Hi folks, I am working on os x version 10.11.6 and the latest version of dttg on a ipad 12.9 inch.
I seem to have intermittent apple pencil problems while editing pdfs using the apple pencil on dttg. I get skipping, or the pencil strokes being deleted immediately after writing them, almost as if there are “no-write” zones on the pdf. Very frustrating. I have had work sessions where all seems well, so I don’t know if it is certain pdf files that cause the problems, maybe dttg receives updates in between…
I am having the same problems. I just started using DEVONThink today so assumed I was doing something wrong. I have also noticed that when I use the pencil to highlight something or otherwise ‘swipe right’ with the pencil it opens up the left column window in DEVONThink.
I’ve really been enjoying this iOS version of DEVONThink. It’s a perfect fit for the task at hand. Just thought I’d update the thread with more observations after a couple of days of using the program.
I’ve had this problem for a while. I’ve gotten to the point where I use the Apple Pencil and another app to markup, annotate, draw on a PDF and then return it to DTTG and DTP. Not ideal. Kind of annoying. Another step. But DTP and DTTG are outstanding in so many other ways I’m willing to use a fairly simple workaround.
Thanks for posting your suggestion and glad to hear you’ve found a workaround. I’ve been trying to use PDF Expert as the markup tool, but I’m finding that the changes aren’t reflected in DTTG. I’m using the method described in this post but haven’t been able to get it working yet: Help with DTTG and PDF Expert
How are you moving files back and forth from DTTG to/from the editing software and what editing software are you using?
DTTG does not usually show an obvious distinction between a page and the area around a page for PDFs. So, using the Pencil, there are regions of the display that are “off-page” and will not accept ink. It is also possible to drag the pencil “off-page” and the line suddenly travels up or down vertically. Causes the “whoa, what happened” reaction.
Most other apps show a darker grey or other color indicating the region around a page.
I find this aspect of DTTG’s PDF experience a bit disconcerting, whether or not I’m using the pencil. I hope they’ll consider adding a distinct “background”, if only to make using the pencil a bit less unpredictable!
Ahh! It’s not just me then. Thought I’d found the perfect way to manage my review process and not have stray documents everywhere but no - is there any sign of a fix - frustrated I paid for premium now.