INSTALLING AND USING GOODNOTES COVERS

GOODNOTES 5

HOW COVERS WORK | IN GOODNOTES

GoodNotes allows you to create custom covers for your files so that when you view all of your files within the GoodNotes Documents Meny, they look pretty and are distinguishable from each other. Covers are images (jpg, png files) that are meant to be placed at the beginning of a GoodNotes document.

There are two methods for importing and using covers. You can import an image directly into a document which is ideal for when you are only going to use the cover a few times. The second option is to save the cover as a Cover Template within GoodNotes. The cover will permanently appear under the Notebook Templates menu saving you from having to import the image every time you want to use it.

Before importing covers into GoodNotes, make sure you have downloaded your Zip file to your iPad or Cloud-based storage, unzipped it, and that you can access it through Apple’s Files app.

INSTALL COVER(S) INTO THE TEMPLATES MENU | OF GOODNOTES 5

The advantage to this method is that you will only have to import the cover once into GoodNotes.

STEP 1 | OPEN TEMPLATE MENU

*MAKE SURE GOODNOTES 5 IS INSTALLED ON YOUR IPAD
From GoodNotes, select the Settings Icon     in the top right corner of the screen. Then select "Notebook Templates."

STEP 2 | NAVIGATE TO COVER TEMPLATES

A popup menu will appear that has a grey area with two thumbnails, one for Default Cover and the other for Default Paper. Tap on "Default Cover". The bottom half of the popup menu should now show the default covers you can select from.

STEP 3 | CREATE COVER GROUP (OPTIONAL)

The default covers are categorized into groups (Common, Simple, Solid, etc...). You can create your own group by tapping on the "+" icon in the top right corner of the Notebook Templates popup menu and naming your new group. Skip this step if you already have a group you'd like to add the cover to.

STEP 4 | CHOOSE COVER GROUP

Once you create or find the group you would like to add your covers to, simply tap on the "Import" icon    . A menu with "From Files" and "From Photos" will open.

STEP 5 | IMPORT COVER TO TEMPLATES

Navigate to where your cover is saved and tap on the cover thumbnail. Your cover should now be downloaded to GoodNotes 5 and listed under the group you created or selected!

covers_TEMPLATE

ADD A COVER DIRECTLY TO A NOTEBOOK | IN GOODNOTES 5

Use this method if you are ONLY going to use the cover a few times and don’t want to save it as a template.

STEP 1 | OPEN NOTEBOOK

*MAKE SURE GOODNOTES 5 IS INSTALLED ON YOUR IPAD
Within GoodNotes, open a notebook that you would like to add a cover to. In the upper left corner of the screen, tap on the 4-Square icon    .

STEP 2 | ADD YOUR COVER TO NOTEBOOK

A popup menu will appear that shows all of the pages within your notebook. Scroll to the bottom of the page list and tap on the "+" icon to open the "Add Page" window. Next, tap on "Image" if your cover is located in your camera roll. Otherwise tap on "Import" to access all your files including your cloud-based storage. Navigate to your cover's location. Tap on the the cover and it will be added to the last thumbnail of your notebook.

STEP 3 | MAKE COVER 1ST PAGE

Tap and hold the cover thumbnail until it is moveable (the thumbnail will get slightly bigger and form a shadow around its border), then drag it up until it becomes the first page. Finally, tap on "Close" in the top left corner of the popup window. You have just added a new cover to your Notebook!

covers_NOTEBOOK

INSTALL COVER(S) TO GOODNOTES 5 | DIRECTLY INTO THE TEMPLATES MENU

The advantage to this method is that you will only have to import the cover once into GoodNotes.

STEP 1 | OPEN TEMPLATE MENU

*MAKE SURE GOODNOTES 5 IS INSTALLED ON YOUR IPAD
From GoodNotes, select the Settings Icon     in the top right corner of the screen. Then select "Notebook Templates."

STEP 2 | NAVIGATE TO COVER TEMPLATES

A popup menu will appear that has a grey area with two thumbnails, one for Default Cover and the other for Default Paper. Tap on "Default Cover". The bottom half of the popup menu should now show the default covers you can select from.

STEP 3 | CREATE COVER GROUP (OPTIONAL)

The default covers are categorized into groups (Common, Simple, Solid, etc...). You can create your own group by tapping on the "+" icon in the top right corner of the Notebook Templates popup menu and naming your new group. Skip this step if you already have a group you'd like to add the cover to.

STEP 4 | CHOOSE COVER GROUP

Once you create or find the group you would like to add your covers to, simply tap on the "Import" icon    . A menu with "From Files" and "From Photos" will open.

STEP 5 | IMPORT COVER TO TEMPLATES

Navigate to where your cover is saved and tap on the cover thumbnail. Your cover should now be downloaded to GoodNotes 5 and listed under the group you created or selected!

covers_TEMPLATE

ADD A COVER DIRECTLY TO A NOTEBOOK | IN GOODNOTES 5

Use this method if you are ONLY going to use the cover a few times and don’t want to save it as a template.

STEP 1 | OPEN NOTEBOOK

*MAKE SURE GOODNOTES 5 IS INSTALLED ON YOUR IPAD
Within GoodNotes, open a notebook that you would like to add a cover to. In the upper left corner of the screen, tap on the 4-square icon    .

STEP 2 | ADD COVER TO YOUR NOTEBOOK

A popup menu will appear that shows all of the pages within your notebook. Scroll to the bottom of the page list and tap on the "+" icon to open the "Add Page" window. Next, tap on "Image" if your cover is located in your camera roll. Otherwise tap on "Import" to access all your files including your cloud-based storage. Navigate to your cover's location. Tap on the the cover and it will be added to the last thumbnail of your notebook.

STEP 3 | MAKE COVER 1ST PAGE

Tap and hold the cover thumbnail until it is moveable (the thumbnail will get slightly bigger and form a shadow around its border), then drag it up until it becomes the first page. Finally, tap on "Close" in the top left corner of the popup window. You have just added a new cover to your Notebook!

covers_NOTEBOOK