Today’s Evernote for Windows update (4.5.3) is full of PDF-related improvements. So if you store PDFs in Evernote, this update will make you very happy. Everything about the way PDFs work in Evernote for Windows is better than ever.
The new PDF functionality lets you do things that weren’t possible before. Search results will be highlighted inside of PDFs, you can easily drag PDFs out of Evernote, and you can even copy text. Also, when you mouse over the PDF, you’ll notice a new toolbar. Here’s how it all works.
Search inside PDF
If you have a scanned document or a digital PDF in Evernote, then search results will be highlighted in yellow right inside the PDF. You can also use CTRL+F to search inside a specific note.
Drag PDFs out of Evernote
Besides allowing you to move from page to page of your PDF, the new PDF toolbar also lets you drag a PDF out of Evernote and into other apps, your desktop, or just about anywhere you like. To do this, click and drag the middle section of the toolbar, then drop the file.
Copy and paste
If your PDF contains text that can be selected, you can now copy that text and paste it into other programs right from the note pane.
PDFs are even better with Evernote Premium
One of the great features of Evernote Premium is that it automatically performs OCR on any scanned document PDFs in your account and makes them searchable. This feature is made all the more powerful now that search results are highlighted right inside the PDF. Learn more about Evernote Premium »