Notability - Transfering Preview annotations from Mac to iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by kthle, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    I take lecture notes on my Macbook, and usually when I study I print out all my notes and highlight/write on them. That's a huge waste of paper, so I downloaded Notability for my iPad so that I would highlight/annotate my notes electronically instead. When I imported my notes to my iPad, I noticed that all the annotations I took on my Macbook using Preview disappeared. Is there any way for me to be able to look at my notes on Notability, or any other PDF annotating app, while keeping my old annotations from Preview?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Normally, there is an option to "flatten" the PDF so that annotations are saved in the file. I don't know if your program on the Mac has this option.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    What lexvo said - to do that in Preview, I think you simply need to chose 'save as' and save it as a new pdf.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Doesn't Dropbox work for this?

    Import/export files to Noteability for signature al the time.
    Notes shouldn't be any different.

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