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Annotating in NoteSuite

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013 01:29PM CDT
NoteSuite lets you mark up PDFs, photos, and web clips, as well as place PowerPoint slides on notes pages for better note taking in lectures and meetings.
 
Also, Word docs, PowerPoint files, Excel spreadsheets, and many other formats can be converted to PDF within the app for annotation. There is no need to have an Internet connection to use this feature.

 

Annotating PDFs
 
There are many ways to annotate PDFs in NoteSuite:
 
- Highlight text
- Strike-through and underline text
- Sketch and draw shapes
- Type new text
- Place photos
- Insert Comment Balloons
- Insert Bookmarks
 
NoteSuite stores all your text highlights in a list, to help you jump quickly to a specific part of your document. Access a list of your text highlights for any document from the Search menu in the main toolbar.
 
Highlight, strike-through and underline text by holding down on the desired text until the text menu strip pops up.
 
Sketch and draw shapes by selecting the Sketching or Shapes buttons in the main toolbar.
 
Type new text by choosing "Insert Text Box" from the Insert menu in the toolbar.
 
Place photos by choosing "Open Photo Library" or "Take Photo" from the Insert menu.
 
Insert Comment Balloons by choosing "Insert Comment" from the Insert menu.
 
Insert bookmarks by choosing "Insert Bookmark" from the Insert menu. View bookmarks from the PDF menu.

 

Annotating Images and Photos
 
You can sketch and type on images in NoteSuite just like you would sketch or type on a note. Just size and place the image on the notes page as you like. Then, choose either the Sketch or Text buttons on the toolbar to sketch or type on the image. Feel free to let your annotations flow across both the page and the image.
 
You can also edit an image by selecting the image and tapping the "Edit" button. This lets you draw within the image, or even erase parts of it.
 
You can share the image (via email, Dropbox, etc.) by selecting the image and choosing "Share" from the menu strip that pops up. NoteSuite will give you the choice of whether to share the raw image, or include the modifications you've made (note that tapping the Edit button modifies the image itself, rather than separating your modifications from the image).
 
Text can wrap around images four ways:
 
Keep with Text pins the image to a specific line in adjacent text, so it stays with your text while you edit.
 
Inline keeps your text between paragraphs, even as you add more text to paragraphs above the image.
 
Square places your image in a fixed position within text, with the text wrapping around the image.
 
Behind places your image in a fixed position within text, with the text flowing on top of the image. This is useful for annotating images.



Take Notes Alongside Powerpoint Slides
 
NoteSuite can place Powerpoint slides within your NoteSuite notes, so you can write, sketch, draw, or type either adjacent to the slide, or on top of it. This is especially useful for lectures and meetings where you might want to take notes with your slides.
 
To take notes on Powerpoint slides:
 
1. Open any Powerpoint file
2. Tap "Convert to Note" in the main toolbar
3. Choose whether you'd like small slides or large slides.
 
             TIP: Choose "Small Slides" if you'd like to take notes under each
             Powerpoint slide. Choose "Large Slides" if you'd like to take notes
             on top of Powerpoint slides.
 
NoteSuite will then place an image of each slide on each page. You can now type, sketch, or draw nearby the slide or on top of it. You can also move or resize the slide by tapping on it.



Annotate Web Clips
 
NoteSuite converts pages clipped through the "Clip Article" feature into notes pages, which can be annotated with sketches and more text the same as any other note. Web pages clipped with the "Full Page" feature can be converted to PDF for annotation by tapping the "Convert" button that appears in the toolbar when a web article is being viewed.


Annotate Documents
 
MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and many other documents can be annotated by converting these documents to PDF. This gives you full access to the complete collection of PDF annotation tools built into NoteSuite. The file conversion is done within NoteSuite, so there is no need to be connected to the Internet.
 
NoteSuite places a Convert button in the toolbar whenever you're viewing a document that can be converted. Just tap it to convert the document to PDF. 

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