Preview Help: Annotations fading

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Neub, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Neub macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Hi there... I'm hoping someone can help me out with this.

    I've been using Preview for all of my readings for school, and I've been highlighting, drawing lines/rectangles etc. as I go along. It has worked great so far. The thing is now that I'm going back and reviewing my notes, the highlighting as all but disappeared. You can barely detect it on the first pages, and it gradually gets more noticeable the more recently it has been added. It's like it's fading...

    Anyone have any idea why this might be or how I can revert back to the way it looked when I first did it? As you might imagine, it's very frustrating to go back and try to refresh your memory when all the highlighting and marks are gone :mad:

  2. Neub thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
  3. Neub thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    I figured out how to fix it. If anyone else has the problem in the future you can click the "Show Annotations List" button at the top, select all of the "Highlight" annotations, and then select the colour you want them to return to.

    Sorry for spamming the thread... just thought it might be helpful to post a resolution.
  4. rimmi2002 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Here is automated temporary fix for the problem; Much better than going back rehighlighting everything. I can't believe apple has not fixed this yet. I used Preview regularly on SL to study. Now I am hesitant to do so.

    Go down to read Paddy's post for the Python code to fix the problem; Page 2 has information on how to create the file. I hope this helps. Please report the problem to apple so it can be fixed.

    Color Fix:
    Yellow Color --

    Give Feedback to apple so they can fix the problem here:

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