PDF files can contain comments that are associated with a specific location within the document.
An example is shown below:
How these annotations are handled by SolidFramework depends on whether you are reconstructing to Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
Three options exist: "Discard", "Convert to Comments" and "Convert to Text Boxes"
The contents of the annotation are discarded and are not present in the reconstructed Word document.
The contents of the annotation are recreated as comments that are linked back to their location within the body of the text.
The contents of the annotation are recreated within text boxes, with a place holder showing the original location within the body of the text.
Currently annotations cannot be included in a reconstructed Excel file.
Annotations can be discarded or retained as comments or potentially converted to "Speaker Notes".
A comment will be recovered as a "Speaker Note" only if its subject is "Presentation Notes" and the author is "Presenter".
This will have happened automatically if the PDF was created from PowerPoint.
However if the PDF was created by another product, or the notes were added to the PDF manually, then any notes for which the type is not "Speaker Notes" will be imported as text boxes.