I have created a markdown annotation file for a PDF document I am reading using the “Annotations & Reminders” inspector pane. Initially, I can “insert quotes” using the dropdown dialog box under the “Annotations” text box in the pane. But I seem to quickly fill some kind of a buffer and am prevented from inserting more than a few quotes. After a point, I am prevented from adding more quotes because I can no longer scroll down to the very last line in the “Annotations” text box. This feels very much like a bug but please correct me if I am wrong.
If I then open the markdown annotation file using the Devonthink markdown editor (not an external app such as BBEdit), I can scroll down a bit farther but there is no option for inserting a quote, other than copying-and-pasting from the PDF file. But that does not immediately produce the formatting that I like so much when using the “Annotations” dropdown menu to “insert quote”.
And then I again seem to reach the end of some kind of buffer in the Devonthink markdown editor and copying-and-pasting doesn’t work anymore because I can’t scroll down to the very last line. Saving the file, closing the editor, and then re-opening it can sometimes buy me more space at the bottom of the markdown annotation file, but not indefinitely.
Has anybody else encountered this problem? Thanks in advance…
After I paste several quotes using the “Insert Quote” dropdown menu item in the “Annotations” box, the software seems to “hang”; I won’t be able to scroll up or down and I often see a kind of “jittering” motion in the visible text (in the “Annotations” box) when I try. Waiting a couple of minutes seems to allow the software to catch back up and then I am able to continue inserting quotes for a little while longer until the problem recurs.
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