Arrow and distance annotation don't appear in PDF documents using Java

Arrow and distance annotation don’t appear in PDF documents, we can see the comments but not the annotation. I made the test by the Spring Demo Aplication and by Java Samples.

Git project: GitHub - groupdocs-total/GroupDocs.Total-for-Java: GroupDocs.Total Java Examples
Git branch: main
Git revision: 7222ea0f
Browser: Chrome Version 92.0.4515.159 (Official Build) (64-bit)
SO: Windows 10
Java version: 1.8.0_281
Exemple file: input.pdf (6.3 KB)
input.pdf (6.31 KB)


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@john.mcqueide We could not reproduce the issue. Please specify the steps to reproduce with more details


Clone the project, run the AddArrowAnnotation, and AddDistanceAnnotation examples that there are in the Examples folder and you will be to reproduce the issue.

@john.mcqueide thanks, for update we’ll have a look and notify you once have any updates

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Were you able to reproduce the issue?

@john.mcqueide we are able to successfully add annotation. After opening file in PDF viewer we could see both annotation and comment.

Here is a code

Here is a results
AddArrowAnnotation.pdf (8.0 KB)
AddDistanceAnnotation.pdf (8.3 KB)

Here is a screenshots how it looks in PDF viewer
Screenshot from 2021-10-28 16-44-33.png (29.4 KB)
Screenshot from 2021-10-28 16-44-14.png (32.4 KB)


I opened your files on my machine by Google Chrome and I can’t see the annotations.

Screenshot: pdf-arrow-distance-issue.png (48.1 KB)

Browser: Chrome Version 92.0.4515.159 (Official Build) (64-bit)
SO: Windows 10

@john.mcqueide ahh ok, will have a look and notify once we have updates.

*on other PDF viewers it working properly

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