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  1. channel44's Avatar
    Just got a note 7 and can't for the life of me figure out how to convert a handwritten note to text. I've found the handwriting pad that converts as you write, but what I'd like to do is use the screen off note taking and after saving the note, go back into Samsung notes and convert everything to text. I've found lots of information on S note for the note 5, but the Samsung notes app on the note 7 doesn't seem to follow the same rules.
    08-25-2016 09:54 AM
  2. suitstusir's Avatar
    Just got a note 7 and can't for the life of me figure out how to convert a handwritten note to text. I've found the handwriting pad that converts as you write, but what I'd like to do is use the screen off note taking and after saving the note, go back into Samsung notes and convert everything to text. I've found lots of information on S note for the note 5, but the Samsung notes app on the note 7 doesn't seem to follow the same rules.
    I'd really like to know the answer to this too.
    I'm sure I used to be able to do this on my Note 4 but I think it was removed in one of the updates.
    My friends Note 3 still does it and it is a great feature that needs to be reintroduced across the Note range if it's been removed.
    On the Note 3 you simply hand write all your notes with the S-Pen. You then select the handwriting you want to convert by drawing round it with your S-Pen. A dialogue box then appears that has the option to convert to text.
    Please can someone tell us where this feature is now hidden on the Note 4 and Note 7.
    Thank you.
    08-25-2016 03:48 PM
  3. suitstusir's Avatar
    I'd really like to know the answer to this too.
    I'm sure I used to be able to do this on my Note 4 but I think it was removed in one of the updates.
    My friends Note 3 still does it and it is a great feature that needs to be reintroduced across the Note range if it's been removed.
    On the Note 3 you simply hand write all your notes with the S-Pen. You then select the handwriting you want to convert by drawing round it with your S-Pen. A dialogue box then appears that has the option to convert to text.
    Please can someone tell us where this feature is now hidden on the Note 4 and Note 7.
    Thank you.
    This is exactly the feature I'm looking for that appears to have been removed from the Note 4:


    Please can someone explain where it's gone?
    08-26-2016 04:37 AM
  4. ra535i's Avatar


    In the link he shows how to do it.
    08-26-2016 04:43 AM
  5. channel44's Avatar


    In the link he shows how to do it.
    Watched the video and didn't see anything on it, but I did post a comment asking the author of the video about our question.

    Did I miss something in his post?
    08-26-2016 09:08 AM
  6. suitstusir's Avatar
    I've just done the following on my Note 4 and it works......not sure if it will be the same on your Note 7:

    1) Open S Note (close it altogether if it is already open and reopen it)
    2) Confirm that the extension is loaded
    a) Go to MORE in the upper right corner
    b) Click More features
    c) Confirm that the Extension Pack (first in the list) is installed - there should be a red "Installed" indicator under it if it is. If it is not installed, then install it.
    d) Go back one screen to the opening S Note screen
    3) On the opening S Note screen, click the "All" drop down in the upper left corner and then select "Notes" in the menu that appears.
    4) Add a new note by clicking the pen on the lower right corner.
    5) Remove the S Pen and select the pen input icon in the upper left corner (if it is not already selected).
    6) Write some text on the screen.
    7) Select the selection icon (the dashed cloud-looking figure in the middle of the top toolbar).
    8) Select the text you just wrote - a context menu will then appear when you're done selecting.
    9) On the context menu, select transform.
    10) On the second context menu, select "Text".
    08-27-2016 06:22 AM
  7. French's Avatar
    I'm on a note 7 and using S Notes to create the note does give you this ability. But forget doing it in Samsung Notes. As far as I can tell Samsung Notes is just a glorified copy and paste app that allows for artistic drawing (something that would be fun but I couldn't care less about having and would gladly give up for the S Note functionality) . Thankfully sideloading S Note is meeting my needs for the most part. I really hope Samsung makes this right. What were they thinking?!
    08-27-2016 06:53 AM
  8. suitstusir's Avatar
    Above is exactly the solution I was looking for and it works on the Note 4.
    Can someone also confirm that it works on the Note 7?
    I hate having to write in a small box and having it convert to text as I go.
    I just want to handwrite a whole page and then have it convert the whole page to typed text.
    If you follow the steps above it works perfectly.
    Ken in CA likes this.
    08-27-2016 12:40 PM
  9. channel44's Avatar
    Hey guys, found a solution working for me so far. S note can not be downloaded onto note 7 from play store, but can be found online at galaxy apps store. I've got it downloaded with the extension pack and it's working as seen in note 5/4.
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    08-27-2016 08:08 PM
  10. jnellen's Avatar
    channel44 - that was exactly what I was looking for. I didn't notice the distinction between the "Samsung Notes" app which comes pre-installed and the "S Note" app which is available through the Galaxy App store. After installing S Note and the expansion pack (More -> More Features -> Expansion pack) I'm now able to select hand-written text with selection mode and then Transform into -> Text.
    channel44 likes this.
    09-02-2016 11:03 AM
  11. Shripad_torvi's Avatar
    @Channel 44 - useful tip...!!

    ... I downloaded S Note from galaxy apps - and it does not have the transform option....
    Did you have to use any special features / tricks to get that working... it seemed like the SNote removed the transform features...otherwise it looked exactly like it looks on my note 4

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    -Shripad.
    09-02-2016 07:51 PM
  12. jhimmel's Avatar
    @Channel 44 - useful tip...!!

    ... I downloaded S Note from galaxy apps - and it does not have the transform option....
    Did you have to use any special features / tricks to get that working... it seemed like the SNote removed the transform features...otherwise it looked exactly like it looks on my note 4

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    -Shripad.
    And you installed the expansion pack???
    09-02-2016 08:02 PM
  13. channel44's Avatar
    Yes, you need to download the expansion pack.
    09-02-2016 08:30 PM
  14. French's Avatar
    I have the option to map, email, task, etc. but no conversion to text. So I'm kinda stuck on how this works as well.
    09-03-2016 04:44 PM
  15. SaltGuy's Avatar
    Just got a note 7 and can't for the life of me figure out how to convert a handwritten note to text. I've found the handwriting pad that converts as you write, but what I'd like to do is use the screen off note taking and after saving the note, go back into Samsung notes and convert everything to text. I've found lots of information on S note for the note 5, but the Samsung notes app on the note 7 doesn't seem to follow the same rules.
    According to the reviews in Galaxy store for S Notes, Samsung says that version 1.2 of Samsung Notes will bring action memo back and it will be late September when Samsung Notes is updated.
    09-03-2016 10:30 PM
  16. Shripad_torvi's Avatar
    Thanks channel44, Jhimmel...
    No I havent installed expansion pack...will try... but don't have note7 any more :-( .... will wait for the new one to arrive ....
    09-11-2016 10:57 PM
  17. hasasimo's Avatar
    How do I download this "expansion pack"?
    09-11-2016 11:04 PM
  18. Media Warrior's Avatar
    How do I download this "expansion pack"?
    Open S notes, top rt corner, open menu, select more, download and install expansion pack.
    09-12-2016 10:04 PM
  19. hasasimo's Avatar
    Open S notes, top rt corner, open menu, select more, download and install expansion pack.
    I don't have a "more" option, only "settings" and "help." I'm using Samsung Notes on a Note 7.

    Any ideas?
    Note 7 - convert handwritten note to text-screenshot_20160913-000205.jpg
    09-12-2016 11:10 PM
  20. laestrella's Avatar
    I don't have a "more" option, only "settings" and "help." I'm using Samsung Notes on a Note 7.

    Any ideas?
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    The more option is in the S Notes app the the Samsung Notes app.
    09-13-2016 02:13 AM
  21. hasasimo's Avatar
    The more option is in the S Notes app the the Samsung Notes app.
    Thanks. No "S Notes" app pre-installed or in the Play Store though. There is an "S Note" app in the Play Store but it says my Note 7 isn't compatible. Never knew the S Pen app system was this fragmented.
    09-13-2016 09:56 PM
  22. laestrella's Avatar
    Thanks. No "S Notes" app pre-installed or in the Play Store though. There is an "S Note" app in the Play Store but it says my Note 7 isn't compatible. Never knew the S Pen app system was this fragmented.
    It wasn't always like this. Try the one from the Samsung galaxy app store.
    hasasimo likes this.
    09-14-2016 04:18 AM
  23. gadgetjim's Avatar
    I just downloaded S-Note from the Samsung Galaxy Store, but the file is an "exe" file and cannot be opened.
    09-23-2016 05:44 PM
  24. gadgetjim's Avatar
    S-Note is not compatible with my device (Note 7). That is the message I see when I try to install S-Note.
    09-23-2016 05:47 PM
  25. warrentaye's Avatar
    Just got a note 7 and can't for the life of me figure out how to convert a handwritten note to text. I've found the handwriting pad that converts as you write, but what I'd like to do is use the screen off note taking and after saving the note, go back into Samsung notes and convert everything to text. I've found lots of information on S note for the note 5, but the Samsung notes app on the note 7 doesn't seem to follow the same rules.
    in samsung notes, when you open ur hand written note, go to the text tab, hold down ur pen on the written text till you see the pop up menu for copy cut etc, and click over to the extra options, there you will see an extract text option.
    09-23-2016 06:17 PM
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