Drag and Drop in Notability

Overview

Notability 7.0 adds support for iOS 11's Drag and Drop feature. It's a fast way to move handwriting, text, and even entire notes into, out of, and within Notability. This guide describes everything you can do with Drag and Drop.

Dragging and dropping an item takes three steps:

  1. Select: Press and hold an item to select it.
    • Optionally, tap more items to select them, too.
  2. Drag: Drag the items into an app that supports Drag and Drop.
    • While dragging items, you can switch notes in Notability and switch to other apps.
  3. Drop: Let go of the item to release it.

Drag and Drop from Other Apps to Notability

In a Note

  • Drag selected text into a note or text box.
  • Drag an image or GIF into a note.
  • Drag a document (like a PDF) into a note to add it to the end of the note.
  • Drag an audio file into a note to add the file to the note's recordings.

In the Library

  • Drag a file into your list of notes to import the file or append it to an existing note.

Drag and Drop from Notability to Other Apps

In a Note

  • Drag an image, text box, or area selected with the scissors to export it as an image.

In the Library

  • Drag one or more notes to export them in Notability's .note format.

Drag and Drop within Notability

In a Note

  • Drag selected text to move it or paste it into another note.
  • While using the text tool or scissors, drag an image to move it or paste it into another note.
  • While using the scissors, drag a selected area to make an image out of it.

In the Library

  • Drag one or more notes into a subject.
  • Drag one or more notes over a closed divider to open the divider.
  • Drag dividers and subjects to reorder them.
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