Results 1 to 21 of 21
Like Tree3Likes
  • 3 Post By DAS
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Can anyone simply explain how to use the SPen to make notes on a document? I can't seem to figure it out.

    Thanks,
    Steve
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by skuni View Post
    Can anyone simply explain how to use the SPen to make notes on a document? I can't seem to figure it out.

    Thanks,
    Steve
    hmmm....thats a good one. i would think you would have to import it into snote, pdf formats are supported. or you would have to import the doc into some other app like that, that supports spen note taking. alternately you would have to take a screen shot of the doc and make the notes on it, but i would think that would turn it into a jpeg or some such picture format. hopefully someone who has done it will chime in here.

    this talks about making notes on a power point using polaris office.....might be something there in doc too?

    from xda forums....
    Last edited by karsdroid; 06-10-2013 at 05:24 PM.
  3. #3  
    DAS
    DAS is offline
    DAS's Avatar

    Posts
    968 Posts
    Global Posts
    976 Global Posts

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by skuni View Post
    Can anyone simply explain how to use the SPen to make notes on a document? I can't seem to figure it out.

    Thanks,
    Steve
    Steve, I use the S-pen regularly for making notes and signing purchase approvals.

    My staff submits, via pdf format through email, what we call a purchase request form. I receive the document, review it, and can sign off all from my Note 2 or Note 8.

    First, download and save the pdf to the phone. It will by default be stored in download folder and can be found by opening the app titled My Files.

    Next, open S-Note and press the menu button. Then select "import" from the list. S-Note will ask which type of file you wish to import and you'd select pdf. You will be taken to the My Files folder where you can select the folder titled downloads and select the preferred document, and press "Done"

    The document will appear in S-Note and from there you'll have the ability to mark up, sign, or any other s-pen function.

    Once you've done it once or twice, and know the steps, the whole process takes less than 30 secs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanked by 2:
    CrashPush, BoldSaint and WenV like this.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    A better application solution is Lecture Notes. Import the pdf file, mark, export and do whatever. You can import multiple pdf files, pictures (camera, file). Then export using something to Documents To Go's pdf viewer to save it to wherever it needs to go. Far exceeds Snores.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    EVO & an Acer A500 tablet.

    My files: http://www.appbrain.com/user/bclinge...the-htc-evo-4g
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Thank you all for your help! I think I have it figured out now.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Hi all,

    So with both S Note and Lecture Notes I find that after export the pdf is severely reduced in quality. Has anyone found a way around this problem?

    For the original poster, though not ideal, Repligo Reader is a pdf reader with great markup tools. Not the same as writing completely freehand, but a good substitute.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Steve, I use the S-pen regularly for making notes and signing purchase approvals.

    My staff submits, via pdf format through email, what we call a purchase request form. I receive the document, review it, and can sign off all from my Note 2 or Note 8.

    First, download and save the pdf to the phone. It will by default be stored in download folder and can be found by opening the app titled My Files.

    Next, open S-Note and press the menu button. Then select "import" from the list. S-Note will ask which type of file you wish to import and you'd select pdf. You will be taken to the My Files folder where you can select the folder titled downloads and select the preferred document, and press "Done"

    The document will appear in S-Note and from there you'll have the ability to mark up, sign, or any other s-pen function.

    Once you've done it once or twice, and know the steps, the whole process takes less than 30 secs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanks a million DAS! This works perfectly!
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    I have also had this problem but with my 10.1 I have not found a solution however because there are some docs that i need to highlight that adobe for some reason will not allow me to select and highlight. but when imported to Snote they somehow end up all dark and just poor quality.

    Wonder if anyone else i having that issue or if they have found a solution.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    my new Note 8 hasn't gotten here as the boss ordered using the slowest mule in the stable for delivery so these are general comments....

    Anyway, it pretty much it seems limited to using PDF's if you want to mark up a document or to somehow get it into s-note or other app. I have an annual subscription to Adobe's online converter because I grew fed up with other Android solutions. So I for 19.99us per year I can convert my docs to and from PDF's.

    On my tabs I've used all the known apps like ezPDF Pro, RepliGo and Adobe PDF Reader. I also use Lecture Notes. Remember all of these are on a non-Note tablet so no direct s-pen use yet though that isn't what I trying to convey. I initially liked ezPDF enough to buy the Pro version. Over time a lot of small roadblocks have tarnished that feeling. RepliGo is my least favorite and I rarely ever use it anymore.

    Lecture Notes is a wonderful app and I look forward to comparing it with S-Note. But for marking up PDF's I don't find it exceptional or special. It's not bad though so take a look at the free demo version for sure. Right now it is my go-to app for hand written notes or fast diagrams.

    This leads to the current version of Adobe PDF Reader for Android. I have to say it is a nice app and it's free. The mark-up tools are basic but effective and it exports perfect quality files. I actually am recommending it to people. I should not I found it a very tedious app about 18-months back. Now it seems like a new app...I use it almost everyday but ONLY for mark-up and some reading. It does have a "night mode" for working in the dark which is also quite handy.

    So I guess my suggestion would be to try Adobe PDF Reader for Android and if needed consider using the online PDF converter from Adobe. I am loathe to recommend anything Adobe but in this case they saved my sanity and made my job a lot easier. Heck, if they came out with it, I might even consider an Android version of Acrobat I like the reader so much these days.



    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk HD
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    I also tried Adobe for making and found it too restrictive. EzPDF Pro had and still has issues, gave up on it. RepliGo was another given up on. For displaying PDF files I use Documents To Go and for editing and note taking, Lecture Notes.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    EVO & an Acer A500 tablet.

    My files: http://www.appbrain.com/user/bclinge...the-htc-evo-4g
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Thank you for your response DAS! Your post was very helpful. Just got my Samsung Note 10. 1 for work and trying to figure out if and how it can do what I need. Its my first android product and its not as intuitive as I thought it would be....
  12. #12  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Das

    Thanks for the tip. Can the same process be used for writing notes on a word, excel or powerpoint document that has not been converted to a pdf file.
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelraj View Post
    Das

    Thanks for the tip. Can the same process be used for writing notes on a word, excel or powerpoint document that has not been converted to a pdf file.
    This is exactly the information I too am looking for. I just got the Note 3 and my wife is about to get her Note 8 for work annotation on PDF's, Word Docs, etc. I am searching and will report back with any findings.
  14. #14  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Steve, I use the S-pen regularly for making notes and signing purchase approvals.

    My staff submits, via pdf format through email, what we call a purchase request form. I receive the document, review it, and can sign off all from my Note 2 or Note 8.

    First, download and save the pdf to the phone. It will by default be stored in download folder and can be found by opening the app titled My Files.

    Next, open S-Note and press the menu button. Then select "import" from the list. S-Note will ask which type of file you wish to import and you'd select pdf. You will be taken to the My Files folder where you can select the folder titled downloads and select the preferred document, and press "Done"

    The document will appear in S-Note and from there you'll have the ability to mark up, sign, or any other s-pen function.

    Once you've done it once or twice, and know the steps, the whole process takes less than 30 secs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Not sure how you got these steps but I've opened S-note a million times and there seems to be no 'input' selection under the menu.

    The options for an existing page under menu are as follows:
    Delete, Share via, export, edit pages, add tag, index page, add shortcut to home, print, save as, set as.
    The options for a new page are:
    share via, edit pages, record sketching, add shortcut to home, hide tools, save and save as

    I would love to know how you got 'import'.
  15. Thread Author  Thread Author    #15  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    I figured out how to do it with s note, but started using papyrus with the pdf add on. It works great for writing on pdfs.

    Posted via Android Central App
  16. #16  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by skuni View Post
    Can anyone simply explain how to use the SPen to make notes on a document? I can't seem to figure it out.

    Thanks,
    Steve
    I can make notes on a Word document with Kingsoft Office. When in edit mode, use the insert tab and choose Manual Paint. The s-pen works great to make notes on the document. I believe I found similar functionality on the other office-like apps I have. I don't know if they can do PDFs, I haven't found that option in Kingsoft but it may be hiding somewhere. Adobe Reader also allows a PDF to be opened and offers numerous editing options including a mark-up and signature option. I haven't really played with these but there seems to be plenty of options to explore. When you open the PDF the center option at the top tool bar with a pen and balloon symbol gives you the edit options.
  17. #17  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Polaris allows scribbling, but no palm rejection.

    Sent via my Note 8
    EVO & an Acer A500 tablet.

    My files: http://www.appbrain.com/user/bclinge...the-htc-evo-4g
  18. #18  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    To chuckr01

    Just tried your suggestion and it works well enough. Only drawback is that you need to do this each time if you intend to make notes on different sections of the document as you cannot scroll. Hopefully, there will be functionality in the future allowing users to scroll down the document and write-up comments/notes.
  19. #19  
    DAS
    DAS is offline
    DAS's Avatar

    Posts
    968 Posts
    Global Posts
    976 Global Posts

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by jnnyr View Post
    Not sure how you got these steps but I've opened S-note a million times and there seems to be no 'input' selection under the menu.

    The options for an existing page under menu are as follows:
    Delete, Share via, export, edit pages, add tag, index page, add shortcut to home, print, save as, set as.
    The options for a new page are:
    share via, edit pages, record sketching, add shortcut to home, hide tools, save and save as

    I would love to know how you got 'import'.
    No problem. When importing you have to be on the main page of S-Note, the page when you first open the app and can see all all your notes and folders, with the plus sign up in the top right hand corner.

    It's at this stage you select menu, and you'll see the option to import. You need to perform the import function before you open a s-note. The import function will then open the new s-note for you with the preferred imported document ready to edit.
  20. #20  
    DAS
    DAS is offline
    DAS's Avatar

    Posts
    968 Posts
    Global Posts
    976 Global Posts

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelraj View Post
    Das

    Thanks for the tip. Can the same process be used for writing notes on a word, excel or powerpoint document that has not been converted to a pdf file.
    You're welcome! I do not believe this functionality will work with Word docs because the only file types I know you can import are S Note, and PDF files. WORD, Excel, and Powerpoint files do not support the s-pen so the ability to import them into s-note is not an option at this point.

    However, using the Note Pro 12.2, and the Hancom suite of Microsoft file types this might be possible. I have not tried it yet on my PRO 12.2, but I will check it out and let you know.
  21. #21  

    Default Re: Using SPen to take notes on a document

    Aaaaah. I see why I couldn't navigate to it. Like most programs it will open to your last position. In this case, I thought I was on the main page as you described only to be in Recent notes. A tip for anyone else having this brain fart, simply click on the 'recent notes' home icon in the upper left and it brings you to the real home page and it will now read 'all notes'. Only then will the menu button give you the import option. Thanks DAS your help is greatly appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    No problem. When importing you have to be on the main page of S-Note, the page when you first open the app and can see all all your notes and folders, with the plus sign up in the top right hand corner.

    It's at this stage you select menu, and you'll see the option to import. You need to perform the import function before you open a s-note. The import function will then open the new s-note for you with the preferred imported document ready to edit.
    Thanked by:

Similar Threads

  1. use computer to organize apps on galaxy s3
    By jamieguitar in forum Samsung Galaxy S3
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-17-2013, 07:30 AM
  2. Taking notes on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    By Carmen Paisley in forum Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2013, 10:43 AM
  3. Using Mobilenoter to read Onenote on Vizio Vtab
    By bdbounds in forum Tablet Apps
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-25-2011, 05:15 PM
  4. How to take screenshot on the Flyer
    By adamm_44 in forum HTC Flyer
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-15-2011, 04:40 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-31-2011, 03:20 PM

Posting Permissions

B