Need a PDF Annotator Which Can "Save As."

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by GovtLawyer, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    I want to import a PDF into my iPad2. It will be a map which I can draw over and annotate. I want to be able to save it, without destroying the original, so I can draw over the same map/template repeatedly. I'll then mail or transfer the annotated PDF to my computer.

    I have Goodreader, but I haven't found any instructions on saving versions.I know there are dozens of APPS out there which will very ably allow you to annotate over a PDF. I haven't been able to determine if any of them will allow me to save versions of the PDF and keep the original.

    Can anyone suggest an APP which will meet my needs?
  2. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    I use PDF expert. After you mark up the map you "save a copy" which then let's you change the name of the changed PDF and let's you chose a flat version which what you wrote can't be changed or to keep as an editable version. Now when you go back to the original all your markings will still be there, but you just erase all and you"ll start back at a clean slate.

    Hope this helps.
  3. GovtLawyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    Not quite. I'm really looking for the original PDF to act as if it were a template. In my copy of Goodreader there is an option to keep the original and only save the changes as a new file. That is good. However, I'm finding Goodreader to be very dense and difficult to navigate. I want something very simple. I open up a PDF, start writing over it with a stylus in quick order with no more than one or two gestures/strokes before I can mark it up, saving it quickly as a different file and then doing it again almost immediately.

    Simplicity is the key. I'm surprised that such a full featured APP as Goodreader is so unintuitive.

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