How to extract original document from Okular document archive

If you annotate documents using Okular, you might be saving the file as a document archive. This is typically a file with extension .okular.

  • The document archive file is actually a zip file with 3 files inside it. First is your original document (PDF, DjVu or other format) with its original filename. The other two files: content.xml and metadata.xml hold information about your file and its annotations.

  • Okular does not provide any user interface to extract out the original document. But since we know it is a zip file, we can open the .okular file using any unzipping tool and extract out the original document! 🙂

Tried with: Okular 4.13.3 and Ubuntu 14.04

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