Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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.

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

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.

image description here

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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .