I lost my annotations

Asked by Lucho Nacho on 2018-12-04

This is totally insane. Hours of work thrown into the bin. I'm so pissed off.

I had my annotated document, which saved many times. Then, I went to settings, to check the options, changed NOTHING, pressed OK, and viola, all my annotations disappeared. I opened an older version of the document, and it had NO annotations!!!

Honestly, worst pdf viewer ever. I'm uninstalling.

BTW, the problem is fully reproducible. Just open a PDF, add an annotation, go to settings, press ok, and the annotation will disappear. Bravo.

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Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said : #1

Hello Lucho,

I am not sure what you try to accomplish by opening a question here if you are uninstalling anyway? Also thank you for the colorful language about something that you got for free and that comes without any warranty. A simple bug report would have sufficed.

In any case, this is probably best described as a usability bug: Applying the settings does refresh all documents since this is the only way to apply some of the settings. Refreshing the documents loads their state from disk and hence if you have had unsaved annotations, they are lost.

Saved ones however should not be affected. Are you sure you triggered the "Save" action (saves with modifications) and not "Save copy" (which explicitly saves without modifications)?

I guess the best fix would be to ask the user to save any modifications during that refresh-all-tabs operation...

Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said : #2

Trunk revision 2088 contains said fix. Daily debs are building.

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