Say, you came across a web page you want to have by the hand, stored in the exactly original way it looks, annotated with your ideas over it (text and handwriting), and sent as a printout to a colleague.
‘Send PDF to Outline’ service is at your service!
So, the recipe is simple:
- Get Outline for Mac v3.20 (or later) installed,
- Go to that web page of your interest, shoot classic ⌘+P
- Choose ‘Send PDF to Outline’ in the PDF services meu.
Why PDF? It’s the surest way to preserve the exact look of a thing.
Will it work for web pages only? Nope. Various documents and stuff are supported.
Is it the same to the ‘Print to Outline’ which used to be a standalone utility installed over Outline for Mac? True, some users who have been there for a while might remember the magic utility for printing PDF to Outline. ‘Send PDF to Outline’ is it’s descendant.
- ‘Print’ required individual download and installation over a working instance of Outline for Mac. ‘Send’ is there from the moment you’ve got the mother ship installed.
- ‘Print’ was different for Outline from the App Store and Outline Store.
- ‘Send’ is the same, for the sake of easy swithing between editions.
- ‘Print’ knew 1 magic trick. ‘Send’ knows 3.
Ok, what exaxtly can I do with ‘Send’? The options are: (1) adding the PDF copy as an attachment, (2) putting a printout to a single page, and (3) putting a printout, page per note.
What’s with annotating? Text and images are there for your annotations, once the PDF arrived. Handwriting and , say, arrows of all kinds would imply you have Outline for iOS and sync the note with the PDF there for annotating.
Sounds good? Try it!
And drop us a line to tell if you like the thing!