Anyway to copy handwritten notes?

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  1. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I have been using one note with my apple pencil and iPad pro since I started school back up. I would like to make my notebooks neater and was wondering if there was anyone that I could copy my handwritten notes to another notebook?
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Why copy them? Wouldnt the copy be as messy as the original? Cant you just erase notes you dont want?

    Perhaps i missunderstand :p
     
  3. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well at first I didn't realize I could just add new pages within the notebook, so I have just been creating new tabs for each class. I would like to copy them all into the one tab and just create new pages for them.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    So in effect you're talking about copy/pasting individual hand written notes. Merging and moving hand written stuff.

    This is more bitmap editing. Like lassooing in photoshop. I'm unaware this is possible in onenote. I dont know how you'd go about selecting and copying an individual handwritten note or sketch and paste or move it about the page. As i say, this amounts to picture editing like in an art package.

    I know some note apps vercorise hand sketched stuff on the fly and do it this way, but due to the nature and fluidity of onenote and Pencil im not sure this is the case. Or even possible.

    But then, i'm pretty new to the wonders on onenote too and would equally be interested in this option if it exists.
     
  5. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Appreciate the response. I'm only asking because there was one I have used before that I could do that in so wasn't sure if you could in one note.
    Otherwise I'm gonna rewrite everything
     
  6. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Is Oneone able to export the pages as pdf? PDF Expert could join them together.
     
  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it exports to pdf.

    Also, take a look at noteability. This easily copies/pastes hand notes.
     
  8. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Will have to look into that

    Now with notability can I do different pages inside he notebook or is it one continuous sheet
     
  9. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Each note is a continuous sheet, but you can sort them in topics. These are then listed kinda like a toc on the left side.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You can move pages to different tabs, or even to another notebook. Is that what you mean?
     
  11. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well you know how within a notebook you can create tabs? And than inside hem tabs you can create pages?
     
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    Yes. And then you can move those pages to other tabs, or even other notebooks.

    Oh, and entire tabs can be moved from notebook to notebook.
     
  13. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    npolly0212 - i've been trying out all the things you want, like hand written note editing and moving and stuff, and found notability much more easier and flexible for these tasks.
     
  14. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    You can do copy and paste in goodnotes. There is a lasso tool. Great for moving around a sketch or photo as well. It also has separate notebooks and can add pages, even switch backgrounds on different pages.
     
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    Thumbs up for goodnotes. I use it to take all my uni notes, it's really fantastic!
     
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Here are some of my favorite alternatives (in no particular order). I got each for free as they occasionally come on sale, so maybe check out appshopper.

    1. Notability
    2. Goodnotes
    3. Notes Plus
    4. Noteshelf
     
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  18. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I like notability and all, I just wish I could do additional pages within one notebook. Thats Why I don't use notability. I may switch over though. I appreciate all the comments and will look into the rest of them when I can tomorrow!
     
  19. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    you can add additional pages within a single notebook. just click on the paper button in the top right corner, then the + button to add extra pages. these extra pages are literally extra pages though, you cant individually title them or tab them out. but you can book mark them for faster access.
    and again, in the editor, why not just add extra notebooks under your chosen subject directories? just a different way of working slightly.
     
  20. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand what you mean by "extra pages". When you start a new note you are on the first page, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a thin line that denotes where the next page begins... You just scroll past it and you're on the second page. Just start writing on it.

    Can you describe more of what you mean by "extra pages"?
     
  21. npolly0212 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes But I want to be able to just have an entire notebook. Than inside like on one note where you can create new tabs inside the notebooks and inside those new tabs you can add multiple pages?

    I want to be able to do that so I can create a new little part for every class without having one huge forever ongoing page of school notes, I do my homework on it and everything and have to print them and whatnot
     
  22. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    In Notability you don't just keep writing in the same note!

    First: create a "Subject" on the main screen. You can think of a Subject as being a Notebook for a whole class or project. Then, within that Subject you add notes.

    A note is _one_ class or one meeting or one homework assignment. You create a new note each time.

    I give my Notes a nice title that explains what was taught in that class so that when I'm looking at my Subject I can easily see which lecture to open for a specific piece of information.
     
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    this :)

    as said, create a new 'subject' (using the '+' 3rd along on the top left hand main screen), then add numerous separate notes or 'tabs' within that subject (using the far right hand pencil/paper icon on the right hand main screen). same difference , just a slightly different method of execution.
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    But that is just two levels. In OneNote, you get three levels - Notebook, Tabs, Page.
     
  25. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    You can also create "Dividers" in Notability to group Subjects. So, if you wanted to you could use a Divider as a "Notebook", Subjects as "tabs" and Notes as "Pages".
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    That said, I do agree that it would be handy to have a way to group Notes underneath a subject...
     

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