How to print out comments in Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hhaeschen, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. hhaeschen macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,

    yesterday I used Preview to add my comments to a PDF document in a lecture. Usually I then save the PDF including the comments. However, this file is encrypted and saving it with changes is impossible.

    Now I would at least like to print it in a way that I can also see the comments I've added and don't lose everything. How can I do that? I couldn't work it out.

    Is there maybe a way to work around the encryption (3rd party software)? Or do you have other suggestions?

    I appreciate all your help! Thanks!
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    For PDF annotation I suggest you use the great freeware Skim instead of Preview. It's really superior to Preview for everything PDF.

    For your current work: Try printing your PDF again as PDF (in the printing dialog click the PDF button and choose Save as PDF…). Don't know if it works with encrypted PDF files. Worth a try. Let me know if it worked out.

    Hope this was helpful.

    /Rupert
     
  3. hhaeschen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your answer. Printing the file as PDF is possible but it does not print the comments, only the text that is part of the original file... :(
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    One not-quite-perfect solution would be to open up the PDF in Skim and copy all notes over (but try first, if you can save them in Skim).
    This will be quite a pain in the neck, if you have a lot to copy. But better than losing all your notes.

    /Rupert
     

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