I've tried like 4-5 programs today and none of them are working.

Mendeley - has the option to export notes, but doesn't actually create a file (a bug)

Nixnote - can't take notes on PDF

Xournal - can't export notes as separate index

Zotero - can't take notes on PDF

Document Viewer - can't take notes on PDF


Well, you may try FoxitReader (I use it on daily basis without any problem), they offer a free version with multiple features.

As described in their website

Small, fast, and feature-rich PDF viewer that allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free readers, it enables you to create PDFs, participate in a shared review, and more. Now available with ConnectedPDF technology.

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  • Thanks, I updated the question to change the focus from recommendations to fixing mendeley. But if this works, I will revert and accept. – max pleaner Mar 15 '17 at 23:08
  • Thanks. Everything was working swimmingly up until a point - after I pushed my document to connectedpdf I could see the AreaHighlight I made, but not the text of the comment. I send a bug report to them. – max pleaner Mar 16 '17 at 0:06

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