New PDF Annotator Public Beta ๐Ÿ–


#7

@Andrey Thank you for the note. This was added in Wednesdayโ€™s release, so please update your extension.

@diken I cannot currently imagine how the PDF Viewer would affect your Paperpile login state, but we have had a few users who experienced a similar problem and traced it to the Ghostery extension. If you are using this extension, please disable it or add exceptions for Paperpile.


#8

I see โ€œexport annotationsโ€ is under development. Look forward to thisโ€ฆ


#9

Bug report: somehow the width of the horizontal scroll area is initialized too large, and the paper is shown to the extreme right, see demo in the screencast here: https://www.screencast.com/t/NFe4Q9dwi


#10

Ahh! I got it - that specific paper has a large table in landscape mode, which causes this behavior. I think it would be helpful though to center the view by default so that the page is visible in the middle of the screen on the initial open.


#11

When I try to use the keyboard to initiate a new search (command-F) โ€“ while viewing the search results for a previous search โ€“ it flashes the search box but then it disappears, returning me back to the previous search results before I can do another search. Instead I have to scroll to the top, click in the search box, and then start typing the new search.


#12

If I join the beta track to try this, am I subjected to any other beta code? Iโ€™d love to try the annotator, but would rather limit my beta testing to that. thanks in advance!


#13

Hi Cointelbro,

beta-track code is limited to the PDF Viewer code at the moment. The only beta-track thing you can interact with outside of the PDF Viewer are the PDF files synchronized to your Google Drive - we are generating a fresh PDF based on the annotations changes you make in the PDF Viewer and sync the file to Google Drive.

Jirka


#14

Thanks man. You people are doing godโ€™s work.


#15

I like to have โ€œpage widthโ€ view turned on by default. But when I make an annotation, or search and the side panel opens, the width becomes very small and the text hard to read. This would make sense if there was something on the right side of the screen, but it is all blank. (Let me know if you need screen shots.)

And, like someone above, this is made worse by having different page widths in the same document, so even when the side panel is closed it is smaller than it should beโ€ฆ but that is a separate issue from what Iโ€™m flagging here.


#16

Yes, there is currently a bug whereby the right side panel does not always start in a collapsed state. We will fix this with the next update.


#17

Any plans on implementing a dark mode ? Thatโ€™d be super useful.


#18

The latest update should fix the missized margins problem. We donโ€™t currently have a solution for PDFs with differently-sized pages, that problem is not easy to get right and users always have the zoom settings, so we will revisit it at a later point.

Dark mode is on the roadmap, but I canโ€™t yet say when it will be added.


#19

Hi Jirka, I would like to have the ability (as it is implemented in adobe reader), to highlight individual words by double clicking (highlight) is first turned on, of course). Thanks


#20

I seem to have an issue where I lost all of the annotations on one of my paper when using the new PDF annotator one on computer but when opened up on another computer they are still there. Is there some sync issue?

Cheers


#21

Hi Adam,

thanks for the report. It seems the persistent connection the PDF Annotator is using has a bug in it and the annotator failed to load the annotations from our backend. Closing and reopening the PDF should help, but I will investigate the underlying issue further.


#22

Hi, I just started using the annotation beta yesterday, and this is my first post in the forum at all so I hope that Iโ€™m doing the correct thing.

I wonder if there is a way currently or planned to filter papers in paperpile by annotation or to export annotations?

Many thanks,

Andrew


#23

So far so good with the new annotator! A minor request - it would be great for URLs in comments to be made automatically clickable (e.g. open in new tab). On a related issue, there seem to be some line-wrap problems in the display of comments - see the screenshot:

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Thanks, Mark


#24

Oh and another minor niggle on inserting comments - I would expect that if I highlight some text and click โ€œAdd commentโ€ that the default insert position is somewhere close to the highlight (start/end?) rather than at the centre of the view (?).


#25

Thank you for sending that. It should be possible to add links and fix the line wrapping. W.r.t. the highlight that is bug; the intended behavior is that the selected area gets highlighted and a comment panel is opened for it. However, this does not seem to happen whenever opening the comments panel results in the page getting resized. We will get this fixed.


#26

Great, thanks! I should (!) be reading a bunch of papers in the next few days, so will ping back if I have any more questions or commentsโ€ฆ