Hello – I’m a new user of DTPO, using the trial license and trying to learn about the program, to see whether it fits my needs (these are academic - I write and teach at a university). I’ve explored the forums before posting this question, but can’t find anything recent (nothing applying to DTPO 2.0).
DTPO lets me annotate pdfs. I can draw boxes, highlight, etc. I can also add text notes or comments. However, the text comments I add are not being captured by the index – and that seems wrong. What’s the point of adding notes if they aren’t accessible to the program?
A long-ago thread attributed this to problems in the PDF text layer, and said this issue would be addressed (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6929&p=31766&hilit=pdf+annotate+indexed#p31766 ), and the user’s manual for 2.0 talks about DTPO’s ability to annotate pdfs, trumpeting this as a big improvement in 2.0. Of course that’s true. But if one takes notes about the pdf directly on the pdf, surely that text should be indexed? Or do I need to write all of my thoughts/analytical notes as RTFs that will be attached, and not in the more visible format of a marginal comment?
(I’m thinking about the annotation tools I’ve seen for pdfs in Sente – another program I am contemplating as part of an academic workflow.)