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Evernote Use #12- Turn a Note into a PDF
Evernote has pretty much replaced Microsoft Word for me. As a teacher and now as an administrator, when I’ve needed to create a document (i.e., an assignment, test, weekly faculty memo, etc.), Evernote has become my go-to. As I write and create, my notes are automatically saved and I can work on the document from anywhere on any device!
Last year, since I shared all of our class notes and assignments using a shared notebook, it was important that all of my documents were saved as PDFs.
In the past, I would create the assignment or test in Evernote, then I would copy it to Word, save it as a PDF, and then save it back to Evernote. That was way too much work, but it was the best I knew how to do.
However, recently I discovered any Evernote note can be saved as a PDF, and it’s becoming something I do just about every day. The next time you’re creating a document you need to share with someone, consider creating a PDF with Evernote. Here’s how:
When you’re finished, the newly-created PDF will be added to a new note in your default notebook.
I like to keep the original and PDF in the same note, so I merge the two notes together by selecting them and then clicking “Merge.”
Once the two notes are merged, you’ll have a single note with the original content and a PDF copy of it– which is perfect for sharing and emailing.
If you’d then like to annotate the PDF, go for it!
I hope this helps and saves you some time.