Highlighting and annotating PDFs is now possible in Paperpile! In order to activate the new feature go to “Settings > Browser Integration > PDF Viewer” and choose “Viewer with annotations (beta)” (see screen shot below). We have rolled out this feature just a few days ago and we still consider it to be beta phase. Any kind of feedback and bug reports are very welcome! Feel free to post here or even better - send the PDF that is causing the trouble to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the moment, the new PDF viewer will only work with PDFs in your library and not with PDFs in shared folders. That will require some more changes to Paperpile’s sharing model.
There are a couple of known issues that we are working on right now and that will be fixed with the next update:
- Text selection sometimes fails to work properly when vertical text is near by
- The PDF’s table of content is not rendered properly when the ToC is very long and nested