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I would like to print an entire 100 MB notebook for internal usage. I imagine this is done most easily by exporting the entire notebook to 1 pdf-file with a new page for every new note. How do I export the entire notebook to pdf? Or is there an easier way of printing the notebook directly? I use Evernote Business on a mac-laptop, and the notebook is shared, but I am the administrator. 

 

I can export it as an html-file where all notes are in seperate folders, which is going to be a lot of work to fusion all the seperate files. 

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Hi.  There's a thread somewhere here about new software to export notes to PDF files,  but I don't know anything about its capabilities.  There's also something called "FastPencil"  - book-publishing software that imports Evernote notes into a manuscript for publishing.  It seems like a possible option for getting multiple notes into a specific format.  Other than that you'd have to look to exporting something that another publishing application can use..

FastPencil - https://fp.fastpencil.com/signup_evernote

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In windows click on the notebook in list view, click on any note, Ctrl-A to select all notes, right click, select print, and then print to PDF selecting the new page per note option.  Not sure if the equivaent print exists on Mac, and Cmd-A for Ctrl-A.  FWIW,

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2016-03-27
To Evernote team:

Why it's so difficult to export an entire notebook to pdf ? Who cares about the .enex format? I need pdf. Is that so difficult to understand?  I am a premium user, and I don't get the functionality that's considered basic outside Evernote... If I miss something, please let me know. If there is a Evernote solution to the problem, let me know also. Thanks.

Frustrated user

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1 hour ago, Asia888 said:

Why it's so difficult to export an entire notebook to pdf ? Who cares about the .enex format? I need pdf. Is that so difficult to understand?  I am a premium user, and I don't get the functionality that's considered basic outside Evernote... If I miss something, please let me know. If there is a Evernote solution to the problem, let me know also. Thanks.

Are you sure you want to use the pdf format?
It would be ok for a simple note, or even a note with images.
You'd be loosing any other attachments.  You'd possibly lose pdf attachments.

I would think the html format would be more inclusive.
Evernote does have an export as html format. 

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3 hours ago, Asia888 said:

Why it's so difficult to export an entire notebook to pdf ? Who cares about the .enex format? I need pdf.

Did you try the solution proposed above notebook-to-pdf

For a large export - my solution would be to write a script for this and schedule it to run overnight.
Here is a sample of code for Applescript from http://sealedabstract.com/lifehacking/exporting-an-entire-evernote-notebook-mac/

tell application "System Events"
18         keystroke "p" using command down
19         repeat until window "Print" of process "Evernote" exists
20         end repeat
21         tell process "Evernote" to click menu button "PDF" of window "Print"
22         tell process "Evernote" to click menu item "Save as PDF…" of menu "PDF" of menu button "PDF" of window "Print"
23         repeat until window "Save" of process "Evernote" exists
24         end repeat
25         keystroke i as text
26         keystroke (ASCII character 3)
27         repeat while window "Save" of process "Evernote" exists
28         end repeat
29         tell application "Evernote" to activate
30         keystroke (ASCII character 31)
31     end tell

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2 hours ago, Asia888 said:

Why it's so difficult to export an entire notebook to pdf

It is not at all difficult.

In both EN Win and EN Mac, you can just select all notes in the Notebook (or any selection you want), print, and select "save as PDF" (or "print to PDF").

No script is needed or required.

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Minor point - I don't believe this is built into EN Windows, like it is for EN Mac.  You can do it in EN Windows but you must first have installed a pdf print driver.

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28 minutes ago, s2sailor said:

Minor point - I don't believe this is built into EN Windows, like it is for EN Mac.  You can do it in EN Windows but you must first have installed a pdf print driver.

Correct.

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6 hours ago, s2sailor said:

Minor point - I don't believe this is built into EN Windows, like it is for EN Mac.  You can do it in EN Windows but you must first have installed a pdf print driver.

 

5 hours ago, csihilling said:

Correct.

@csihilling, since you suggested using "print to PDF" above, can you suggest a good, free or cheap, "print to PDF" tool for Windows users?

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1 hour ago, JMichaelTX said:

 

@csihilling, since you suggested using "print to PDF" above, can you suggest a good, free or cheap, "print to PDF" tool for Windows users?

On my backup PC I use Foxit Reader.  Others have referenced CutePDF and PDFCreator as good, free PDF creation tools as well. 

I use Adobe Acrobat X Pro on my main PC. 

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I've used CutePDF and PDF-XChange.  Going from memory, I don't think CutePDF (free version) allows encryption.  PDF-XChange does ... at least the versions I've used.

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you can "print" your notes save-as-PDF files.

so instead of choosing a printer from the top portion of the print menu, go to the bottom dropdown and select "Save as PDF"

This is from my mac running 10.11.6 El Capitain

evernote_print-save-as-pdf.png

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I have a notebook with 600 notes on a Chromebook. I would like to save to Drive as individual pdf's. Is it possible? when I try the print option wants to do one note at a time.  Any help is appreciated. 

Edited by duncanduncan
forgot a point

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10 hours ago, duncanduncan said:

I have a notebook with 600 notes on a Chromebook. I would like to save to Drive as individual pdf's. Is it possible? when I try the print option wants to do one note at a time.  Any help is appreciated. 

The Windows/Mac platforms have an export feature, but only html/xml format

The cloudHQ service has an export feature with conversion to pdf format

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1 hour ago, gazumped said:

ExportNote exports any type of attachments, including PNG, JPEG, BMP, PDF, DOC, XLS, ZIP, WAV, MP3. If you can store it in Evernote, ExportNote can export it !

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I just exportnote a few months ago and it was perfect. Just the thing that was missing from Evertnote in order to make Evernote my admin system. However, it recently stopped exporting in PDF format properly and says it's exporting but some some reason it only export a fraction of the notes (without giving an error message). I'm still waiting for an answer from the developers. In the meantime don't buy it if you need PDFs until they have it sorted out it, after that it's the only real (and good) option to export all notes in one go. For HTML all was working well.

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I confirm that ExportNote v1.1.9 (released in October 2016) had incompatibility issues with the latest version of Evernote for Mac. We fixed the issue in ExportNote v1.1.10 (released in January 2017) after Robin's bug report. Thanks, Robin! 

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RE:  http://www.exportnote.com

@Jerome S, looks like you have a great system for exporting.  However, I rarely, if ever, need to export my entire Evernote account.

It appears that your premium version allows export for selected Notebooks.  Could you please confirm.

Also, I really need to export for a tag, or set of tags, since, like many of us, I use only a few (< 5) Notebooks.  Can this be done?

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ExportNote update: Since the end of 2017 completely stopped working after an update to Evernote. Their website says it as well and that they're working on it. It's now been almost 6 months and still no update, nor any email reply from the developers. I need to potentially shift my entire admin and subscription away from Evernote. It was such an awesome solution but I feel a bit cheated with my money since neither Evernote nor ExportNote are giving me any working solution. Hopefully this will soon change!

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On 2018-03-17 at 3:36 PM, RobinGroenevlet said:

I need to potentially shift my entire admin and subscription away from Evernote. It was such an awesome solution

Exporting an entire notebook to pdf seems to be a niche requirement.

You might get suggestions if you indicate your device/platform, and what you need a solution for.

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