kind of secret or am I just the first one who wants to know how this works and use it to develop Evernote compatible software ? Is it possible to get this information from Evernote so that I can develop an application that is compatible with Evernote's format and users of my application can benefit from exchanging information between my application and their Evernote accounts ? Regards, Jozsef
  22. The ability to add longer comments to a specific portion of the PDF, in a way that doesn't block the view of the main text, would make Evernote a crucial part of the workflow for many Academics. While the highlighting tool in PDF annotation is wonderful, I'd like to be able to add anchored comments - longish text annotations anchored at specific points on the PDF using Evernote. So far, it looks like I can add text, but I have two choices: if it's hanging off the edge of the PDF it disappears, and if it's not hanging off the edge it covers the existing text of the PDF, making it worse than useless. The stamp tool only allows for very short little labels. Here's an example of what I mean. I think the addition of this capability would dramatically improve the PDF annotation tool, and help solidify Evernote's place in the world of Academic note-taking.
  23. Anyone having an issue with handwriting - some letters, numbers, and marks disappear, leading to write and rewrite and rewrite. The issue for me is in the letters M and S and A. Number 5. And some others, but these are the ones that I have noticed the most. Specifically using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
  24. Just discovered, to my dismay, that when I annotate a high-res image or photo saved in a note—whether adding text, or even just cropping it—Evernote reduces its size and resolution to 72 dpi without warning. Trouble-shooting revealed another disturbing surprise: the Evernote iOS app captures images at only 72 dpi, instead of using the iPhone's full, native high resolution. These surprises caused me real problems today, and make me worry what other images I thought I'd saved at hi-res in Evernote have had their resolutions reduced below what I need, without my knowledge. This behavior strikes me as a bug that should be fixed. At minimum, if reducing image resolution is an intentional "feature", whenever an image is cropped or annotated, Evernote should warn the user before making it permanent. Evernote should also be more explicit about what resolution the iOS app will actually save when capturing photos with the iPhone camera. More detail below... ======================================= [UPDATE 1: OK, now I'm convinced it's a bug, or multiple bugs, but I'm more confused than ever. Since writing my original long post, I went back and rescanned this diagram as a photo, exactly as I'd done before. But this time EN behaved more or less as expected, even with annotations: it still changed the resolution from 300 dpi to 72 dpi, but this time kept the number of pixels at 3,267 x 2,533, and displayed in high-resolution both in EN and in Preview, even after adding a text annotation. Repeated the process several times, and maybe 4 out of 6 times it maintained the correct size through annotations. But at least twice it changed both the resolution and the pixel size as described in my original post. The only difference I noticed in these multiple attempts related to the page orientation. The diagram is written in pencil on an 8-½ x 11 inch clipboard pad, in landscape orientation. The times when EN behaved correctly, and didn't resize the image, was when it brought it in in portrait orientation, and I had to rotate it counterclockwise just once. But the two times when EN resized the image after annotations were when it brought the image in upside-down, and I had to rotate it two times to get the correct orientation. Maybe that's just coincidental, or maybe it's related to the cause of the bug, but I'd have to do too much more testing to sort that out... As a side note, I also noticed these times how much the size of the image file changed after any kind of annotation (rotation, adding text, etc.). The original scan at 300 dpi color came in about 500 KB. After doing just one 90-degree rotation—and nothing else—the file size increased to about 1.3 MB, despite EN reducing the image from 300 dpi to 72 dpi. After adding a two-word text annotation ("July 2012"), the file size increased more than a MB, to 2.4 MB. So my speculation that EN engineers might have been reducing the resolution to save on storage space seems completely unrelated. Something seems VERY buggy—and completely unpredictable—with how EN is handling image annotations. Sometimes it reduces image size improperly, sometimes it doesn't. Maybe it's related to how many times the image is rotated, maybe it's not. In any event, the image file size shouldn't more than double every time any kind of annotation is made, even just a simple rotation. FWIW...] ======================================= I stumbled on this problem when adding a short text date to a diagram I'd scanned in as a 300 dpi photo using ScanSnap. I needed to scan it as a photo, because I needed the higher resolution to be able to read some of the small details in the diagram (my original scans as a default PDF were not sharp enough). But after adding the date annotation, when I went to zoom in on the image to see the details, they were gone! When I opened the image in Preview to check it out, it opened as a tiny little image, whereas it had previously been a full 8-½ x 11 inch page. Checking the image info in Preview, I saw that it was now a 608 x 785 pixel image, when it was originally 2,533 x 3,267 pixels. Both before & after images showed as 300 dpi. ` It took me a while, and much testing, to figure out what was going on. Eventually, I realized that the reduction in total image size was exactly the same as a reduction from 300 to 72 dpi (72 is 24% of 300, just as 608 is 24% of 2,533, and 785 is 24% of 3,267)—which explains why the annotated image on my screen appeared about ¼ the size it was originally. So, during annotation, Evernote reduced the image's resolution to 72 dpi, but left the image scale info at 300 dpi, causing Mac to now display it at ¼ its proper size. Even worse, because that higher resolution is now gone forever, trying to zoom in on the image or scale it up produces an unreadable, pixelated mess. Experimenting some more, I found that doing any kind of annotation produces the same result: adding a text or graphic annotation, or even just cropping the image, causes Evernote to scale it down to 72 dpi resolution. For a while, I thought it might be a problem with my 5K Retina system, with the Evernote app pinned to one of the non-Retina displays (a problem I've experienced with other apps), but experimentation seemed to rule that out. This is the first time I've noticed this problem, even though I'm constantly adding images to EN, and frequently cropping &/or annotating them. But more often than not, I don't usually try to blow them up immediately after cropping or annotating, so I just may not have noticed the reduction in resolution before. Most often, I'm using the Evernote iOS app to capture photos of things directly to Evernote. I guess I'd always assumed Evernote was capturing them at full iPhone camera resolution. But looking back of my most recent captures, I see now that EN is bringing all those photos in at 72 dpi instead—what a surprise! But that explains why, when I later cropped or annotated those photos, I never saw the reduced resolution I just found in today's scanned diagram—because the photos had already been reduced to 72 dpi as Evernote captured them. Most of the time this hasn't been a problem for me. But because I'm often captured photos of product labels and the like, assuming that I could later zoom in as needed to read the fine print, I'm wondering now how much information I've failed to capture by not realizing that EN is saving those photos as much lower resolution than I thought it was—even if I've haven't cropped or annotated them. This behavior strikes me as a bug. I expect Evernote to keep images I import at their original resolution, not to reduce them without warning. I expect that whether I'm scanning in an image, capturing it with my iPhone camera, or importing an existing image file. And it seems EN does do that (expect when using the EN iOS app to capture a picture), unless you then crop or annotate the image. Maybe this unexpected behavior is disclosed somewhere in the documentation, but if it is, then I've missed it. I can imagine why engineers might want to reduce all image resolutions to 72 dpi (to minimize storage requirements). But if this behavior is intentional on Evernote's part, it needs to be disclosed much more prominently to users—especially when cropping or annotating an image is about to cuts its stored resolution to ¼ of what it was, EN should put up an alert dialog asking if the user REALLY wants to do that...before it's too late. Is this behavior a bug or a feature? If a bug, when can we expect a fix? If it's a feature, I strongly recommend warning users before reducing the resolution of an existing image (after annotating it), and making it clearer in the iOS app what size and resolution will be saved (the Camera preference (Small, Medium or Large) doesn't give enough information, because the size at which a photo is displayed in a note, and the resolution at which it's stored, are two separate parameters). Running Evernote v6.6.1 on Mac OS X v10.11.3 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) with 2 additional 27" non-Retina iMacs as 2nd & 3rd displays, and the latest iOS version on an iPhone 6.
  25. Hi there folks, Is it possible to highlight a part of the text in an annotated PDF file (premium version), and then copy and paste that part somewhere else? I think the annotation tools are great, it would be really useful to have a copy and paste function too.... Thanks