How to Organize PDF Excerpts & Trace References

Welcome to the PDF features in NoteLedge. Let us show you around and quickly guide you through the fast and intuitive way to organize key information from PDF documents and trace reference sources.

Import PDFs

There are three ways to open PDF documents in NoteLedge.

1. Import PDF documents from cloud storages.

2. Open documents from email or other PDF apps, such as PDF Markup through the iOS share extension.

3. Save web pages from Safari as PDF documents.


Manage Annotations

You can find the annotation tools at the bottom of the PDF viewer, or simply select the texts you’d like to highlight to activate the annotation tools.

Tap BOTA to view and manage annotations. You will find all the annotated content under “Annotation”. In “Related Notes”, you can find all the notes linked to this PDF document.


Link Annotations to Notes

Now, here’s where the magic happens. NoteLedge allows you to link annotations directly to your notes. So you can easily organize excerpts from multiple PDF documents, edit the content in your notes, and build your own knowledge.



There are three ways to link annotations to your notes.

1. Tap the highlighted content in the PDF document and tap “+Link to”

2. Tap “+Link to” next to each annotation in the BOTA list.

3. In the BOTA Annotation list, you can select multiple annotations to add links to notes.



Organize PDF Excerpts and Trace References

Open the note that you linked PDF annotations to. You may organize the excerpts from PDF documents and continue editing.

You can find all the excerpts clipped from PDF documents in Media Folder. Tap the clipped texts and go to related content in this note. Long-press on the clipped texts for more editing options, or tap “view source” to view the original PDF document.


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