Apologies if this has already been raised - I searched for “flattened”, and came up with nothing.
I still prefer Goodreader to annotate my PDFs, given how it handles my need for quickly changing specific highlighting colours.
In the past - and certainly with DTTG1, once edited in Goodreader, I would export the PDF “as is” back to DTTG1, to sync back to DTPO.
This is no longer working as it used to, and would be very appreciative of anyone testing the below on their preferred PDF Annotation app, to see if this is a Goodreader, DTTG2, DTPO or macOS (as I suspect) issue.
What has changed:
a.) When I send my annotated PDF back to DTTG2, using “as is”, I can see the various annotated ‘notes’ inside DTTG2, and am able to tap on them, which opens up to reveal the content of that annotated note.
When I sync back to DTPO - these annotated notes have simply disappeared - and are nowhere to be found.
b.) When I send my annotated PDF back to DTTG2, as a “flattened” PDF, it works.
I’ve never done this before, so I am unclear what it used to look like before - but it now places the contents of my annotated notes in a type of “endnote” list, at the end of the document.
A very useful touch is that there are now active bi-directional ‘links’ between the ‘endnote’ section, and the icons at their respective places in the PDF article.
Furthermore, the contents of my annotated notes, since they are now ‘part of’ the content of the PDF itself, are searchable by DTPO, which is a massive bonus, and something I have had to get creative with in the past, to work around.
The negative of the above, is since the annotations are now “flattened”, they cannot be edited – or moved – with the latter being problematic in that it appears the icons are prone to occasionally covering the underlying PDF text, if there is insufficient border space [Note: in Goodreader, these are moved off to the sides, and do not overlap any text - but back in DTTG2 and then DTPO, some automatic ‘cropping’ of borders appears to take place.]
I can live with the above, but would still appreciate the option to use “as is”, as opposed to “flattened”, since there might be times when the one would be preferable to the other, for whatever reason.
That all said, I initially mentioned that I believe this might be a macOS Sierra issue, since when I bypass DTTG2 and DTPO altogether, and Airdrop the PDF from Goodreader to my Mac, to open in Preview, the same thing happes.
“As is” annotation notes are nowhere to be seen on the main page - but curiously – are visible on the thumbnail of that particular page in the sidebar!
Am I missing something blindingly obvious in terms of a view or something that must now be activated to be able to “see” those annotated notes - or is this something that others are experiencing as well?