We’re almost to the end of the how to create a digital planner in keynote series! This is a shorter section, but it’s important none-the-less as it shows you how to export your digital planner from Keynote into a PDF annotating app like Goodnotes.
You can catch up on this series by clicking here. 🙂
Part 6: Exporting a Digital Planner from Keynote
You can see in this first photo that my planner is in keynote, and I’m ready to export it so that I can use it in a PDF annotating app – and start planning!
To export from Keynote you want to go: file –> export to –> PDF. You can also follow along on the photos below.
You want to make sure you have the best image quality selected, so that when you zoom in once it’s in Goodnotes it doesn’t look fuzzy. It will be a bigger file but it’s worth it!
Next: Save to your iCloud drive!
I always make sure to just save it directly to my iCloud so that I can pull up the file on my iPad.
Yay! That’s all the work that needs to be done on your computer. You want to make sure you have exported the file as a PDF because that’s what keeps the links intact – if you try to import a Keynote file into GoodNotes it simply won’t work (and I know because I tried without thinking about it!).
Next, you want to open up whatever PDF annotating app you have purchased. I personally use GoodNotes, however, I have also heard people talk about Notability and Zoomnotes. Unfortunately, I don’t own any android products so I can’t speak to any apps for those devices – if you plan digitally on an Android let me know below in the comments what apps you use!
If you’re also using GoodNotes you can follow along with the rest of this tutorial below:
You simply want to click import, and then find where you saved the pdf file in your iCloud drive. Then you will be able to open your planner and start getting organized! 🙂 The photos below walk you through it, and there’s also a quick 10-second video showing you that the links work!
Now, just like that, you have a working digital planner! If you have any questions about this process feel free to ask in the comments. 🙂