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Registered: ‎08-09-2011

Nook ST as Notepad

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I love my nook ST, but it's sadly lacking in a few basic features, like the lack of a note taking app or option. Some clever users have no doubt figured out that you can pick a random title, and append your grocery list as a comment to some random text selection. Here's a relatively easy  workaround to the problem.


Create a blank document in Acrobat or Word, go down a few lines and a few spaces in (to make the text easier to select later on), and enter a few  words of text, like NOTES TO SELF or similar. Put a couple of spaces between each word, to make it easier to highlight them on the nook. Save it as a pdf. Using Caliber or similar software, convert it into an epub. Add it to your nook. I just called it Memos, with myself as author, but by adding AAA to the front of the filename or using AAA as author name, you can force it to the top of your library or shelf list.


Now when you want to make or edit a note, go to Library, select Memos. Highlight one of the NOTES TO SELF words and use the highlight feature to add your note (p. 126-127 Nook manual). It's a bit awkward compared to a dedicated app, but it works. You can only make as many different notes as the number of text words you can Highlight, so Notes To Self gives you three separate note pages, though you can just use keep appending notes to a single highlighted word with the "edit notes" option. Try it!

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Registered: ‎05-27-2010
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Re: Nook ST as Notepad

Nice little trick!:smileyhappy:

Inspired Correspondent
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Re: Nook ST as Notepad

What a great misuse redirection of technology!

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Re: Nook ST as Notepad

Thanks for sharing your idea with all of us. 

Lector GS
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Registered: ‎08-06-2010
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Re: Nook ST as Notepad

Also works with N1E .. primitive, but useful.  Thanks!

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Re: Nook ST as Notepad

Mighty creative!