Using my Note at workGeneral

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  1. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    Here's how I used my Note for notes today.

    I sat in on a webinar today. I had already loaded up the PDF files for the meeting into my Note (the S Note application) so I was ready to take notes while listening/watching the webinar on my PC. Before the meeting started, I added a new, blank page for additional notes at the end of the existing PDF file.

    Once the webinar began, the presenters popped up some PowerPoint slides that were helpful. I used the Insert Image icon > Take Picture and took a quick photo of the slide that was displayed on my PC screen. I then dragged it on to a blank page in the PDF file I was working on and wrote notes around it.

    LOVE this device!!!

  2. ChrisENote

    ChrisENote Active Member

    It is fantastic for work, I use mine for meeting note taking, to do lists and use the capture tool (press button on s pen and draw around what you need) on any documents, webinars etc and paste them into my Notes.
    I do engineering work and have books full of sketched diagrams from the past but it's all done in S Note now and enhanced with any diagrams, tables etc from other docs pasted in using the capture tool, I never cut out diagrams and glued them in my paper note books before I had the note!
    I have started doing 1 Note per month with all work and meetings then back it up and also export to pdf
    on Google Drive so it's secure and available on other devices. This way it's easy to archive and find meeting notes.

    Another tip I have for note taking is to use a lined background to help keep notes and diagrams neat, but if I need to print them I change the background to plain white before exporting to pdf and printing to save ink.

    However I have not worked out how to open a pdf in S Note? I can open it in Polaris office or adobe pdf and make limited notes but it is not nearly as good as S Note.

    Can you share how you open pdf in S Note please?
  3. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    This might be the long way around, but this is how I get it done:

    I first get my PDF files into Dropbox. From Dropbox, I then export them to the Downloads folder on the (internal) SD card of my Note. (If I could figure out how to get directly into Dropbox from S Note, that would save a step. Anyone have ideas?) I suppose I could also use Airdroid between my PC and my Note to wirelessly move the PDF files into my Note downloads folder (or other location). That would also skip the export from Dropbox step.

    OK - back in S Note, click Options (the 3 lines in the upper right corner) and choose Import
    Select PDF file
    Make your way to the location of your PDF (for me, it's my SD card Downloads
    (Here is the tricky part): When your list of PDF files appears, tap the radio button of the file you wish to import. (Don't click the file name or it will attempt to launch in your PDF viewer). Once you have that radio button selected, click DONE in the upper right corner. This takes you back to S Note and the import process begins.
    Once the file is imported, you can switch on the editing tools and write, draw, markup, insert clips, etc. You can add new pages at the end, or in between existing pages (this is cool). You can save the entire creation back to S Note, or export as a PDF as you are currently doing.

    I was using EZPDf to mark up PDF files but I find I like S Note much better.

    Here's a little video posted by another forum member on importing PDF files into S Note. Not narrated, but you can see the process and get an idea as to how long it takes (not long) to pull in a 60-page PDF.

    Hope this helps!

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  4. ChrisENote

    ChrisENote Active Member

    Brilliant, I had not seen the import option.
    I use Astro file manager which can integrate with google drive and dropbox and my network attached storage, so move files from there to sd card where s note brower can then import them.

    Thanks again
  5. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip - I'll check it out!

  6. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member

    I am now using Lecture Notes, the advantage is importing multiple pdf files into the same document. The con: hand written only.
  7. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member

    A correction, it does support a physical keyboard.

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