note that beta versions occasionally update the database such that downgrading isn't possible without reverting to a backup copy of zotero.sqlite in the Zotero data directory or waiting for the next release version of Zotero
I prefer when we can see the hierarchy between all bookmarks
The Notes pane exists for the note editor — that's the point of it, not the notes list. The note editor is where you take general notes on a PDF and where you collect your annotations and start writing around them.
Those aren't "ZotFile annotations" — those are just annotations that you saved to the file in whatever PDF reader you were using before, and now you're viewing the PDF in Zotero.
Although personally, I would still prefer to not have all the notes ever made in this pane when I am focusing on a particular article. My feedback would be perhaps this could be seperate.
They can be extracted e.g. using the ZotFile system (as you did), but they cannot be edited in the new system it seems.
(1) Availability of the feature in group libraries. We practically only use group libraries in our research, and it would be great to have this.
(2) Keyboard shortcuts. It would be amazing to have keyboard shortcuts, e.g. for hiding panels as well as for selecting the annotation tools and colours.
(It would also be nice if the annotations panel showed who made the annotation.)
(7) One issue with ZotFile has been indicating the correct 'logical page number'. Often the PDF's logical and physical page numbers don't correspond. It would be great if the 'logical' page number could be entered.
(9) Would it be good to have a text-select tool for copy/paste into the sidebar to complete metadata?
(10) Where are the annotations kept / how do you export the PDF file with annotations?
(11) Keyboard shortcuts would also be good in the new note editor. ctrl-b/i/u works, but it would be good to have some kinda shortcuts for headings (ctrl-alt-0/1/2/3 as in Word/GDocs, or similar).
Also, I would still really like to be able to highlight text in colour, as the old editor permitted.
Annotations are stored in the Zotero database, not in the PDF file, which allows for much more advanced functionality as well as fast syncing. The File menu contains a new option to export PDFs, which will convert any Zotero annotations into standard annotations in the exported file. (An upcoming version will let you omit annotations, but in the meantime you can drag files to your filesystem to copy just the file.) Similarly, when exporting metadata from your library, there's a new “Include Annotations” option under “Export Files”. We plan to support other ways to export annotations in future updates. Your annotations will never be locked in Zotero.
However, when copying text to a field, quotation marks are automatically added.