Recently I posted on How to Solve a Pesky Evernote Web Clipper Problem. In that post I explained how to save an Evernote web clipping as an image file.
Genealogy Gem reader Pat wrote in about how she likes to extract notes. She writes:
I just ready your post about getting a note in Evernote out of the program and into another format on your hard drive. To get a text note out just open up the note and print it, to a pdf printer like Cute PDF. The only problem I see so far with this, is that CutePDF wants to call (everything)”printed” this way (as) Evernote.pdf, so you have to change the file name to avoid writing over the previous file. And, although I’m not a Word user I think it will allow you to import or open a pdf file and then save it as a doc file.
Thanks for all your information. I love listening to your podcast during my commute. – Pat
This is a great tip. Genealogy Gems Premium Members can hear more about CutePDF in Premium Podcast episode 77. (Not a member yet? Become one here.) I’m also a fan of Primo PDF. Let me show you how the process Pat describes works.
How to Export a Web Clipping Note from Evernote to PDF:
1. Install a free PDF creator program (for example: CutePDF or PrimoPDF.)
2. In Evernote’s menu click File > Print.
3. Select PrimoPDF from the General tab.
4. Click the Print button.
5. In the pop-up window select ebook (select Prepress if you want a higher quality document.)
6. Click the Create PDF button.
7. In the Save As window select where you want to save the file.
8. Rename the file.
9. Click the Save button.
10. And there you have it, your note as a PDF file!
Need more Evernote help? My Evernote for Genealogists quick reference guide (image right) is available for both Mac and Windows users (pick up the one that goes with your computer’s operating system, not your mobile device).
Click here for digital download pdf guide.
Click here for laminated printed guide.
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Premium Podcast episode 74: PDF Pandemonium (Premium membership required)