I just tried to annotate PDF with Reader and was unable to get stylus to work at all with it. Can others write on PDFs with Reader?
I'm sure everyone agrees that if a product does not meet your requirements then of course you should return it.I’m confused, the OP was making a statement, they weren’t asking for advice; "...the Surface Pro has some really unfortunate weaknesses and so it will be going back”.
So I agree with you 100%, if the Surface Pro doesn’t meet your needs, then send it back. The Surface Pro isn’t a toy, it’s a $1,000+ machine; if it doesn’t do what you want, send it back.
It sounds like you have a specific need and I truly hope you find the right solution. Good luck in your search.
Well, that’s just my opinion; I could be wrong...
Thanks for the tips. I actually have PDF annotator. But I often have to open PDFs of several hundred pages and it is slow. PDF annotator also does not have palm rejection, so its difficult to draw on PDFs. I'll try Foxit Reader, but I heard that the lines and drawing are jagged.
As for alternative devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great at PDF annotation. You can use a program called ezPDF that is basically almost perfect. The only drawbacks are that Android has a poor file management system.
I'm keeping the Surface for now and am going to try FoxIt reader. Maybe if PDF Annotator had some settings for palm/finger rejection that might be good too.
I'm sure everyone agrees that if a product does not meet your requirements then of course you should return it.
But with the exception of battery life, all of the OP's points were software-related, not SP-related. Therefore, it is entirely possible that people here know of better software and/or configuration changes that will enable the software to meet the OP's requirements. That's what I see in their responses. I don't think any were trying to dissuade the OP from returning it; rather, I just think that they were responding to the OP's software issues with their own experiences and recommendations.
thanks for the input - what app is that?