This is a very short, very simple post that shows how to copy files into an Evernote notebook. The reason I am posting about this seemingly simple task, is that Evernote’s user interface varies from operating system (Mac, Windows) drag and drop user interfaces when moving files.
(1) That you have a valid operational Evernote account.
(2) That you have downloaded the Evernote client for Mac or Windows to your computer.
(3) What you want to do is to move 1 pdf file from your computer’s desktop, into Evernote.
A Micro Case Study: A Frederick Winter white paper from University of Illinois to insert in my Evernote reference filing system.
What I did the first time I added files to Evernote was to drag the PDF file to the 2nd column (Sort by Date Updated) and then dropped the file. What happens when you do this, is that the file animates putting itself back outside evernote where you picked it up from the desktop.
Many people have subscribed to Evernote, but not gotten over the hump of adding their files to Evernote, because the Evernote way to add files is not intuitive. The Evernote way to add files is to drag the file to the 1st column, and drop the file on a specific notebook. What happens then is that the file appears on the top of your All Notebooks files in column 2, and Evernote will begin synchronizing the file to your cloud and other computers.
That is it. If you have had trouble getting your pdf files into evernote, try dragging them to a notebook in column 1 and see if that solves the problem for you.
Hope this helps!