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I have several PDFs with notes attached to them using the annotation toolbar in Preview on OS X. Is there a way to extract all notes from a PDF file into a text file?

Skim does this really well, but it uses a proprietary notes format that doesn't work in Preview or Adobe Reader.

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Convert Notes via Skim does the job for me. Just load the annotated PDF into Skim, convert and you can now export the notes as regular Skim notes.

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Ooh. That's perfect! I had no idea "Convert Notes…" existed. Thanks! – Andrew Nov 1 '12 at 16:56

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