for the iPad


HELPFILE ver 2.6.6- MAIN TOOLBAR OPERATIONS

Introduction & FAQ

Draw mode

Type mode

Write mode

Select mode

Get content from websites

Maps

Import documents

Insert images from photo album

Icons

Export - print, email or Facebook

Backgrounds

Settings

Files, folders and Dropbox

New - clear the screen

FAQ

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INTRODUCTION - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Main Toolbar
  3. Bottom Buttons
  4. Frequently asked questions
  5. Email

Basics

The iPad screen is an electronic canvas on which you can draw, write and/or type text to produce a screen image. You can also import photos, website clippings, maps and add icons to build up your screen image.

Or, you could open documents (such as .pdf, .doc, .xls and .ppt files) and paste a section of the document to your screen image for marking up.

Once you have pasted content and started to compose your screen image, you can re-organize its layout using a selection tool which allows you to select areas of the screen image, cut or copy that area and paste it elsewhere on the screen.

You can resize, rotate and re-position the copy of the selected area before pasting it back to the screen image.

The screen image can then be saved to a png file and organized in folders. Or, you could email the screen image or upload it to Facebook.

Alternatively, you could select an area of the screen and send that rather than the whole screen image.

Dropbox is supported and you can also transfer files to and from your Dropbox account.

At the top of the screen is the MAIN TOOLBAR. Tap a button on the MAIN TOOLBAR to enter a mode (DRAW, WRITE, TYPE or SELECT) or activate a feature. (See below for a description of the MAIN TOOLBAR buttons).

If you need help on any button, tap and hold the button (long press) and its HELP SCREEN will appear. Tap the button again to close the help screen or tap the CLOSE button on the help screen.


Main Toolbar

Use the first group of buttons as shown below (1) to operate the basic modes: DRAW, TYPE, WRITE and SELECT as briefly described in the table below.

Tap any button icon in the left column of the table for its HELP SCREEN.

DRAW MODE
Features freestyle finger drawing and writing directly on screen with quick-change pen type (pen, highlighter or eraser), color selection and line widths.
TYPE MODE
Type into a text box which can be placed and pasted on to the screen. Full font support including colors and sizes. Supports copy, cut and paste from other iPad text-based apps. For example copying text from Safari.
WRITE MODE
Write small feature. Although you can write in DRAW MODE, WRITE MODE lets you write naturally in a larger space and the writing is automatically scaled down. Maximizes the use of screen space for writing notes. Auto-advance feature lets you write continuously.
SELECT MODE
Lets you copy areas of the screen into a selection box which can then be resized, rotated and/or re-positioned and pasted back on to the screen. Options to copy, cut or crop the selected area.

Use the second group of buttons as shown below (2) on the MAIN TOOLBAR to import content to build up your screen image. You can import photos, website content, maps and icons, or open a document (.pdf, .doc, .xls or .ppt) and import a section.

Tap any button icon in the left column of the table for its HELP SCREEN.

WEB
Built in browser to capture website content which you can paste on to your screen image.
MAPS
Built in map function to generate maps which you can paste on to your screen image.
DOCS Import .pdf, .doc, .xls and .ppt files from which you can paste a section on the screen for mark-up and annotation.
IMAGES
Import photos from the iPad photo album and camera roll. You can import and paste images to fit the screen or import into the SELECT BOX for re-sizing and positioning.
ICONS
Use icons in your screen image. Free icons are available from the the Daydex website or customize your own icons by exporting the image in the SELECT BOX as an icon.

The third group of buttons as shown below (3) on the MAIN TOOLBAR are useful features for you to print or email your screen image, upload to Facebook, apply backgrounds, customize your settings, and manage files in folders.

Tap any button icon in the left column of the table for its HELP SCREEN.

EXPORT
Export lets you send your screen image to an Airprint compatible printer or email it as a png or jpg file. You can also upload your screen image directly to Facebook.
BACKGROUNDS
A background is an underlay (for example ruled lines or grid, but can also be an image) which is not affected as you edit the screen image. Backgrounds are also very useful for filling in forms and marking up a document or image. You could use the existing screen image as a background, or open any file as a background. Later, when done, you can merge the background into your screen image.
SETTINGS
Settings for customizing the app, for example showing and hiding stretch arrowhead handles, tint boxes, file confirmations, grid sizes, right to left writing, etc
FILES
File handling options for opening, saving, deleting and renaming files. You can also transfer files to and from Dropbox.
NEW
Clears screen image to start a fresh project. Prompts to clear background if a background is present.

Bottom Buttons


The SHOWTOOLBARS button (3) at the bottom center of the screen is used to hide all the toolbars. Tap the button to hide and again to unhide the toolbars.

If you make any changes to the screen (for example, pasting the SELECT BOX), you can tap the UNDO (1) button to reverse the change.

Similarly, tap the REDO (2) button to redo the last undo.

The FILES NAVIGATION TOOLBAR (4) displays the filename of the current file and quick save buttons as well as buttons for quickly opening the next and previous files.


Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I move something I've drawn on the screen?
  2. I've typed some text in the text box but it's not showing on the screen. Why has it disappeared?
  3. The toolbars have disappeared. How can I get it back?
  4. I've opened a file as a background and drawn over it, but when I saved my work, the background is gone. What happened to the background?
  5. What is the DOUBLE-TAP used for?
  6. I've tapped the PASTE button to paste an image but nothing seems to have happened. Where is the pasted image?
  7. When I use the eraser, why does it appear away from my finger?
  8. I have an image which I use frequently. Can I add it to the icon library?

a. How do I move something I've drawn on the screen?

Use the SELECT MODE. First select the area to be moved by positioning the SELECT BOX over the area and adjust to fit. Tap the CUT button, drag the SELECT BOX to the new location and tap the PASTE button.

b. I've typed some text in the text box but it's not showing on the screen. Why has it disappeared?

You may have tapped another button without pasting the text first. The typed text has not disappeared, it's still in the TEXT BOX. Simply tap the TYPE button and the TEXT BOX will appear again. Remember to tap the PASTE button to paste the text on to the screen canvas.

c. The toolbars have disappeared. How can I get it back?

Tap the SHOWTOOLBARS button at the bottom of the screen to hide/unhide the toolbars.
Some features may have a SECONDARY TOOLBAR located below the MAIN TOOLBAR. You can roll up the SECONDARY TOOLBAR and hide the MAIN TOOLBAR to view more screen space.

Tap or push the icon to "roll up" the SECONDARY TOOLBAR and hide the MAIN TOOLBAR.

d. I've opened a file as a background and drawn over it, but when I saved my work, the background is gone. What happened to the background?

Remember to MERGE the background with your screen image BEFORE saving your work.

e. What is the double-tap used for?

In SELECT MODE, TYPE, WRITE, MAPS, DOCS, IMAGES and ICONS, a box is used to hold a copy of the screen area, text, map etc. The box contents will eventually be PASTED on to the screen image.

Generally, double-tap outside the box area to paste the contents of the box as a convenient and quick alternative to tapping the PASTE button.

In WRITE MODE, double-tap the screen outside both TARGET and WRITE BOXES to paste the contents of the TARGET BOX and advance the TARGET BOX.

In TYPE MODE, double-tap the screen outside the TEXT BOX to paste the text in the TEXT BOX on to the screen. Similarly with MAPS, DOCS, IMAGES (if you select resizable image) and ICONS.

In SELECT MODE, if the SELECT BOX is empty, the screen area under the SELECT BOX will be copied into the SELECT BOX if you double-tap the screen outside the box. Otherwise, if the SELECT BOX has an image, it will be PASTED on to the screen.

f. I've tapped the PASTE button to paste an image but nothing seems to have happened. Where is the pasted image?

It's under the BOX which contained the copy of your image. Just drag the BOX away and you will see the image on the screen.

Note that the BOXES are not cleared automatically after pasting (except the WRITE MODE TARGET BOX) as you may wish to re-use the content in another location or edit it.

g. When I use the eraser, why does it appear away from my finger?

The eraser offset is intentional so that your finger does not obstruct what you are trying to erase. The offset is adjustable under the PEN SETTINGS.

h. I have an image which I use frequently. Can I add it to the icon library?

Yes. You can either transfer the image (for example, your logo) using iTunes (see the ICONS HELP screen), or if you can use the SELECT MODE to export it to the icon library.

Email

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DRAW MODE - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Eraser Offset

Basics

The DRAW MODE lets you draw directly on the screen with your finger or compatible stylus. You can draw simple illustrations or write as if using a pen or highlighter and quickly change colors and line widths.

A configurable eraser is also available.

The drawing and/or writing then becomes part of the screen image which can be re-arranged using the SELECT MODE.

Tap the DRAW button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR as shown in the image on the left. The DRAW TOOLBAR (2) appears. Choose a pen type (pen, highlighter or eraser) by tapping one of the buttons in (3).

You can also quickly choose a pen color (4) and a pre-set line widths (5).

For more choices of colors and pen widths, tap the PEN SETTINGS button (6) where you can also adjust the eraser offset (see note below).

To hide the MAIN and DRAW Toolbars, push the TOOLBAR tab (7) to slide the toolbars off and back on to the screen.

You could also touch the tabs (7) to cycle the tool bar displays on and off the screen.

Additionally, tap the HIDE/SHOW TOOLBARS button (1) at the bottom of the screen to toggle all the toolbars on and off.

Note the UNDO button (2) and the REDO (3) button which apply to any changes made to the screen image.

Touch or drag the FILES TAB (4) at the bottom of the screen to display the current file and folder information, as well as the quick save buttons.


Eraser Offset

When using the eraser tool (1), the eraser box (2) may be offset (3) from your finger as shown in the figure on the left. This allows you to see what you are erasing without your finger getting in the way.

Use the offset and eraser box size to give you fine control over the eraser action and clean up in tight areas.

Adjust the offset and eraser size in SETTINGS (4)

Tap the SETTINGS button (1) to display the popover.

Adjust the X offset (horizontal) and Y offset (vertical) controls to position the eraser away from your finger.

Note that the eraser shape is a square boz if the SQUARE ERASER switch (3) is on.

Set the SQUARE ERASER switch (1) to off to change the eraser shape to round(2).

TYPE MODE - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Editing Text
  3. Re-sizing the TEXT BOX
  4. Changing fonts

Basics

The TYPE MODE lets you type a block of text in a TEXT BOX.

You can also paste in text from other apps into the TEXT BOX. For example, text copied from a web page opened in Safari.

Text in the TEXT BOX can be edited using the standard iPad text-editing functions and there are toolbar buttons for you to change fonts, colors and font size.

Adjust the size of the TEXT BOX to fit the text and re-position the TEXT BOX as needed.

Finally, when ready, you must PASTE the text from the TEXT BOX on to the screen, to build up the screen image.

When you tap the TYPE MODE button (1), the TYPE MODE TOOLBAR appears, as well as the TEXT BOX (2) and the iPad keyboard (3).

The TEXT BOX may be re-sized by dragging the ARROWHEAD handles (4) and re-positioned by dragging the DOT handles (5).

The TYPE MODE TOOLBAR has buttons for changing the text colors (6), TEXT BOX preset sizes (7), font sizes and fonts (8).

After typing text in the text box, remember to tap the PASTE button (9) to paste the text on to the screen.

You can tap (once) outside the TEXT BOX to suspend text editing and hide the keyboard. You can also hide the keyboard when you tap the HIDE KEYBOARD button (10).

When the keyboard is hidden, the TEXT BOX has a red tint, typing is disabled and you can drag TEXT BOX itself (with your finger in the TEXT BOX instead of dragging the DOT handles)to move it. To re-enable editing and display the keyboard again, DOUBLE TAP inside the TEXT BOX, or tap the SHOW KEYBOARD button (10).

Note that after pasting, the TEXT BOX (2) is not automatically cleared, as you may wish to re-use or re-edit the typed text for pasting in another area. Tap the CLEAR button (11) if you wish to clear the TEXT BOX.


Editing Text

When editing text in the TEXT BOX, the standard iPad text editing functions operate. As in other iPad text editing apps, when you press and hold within the text area, a pop-up appears (1) with options to select the highlighted text or select all, the entire text block.

Note that this is only available when text editing is enabled, i.e. when the iPad keyboard is visible.

If you select text, then another pop up appears (1) with options to COPY, CUT, PASTE etc. These again are standard iPad text editing functions for you to select (2) and copy text which may be pasted in other apps.

Likewise, you can select text from other apps (for example Safari or Notes) to paste into the TEXT BOX.

When text editing is disabled (keyboard is hidden), the TEXT BOX has a red tint (1) and you can drag and reposition the TEXT BOX.

Text editing is disabled when you tap outside the TEXT BOX, or if you hide the keyboard (2), or if you touch one of the TEXT BOX handles (the ARROWHEAD or DOT), used to drag or resize the BOX.

If you inadvertedly disable text editing, and need to re-edit the text, double-tap inside the TEXT BOX, or unhide the keyboard by tapping the UNHIDE KEYBOARD button (2).


Re-sizing the TEXT BOX

If your text does not fit the TEXT BOX (for example if you paste in a large amount of text from another app), you can adjust the size of the TEXT BOX.

Drag one of the ARROW HEAD handles to adjust the size of the TEXT BOX. The handles at the side of the box stretches the box horizontally and vertically (width and height).

Drag the ARROWHEAD handles at the corners to adjust the TEXT BOX in any direction.

The text in the text box will adjust itself, word wrap and fit the TEXT BOX accordingly.

You could also change the TEXT BOX size by tapping one of the preset sizes in (1).

And, you could change the font size. Tap one of the buttons in (2) to adjust the fonts.

Remember to PASTE the text on to the screen image when done.


Changing fonts

You can quickly change the colors and size of the font in the TEXT BOX using the buttons in the TYPE MODE TOOLBAR. However for more choices and to change the font itself, tap the FONTS (1) button in the fonts toolbar. A popover (2) displaying the font settings appears.

A list of available fonts is displayed in a scrollable table (3). Scroll through the list and tap to select a font.

You can change the colors and size of the font to be used in the TEXT BOX by adjusting the sliders (4) and a sample will be displayed (5).

When done, tap the APPLY (6) button and your text in the TEXT BOX (7) will be updated.

WRITE MODE - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. WRITE BOX toolbar buttons
  3. Moving and re-sizing the WRITE and TARGET BOXES

Basics

Although you can write in the DRAW MODE, the WRITE MODE lets you "write small" and make full the use of the screen space for your notes. You write naturally in the WRITE BOX and the writing will be automatically scaled in a TARGET BOX.

The auto-advance feature lets you write continuously, for example when you are taking notes in a lecture.

Tap the WRITE MODE button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

A larger WRITE BOX (2) and TARGET BOX (3) appears. The WRITE BOX is where you write with your finger or stylus. The writing will be scaled automatically in the smaller TARGET BOX.

The TARGET BOX can be manually placed and its contents pasted on to the screen image, or automatically as described below.

As you write, a green AUTO ADVANCE HOT-ZONE (1) appears in the WRITE BOX. If you continue writing from this zone, the scaled writing in the TARGET BOX (2) is pasted on the screen and the TARGET BOX advances automatically.

Note that for the auto-advance to work correctly, you must touch-down in the green zone and continue to write from that point on.

As long as the green zone is visible you can use the auto-advance feature without having to write to the end of the WRITE BOX.

If the TARGET BOX is partially off the screen, (1), the off-screen area in the WRITE BOX is indicated by the yellow zone (2).

You can write until the edge of yellow zone, after which if you touch anywhere in the yellow zone, the contents of the TARGET BOX will be pasted, and the TARGET BOX will be advanced to the start of the next line.

Note that these instructions are reversed for "right to left" writing (see SETTINGS).


WRITE BOX toolbar buttons

The PEN SELECTION (1) buttons are similar to those in the DRAW MODE TOOLBAR but apply to the WRITE BOX. Pen types include pen, highlighter and eraser.

Tap one of the buttons in (2) to select a pen color, and from (3) a pen width.

Tap the PEN SETTINGS button (4) for more choices of pen colors and widths. You can also adjust the eraser offset here (see DRAW MODE).

The PASTE buttons (5) lets you paste the TARGET BOX and advance either forward, down or down and return to left.

The UNDO (6) and REDO (12) buttons affect the WRITE MODE only and are different from the UNDO and REDO buttons at the bottom of the screen which affect the screen image.

Tap one of the PRESET (7) buttons to adjust the TARGET BOX to a preset small or large size. You could also manually adjust the TARGET BOX size by dragging one of the ARROWHEAD handles around the TARGET BOX.

By default, the WRITE BOX has a translucent yellow tint. Tap (8) to switch to an opaque white background if you find the translucent background of the WRITE BOX to be distracting.

Tap the FLIP (9) button to reverse the positions of the WRITE BOX and the TARGET BOX.

The BOX ADVANCE buttons (10) advances the TARGET BOX without first pasting the contents.

The CLEAR (11) button clears the WRITE BOX (and correspondingly, the TARGET BOX)


Moving and re-sizing the WRITE and TARGET BOXES

Drag the DOT handles to move and re-position the TARGET BOX. Or drag the TARGET BOX itself if it is more convenient.

Drag the ARROWHEAD handles to re-size the TARGET BOX.

Drag the side and top handles for horizontal and vertical stretching, or the corner handles to stretch and retain the proportions of the TARGET BOX.

You can also tap the PRESET buttons (1) to quickly adjust the size of the TARGET BOX.

The WRITE BOX can only be dragged and re-positioned in the vertical direction by dragging the DOT handles as shown on the left.

The default sizes of the WRITE and TARGET boxes can be changed in SETTINGS.

SELECT MODE - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Nudge Actions
  3. Examples
    1. Crop, Copy, Cut and Paste
    2. Importing and Cropping Photos to create a collage
    3. Export the image in the SELECT BOX - email, icon library and Facebook

Basics

Use the SELECT MODE to select an area of the screen image which you intend to duplicate or move. The selected area can then be copied into the SELECT BOX using the COPY, CUT or CROP buttons.

Use the COPY button to duplicate the selected area. To move the selected area, use the CUT button. The CROP button lets you copy the selected area into the SELECT BOX and then clear the image from which it was taken. See below for examples of these operations.

The copied image in the SELECT BOX may then be re-sized, rotated and/or re-positioned before it is pasted back to the screen image.

Tap the SELECT MODE button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

The SELECT TOOLBAR (2) appears, as well as the SELECT BOX (3). The SELECT BOX is used to select an area of the screen image to either copy it or move it elsewhere.

You can drag the SELECT BOX itself to move it; or drag one of the handles (see next section below on HANDLES) to move or adjust its size.

Additionally, when you move, re-size or rotate the SELECT BOX, you can use the NUDGE controls in (4) to make small single pixel adjustments.

After positioning the SELECT BOX, use the buttons in (5) to either CROP, COPY,or CUT the area under the SELECT BOX. You can also fill the SELECT BOX with an image from the CLIPBOARD, if it exists.

The contents of the SELECT BOX can then be PASTED elsewhere on the screen.

The EXPORT button (6) lets you export the contents in the SELECT BOX. For example, you can print the SELECT BOX, email or upload it to Facebook.

You can also save the contents of the SELECT BOX for re-use as an ICON later, or save it back to the PHOTO ALBUM.

EXPORT also allows you to open the contents of the SELECT BOX as a jpg, png or pdf file in another app on your iPad. The target app has to support the Apple Document Interaction (ie the "Open in ...") facility.

The CLIPBOARD is also supported and you can export the image in the SELECT BOX to the CLIPBOARD and paste it in another app.

Note that the EXPORT BUTTON (6) on the SELECT MODE toolbar operates on the image in the SELECT BOX. If you wish to export the entire sreen image instead, use the EXPORT BUTTON on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

Tap the CLEAR BUTTON (7) tO clear the contents of the SELECT BOX. Note that after pasting, the image in the SELECT BOX is not cleared automatically, as you may wish to reuse the image.

As always, you can touch or drag the TABS (8) to slide the TOOLBARS on and off the screen.

The SELECT BOX (1) (and its image content, if any) may be moved by dragging the BOX itself, or the DOT HANDLES (2).

To re-size the SELECT BOX, drag the ARROWHEAD HANDLES (3).

If the SELECT BOX has content (eg. you have copied an area of the screen), the SELECT BOX will have a pink tint (1).

Further, additional spin handles (2) to ROTATE the image in the SELECT BOX are displayed.

Note the NUDGE controls to decrease (3) or increase (4) the position or size of the SELECT BOX with small (single pixel) adjustments. The NUDGE action is indicated by the NUDGE action button (5) and the current position or size values are displayed in (6). You can cycle through the different NUDGE actions by tapping (5) or tapping one of the handles.


Nudge Actions

Height and width nudge.

If you touch or drag the SELECT BOX the NUDGE action in play is indicated by the image on the NUDGE ACTION button (3). In this case, the action is a proportional change in width and height when the DECREASE button (1) or INCREASE button (2) is pressed.

As you tap the INCREASE or DECREASE button, the new width and height is displayed in (4)

Move right nudge.

If you touch or drag the RIGHT DOT handle, the NUDGE action would be a MOVE RIGHT ation as shown in (1). The center position of the SELECT BOX is indicated in (2).

As you tap the INCREASE or DECREASE button, the new position of the center of the SELECT BOX is updated in (2).

Stretch down nudge.

If you touch or drag the DOWN ARROWHEAD handle, the NUDGE action would be a STRETCH DOWN action as shown in (1). The center position of the bottom edge of the SELECT BOX is indicated in (2).

As you tap the INCREASE or DECREASE button, the new position of the bottom edge of the SELECT BOX is updated in (2).

Rotate nudge.

If you touch or drag one of the SPIN handles, the NUDGE action would be a ROTATION as shown in (1). The degree of rotation is displayed in (2).

As you tap the INCREASE or DECREASE button, the rotation angle is updated in (2).

There are a number of other NUDGE actions, depending on which handle was last used or touched. The image on the NUDGE button (1) indicates the NUDGE action when the INCREASE and DECREASE buttons are pressed. You can change the NUDGE action by touching the appropriate HANDLE (DOT, ARROWHEAD OR ROTATE) or tap the NUDGE button itself to cycle through the variations.


Examples

a. Crop, Copy, Cut and Paste

Start with an image on the screen (1).

The SELECT MODE lets you select an area of the image and copy or move that area into the SELECT BOX.

COPY

Tap the SELECT button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

Drag and resize the SELECT BOX (2) over the area to be copied and tap the COPY button (3).

A copy of the selected area is placed in the SELECT BOX (1). Drag the SELECT BOX to another location and tap the PASTE button (2).

The image in the SELECT BOX will be pasted on to the screen image.

Note that SELECT BOX is not cleared automatically, as you may wish to re-use the copy image.

Tap the CLEAR button (3) to clear the image in the SELECT BOX.

The copy in the SELECT BOX may be rotated using the SPIN HANDLES (1).

Remember to tap the PASTE button (2) to paste the contents of the SELECT BOX back to the screen.

CUT

If you had selected the CUT button (1) instead of COPY, the original selected area in the screen image is cleared (2).

Use CUT to "move" areas of the screen, rather than copy.

Use CUT also to clear large areas of the screen (Select the area, tap CUT and then CLEAR), instead of using the erase tool (in DRAW MODE).

CROP

If you had selected the CROP button (1) after selecting an area, a pop up appears (2) where you can choose to "CROP AND CLEAR", or "CROP AND RESTORE".

If you select the "CROP AND CLEAR" option, the screen will be cleared and the selection placed in the SELECT BOX (1) which you can then re-size, rotate and/or re-locate before pasting.

REMEMBER TO PASTE the cropped selection back to the screen.

"CROP AND RESTORE" lets you paste in an image temporarily so that you can select and copy an area from that image, and subsequently remove it to restore the screen image.

The "CROP AND RESTORE" option is useful if you are building up a screen image by cropping and pasting from a number of photos, say to build up a collage (see example below).


b. Importing and Cropping Photos to create a collage

Tap the IMAGES button (1) on the main toolbar.

A popover appears and you can choose to import an existing photo from the iPad Photo Album (2) or take a new picture (3) with the built-in iPad camera (Not available on some iPad models).

If you choose to take a new picture, the camera preview appears (1).

Tap (2) to select the front facing or rear camera as required.

Tap (3) when ready to take a photo.

If you selected the option to import an image from the Photo Album, a popover (1) appears from which you can select an iPad album and subsequently, a photo.

After selecting a photo (either from the Album or from the Camera), you will be prompted to open the selected photo either to fit the screen (2) or as a resizable image (3).

Select "Fit Screen" (2) if you wish to crop the photo and only use a section of the photo in your screen image. The photo will be initially be pasted to fit the screen and you can make a selection in SELECT MODE and crop the area you require.

Select "Re-sizeable image" (3) if you wish to re-size, rotate and/or re-position the entire photo without cropping. The photo is then placed in the SELECT BOX which you can adjust.

Select "Fit Screen" (3) for this example as we are going to "crop" from it.

The photo will be pasted to fit the screen (1).

To crop the photo, tap the SELECT (2) button first and adjust the SELECT BOX (3) to fit over the area to be cropped.

Tap the CROP button (4).

You will be prompted (5) whether to "CROP AND CLEAR SCREEN" or "CROP AND RESTORE". Select CROP AND CLEAR SCREEN for this example.

The screen is cleared, and a copy of the selected area is placed in the SELECT BOX (1) which you can re-size, rotate and/or re-position.

Tap the PASTE button (2) to paste the contents of the SELECT BOX back to the screen when ready.

REMEMBER TO TAP THE PASTE BUTTON!!

After pasting an image (1) you may want to add more images alongside, for example to create a collage.

Tap the IMAGES button (2) again to select another photo.

Select the "Fit screen" option as before.

The selected image (1) will be pasted on the the screen. Note that the original image will be pasted over and hidden.

To crop the photo, tap the SELECT button first and select the area of the photo to be cropped (2). Then tap the CROP button (3).

This time select the "RESTORE" option when prompted, otherwise the screen would be cleared.

The screen image is restored with the image that was first pasted (1) and the cropped selection from the second image is placed in the SELECT BOX (2), where it can be scaled, rotated or moved.

Finally, when in position remember to paste the contents of the SELECT BOX back to the screen by tapping the PASTE button (1).

Repeat the process to add more images to build up the collage.


c. Export the image in the SELECT BOX - email, icon library and Facebook

In SELECT MODE, the SELECT BOX (1) is used to contain an image which may be re-sized, rotated and pasted onto the screen image.

Additionally, you can tap the EXPORT button (2) in the SELECT MODE toolbar to export the image in the SELECT BOX.

This is similar the to the EXPORT button on the MAIN TOOLBAR which is used to export the entire screen image rather than just the image in the SELECT BOX.

The EXPORT options are:

Send to printer (3). A wireless Airprint compatible printer is required.

Email (4). You can email the image in the SELECT BOX as a jpg or png file. The png file format preserves transparency in the image. Note that the iPad email app is launched and your iPad email account has to be correctly set up.

Save as icon (5). Select this option to save the image in the SELECT BOX as an icon which you can re-use. The icon appears under the "MyIcons category" when you tap the ICON button in the MAIN TOOLBAR.

Save to Photo Album (6). This option returns the image in the SELECT BOX to the Photo Album and places it in the camera roll. Useful for cropping images in the Photo Album without overwriting the original image.

Upload to FACEBOOK (7). Sends the image in the SELECT BOX to your FACEBOOK wall. A Facebook account is required with appropriate permissions granted. Connect to Facebook first (10).

Open In.... (8). Enables interaction with other suitable apps installed on your iPad. You can select either .jpg, .png or .pdf formats and a list of apps which support Apple's Document Interaction protocol will appear. The image in the SELECT BOX will then be opened in the selected app accordingly.

Send to CLIPBOARD (9). Sends the image in the SELECT BOX to the CLIPBOARD. You can then paste the image in other apps (for example Pages).

If you choose to export and save the SELECT BOX image as an icon, the popover (1) appears where you can verify the icon image (2) and type in an icon id (3).

Tap (4) to save to the icon library. The icon will appear in the "My Icons" category when you tap the ICONS button on the main toolbar (5).

Tap the ICONS button (5) on the main toolbar also to manage and delete icons which are no longer required.

GET CONTENT FROM WEBSITES - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Pan and zoom

Basics

The WEB feature lets you use the built in browsing functionality on your iPad to access a website, clip content and paste it into your screen image. As with other BOX operations, the website will be displayed in a BOX.

You can adjust the size of the website box, the magnification of the site in the BOX and position on screen prior to pasting.

An internet connection is required to use this feature.

Tap the WEB button (1) and the WEB TOOLBAR (2) appears, along with a WEB BOX (3).

Note that the WEB BOX can be resized by dragging the ARROWHEAD HANDLES (5) or moved by dragging the DOT HANDLES (4)

See note on "Pan and zoom" the map below, to adjust the magnification of the website and scrolling within the WEB BOX.

You can type in a URL address (1) and tap the GO button (2) and the website is retrieved in the WEB BOX.

Or you could tap the HOME button (3) to access a home location (specified in SETTINGS).

PRESET MAP BOX SIZES AND POSITION
Although you can resize and position the WEB BOX using one of the ARROHEAD or DOT handles, you can select a preset size as indicated by the buttons in (4). Tap any of these and the WEB BOX will be resized as indicated below.

When you have the section of the document you wish to use visible in the DOCS BOX, and the DOCS BOX has been sized and positioned accordingly, remember to PASTE the map to add it to your screen image by tapping the PASTE button (6).


Examples of selecting the MAP BOX PRESET SIZES.
From the left the buttons are LARGE (1), STANDARD (2), LEFT (3) and RIGHT (4), corresponding to the buttons in the MAPS TOOLBAR described above.


Pan and zoom

Panning
When a website appears in the WEB BOX, you can "pan" or scroll the site within the box. Simply drag with your finger in the MAP BOX.

Note that if you have tapped OUTSIDE the WEB BOX (or touched any screen area OUTSIDE the WEB BOX), the website is "frozen" in the WEB BOX and if you drag with your finger, you would be dragging the WEB BOX rather than scrolling the site in the WEB BOX. If you wish to restore scrolling, DOUBLE TAP IN the WEB BOX.

Remember!
Tap OUTSIDE the WEB BOX to freeze the site and disable scrolling (or panning). DOUBLE TAP INSIDE the WEB BOX to restore scrolling, panning (and zooming).

Zooming
As described above, if you drag the website with your finger (assuming panning is enabled), you would be panning the website within the WEB BOX. if you use your thumb and forefinger and apply a pinching action INSIDE the WEB BOX, the site would zoom accordingly.

If you find that you are unable to pan or zoom as described here, you may have indadvertedly touched the screen outside the WEB BOX. This would have "frozen" the map. DOUBLE TAP INSIDE the WEB BOX to re-enable panning and zooming.

Remember to PASTE the contents of the WEB BOX to add it to your screen image by tapping the PASTE button.

INSERT A MAP - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Pan and zoom

Basics

The MAPS feature lets you use the built-in mapping functionality on your iPad to generate a map and paste it into your screen image.

You can adjust the size of the map, it's magnification in the MAP BOX and position on screen prior to pasting.

Tap the MAPS button (1) and the MAPS TOOLBAR (2) appears, along with a MAP BOX (3).

You can type in an address (4) and tap the GO button (5) and a map is generated in the MAP BOX (3).

Or you could tap the FIND ME button (6) to generate a map of your vicinity. The iPad location services must be enabled (pin iPad Settings) to use this feature.

Tap (7) repeatedly to cycle through the different map types viz. STANDARD, SATELLITE, HYBRID and TERRAIN.

The buttons in (8) displays the MAP BOX in different preset sizes. You could also adjust the size and position of the MAP BOX by dragging the ARROWHEAD HANDLES (10) or moved by dragging the DOT HANDLES (11).

You can also adjust the map within the MAP BOX as described below in the note on "Pan and zoom" the map below, to adjust the magnification of the map and scrolling within the MAP BOX.

Finally, once you have the desired map, sized and positioned, remember to PASTE (9) it to your screen image.



Pan and zoom

Panning
When a map is first generated in the MAP BOX, you can "pan" the map within the box. Simply drag with your finger in the MAP BOX.

Note that if you have tapped OUTSIDE the MAP BOX (or touched any screen area OUTSIDE the MAP BOX), the map is "frozen" in the MAP BOX and if you drag with your finger, you would be dragging the MAP BOX rather than panning the map in the MAP BOX. If you wish to restore panning, DOUBLE TAP IN the MAP BOX.

Remember!
Tap OUTSIDE the MAP BOX to freeze the map and disable panning. DOUBLE TAP INSIDE the MAP BOX to restore panning (and zooming).

Zooming
As described above, if you drag the map with your finger (assuming panning is enabled), you would be panning the map within the MAP BOX. if you use your thumb and forefinger and apply a pinching action INSIDE the MAP BOX, the map would zoom accordingly.

If you find that you are unable to pan or zoom as described here, you may have indadvertedly touched the screen outside the MAP BOX. This would have "frozen" the map. DOUBLE TAP INSIDE the MAP BOX to re-enable panning and zooming.

Remember to PASTE the map to add it to your screen image by tapping the PASTE button (2).

IMPORT DOCUMENTS - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Pan and zoom
  3. Examples
    1. Marking up a document
    2. Marking up an email attachment
  4. Transfer docs using iTunes File Sharing

Basics

The DOCS feature lets you read in various (.pdf, .doc,. xls and .ppt) document files. You can transfer these document files to your iPad using iTunes (see note below on how to transfer using iTunes) and open them here.

Or you could open the Documents from other apps, through the iPad "Open in ..." function found in many apps.

The document file is opened in a DOCS BOX which can be re-sized and re-positioned anywhere on the screen. Within the DOCS BOX, you can scroll scroll or pan the document to the required section and paste it on to the screen image.

You can then MARK UP the screen image. Note that the original document files are not affected.

Tap the DOCS button (1) and the DOCS SELECTION popover (2) appears where you can select a document type (3) or a document from the list (4).

Document files which have been transferred to your iPad using iTunes will appear according to the document type chosen.

Once you have selected a document, the DOCS TOOLBAR (1) appears and the document will be read into the DOCS BOX (5).

The DOCS BOX (5) can be resized by dragging the ARROWHEAD HANDLES (7) or moved by dragging the DOT HANDLES (6). Or use one of the PRESET BOXSIZE buttons (2). See below for samples of the preset box sizes.

After panning and zooming (see below) to get to the required section of the document, and after you have re-sized and positioned the DOCS BOX on the screen as necessary, tap the PASTE button(3) to paste the section of the document in the DOCS BOX to the screen image.

It is important that you remember to PASTE the contents of the DOCS BOX, otherwise you will not be able to continue to work with it on the screen image.

TIP
Use the screen image with the pasted document as a BACKGROUND before marking it up.

This would allow you to keep your mark up and highlighting edits separate. You can MERGE the background with the screen image when you have finished with the mark up or highlighting.

Tap here for more information on backgrounds.


Examples of selecting the MAP BOX PRESET SIZES.
From the left the buttons are LARGE (1), STANDARD (2), LEFT (3) and RIGHT (4), corresponding to the buttons in the MAPS TOOLBAR described above.


Pan and zoom

Panning
When a document is first opened in the DOCS BOX, you can "pan (or scroll)" the document within the box. Simply drag with your finger in the DOCS BOX.

Note that if you have tapped OUTSIDE the DOCS BOX (or touched any screen area OUTSIDE the DOCS BOX), the document is "frozen" in the DOCS BOX and if you drag with your finger, you would be dragging the DOCS BOX rather than panning the document. If you wish to restore panning, DOUBLE TAP inside the DOCS BOX.

TIP
Tap outside the DOCS BOX to freeze the map and disable panning. DOUBLE TAP inside the DOCS BOX to restore panning (and zooming).

Zooming
As described above, if you drag the map with your finger (assuming panning is enabled), you would be panning the document within the DOCS BOX. However, if you use your thumb and forefinger and apply a pinching action inside the DOCS BOX, the document would zoom accordingly.

If you find that you are unable to pan or zoom as described here, you may have indadvertedly touched the screen outside the DOCS BOX. This would have "frozen" the document. DOUBLE TAP inside the DOCS BOX to re-enable panning and zooming.

Again, remember to PASTE the document to add it to your screen image by tapping the PASTE button (2).


Examples

Marking up a document

First, import a document using DOCS, for example a .pdf file that you wish to mark up or annotate.

After you have scrolled and zoomed to the section you require, paste it on to the screen (1). Use the CROP feature in the SELECT MODE to trim, tidy up and position the section as convenient for your work (for example at the side of the screen leaving a space for your notes as shown in the image on the left).

Tap the BACKGRD (4) button and send the screen image to the background.

You can then mark it up (2) with the HIGHLIGHTER in DRAW MODE or annotate and write notes (3) alongside. You can also insert icons as shown in the image on the left to enhance your notes.

Using a background allows you to erase just the annotations which are over the background if needed, leaving the background intact. When done, you can merge in the background.


Marking up an email attachment

You can open a document which has been sent as an email attachment, for example a .pdf file.

First, open the email in your iPad mail app and tap the ATTACHMENT (1) as shown on the left.

The document (2) is opened and you can view it on the screen. Tap the Export button (3) to open the document to another compatible app.

A popover (4) appears showing available apps which can handle the document type.

Select epiNote+.

epiNote is then launched and the email attacment is opened in a DOCS BOX (5), with the DOCS TOOLBAR (6) available.

As usual, you can resize the DOCS BOX, pan and scroll the document in the BOX, reposition the DOCS BOX and when ready, paste (7) the visible contents of the DOCS BOX on to the screen image.

You can then mark up the screen image (or send it to background first, if preferred. See above) as required using the DRAW tools, WRITE MODE, ICONS, etc.

You can then email back the screen image or save the screen image.


Transfer docs using iTunes File Sharing

Run iTunes on the PC or Mac which you normally connect your iPad for synchronization. The iTunes screen will be similar to that shown on the left (1).

Locate your iPad device under Devices (2) in the panel on the left and click to select.

Click on the Apps tab (3) and then scroll the right panel until File Sharing (4) and the corresponding apps appear below.

Locate the app (5) and click on it. The documents for the app will appear in the Documents panel on the right (6). Drag any of your documents from your PC or Mac into this Documents panel and sync the iPad.

Note that the document files must have the correct extensions, i.e. .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt

INSERT IMAGES FROM THE PHOTO ALBUM - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Get picture to fit screen
  3. Get picture as resizable image

Basics

The IMAGES feature lets you access the photos in the iPad photo album, including the Camera Roll (where photos taken with the iPad camera are placed) and other albums created and sync'd using iTunes.

You can also save your screen image back to the Photo Album.

Tap the IMAGES button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR and a popover appears. You can select "Get from Photo Album" (2) if you wish to import a photo, or "Camera" (3) to use the iPad Camera and capture a new image (not available on all iPads).

If you select "Get from Photo Album", a popover (1) appears and you can select the album from which to choose your photo.

Select a photo. You can then choose to open the photo to "Fit screen" (2) or as a "Resizable image" in the SELECT BOX (3).

If you had selected the CAMERA option to obtain a new image, the iPad Camera preview (1) is launched. Both from and rear cameras (2) are available (except for early iPad models).

Tap the camera button (3) to take a photo and open the captured image in epiNote HD+

As with obtaining an image from the Photo Album, you can use the captured image as "full screen" or in a resizable SELECT BOX.


Get picture to fit screen

If you had selected "Fit screen", the photo will be pasted to fit the screen (1), keeping its original proportions. The photo then becomes part of the screen image.


Get picture as resizable image

If you had chosen to open the photo as a "Resizable image" ", the photo will be opened in SELECT MODE and placed in the SELECT BOX which may be re-sized and positioned as necessary.

The SELECT MODE TOOLBAR (1) is displayed.

You can drag the image in the SELECT BOX to re-position it.

Drag one of the ARROWHEAD HANDLES to re-size the image. If you drag one of the corner handles, the image proportions will be kept.

Drag a DOT handle instead of an ARROWHEAD to reposition the image. This is sometimes more convenient and accurate than dragging the box itself. Further, the side and top handles constrain the re-positioning in the horizontal and vertical directions respectively.

You can rotate the image in the SELECT BOX by adjusting one of the rotation controls in (1).

The rotated image is displayed (2).

Finally, remember to tap the PASTE button (3) to paste the image to the screen

ICONS - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Installing the free icons

Basics

The ICONS feature lets you use and maintain a library of icons to use with your screen image.

You can create your own icons from an existing screen image using the EXPORT function in SELECT MODE.

Or, you can also create your own icons using any graphics package and transfer them to your iPad using iTunes (see installation instructions below).

A free set of icons is available from www.daydex.com which you can install using iTunes (or tap the DOWNLOAD button on the ICONS toolbar).

Tap the ICONS button (1) to access the ICON library.

If you have icons installed, the ICON CATEGORY popover appears (2). Categories are groups of icons, for example arrows, or speech bubbles. If you create your own icons using the SELECT MODE, your icons will be placed in the "My Icons" (3) category.

The free set of icons have some monochrome icons (4) which you can customize and add color.

A list of icons in the selected category appears (1) from which you can select an icon.

You can delete icons by tapping the CLEANUP (2) button which allows you to select icons for deletion.

The selected icon appears in a SELECT BOX (1) and the SELECT MODE TOOLBAR (2) appears.

You can then resize, rotate and/or re-position the icon as needed.

All the SELECT MODE operations are applicable and there is an additional COLOR button (3) for adjusting the color of the icon.

Don't forget to PASTE your icon to your screen image.


Installing the free icons

Note: this procedure uses iTunes File Sharing. You can now download the icons directly from the app. Simply tap the DOWNLOAD button on the ICONS toolbar. Please ensure that you have an internet connection.

First download free icons from www.daydex.com and save them on your desktop (PC or Mac). You will need a desktop or laptop computer running iTunes to install icons.

Run iTunes (1) on your PC and make sure your iPad is connected using the USB cable.

Locate your iPad (2) under Devices in iTunes and select it.

Click on Apps (3) and scroll down to the File Sharing section.

Locate the app in the apps list (4) and click to select it. The documents panel (5) appears on the right.

Drag the downloaded icon file from your PC and drop it in the documents panel.

The installed icons should now appear in the drop down list when you tap the ICONS button.

EXPORT - PRINT, EMAIL OR FACEBOOK - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Exporting a selected area

Basics

The EXPORT feature lets you print your screen image, send it by email or upload it directly to Facebook.

The entire screen is exported, or if you wish to export just a selected area, use the similar EXPORT feature in SELECT MODE.

Tap the EXPORT button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

If the screen is blank (no image to export), an alert appears.

Otherwise a popover appears showing the options to export the SCREEN IMAGE (2) to
(3) an Airprint compatible printer
(4) email (jpg or png)
(5) the iPad Photo Album
(6) your Facebook wall
(7) Document Interchange ("Open in..)
(8) Clipboard/Pasteboard

Note that if you wish to upload to Facebook, you have to connect first by tapping (9).

PRINT

If you select the print option, a popover appears (1) for you to select a printer and other printer options. Note that only Airprint enabled printers are supported.

EMAIL

If you select the EMAIL option, you will be prompted (1) whether to send the screen image as a jpg or png file.

Select png if you wish to preserve transparency for use in other graphics packages.

The built-in iPad MAIL app is used to send the image as an email. Make sure that your iPad is first configured correctly to send emails.

SAVE TO PHOTO ALBUM

Saves the screen image in the "Camera Roll" of the iPad Photo Album and is available to other apps which have access to the album.

FACEBOOK

If you choose to upload to Facebook, you have to connect first with you account and you will be prompted to login (1).

If you are connecting for the first time to Facebook with this app, you will be prompted to grant permissions for the app to post on your Facebook wall and photo library.

Facebook will confirm if you have successfully connected (1) and the option to upload to Facebook becomes available (2). Your Facebook user name is displayed.

Tap (2) if you wish to continue with the upload to Facebook.

Tap (3) if you wish to logout from your Facebook account.

A popover (1) appears where you can type in a title to your image.

Tap (2) when ready to upload and Facebook will confirm a successful upload (3)

Check your Facebook account for further confirmation and if you wish to move or share the image elsewhere.

DOCUMENT INTERACTION (OPEN IN ... )

Select the "Open in..." option to export your screen image in another app on your iPad which supports DOUCMENT INTERACTION.

Supported formats for exporting the screen image are .jpg, .png and .pdf and are shown in a popover (1).

Tap to select a format.

A list of apps which support the selected format appears in a popover (1).

Select an app to exit epiNote HD+ and export the screen image to the selected app.

You can return to epiNote HD+ by pressing the iPad HOME button twice and selecting from the list of background apps.

EXPORT TO CLIPBOARD (PASTEBOARD)

This option lets you copy the SCREEN IMAGE to the iPad CLIPBOARD which may then be pasted in another app.

You can decide to copy the SCREEN IMAGE to the CLIPBOARD either in a jpg (1) or png (2) format. Select png if you want to retain the background transparency of the image, otherwise the jpg option provides an opaque white background.

Launch the receiving app (for example the Pages app) and activate the CLIPBOARD functions.

In the case of the Pages app, tap and hold (long press) for the CLIPBOARD options to appear (1), and select PASTE.

The SCREEN IMAGE copied from the epiNote app into the CLIPBOARD is then pasted as shown (1).

Note that instead of copying the entire screen image to the CLIPBOARD, you can also select a screen area, copy that using the SELECT MODE and use the EXPORT button on the SELECT TOOLBAR. The image in the SELECT BOX is copied to the CLIPBOARD rather than the entire screen image.


Exporting a selected area

Note that in select mode (1), there is a similar EXPORT button (3) on the SELECT MODE TOOLBAR.

Use the EXPORT button on the SELECT MODE TOOLBAR instead of the EXPORT button on the main toolbar (4) to print or export just the selected area (2) instead of the whole screen. A visual check is available from the thumbnail in (5).

This option effectively lets you print, email (or upload to Facebook) a cropped image of your screen.

BACKGROUNDS - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
  2. Examples
    1. Forms
    2. Marking up a document

Basics

A BACKGROUND is a visible underlay which is unaffected as you create and edit your screen image. For example a background could display ruled lines, grid dots or grid lines under your screen image.

You can also open any file as a background. You could for example take a photo of a form, open it from the CAMERA ROLL using IMAGES and subsequently use it as a background form to be filled in. Or, you could open a .pdf document and use it as a background to mark up or annotate with your notes.

Or you could quickly send the screen image you are working on to the background and continue drawing and wriing over it.

Finally, when done you must MERGE the background before saving or exporting, for it to become part of your screen image.

Tap the BACKGRD button (1) and a popover (2) appears displaying the background options.

The standard backgrounds included are ruled lines, grid dots and grid lines (3). The line, dot and grid spacings on these standard backgrounds are adjustable in SETTINGS.

You can also specify a custom background (4) in SETTINGS. Use this option if there is a particular file you frequently use as a background.

The MERGE BACKGROUND TO SCREEN (5) option merges or "flattens" the background with the screen image, and it becomes part of the screen image. Otherwise, when you save the screen image the background is not saved with it. The background is cleared after the merge operation.

The SEND SCREEN TO BACKGROUND (6) option sends the existing screen image to the background. This is convenient when you have just pasted a document or image and wish to quickly use it as a background. The screen image is cleared after sending it to the background.

There is also an option to CLEAR (7) the background. You can also clear the background when you tap the NEW button on the MAIN TOOLBAR, but in that case, the screen image is also cleared.


Examples

Forms

First, you would need a form (1) to fill in and there are a few ways to create or obtain a form. You could, for example

  1. Take a photo with your iPad camera, import from the CAMERA ROLL, crop as necessary.
  2. Create a form from scratch, using the TEXT MODE to create the labels.
  3. Open a form which has been saved as a pdf, doc or xls file. Import the file using DOCS, size and position it, paste and crop as necessary.
  4. Get a form from the internet, using Safari for example. Do a screen capture (press the iPad HOME and STANDBY (ON/OFF) buttons simultaneously) and locate the saved screen image from the CAMERA ROLL.

You could save the form using FILES (for re-use later) and re-open as a background, or you could send the screen image which now contains the form to the background.

You can then fill in the form using finger writing or typing. You can also sign the form.

The image on the left shows the form being filled in using WRITE MODE.

Place the TARGET BOX (2) over the appropriate field, write in the WRITE BOX (3) and PASTE in the TARGET BOX (manually or automatically with the AUTO-ADVANCE feature).

This is a good example of using the WRITE MODE to hand-write (or finger-write) with precision on your iPad.

You can also paste an image or photo (4).

When done, remember to MERGE in the form before sending it off by email.


Marking up a document

You can import a document using DOCS, for example a .pdf file (See the DOCS MODE help screens) that you wish to mark up or annotate.

After you have scrolled and zoomed to the section you require, paste it on to the screen (1). Use the CROP feature in the SELECT MODE to tidy up and position the section as convenient for your work (for example at the side of the screen leaving a space for your notes as shown in the image on the left).

Tap the BACKGRD button and send the screen image to the background.

You can then mark it up (2) with the HIGHLIGHTER in DRAW MODE or annotate and write notes (3) alongside. You can also insert icons as shown in the image on the left to enhance your notes.

Using a background allows you to erase just the annotations which are over the background if needed, leaving the background intact. When done, you can merge in the background.

SETTINGS - ver 2.6.6


In SETTINGS, you can customize the app according to your personal preference.

Tap the SETTINGS button (1) to configure preferences. A pop-over (2) appears where you can make your changes.

  • Show stretch arrows. Set to OFF to hide the ARROWHEAD and DOT handles used to re-size and re-position the BOX when dragged.
  • Tint boxes Set to OFF to disable the red tint in the SELECT BOX when it contains a copy to be pasted.
  • File operations confirmation. Set to off if you want to disable the confirmation alert.
  • Writing left to right. Set to off for languages where you write right to left, in WRITE MODE.
  • Use HTML in email. Set to off to disable HTML in email.
  • Box heights. Optimal values listed, change as necessary to suit your work.
  • Number of trash files. Specify the number of files to be kept in the trash folder.
  • Background. Specify spacing between lines, dots and grids in the standard backgrounds, as well as an optional background file.

SETTINGS TOOLBAR BUTTONS

Closes this pop-over.
Restore from SETTINGS. Tap this button if you have made changes but wish to revert to the saved settings.
Restore from DEFAULTS. Tap this button if you have made changes but wish to revert to the recommended settings when first installed (factory settings).
Apply changes. If you have made changes, tap this button to apply those changes. The changes will be applied but not saved. Tap SAVE SETTINGS to save the changes.
Save settings. Save changes so that the new settings will be applied the next time the app is restarted.

FILES, FOLDERS & DROPBOX - ver 2.6.6


  1. Basics
    1. Saving your screen image.
    2. Opening an existing file for editing.
    3. Opening an existing file as a background.
    4. Deleting and renaming a file.
    5. Creating, renaming and deleting folders.
  2. Dropbox Operations
  3. Multiple File Operations
  4. The Trash folder

Basics

Tap the FILES button (1) as shown in the first image below for file operations. File operations include saving your screen image, opening a file for editing (or as a background), organizing files in folders, copying, moving and deleting files and folders.

You can also transfer files to and from your Dropbox account.

Saving your screen image.

To save a screen image you have just started working on, tap the FILES button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

A popover menu appears.

Select (2) if you wish to save to a new file in the current folder. A timestamp file name will be automatically generated. Use this option to quickly save to a new file which you can rename or move later.

Select (3) if you wish to specify a folder and file name to save the screen image. You will be able to select a folder and type in a file name as described below. Use this option also to overwrite an existing file with the current screen image.

You could also use the QUICK ADD button (4) on the FILES NAVIGATION toolbar at the botton of the screen which has the same effect as selecting the first option above (2).

If you chose to specify a folder and file name, a popover appears (1) showing the list of folders (2) on the left and list of files in the selected folder is displayed on the right.

Tap to select a folder from the list of folders (2), otherwise the file will be "UNCATEGORIZED" (you can move it to a folder later).

You can also create a new folder here. Tap (3) to create a new folder.

Type in a file name in (4) or tap any file in the list (5) and tap the APPLY button to save your screen image using the selected folder and file name.

The system will ask you to confirm that you wish to overwrite an existing file if a file already exists with that name.

If you have opened an existing file and are making changes (see the next section below), an additional option is available (1) when you tap the FILES button.

Select this option to quickly save your changes and overwrite the original file. The original file name is displayed in the FILES NAVIGATION TOOLBAR (2).

You could also use the QUICK OVERWRITE button (3) on the FILES TOOLBAR to overwrite the current file with the screen image.

Or tap (4) to save the screen image to a new file in the current folder using automated file naming.

The file navigation buttons lets you open the next and/or previous files accordingly. Note that if you use these buttons, the existing screen image is replaced by the file image, but you can tap the UNDO button to restore the screen image if that was not intended.


Opening an existing file for editing.

To open an existing file for viewing or editing, tap the FILES button (1) and select the OPEN A FILE option (2).

A popover appears showing a list of folders (1) on the left panel. and a list of files in the selected folder on the right (2) panel.

Select a folder on the left panel (1) and the right panel refreshes accordingly.

Select a file to open for viewing or editing.

Note that you could also use the FILE MANAGER (3) to open files for viewing and editing and additionally, open the file as a background.

The selected file will be opened and displayed on the screen. The file name is displayed on the FILES NAVIGATION TOOLBAR at the bottom (1).


Opening an existing file as a background.

To open a file as a background, first tap the FILES button (1).

Then select the file management option (2).

Select a folder from the folders list (1), and then the file to be opened from the files list on the right (2).

Tap the FILE OPEN button (3).

When the popover appears, select the option to open the file as a background (1).

The selected file is then opened as a background and you can edit your screen image over it.

When done, remember to merge the background with the screen image. Also, to clear the background, tap the BACKGRD button or the NEW button on the MAIN TOOLBAR. (the latter clears the screen image as well).


Deleting and renaming a file.

To Delete or rename a file, tap the FILES button (1).

Then select the file management option (2).

A popover (1) appears displaying the folders and files.

Select a folder from the left panel (2) and a list of files in that folder is displayed on the right (3)

To delete a file, select a file from the list on the right (3) and then tap the DELETE button (4). You will be asked to confirm the removal of the file from the folder.

Deleted files are temporarily placed in the Trash folder. See below for more information on the Trash folder.

To rename a file, select a file from the list on the right (3) and then tap the RENAME button (5). A popover appears as shown in the next image.

Type in the new file name in the space provided (2) in the popover (1), and then tap the APPLY button (3).

The screen image will be saved with the new file name if it does not already exist. Otherwise, a warning will appear and the operation is cancelled.


Creating, renaming and deleting folders.

To create, delete and rename folders, tap the FILES button (1).

Then select the file management option (2).

Select a folder from the left panel (2) and a list of files in that folder is displayed on the right (3) with thumbnails for a visual check.

To delete the selected folder, tap the DELETE FOLDER button (2). You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the selected folder. Files in the folder to be deleted will be moved to the Trash folder (see the section on Trash folder below).

To rename the folder, tap the RENAME FOLDER (3) button. A popover will appear for you to type in the new folder name.

You can also create new folders here. Tap the CREATE FOLDER button (4) to create a new folder. A popover will appear for you to type in the name of the new folder.


Dropbox Operations

To back up your files to Dropbox, you must first have a Dropbox account and be able to link to it (1) over the internet.

If you are successfully linked, the Dropbox account name is displayed in (2).

Select the Dropbox option in (2) to transfer files to or from Dropbox.

The Dropbox popover (1) appears as well as a status box (2) showing the connection activity with Dropbox.

You can cancel the Dropbox operation anytime by tapping the CANCEL button (2).

After successfully connecting with your Dropbox account, a list of folders will be displayed in the the Dropbox popover.

Local folders on the iPad are displayed on the left (1) and Dropbox folders on the right (2).

Tap and select any folder from either the iPad list or the Dropbox list to display the files in selected folder and its counterpart (if it exists).

For example, if you select a folder from the iPad list, a list of files will be displayed in (1). A corresponding list of files on Dropbox with the same folder name will be retrieved and displayed in (2).

Similarly, if you select a folder from the Dropbox list, a list of files in the Dropbox folder will be retrieved and displayed in (2) and a list of files in the corresponding iPad folder will be displayed in (1).

Note that the list of folders and the list of files may differ when you compare the list on the iPad and Dropbox, since files and/or folders may exist on your iPad but not on Dropbox and vice versa.

Tap to select one or more files to be transferred.

Select files from the iPad list (1) if you wish to transfer these to Dropbox as shown in the image on the left.

Similarly, tap to select files from the Dropbox list (1) to transfer files from Dropbox to the iPad.

If you select the iPad files, the selection in the Dropbox list if any, will be cleared. And vice versa, if you select files from the Dropbox list, the selection in the iPad list if any, will be cleared.

You can also select or de-select all files in the list by tapping one of the buttons at the bottom of the list (1).

Once you have your selection, you can either delete the selected files (2) or transfer them (3). The image shows the buttons when iPad files are selected to be transferred. Similar buttons appear at the bottom for the Dropbox panel if you select Dropbox files for transfer.

If a corresponding folder does not exist when you attempt to start the transfer (1), you will be prompted (2) to create one.

If corresponding files (files with the same name) exist, these will be overwritten. A warning (2) appears for you to confirm and continue with the copy operation.

Note that the overwritten files may be recovered if you have inadvertently begun the transfer.

Overwritten iPad files are placed in the TRASH folder. Overwritten Dropbox files may be recovered by visiting the Dropbox website and logging into you Dropbox account.

The status box (1) appears and transfer activity is displayed in the box as well as the internet activity indicator (2).

You can cancel the transfer by tapping the CANCEL button (3). However, the transfer may be incomplete and may result in corrupt destination files. You may need to access the Dropbox folder using the Dropbox app or visit the Dropbox website to remove the corrupted files.

Access Dropbox using the Dropbox iPad app (1) to view and maintain your Dropbox files.

Note that the epiNote files and folders are located in the _epiNote folder in Dropbox.


Multiple File Operations

To create, delete and rename folders, tap the FILES button (1).

Then select the file management option (2).

Select a folder from the folders list (1) and the list of files in the folder will be displayed on the right panel (2).

At this point, you can select a single file to delete or rename.

To select multiple files for deletion, copying or moving, tap the MULTIPLE SELECT button (3).

You can now select multiple files. As you select files, the selection indicator is changed (1). Tap a file to select, tap the file again to de-select.

Once you have a selection, you can tap (2) to delete the selection. You will be asked to confirm the deletion. Deleted files are temporarily placed in the Trash folder for retrieval if necessary. See below for more information on the Trash folder.

You can also tap (3) to copy the selected files to another folder, or tap (4) to move them instead.

If you select the COPY or MOVE options, a popover (1) appears for you to select a destination folder.

After you select the destination folder, you will also be asked for the action to be taken if a file with the same name exists in the destination folder.

Select (2) if you wish to overwrite the destination files if they exist.

Select (3), the skip option if you wish to prevent the destination files from being over written if a file with the same name exists. Files with the same name in the destination folder will not be overwritten.

You can also have the system prompt (4) you as it encounters a file with the same name in the destination folder and you can make individual decisions then.

Tap (5) to cancel the operation.


Trash Folder

Deleted files are placed temporarily in the Trash folder (1) and a timestamp prefix is added to the file name.

The maximum number of files (default 100) in the Trash folder can be set in SETTINGS. As the maximum number is reached, the earliest files are removed accordingly.

To manually empty the Trash folder, tap (2).

You can also select multiple files in the Trash folder to copy or move to another folder, or to remove permanently. Tap (3) to select multiple files for these operations (as described above in Multiple File Operations).

NEW - CLEAR SCREEN - ver 2.6.6


Tap the NEW button to clear the screen and start on a fresh image.

Note that if you have a background, you will be prompted if you wish to clear the background also.

epiNote HD+ - FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I move something I've drawn on the screen?
  2. I've typed some text in the text box but it's not showing on the screen. Why has it disappeared?
  3. The toolbars have disappeared. How can I get it back?
  4. I've opened a file as a background and drawn over it, but when I saved my work, the background is gone. What happened to the background?
  5. What is the DOUBLE-TAP used for?
  6. I've tapped the PASTE button to paste an image but nothing seems to have happened. Where is the pasted image?
  7. When I use the eraser, why does it appear away from my finger?
  8. I have an image which I use frequently. Can I add it to the icon library?

a. How do I move something I've drawn on the screen?

Use the SELECT MODE. First select the area to be moved by positioning the SELECT BOX over the area and adjust to fit. Tap the CUT button, drag the SELECT BOX to the new location and tap the PASTE button.

b. I've typed some text in the text box but it's not showing on the screen. Why has it disappeared?

You may have tapped another button without pasting the text first. The typed text has not disappeared, it's still in the TEXT BOX. Simply tap the TYPE button and the TEXT BOX will appear again. Remember to tap the PASTE button to paste the text on to the screen canvas.

c. The toolbars have disappeared. How can I get it back?

Tap the SHOWTOOLBARS button at the bottom of the screen to hide/unhide the toolbars.
Some features may have a SECONDARY TOOLBAR located below the MAIN TOOLBAR. You can roll up the SECONDARY TOOLBAR and hide the MAIN TOOLBAR to view more screen space.

Tap the MENU UP button to "roll up" the SECONDARY TOOLBAR and hide the MAIN TOOLBAR.
Tap the MENU DOWN button to restore the MAIN TOOLBAR.
See the DRAW MODE help screens for another example.

d. I've opened a file as a background and drawn over it, but when I saved my work, the background is gone. What happened to the background?

Remember to MERGE the background with your screen image BEFORE saving your work.

e. What is the double-tap used for?

In SELECT MODE, TYPE, WRITE, MAPS, DOCS, IMAGES and ICONS, a box is used to hold a copy of the screen area, text, map etc. The box contents will eventually be PASTED on to the screen image.

Generally, double-tap outside the box area to paste the contents of the box as a convenient and quick alternative to tapping the PASTE button.

In WRITE MODE, double-tap the screen outside both TARGET and WRITE BOXES to paste the contents of the TARGET BOX and advance the TARGET BOX.

In TYPE MODE, double-tap the screen outside the TEXT BOX to paste the text in the TEXT BOX on to the screen. Similarly with MAPS, DOCS, IMAGES (if you select resizable image) and ICONS.

In SELECT MODE, if the SELECT BOX is empty, the screen area under the SELECT BOX will be copied into the SELECT BOX if you double-tap the screen outside the box. Otherwise, if the SELECT BOX has an image, it will be PASTED on to the screen.

f. I've tapped the PASTE button to paste an image but nothing seems to have happened. Where is the pasted image?

It's under the BOX which contained the copy of your image. Just drag the BOX away and you will see the image on the screen.

Note that the BOXES are not cleared automatically after pasting (except the WRITE MODE TARGET BOX) as you may wish to re-use the content in another location or edit it.

g. When I use the eraser, why does it appear away from my finger?

The eraser offset is intentional so that your finger does not obstruct what you are trying to erase. The offset is adjustable under the PEN SETTINGS.

h. I have an image which I use frequently. Can I add it to the icon library?

Yes. You can either transfer the image (for example, your logo) using iTunes (see the ICONS HELP screen), or if you can use the SELECT MODE to export it to the icon library.