Notability, part 3

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Adding Material to Notes

1. Click on title to change it

2. TWO FINGER SCROLL to move the screen up and down.

3. Pencil Tool, Highlighter –> Hold onto tool to set line size, color, and & simple vs. fancy lines

4. Eraser – swipe to erase something

5. Scissors – slice into pieces, move around anything bitmap [what I call squiggles]

6. Text options

  • Click tool, then click on page where you want to type
  • On keyboard, top left symbols are the TAB keys  |<–      –>|
  • Extra fonts available, probably have to be connected online to access them
  • Close keyboard by clicking key on bottom right corner
  • Shortcut: to access numbers, etc for only one character, click on .?123 key, DRAG up into the character you want. When you release, the keyboard switches back to the letters.
  • Split Keyboard: handy when typing and holding the iPad. Click both thumbs on keyboard, drag them apart. Smush them back together when done with it
  • A B C = setup quick styles by holding onto the tool, selecting fonts, etc.

7. Pages – click stack of pages icon, top right.

8. Text Box – overlay box onto document. Useful for filling out PDF forms

  • Select Text tool, click and hold, select “+Text” button
  • OR click the + tool, select Sticky–> Text
  • Can change the background, size, etc – separately from the other text.
  • Text Wrap – ON = text near the box separates around the box.
    OFF = Text around the box moves away from the box.

Notability, part 2

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When in the Library:

  • Click and Hold on a note, in the middle of the line = Duplicate it.
  • Click and Hold on the Note ICON = can move it to another subject/divider
  • CLick on the Note title = rename it.
  • Select Note, click on Trash Can = Delete Note

Top Left Corner:

PLUS tool: Add a subject or Divider.


  • Click edit, then drag subjects to different location.
  • Click the Gear icon on a subject to change color, icon, etc.

Good way to think when starting a new process:
Start by knowing what you want to accomplish, THEN figure out the steps.

Export/Import Tool [icons are Rectangle with an Arrow in or out]

1. Set Destination

  • iTunes: hook up to another computer and load into iTunes for transfer
  • Google Drive – can select destination folder, export type
  • email
  • Print

2. Export Type

  • PDF – what you see is what see, can change it, but CAN write “on top” of it. Can choose to keep the background [“paper”].
  • RTF – useful if you want text to be transferred into a word processor. CAN export images and notes, but apparently only openable on Macs [according to the Help document]
  • NOTE – Notability’s native file format. Openable only in Notability.

Notes, Tips, Hints, & Answers