Highlighting inserts little empty yellow notes
When I highlight text, and then later open it in Preview on my Mac or within Files on the iPhone, little empty yellow post-it notes alongside each highlight, on the right page margin appear. If I should click or press on them, they disappear, otherwise they remain hanging there. What could this be due to? Please see attachment to get an idea of what it looks like.
Thank you for the sample PDF document and screenshots.
We were able to reproduce the problem. However, the problem (with the little empty squares) seems to occur only with Apple apps with their PDF preview capability.
* Apple Preview (desktop app & iOS app)
* iOS Files app
* iOS Books app
Acrobat Reader desktop & iOS app and other third-party apps (e.g. PDF Expert, Dropbox or Box preview) do not exhibit the problem.
We suspect that Apple Preview and its client apps are not compatible with the way Acrobat Reader saves the positions of highlight annotations to PDF.
We will continue investigating the cause of the problem using other PDF viewers and let you know what we find.
Thank you for your patience.
Hello! Thank you! The problem happens to all my PDF documents with highlights done in Acrobat Reader for mobile. Case in point — see attachment. Also attaching two phone screenshots — one shot when the file was viewed via Acrobat Reader app, another shot when viewed by regular means.
Does the problem replicate over on your end?