Moving pages between notebooks instead of copy, paste and delete manually
To move pages between Notebooks, you have to copy and paste the respective page. After that you have to go back and delete the page from the original place in order to avoid double pages. Please ad a function to just move pages from one Notebook to another.
Beth Evans Farley commented
If you click the little group of 4 boxes in the top left, press "select" on the right of the pop up, and then click your desired pages you want to move, you can then select "Move" and it gives you the option to move that page to any folder/notebook in your Goodnotes
Emily Kaufman commented
I can’t even copy and paste a page, let alone move it. I can select the copy page option but there is no paste option. Long hold elicits only “zoom” and the drop down menus have only “copy page” but no paste.
Gu He commented
It is unbelievable that such a basic feature is being completely ignored by Goodnotes for ... more then five (!) years now. Without any comment or acknowledgment by the developers. Even something like "we cannot do it because of <some technical reason>" would be appreciated.
You're adding funny stuff like stickers, but just plainly ignore the most basic things. C'mon ... it doesn't even need to be drag'n drop if this should be a problem. And no, the ipad side-by-side thing is no valid workaround.
Manually delete any unnecessary files from your OneDrive storage (including any failed notebook uploads) and then try importing the notebook folder again.
Joshua Banfro commented
This is what we have to work with until they properly allow you to move (not copy) pages from one document to another
Jason Teckam commented
Yes Please! If you could make the process the same as moving a notebook from one folder to another that would be outstanding. Select page > select move > choose notebook > Done!
Use case: I use an “inbox” notebook for my daily note taking (thing GTD). I then process those notes into my system and would like to archive the in a specified “archive” notebook.
Bhuvaneshwaran I commented
I don't know whether this feature is new, but I am able to move the page from one notebook to the other by the following steps:
Open two notebooks in parallel-> Open Outline->Drag and drop the page needed from one note to the other.
To move one or several pages from one note to another I have to make too many steps:
1. Copy pages
2. Go to another note
OR: create new one
3. Paste copied pages
3.1 If new note - delete empty page
4. Go back to initial note
5. Delete those pages
Please, make it possible with 1-2 clicks. Thank you in advance
Intrepid Armadillo commented
Option to simply move a page between notebooks. Urgently needed! Please make this happen.
At the moment it seems the only way to do it is to copy a page & paste it into a new notebook, then to go back and delete the original. Surely there is a simpler approach!
It would be great to drag & drop a thumbnail page between notebooks. At the very least I would expect to see drop-down option to move between notebooks.
OSU professor commented
Yup - this is an essential capacity. No idea of why it is made to be such a pain: export as a pdf, then import as a pdf - all functionality is lost.
This idea have been requested from 2016
But not being developed
We require the move feature desperately in Goodnotes. I need to create notebooks based on existing pages on a notebook. The process of copying and pasting and then deleting the old is a very tedious and roundabout process. Either in the scroll mode , the user should be allowed to mark pages OR in the thumbnail view the user should have option of MOVE along with COPY
Mariana Sales commented
Now, with the new iPadOS we can open two files at the dame time un solitária view and then we can move Pages between notebooks, we just Have to delete them after too, I would just sugest an option of asking after we do that if we want to keep the pages at the original notebook or delete them from there
James-Petet O’Donnell commented
As an add on to this idea, for new consults I have a three page template which I have to add one page at a time. It would be easy just to select three and append them
Eric Carrier commented
Sounds like 2 features are being requested by users:
1 - MOVE: The ability to simply move a page to another notebook.
2 - ARCHIVE: The ability to mark a page as archived or retired - ie no “active” content on the page. Provide the option to “grey” out, or “hide” these pages.
This is a very big feature request for me. I typically "archive" my daily planners to an "Archive" notebook. The process without the ability to move a page directly from one notebook to another is pretty tedious.
This is one of the more noticeable speed bumps for an otherwise effectively designed app.
Hoping that this near the top of the list of coming improvements. :D
Maybe we could add in an option to select pages and “move” them to another notebook. Thanks!
And move note books into a master notebook.
This is so necessary. Under thumbnail view, I would like to highlight selected pages, and then export to new notebook. At the moment, I can highlight pages, go to a new notebook. Pick a "dummy" sheet that I don't need. Go to thumbnails. Paste copied pages. Delete the dummy sheet. Go back to the original document. Delete the highlighted pages. Inefficient and honestly surprising considering how good this app is otherwise.
I think you can forget the likelihood of this app being developed any further. Looking through the requests that are marked 'Started' they are all at least 1 Year old and some are over 2 Years old.