Viewing PDF Annotations from Other Apps

Some PDF annotation apps store annotations in a way that Notability can't display. If a PDF's annotations don't appear in Notability, you can use these steps to make a new PDF that shows the annotations.

Making a New PDF on iOS

  1. Open a PDF in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app.
  2. Tap the share button.
  3. Tap "Share File".
  4. Tap "Share Flattened Copy".
  5. Tap "Notability".

Making a New PDF on Mac

  1. Open a PDF in the built-in app named Preview.
  2. Click "File > Export as PDF..." from Preview's menu bar.
  3. Navigate to the folder where the new PDF should be saved.
  4. Click "Save".
  5. Open the new PDF in Notability.
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