Viewing PDF Annotations from Other Apps

Some PDF annotation apps store annotations in a way that Notability can't display. If you have a PDF with annotations that don't appear in Notabiilty, you can use these steps to make a new copy of the PDF with annotations that do appear in Notability.

Making a New PDF on iOS

  1. Open a PDF in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app.
  2. Tap the share button (the square with an up arrow at the bottom of the screen).
  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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