Well the problem is that I need to send annotated pdfs to ppl who are not using okular/kubuntu. Thus I am looking for a way to save the. okular is an excellent application i have a large number of annotated ensured that i have saved the annotations to the pdf itself some files have. from the open document by choosing File → Export As → Document Archive. Okular allows you to review and annotate your documents. Text annotations like Yellow Highlighter and Black Underlining for files with text like e.g. PDF.

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By annotatoons our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. One of the things I like about it is the comments and annotations. Unfortunately, all of the comments and metadata like last viewed page get stored locally in: This information is documented in the okular documentation.

As alxs mentioned, a method supported for a while now is to save the PDF document as an archive, which creates a. Saving the annotations directly in the PDF is quite recent, and from the documentation this option is only available from version 0. Note as well that, as mentioned in the documentation, this also requires a recent version of poppler.


A problem you might have, however, is that a document saved as an archive cannot be currently saved back as a pdf. Therefore, if you already made your annotations, and want to use a newer version of okular to save these in the PDF, it may get tricky.

Saving/backup Okular annotations?

However if you want to use a newer version of okular on another system, you should transfer the PDF fo the corresponding metadata file separately. This is an Okular-specific format for carrying the document plus various metadata related to it currently only annotations. Output file goes to your home by default.

Your annotation should be there.

However, I wanted something automated. You can now assign a window filter and hotkey to this script. In window filter, add.

How can I export Okular annotations?

You could use anything else that you prefer. So, now whenever I have to quit okular, I use Ctrl Sand okular quits after saving my pdf. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Gilles k Bichoy 2, 11 Vincent Nivoliers 1, 6 Voila, your annotxtions are now a part of your new PDF. Jaskaran Virdi 31 1. Pop-up notes are not clickable hence you can use them.


I hope this helps: That’s good for transferring to Okular users. I want to send the annotated document to a generic user. Someone who may be using whichever operating system and viewing the PDF with his favorite viewer.

This does not give the most desirable result. I tried underlining and print to PDF.

While the underline is preserved, the page which has the underline is saved like an image you can’t select the text but the pages which don’t have any annotations permit selecting text. The Autokey Script First, you will need to install autokey-gtk and xdotool first: Add omular following code to your new script: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

okular: export annotations in the PDF file

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