Import and export PDFs with Samsung Notes on your Galaxy Note20 5G

Last Update date : Aug 25. 2020
Import and export PDFs with Samsung Notes on your Galaxy Note20

The Samsung Notes app on your Galaxy Note20 5G or Note20 Ultra 5G has a new feature that lets you import PDF documents. You can write on, draw on, and annotate your PDFs right from the app and then save them for future use. There are additional options for exporting PDFs and notes as well, such as PowerPoint presentations or Microsoft Word documents, if you need to add the contents elsewhere.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. PDF files that have been imported into or exported from Samsung Notes cannot be edited. Only text and drawings can be added to the PDF.

Import a PDF

If you have PDFs saved to your phone, you can import them to Samsung Notes. You can save the PDF for another time, or make notes on it with your S Pen.

1 To start importing a PDF file, open the Samsung Notes app, and then tap the PDF icon (top right corner).
To start importing a PDF file, open the Samsung Notes app, and then tap the PDF icon (top right corner).
2 Select a folder, and then select your desired PDF file. Tap Done.
3 You can now add text or drawings to the file. If you’re writing with the S Pen, you can quickly convert it to text or straighten the writing.
4 To convert the writing to text, select the Convert to text icon. Check the text preview, and then tap Convert to switch everything to text.
5 To straighten unconverted handwriting, select the Straighten icon.
6 Tap the Back arrow to save the file when you’re finished.
Export a PDF

Now that you’ve added text to a PDF file, maybe you’d like to export it in a new format. There are a few options to choose from.

1 To start importing a PDF file, open the Samsung Notes app, and then tap the PDF icon (top right corner).
2 Select a folder, and then select a PDF file. Tap Done.
Select a folder, and then select a PDF file. Tap Done.
3 Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Save as file.
4 You can choose from either Samsung Notes file (.SDOCX), PDF file, Microsoft Word file, Microsoft PowerPoint file, Image file, or Text file.
5 You can also save your regular notes the same way. Navigate to and tap the note you’d like to save, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots). Tap Save as file. You can also press and hold the note, and tap Save as file at the bottom of the screen.
6 With both methods, a new version of the file will appear in Samsung Notes in the format you selected.

You can also tap Share to convert the PDF and send it elsewhere, such as to an email. This method will not save a new copy in the Samsung Notes app.

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