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EMBA iPad Initiative - Importing and annotating PDFs in OneNote

OneNote allows you to import PDFs directly into your notebook, so you can draw and annotate directly on the document.


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Annotating PDF materials in OneNote

OneNote allows you to import PDFs directly into your notebook, so you can draw and annotate directly on the document.

Import and annotate a PDF:

  • Open the website which contains the PDF document
  • Click document link
    • If using Canvas, click the "blue text" link - clicking the "file preview" icon will open a small preview window, which will not allow you to continue
  • The PDF will open on your iPad's screen
  • Tap the document screen and quickly press the blue “Open In ..” (located in the top left corner of the document)
  • Scroll the middle line to the left until you see “Copy to OneNote”
    • Do not select the "OneNote" icon (as compared to “Copy to OneNote”) as this option will not allow you to create an annotate-able document
  • OneNote will then load (you may need to first log in to your campus account
  • You will be presented with a list of existing notebooks:
    • Select a notebook
    • Select a tab
  • You will then be asked for two options: Attachment and Printout
    • Select Print Out: By selecting this option, OneNote will convert the PDF to a series of images by which you can annotate/draw on.
    • If you select Attachment, the PDF file will be uploaded as a standalone file that you can later open, however you will not be able to annotate/draw on it.
  • Once converted via the Printout option, you will be taken to your imported PDF document: You may start editing.
    • Please remember that any editing that you do to your document is located as a local file on your iPad: To make your document available to the cloud, you will first need to sync it.




Keywords:ATW, EMBA, iPad,   Doc ID:63111
Owner:Billy K.Group:Wisconsin School of Business
Created:2016-05-03 09:51 CSTUpdated:2016-08-26 10:25 CST
Sites:Wisconsin School of Business
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