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dstillman [Known Issues]
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dstillman [Extracting Mendeley Annotations and Highlights]
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 If you're running the latest version and something doesn’t come through how you expect or you run into any trouble, let us know in the [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​|Zotero Forums]]. If you're running the latest version and something doesn’t come through how you expect or you run into any trouble, let us know in the [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​|Zotero Forums]].
  
-===== Extracting ​Mendeley Annotations and Highlights =====+===== Preserving ​Mendeley Annotations and Highlights =====
  
-To use the Menextract2pdf script to save Mendeley ​annotations and highlights to all of the PDFs in your library, follow these steps:+As [[#​known_issues|noted above]], Mendeley stores PDF annotations and highlights in its own database rather than in the PDF itself where they would be accessible to other PDF readers, and while Zotero will extract annotations to child notes with links back to the PDF, embedded annotations and highlights will not be imported. 
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 +To use the third-party ​Menextract2pdf script to save annotations and highlights ​back to all of the PDFs in your library ​before importing into Zotero, follow these steps:
  
 ==== macOS or Linux ==== ==== macOS or Linux ====
  
   - Close Mendeley   - Close Mendeley
-  - Make a backup of your [[https://​service.elsevier.com/​app/​answers/​detail/​a_id/​22098/​kw/​database/​supporthub/​mendeley/​|Mendeley data directory]],​ including the ''​Downloaded''​ folder that holds your PDF files (and other other locations on your computer where you have PDF files you wish to save Mendeley annotations to)+  - Make a backup of your [[https://​service.elsevier.com/​app/​answers/​detail/​a_id/​22098/​kw/​database/​supporthub/​mendeley/​|Mendeley data directory]],​ including the ''​Downloaded''​ folder that holds your PDF files (and other locations on your computer where you have PDF files you wish to save Mendeley annotations to)
   - Download and unzip the Mextract2pdf script from [[https://​github.com/​bwiernik/​Menextract2pdf/​archive/​master.zip|here]]   - Download and unzip the Mextract2pdf script from [[https://​github.com/​bwiernik/​Menextract2pdf/​archive/​master.zip|here]]
   - Open Terminal, navigate to the unzipped Mextract2pdf folder, and run the following command (filling in the correct file paths):   - Open Terminal, navigate to the unzipped Mextract2pdf folder, and run the following command (filling in the correct file paths):
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   - Install [[https://​www.python.org/​downloads/​|Python]]   - Install [[https://​www.python.org/​downloads/​|Python]]
   - Close Mendeley   - Close Mendeley
-  - Make a backup of your [[https://​service.elsevier.com/​app/​answers/​detail/​a_id/​22098/​kw/​database/​supporthub/​mendeley/​|Mendeley data directory]],​ including the ''​Downloaded''​ folder that holds your PDF files (and other other locations on your computer where you have PDF files you wish to save Mendeley annotations to)+  - Make a backup of your [[https://​service.elsevier.com/​app/​answers/​detail/​a_id/​22098/​kw/​database/​supporthub/​mendeley/​|Mendeley data directory]],​ including the ''​Downloaded''​ folder that holds your PDF files (and other locations on your computer where you have PDF files you wish to save Mendeley annotations to)
   - Download and unzip the Mextract2pdf script from [[https://​github.com/​bwiernik/​Menextract2pdf/​archive/​master.zip|here]]   - Download and unzip the Mextract2pdf script from [[https://​github.com/​bwiernik/​Menextract2pdf/​archive/​master.zip|here]]
   - Open Command Prompt, navigate to the unzipped Mextract2pdf folder, and run the following command (filling in the correct file paths):   - Open Command Prompt, navigate to the unzipped Mextract2pdf folder, and run the following command (filling in the correct file paths):
kb/mendeley_import.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/28 21:37 by dstillman