When you create a new notepad in Penultimate you can give it a name that differentiates it from the rest. This is well worth doing, especially if you’re using the app for business purposes.
Tap the Papers icon at the top of the app to switch between the different paper styles. You can also tap on The Paper Shop to buy premium designs from within the app or the ‘plus’ icon to create your own.
Tap on the ‘plus’ icon to add your own designs from your iPad’s photo album. Selecting an image in here works exactly the same as any other iOS app, so you should have no trouble finding it.
Once you’ve found the image you want to use for your custom notepaper design, tap on it to add it. Bear in mind that it’ll appear on a plain sheet of notepaper as a single-colour design.
Make sure the pen tool at the base of the app is selected and write away. It’s easier to use a stylus if you want your notes to be neater, and if you make a mistake you can always hit undo.
Tap and hold the pen icon at the base of the app
to change the ink colour. You can also alter the thickness of the stroke if you’re drawing diagrams or want to make certain notes clearer than others.
Once you’re happy with your note, double-check it to make sure there are no mistakes. If you want start over again, tap the cross towards the bottom of the app to clear the page; tap again to confirm this.
Tap the export icon in the top-right to bring up your note’s export options. You can email single notes or the entire notebook or even print your work if you’re near to a compatible, AirPlay-enabled printer.
If you choose to send your note via email, a new mail window will appear. Type in a recipient’s email address and you’re good to go. It’s always a good idea to Cc yourself into the email as backup.
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