PDF loses search function after adding note and saving

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by docgerrard, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    I have a PDF file, where no matter how many times I redownload it, if I add a note and save the pdf in preview, I lose the ability to search the PDF.

    How do I fix this?

    Or what is another good PDF annotator?
  2. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    I also realized that I can no longer copy and paste when this is happening.

    I download a PDF. I can search. I can copy text and paste it somewhere else. It works perfectly.

    I annotate it. I save my annotations. Close out.

    When I open it back up, I can no longer search. When I copy something to paste somewhere else, nothing pastes. I cannot even copy and paste into the search bar of that same preview window.

    I don't know why this is happening! Please help :)

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