1. wingman1800's Avatar
    Is there any way in S note to convert hand writing directly to to text without using keyboard or having to circle text and then convert to text...... The reason I am confused is because I have seen videos that just show writing a word on blank sheet and it automatically converts to text???
    11-24-2013 07:41 AM
  2. daiDroid's Avatar
    I've seen the videos too, but haven't been able to figure it out either. I've gone to using evernote exclusively because of this.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-01-2013 11:34 AM
  3. Robert1775's Avatar
    In any application, go to the keyboard and hold the microphone key for a few seconds and a window will pop up with three icons. Choose the middle one - a T with a pen next to it. Click on that. A lined yellow pad will open on the bottom half of the screen where the keyboard was. Write on that with the S Pen and whatever you write will be converted to text in the application's text window. This works with all applications. To get back to the keyboard just hold the mike button that is now on top of the writing pad and you will get a keyboard icon to press and go back to the keyboard. Simple to go back and forth if you want to.

    If you want an app to just write in and get .txt files created, Jota is free and works well. I use this all of the time as it is easier to get standard text documents than SNotes. You will be handwriting on the pad as described above, but your writing will appear as text on the Jota screen.

    Also works for browsers, email - whatever the keyboard works with.
    12-02-2013 12:38 AM
  4. daiDroid's Avatar
    Robert, you are an absolute savior! THANK YOU!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-05-2013 11:13 PM
  5. mangurian's Avatar
    Wonderful !!! Where did you learn this trick ? I have been going though multiple menus in "settings" in order to turn keyboard on/off.

    You win "post of the week"

    Pat yourself on the back.

    (I will take it all of the above back if it doesn't work.)
    12-06-2013 03:47 PM
  6. JL999K's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, pity l didn't fInd this site hours ago! But In the earlier GN there was an option to write direct on screen without using yellow pad. Is this still an option hidden in the background?
    01-20-2014 01:31 PM
  7. ChuckeeDroid's Avatar
    If you hover the spen over a text field that has direct input enabled, there'll be a square pencil icon. Tap it and a mini note pad will pop up that translates writing to text.
    Both this and the yellow pad will allow you to correct errors if you write directly over the letter you want to correct.

    edit: wrong forum.... this is for 2014 version

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
    01-20-2014 07:18 PM
  8. colint3's Avatar
    Hi I used to have a Note 8 and when using Snote I could click anywhere on the paper and the yellow box would appear, then I could write and my writing converted to text as I went. When a page was full it would automatically start a new page.
    Now on my Note 10.1 2014 I cannot get to do the same thing. When I click on the page a text box appears and I have to type into that. After a lot of writing (about 30 mins) I was finished and saved. When I open the note I cannot see all that I typed only some of it. I have to click a little blue triangle on the bottom right of the note and then I can see everything.

    My question is why does everything have to be done in a text box. I want it to be how it used to be on the Note 8.


    03-02-2014 09:10 PM
  9. mjleonar's Avatar
    Thanks, this was very helpful on my new Note Pro 12.2!
    06-25-2014 08:48 AM
  10. William T Short's Avatar
    I am with Colin its gone from being my most used app to rubbish. I will have to find something else possible evernote. I don't understand what Samsung are playing at every update makes matters worse-SNote Kies3 etc. I have just bought a Note4 and thinking I should have gone for the iPhone 6plus
    01-19-2015 02:59 AM

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