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Old 09-01-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Is there any way to annotate and highlight PDFs, even by converting them to another file format? I'm a grad student who prints out about 200 pages a week just for the luxury of being able to annotate and highlight them.

If not the Kindle, is there ANY other device out there with that capability? I just want to save some trees....

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Yes, you can annotate and highlight pdfs on the k3. Don't know about the other kindles.
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Is there any way to annotate and highlight PDFs, even by converting them to another file format? I'm a grad student who prints out about 200 pages a week just for the luxury of being able to annotate and highlight them.

If not the Kindle, is there ANY other device out there with that capability? I just want to save some trees....
Yes, but: the annotations are saved in a sidecar file, and not saved with the PDF. So if open the PDF on your computer, your notes won't show up as annotations in that application. The notes are also in a text file, 'my clippings.txt' which contains all of the notes for everything on your Kindle, but... it would be nicer if they were more portable in a PDF workflow.

Entourage EDGE should do a better job at least in theory, but it is more expensive, and not sure how good the support is or if they are going to survive.

Then there's iPad...

The forthcoming Sony readers have touchscreen+stylus and PDF capability. Not sure if these annotations are saved with the PDF either, though.
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Does this work for scanned documents as well?

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Yes, you can annotate and highlight pdfs on the k3. Don't know about the other kindles.
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