Saving PDF and notes in a bundle

Notes and highlights you add to a PDF document are not saved in the PDF data, but are added to the file as extended attributes. Those can sometimes be lost when archiving the PDF file or sending it over email.

Alternatively, you can save the PDF and the notes wrapped in a bundle, with file extension pdfd.

To save the PDF and notes as a bundle:

  1. Choose File > Save As....
  2. Select "PDF Bundle" from the File Format popup, choose a location to save the PDF bundle, and press OK.

To save a copy of the PDF and notes as a bundle:

  1. Choose File > Export....
  2. Select "PDF Bundle" from the File Format popup, choose a location to save the PDF bundle, and press OK.

A PDF bundle contains the unmodified PDF file and files containing the notes. You can see those file in the Finder using the 'Show package Contents' contextual menu item.

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