Clean up my PDFs!
October 8, 2010 7:32 AM Subscribe
Save a clean copy of a marked-up PDF from Preview? (Mac OS 10.6)
posted by dondiego87 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I love and use the crap out of the Annotations feature in Preview that was introduced in Leopard (or maybe it was Snow Leopard). It makes my 6-8 daily hours of reading scientific articles much more productive and I remember more than before I could take notes electronically.
The problem comes when someone wants me to send them a copy of a PDF I have marked-up to hell. Is there an easy way to save a copy without annotations?
I have investigated the Save As… dialog and the Print—>Save as PDF… dialogs, but to no avail. It's easy enough to remove highlights, underlines, and strikethroughs by using Select All (depending on how many of those three I have in how many different colors), but it appears I have to individually delete all arrows, rectangles, ovals, text boxes, and notes.