Jump to content
Arf

mac Exporting note to pdf including inline pdfs on Mac

Recommended Posts

Hello!

 

I've been trying to do something which I thought would be very simple - exporting a note I have to a pdf (on a mac). This is in principle straightforward (by printing the note to pdf). However, to my surprise I found that inline pdfs aren't being printed out into the exported pdf.

 

It seems bizarre that this doesn't work. I had to do the export anyhow so I spent the next hour opening each inline pdf, saving it as png, pasting it in and deleting the old pdf.

 

There must be a better way to do it, but I couldn't find one googling/looking through the forums. Exporting to html and then printing that to pdf doesn't help either. Does anyone know how to do it properly?

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post

Sorry but I don't think that's possible on any platform.  You can print a note,  and you can open and print the attached PDFs individually,  but there's no way (as yet) to do it all in one go.

Share this post


Link to post

Thats really a shame.

 

It basically means that I can't share most of my notes if the person I want to share it with doesn't use Evernote. This seriously limits the utility of Evernote for me, just as I was started getting used to the program...

 

Is there any official way to make an improvement request?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Basically you already have - the developers read these pages for suggestions and ideas. 

 

You could always share the note via its public URL - not exactly secure,  but you do have the "purloined letter" thing that your data (if its not too personal / critical) is lost withing the millions of documents online,  and no-one knows your URL except the person you send it to..  and anyone they send it to.. and their friends...

 

:)

Share this post


Link to post

I don't know when this change BUT THINGS ARE BETTER, at least on the Mac.

There is now a context menu option (ctrl-click) for "Convert Note to PDF". 

 

When you click this, it creates a new note in your default Evernote folder and have an embedded PDF, with all the same goodness as the original. In this new note-as-PDF, there is a 'Save As' icon within the note where you can save the note as a PDF. 

 

The saved PDF appears to have all the high fidelity of the original PDF, such as full resolution of embedded pictures, etc.

 

Nice!

 

Pj.

Share this post


Link to post

mmm... I've been waiting for ages for inline pdf's to be printed on the Mac.

 

So this new export feature does work, but why is it implemented in this way?  It chews up your allowance by replicating everything again in a new note.  I'd much prefer if this feature would just Save As... in the usual way.

 

So nice, but no cigar

Share this post


Link to post

Has this feature been removed again? This is exactly what I've been looking for but I just can't find it. I've got the standalone mac version 5.5, newest version. 

 

Anybody who can help please? thanks!

Share this post


Link to post

Has this feature been removed again? This is exactly what I've been looking for but I just can't find it. I've got the standalone mac version 5.5, newest version. 

 

Anybody who can help please? thanks!

 

You need to right click (or control+click) in the individual note and chose the option to convert the note to PDF from the popup.

Share this post


Link to post

 

Has this feature been removed again? This is exactly what I've been looking for but I just can't find it. I've got the standalone mac version 5.5, newest version. 

 

Anybody who can help please? thanks!

 

You need to right click (or control+click) in the individual note and chose the option to convert the note to PDF from the popup.

 

I don't see that option when I right click on a note. I'm using the evernote desktop app on the mac if that makes a difference. Any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post

So this feature has been removed from the latest mac client and is not available on the web interface either.

 

It is deeply frustrating.

 

All I want to do is convert the thing I can see on the screen when I open a note (ie all the pdfs expanded) and be able to save/export that as a pdf.

 

I use evernote for expenses (I don't think I'm the only one doing that....) and expenses come in the form of photos, email invoices and pdf invoices.  I need evernote to be able to print them.

 

By the way, it works on the windows client (or ir did at least a few months ago last time I used windows).

Share this post


Link to post

Export note to PDF has never worked on the Windows client unless you had a PDF editor installed (like Adobe Acrobat) when you could print to PDF.  I'd doubt it worked in Mac either unless a similar editor was installed.

Share this post


Link to post

Hello!

 

I've been trying to do something which I thought would be very simple - exporting a note I have to a pdf (on a mac). This is in principle straightforward (by printing the note to pdf). However, to my surprise I found that inline pdfs aren't being printed out into the exported pdf.

 

It seems bizarre that this doesn't work. I had to do the export anyhow so I spent the next hour opening each inline pdf, saving it as png, pasting it in and deleting the old pdf.

 

There must be a better way to do it, but I couldn't find one googling/looking through the forums. Exporting to html and then printing that to pdf doesn't help either. Does anyone know how to do it properly?

 

Thanks!

I am using EN 5.6.0 Direct.

Yosemite 10.10

 

The best I can do is;

Right Click in the body of the Note

Choose Convert to PDF

 

It creates a New Note with a PDF of the original Note.  

Then Drag-n-Drop the PDF from the Note wherever you want to, such as your Desktop.

I hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post

If I understand the problem correctly, I may have a suggested workaround.

 

1. Place all notes that you want in a single notebook.

 

2. Export notes to a HTML page.

 

3. Print this web page to PDF using your print dialog options. 

 

This will create a PDF with all your notes.

 

Biggest problem is that you need to move your notes into a new notebook, which is time consuming, and something you may not want to do...

Share this post


Link to post

To export a .pdf note in Evernote to a non-Evernote pdf file on a mac:  this works for me:

 

Right-click (control-click) in the body of the note and select "Open With - Preview"

In Preview, under "File" select "Export as PDF," choose a meaningful name and desired location, and execute. 

 

I'm using OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4, and Evernote Version 6.0.16 (451861 Direct)

Share this post


Link to post

Just tried this, and had a jumbled result. 4 pages, scanned and arranged in proper order in Preview, but using the arrow icon to send to Evernote, the four came out of order. Disappointingly long time to save some paper from my life…

p.s. I could reorder in Evernote w/cut and paste, but…

Share this post


Link to post
21 minutes ago, VitalVet said:

Just tried this, and had a jumbled result. 4 pages, scanned and arranged in proper order in Preview, but using the arrow icon to send to Evernote, the four came out of order. Disappointingly long time to save some paper from my life…

p.s. I could reorder in Evernote w/cut and paste, but…

Hi.  What was your source material exactly?  Are you converting typed notes to PDF or trying to save pages into Evernote?  This thread is about getting content out of Evernote...

Share this post


Link to post
7 hours ago, gazumped said:

Hi.  What was your source material exactly?  Are you converting typed notes to PDF or trying to save pages into Evernote?  This thread is about getting content out of Evernote...

Oh, sorry. My source is scanned magazine pages, collated in Preview, then exported to Evernote. If there's a better thread or I need to start a new one, please advise. Closest I could find in searching the forum.

Share this post


Link to post

@VitalVet - I'm not a Mac user,  so can't really help you on the tech side,  but normally I'd get all my pages collated by the scanner into one PDF and then moved into Evernote.  Maybe one of the Mac users around here can help if there's a better way.  Meantime I'll see if we can get these posts moved to their own thread...

Share this post


Link to post
On July 29, 2016 at 4:20 AM, VitalVet said:

Just tried this, and had a jumbled result. 4 pages, scanned and arranged in proper order in Preview, but using the arrow icon to send to Evernote, the four came out of order. Disappointingly long time to save some paper from my life…

p.s. I could reorder in Evernote w/cut and paste, but…

Uou're right, I was able to duplicate this
- I imported 4 files (pdf and img) into preview
- Sent the 4 four files as a group to Evernote
- Evernote combined them into one note, but the order seemed random

You can compare this to the result when you sent to mail instead of evernote
Mail preserves the order

If you want to open a support ticket, there's a link below in my signature

   Contact Evernote Support   

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...