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Export PDF Notes and Highlights

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 am
by Ken
Hi all,

I am experimenting with a way of annotating PDFs and taking notes in Bookends and have them available in Obsidian. I use Highlights app to create a sidecar markdown file with the highlights and notes, and Hazel to sync the sidecar files to my Obsidian vault folder.

It works ok, but I wonder if there is an easier way to do this (without needing Highlights app and Hazel, both of which I have to pay for). So my question is if anyone knows of, or can create, a script to export PDF Notes and PDF Highlights from Bookends to a markdown file in a specified folder?

I have looked at the thread on exporting note cards viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4078. The script by kseggleton there comes close. But what I would like is to export the PDF notes and highlights (not bookends notecards), plus I'd like to have the folder it saves to specified in the script so I don't have to choose folder every time I run it.

Thanks in advance for any help.