The Omni Group
These forums are now read-only. Please visit our new forums to participate in discussion. A new account will be required to post in the new forums. For more info on the switch, see this post. Thank you!

Go Back   The Omni Group Forums > OmniOutliner > OmniOutliner 3 for Mac
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

creating outline by extracting annotations from PDF Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Hi, I use Adobe Acrobat Pro X to do my annotations on PDFs, I'm a researcher and have to go through a lot of documents(books and papers). My previous workflow was to have the paper open and take notes in omnioutliner, but I've found it more convenient and much faster to take notes in the PDF document itself. I would however, like a brief document, preferably in outline form that has what I thought was important in the paper, e.g. my annotations.

I can probably write an apple script to do this, but was wondering if anyone already has a working solution.
You can collect note texts indented under page numbers from the currently open Acrobat document with something like this.

set str to ""
tell application id "CARO"
	tell front document
		set str to name & return
		repeat with oPage in pages
			tell oPage
				set str to (str & tab & "Page " & (page number) as string) & return
				repeat with oNote in annotations
					tell oNote
							set str to str & tab & tab & contents & return
						end try
					end tell
				end repeat
			end tell
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell
set the clipboard to str
If you then select a bullet (rather than text field) in OO3, and paste, it should preserve the simple page indentation.


Last edited by RobTrew; 2012-01-24 at 01:42 PM.. Reason: typo in code
Hi Rob:

Is there any way to do this from an iBook document?

Not something I have looked at ... (wasn't even aware of an OS X iBook application - not really a big user of iStuff generally :-)

Good luck !

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Numbered Annotations jschwa OmniGraffle Extras 0 2011-01-20 09:43 AM
Extracting Data Simply? egrFocused Applying OmniFocus 4 2010-11-10 06:46 AM
Extracting title and URL Doug Pinkerton OmniWeb General 2 2007-09-17 03:36 PM
Extracting Notes to Rows tokyowagon OmniOutliner 3 for Mac 0 2007-07-23 04:40 PM
Extracting Useful Data seema OmniPlan General 2 2007-07-16 05:53 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.