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Cut-and-Paste from B&N Reader to PDF?

Perhaps I am missing something (I probably am!) ... I am not the type to have old copies of magazines lying around because they each have 1 or 2 articles or ads which interest me or would be future reference material. So I cut them out, scan them, and save them in MS One Note.


I have subscribed to a couple of magazines in B&N Nook Reader format, but don't seem to have any way to electronically save individual articles -- or even copies -- ito a usable database. Have I missed something?

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The new nooks, HD and HD+, will have scrapbooking available in most of their magazines. With this feature you can "tear" out a page and save it in a named folder right on the nook. I have really been looking forward to this feature since I read a lot of magazines on my nook tablet. Your not missing anything on the current tablets. Seems you can only bookmark some magazines and some pages, but they are not easy to find again. I have reserved a 9" HD+. Mags will look great on that high resolution screen and will have 3D page turns.
by MuseK on ‎10-10-2012 06:52 AM
On the NT, I take screen shots of pages i want to save and save them on my nook or copy to my PC
by NookGardener on ‎10-11-2012 06:39 AM
Agree with MuseK. You can take a screen shot on the NC or the NT but holding down the Volume - and the "n" button at the same time. If you have an app like Fishbowl (photo app), you can then email the screen shot directly to your pc. Once on your pc, see if you can convert jpeg file to pdf (if really important that it is that format to you) and then upload the file to your MS OneNote account.

While this feature "sounds" good, I would be reluctant to recommend this feature as a reason to purchase a new device until we see how it actually works. Unfortunately, B&N has a history of introducting features that fall into the "good idea, poorly implemented" category. Case in point: the "comments/notes" feature of ebooks. When I purchased my NC, you could easily find your notes with their software. Upgrade 1.3 or 1.4 "broke" this feature and now you have to flip through the book to look for the little post-it note to locate a comment. The device no longer offers the functionality that it did when I purchased it.

Questions that come to mind when I saw this feature are:
1) Is this "named folder" on the hidden partition or can I see it? So I can subsequently email to myself or create a back up.
2) If it's on the hidden partition, is B&N going to back this up for me? Reason I ask is because erase & reregister is, unfortunately the only solution to some "issues". If I've gone through the trouble to save something, obviously some kind of back up is important.
3) If it's on the hidden partition, what kind of "naming" functionality will users get? I can just see a list of notes all titled with the magazine name and issue/date, with "note 1", "note 2", etc. after them. And no way to easily locate that recipe or whatever it was you were saving.

Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised by the feature. But am going to wait and see how it works first.