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I've been looking for a solution for this for what seems like an eternity. My problem is that I wanna be able to export a complete notebook to pdf format, which seems to not be possible. I know I can save single notes as pdf documents, but the problem is that when I select all notes and hit the print key it only detects the first note. The preview window doesn't show all the notes, even though they are selected, and that way I can't export the entire notebook. The other option would be to export every note separately, which would be very time-consuming. 

In the image uploaded below, you can see that even though all my notes are selected, when I try to print in order to save as pdf it only detects the first note - which would only have 3 pages, and the whole documented would only consist of that first note, and that is not what it is meant to do.

Any help is much appreciated.


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21 minutes ago, Traveller1 said:

exportnote.com is still down. Does anyone know if and when it will be back?

Exportnote would have been by first suggestion.

An alternative service is cloudHQ .  It has a pdf conversion option.

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This is such a fault on Evernote's side, really :(

It must be a bug the fact that when you select all notes and try to print it only works for the first one, and not the rest. Or is that intentional of Evernote, in order for us not to have a way to decently export the whole notebook to pdf format? lol

4 hours ago, DTLow said:

Exportnote would have been by first suggestion.

An alternative service is cloudHQ .  It has a pdf conversion option.

Hmm maybe I'll give this a try, along with the other option but that seems for publishing books and stuff, I don't know if it'll work.

On 5/10/2018 at 12:51 PM, gazumped said:

Hi.  Have a look at this service - https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/07/29/publish-books-instantly-evernote/

I don't know whether it allows direct output to PDF,  but it may have options that suit your use case.  This option - https://www.exportnote.com/ - is 'down for maintenance'.  If and when it returns,  it also saves multiple notes to PDF


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Two years later, I am writing to say that I found a work-around (in case anyone else encountered the problem). It's kind of a pain to do, but if you get the hang of it, it's much less labor-intensive than other options. Here's what I did to merge the PDF:

1) As OP noted, Evernote won't let you save all the items when you click "Save as PDF"—it only saves the first one. HOWEVER, Evernote will open all items in Preview. So instead, select: “Open all in Preview." Hopefully if you have a lot of files, your computer can handle it. If you have a lot of files, prepare to be a bit overwhelmed. Worry not, though—you won't have to use the Preview app at all. What you're really after is the files that Preview created—which brings me to Step 2.

2) Find the folder that Preview put the PDFs in, using Finder. On mine, it’s:


3) From here, you can merge all the individual PDF files with a paid or unpaid tool that puts all the files into one PDF. I used Automator, because it’s free and less sketchy than using a lot of the free online merge options. Instructions about how to do that can be found here:  https://paulminors.com/blog/merge-pdfs-mac-automator/


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