How To Export Notes From Evernote To PDF Format
Evernote is a useful cloud service that allows lawyers to quickly create and store documents, checklists such as to-do lists, audio clips, photographs and much more. It's the perfect research tool as web pages can quickly be saved into Evernote, emails can be forwarded to Evernote and screen snaps can be taken of websites to be saved in Evernote. Since it is such a useful tool, it seems like it has every option you may need. But there is one missing. The option to export your notes and documents from Evernote to PDF format.
This is kind of a big deal since the vast majority of documents that a lawyer deals with are in PDF format. PDF files can be encrypted and password-protected, a necessity when you're dealing with confidential information. Now of course, you can manually export documents by downloading them from Evernote and creating a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat or by using the "Print to file
" feature under Windows' printing options but those aren't very efficient options. These files must be created manually, one-at-a-time, and this can take away time that can be much better spent on other tasks. An Evernote to PDF option would be a great addition to a tool that is quickly becoming one of the most-used cloud services on the net. But until they decide to add the option for Evernote to PDF, what can you do?
Here are your options:
- You can manually create PDF files from your documents by using Adobe Acrobat.
- You can create PDF files from your documents by using the "Print to file" feature in Windows.
This can be an extremely time-consuming task if you deal with a large number of PDF files as you must manually transform each one- document by document, file by file. Wouldn't it be much better to simply have ALL of your documents and notes AUTOMATICALLY exported from Evernote to PDF format?
This is the magic of cloudHQ
. Where Evernote has a flaw, cloudHQ has a solution. And here is exactly how it works:
CloudHQ provides synchronization of files from one cloud service to another. And when it comes to Evernote, cloudHQ has additional options that allow the users to pick the format they would like their documents and notes exported in. So let's say that you want to export your Evernote notes from Evernote to Dropbox, and you want all your notes exported from Evernote to PDF format.
The first step is to sign up for cloudHQ. Once you do that, you can click on the sync wizard
and you will be taken to this page.
Simply select the Evernote icon and drag it to the box on the left.
The cloudHQ wizard will ask you to sign into the Evernote account that you wish to use for this sync. Once you have signed in to Evernote, you will be able to select which files and folders you wish to sync. You can choose to sync all files and folders or specific files and folders. Everything that is uploaded, created or stored in these shared folders will be synced. Follow the instructions and as soon as you have allowed cloudHQ to access the Evernote account, you will be brought back to the sync page.
Next, you will click on the Dropbox icon and drag it to the box on the right.
Now you will click on "Add Dropbox" and add your Dropbox account, just as you did for Evernote. Select a folder, or create a new one, for your Evernote files to be replicated to. You can name it "Evernote" or "Evernote PDFs" or something similar. Once you have added Dropbox, you will be taken to a settings page.
Here you can set your options for exportation. You need to click the option "Export notes into PDF format."
If you want your files to also be exported in Microsoft Word format, simply check the appropriate box. This way, you get two copies of your notes in the two most common formats. And remember- all this is automatic, you don't have to do anything extra to make it work. All notes that you create or upload to the shared folder in Evernote will be exported to Dropbox in real-time as PDF files. If you make revisions to existing files, the revisions will be synced instantly as well. *Be sure you check the “Switch to one-way sync” option if you don’t want your changes in Dropbox to be replicated back to Evernote.
CloudHQ is currently the easiest solution for exporting Evernote to PDF files. If you have any questions about the cloudHQ service, please visit the contact page here