Using Zotfile on a PC: Extracting Annotations

A student of mine, Nada Saleh, pointed out to me that my video tutorials on Zotero don’t cover some particularities of extracting annotations with Zotfile on a PC.  So she has gone to the trouble to create a step-by-step tutorial of how to make sure you can get your highlights out a PDF when you are working on a Windows machine. The following is written by her. Many thanks, Nada!

How to Do It

When you’re saving a pdf file after adding highlights and comments, you may not be able to find the location of the original file in the Save window. To solve this:

Step 1

Go back to Zotero, right click the PDF, and then choose “show file.”

Step 1

Step 2

Copy the file location from the address bar and then paste it in the Save window that you already have open (make sure to hit enter).

Step 2

Step 3

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Step 3

A message should appear to confirm that you want to replace the existing file. Choose “yes.”

Step 5

Step 6 (last one)


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