Group-annotating locally saved PDF

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Feb 20, 2024, 10:04:16 PMFeb 20
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Hi
I have a locally saved PDF that I would like to annotate collaboratively.
I am aware that if I annotate it and they try to look at the annotations on their end, it will say the file is not available.
As a non-coder is there any way to host the PDF online so they could annotate it?
When I host it on Google Drive, then share the link or embed it into a website like Google Sites, it seems that the text is not selectable.
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mdiro...@hypothes.is

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Feb 21, 2024, 8:07:38 AMFeb 21
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Hi there,

If the other user opens the PDF the same way you did, and activates Hypothesis (in the event other forum members read this, the process is here), your annotations will be visible to them. They'll only see the file as unavailable because if they try to view annotations in context from the Activity Page. So you could email your users a copy of the PDF as well as the local PDF instructions.

However, there are other alternatives. Https://docdrop.org will store documents and even embed Hypothesis on the same page as the document for you automatically. The URLs these documents reside at will not be private; anyone can view them (although if your annotations are in a private group then the annotations themselves remain private).

I've also seen people host documents on WordPress sites and similar. Any place where the document can be displayed directly, without appear inside another site's frame (the "wrapping" around the PDF you'll see on Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc).

Best,
Michael
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