okular: export annotations in the PDF file

One open source software to add annotations under Linux is okular (https://okular.kde.org/).

One can add annotations easily (go to Tools, tick review, or just type F6).

Then, it is time to save your document or to send it to a collaborator but wait a minute: we do not see the annotations when using acroread reader !! No worries, plenty of resources tell you to go to File/save as

Seems to work indeed. You quit, open the file and there you can see the annotations. Now, I use xpdf to read the PDF file. And here nothing. Oh, and I send the PDF to a journal review; they include the PDF inside another one and there no annotations either….

Final solution: instead of File/Save as, just print the document in … a PDF file: File/Print

This worked for me.

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3 Responses to okular: export annotations in the PDF file

  1. Leonardo says:

    Thanks for the final solution! I was looking for it a long time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great !!!
    Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. rundekugel says:

    Didn’t worked for me with Okular Version 1.3.3

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