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Request: Remove Annotation Summary

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Bad feature.  Annotation summaries are bad enough to make me stop using this service.  I need to annotate PDFs... a lot.  But the summary pre-pend is, sorry to be so blunt, a stupid idea.  It is clutter.  Annoying.  Disruptive of workflow.

 

Patch now.  Now.  Please.

 

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You can uncheck the checkbox at the bottom of the annotation window.

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Aw. Killjoy. You're... Undermining... An. Epic. Rant.

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Personally I like this feature a lot. It's a real dream for some of the major editing I do. But I'm glad to have the option because I don't always need it. 

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I love this feature. It's one of the best things about Evernote annotations in my opinion, though I can see why you and others might have a different preference. Fortunately it's optional to keep us all happy. When I open a pdf to annotate on my mac, there's a little checkbox that says "Include Annotation Summary." If you uncheck it, the summary goes away.

P.S. One thing I strongly dislike about Evernote annotations is that the program does not recognize text in a PDF, so highlighting is not efficient like it is with other programs. But I've raised that in other threads with no solution proposed....

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This is the feature that I keep using Evernote for. For long documents this just neatly reminds me of what I had highlighted real quick. And you can always disable the summary page if you wish.

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Can you please at least make an option in the settings to turn the summary On and Off. I just spent the whole afternoon trying to sign a pdf and send it back before I finally saw that checkbox with print that is almost white at the bottom of the screen. Today was the closest I came to cancelling my account after many years I was that frustrated with this task that used to be so simple.

Or even, make the summary a separate page at the beginning of the pdf. At least then, you can choose to print out pages 2-end and leave out the summary if wanted. Maybe it's just me but I don't know how having that big prepend at the beginning as part of the document suits anybody but I guess it does. 

Some options please for those of us who don't want it there by default.

Thank you

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In response to willysnax:

I certainly support customization features and other features that would make Evernote's settings easier to use/navigate based on individual preferences. 

But note that you do have 2 good options already:

(#1) While you are annotating (at least within the Mac desktop app), there's a checkbox at the bottom of screen where you can choose to turn annotation summaries off. Perhaps Evernote should make it bigger or more obvious, but it's there. It takes just one quick click. About 1 second of your time. Sorry you spent an afternoon on it, but you won't need to do that again now that you see the simple checkbox.

(#2) You suggest "mak[ing] the summary a separate page at the beginning of the pdf," but isn't this how Evernote already works? I just tested this (running Evernote on Mac desktop) by annotating a pdf, and the summaries appeared as a separate page at the beginning of the PDF, just as you suggest. Then if you go to print, you can easily exclude the first page (or any other page). (Or you can go back into the annotation and do option #1 above.

That said, having something in settings to set a default option (annotations on or annotations off) would certainly be useful as well!

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On 8/4/2016 at 1:50 PM, willysnax said:

Can you please at least make an option in the settings to turn the summary On and Off. I just spent the whole afternoon trying to sign a pdf and send it back before I finally saw that checkbox with print that is almost white at the bottom of the screen. Today was the closest I came to cancelling my account after many years I was that frustrated with this task that used to be so simple.

Or even, make the summary a separate page at the beginning of the pdf. At least then, you can choose to print out pages 2-end and leave out the summary if wanted. Maybe it's just me but I don't know how having that big prepend at the beginning as part of the document suits anybody but I guess it does. 

Some options please for those of us who don't want it there by default.

Thank you

This option is already there. There's a box in settings that you can untick if you don't want the annotation summary to show. 

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On 8/4/2016 at 1:50 PM, willysnax said:

Can you please at least make an option in the settings to turn the summary On and Off. I just spent the whole afternoon trying to sign a pdf and send it back before I finally saw that checkbox with print that is almost white at the bottom of the screen. Today was the closest I came to cancelling my account after many years I was that frustrated with this task that used to be so simple.

Or even, make the summary a separate page at the beginning of the pdf. At least then, you can choose to print out pages 2-end and leave out the summary if wanted. Maybe it's just me but I don't know how having that big prepend at the beginning as part of the document suits anybody but I guess it does. 

Some options please for those of us who don't want it there by default.

Thank you

I have to agree. The checkbox is in a terrible place. Options of this nature should never be hidden or made obscure. When you select the option to make a annotation, you should be asked if you want the summary included. Otherwise why include something that will double you file size on save?

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I, too, am annoyed by the annotation summary but I have found the check boxes on every device I use. However, I would prefer a setting for a default to NOT have an annotation summary, rather than defaulting it to "on". Any chance we could get that?

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I also whished EN remembers your preference. I find it disrupts my overview and I need to remember everytime to uncheck  it.

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