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- Also see the help option on the Whiteboard Canvas (the screen after opening a document that you can draw on) for help on using it.
Document Selector Help
Creating a new document
Press the + button near the top right of the screen. Select the canvas image size. If you will be using a projector, it is recommended you choose the resolution that matches the resolution/aspect ratio of your projector. Note that AirPlay outputs 1280x720. The document is created in the current folder so if you want to create a document in a folder (that you have already created), first select that folder and then press the + button. You can move a document after selecting it (see Moving documents between folders). The document will have a name that is "Note" + the current date. You can rename the document on the whiteboard canvas screen by tapping the document name or in the document selector (see Renaming a document).
Creating a new folder
Press the + button near the top right of the screen. Select "Folder" and a folder named "New Folder" is created (folders are displayed in the second section as the first section has the documents). You can change the folder name by tapping on the label containing the folder name. See Moving documents between folders for how to move existing files into a folder.
Deleting a document or folder
Press the Edit button near the top right of the screen. Now tap on files and folders to select the files and/or folders you want to delete. A second tap unselects a selected file/folder. Press the trash can icon to delete the selected files/folders. A confirmation dialog will be shown since this cannot be done. If you confirm the deletion the files and folders are deleted. Important note: delete a folder deletes all the files in the folder.
Exporting as PDF and Sharing a reDraw document
Press the Edit button near the top right of the screen. Select one document by tapping on it (anywhere except the name label) and press the share icon (square with an arrow pointing up). When exporting to PDF, the "New page at marked points" switch determines whether there is one page per slide (when the switch is off) or a new page for every marked point in the slide. See the Slider Usage section of the Whiteboard Canvas help for more information on marked points. Choosing "Share PDF" allows you to email or AirDrop the PDF to recipients you specify in the new mail message dialog. Choosing "Open PDF in..." allows you to create the PDF and open it in another app on your iPad that can view and/or edit PDFs. Choosing "Share Document" allows you to email or AirDrop the reDraw document. This can be used to create a backup file on your computer or to send it to another iPad that has the reDraw application on it.
Duplicating a document
Press the Edit button near the top right of the screen. Select one or more documents by tapping them and press the duplicate icon (two rectangles with a + button inside the top rectangle). Duplicates of the selected documents are created with numbers appended onto the filename for the duplicates. See Renaming a document or folder for how to rename them.
Renaming a document or folder
Tap on the name label for the folder or document, enter a new name in the dialog that appears, and press the "Change" button to rename (or the "Cancel" button to cancel renaming the file or folder.
Moving documents between folders
Press the Edit button near the top right of the screen. Select one or more documents and/or folders by tapping them anywhere except the name label. Press the folder icon. In the popover window select the folder you want to move it to (the name of the folder appears in the top center of the popover window). You may navigate into subfolders by selecting them from the list in the popover. When the folder you want to move it to appears in the top center of the popover window, press the Move Here button to move the selected files/folders to that folder. To cancel the move, instead of pressing the "Move Here" button, tap outside the popover window.
Importing a PDF into reDraw
Launch the app containing the PDF (such as GoodReader, PDF Expert, etc.). From that app, choose the option to share it, then choose the option to Open In, and select "Import with reDraw". This will switch to the reDraw app. If a document is already open, you are given the option to "Delete PDF", "Import into different document", or "Import into this document". If a document is not already open, select the document into which you want to import the PDF or create a new document; the previously mentioned three options will be shown. If you do not want to import the PDF into any document, choose "Delete PDF". If you want to import the PDF into a different document, choose that option; this will close the current document and then you can select the document you want to use. Once you have opened the document into which you want to import the PDF, choose the option to "Import into this document" and it will import the PDF with one slide in the reDraw document per PDF page. It will import at the largest resolution that maintains the aspect ratio. If you import a letter size PDF into a 16:9 or 4:3 reDraw document, you will likely want to use the option to duplicate a slide and make multiple copies of each page. Once you've done that, you can select the PDF object on a slide by using the "Select" tool and then tapping the PDF. Once it is selected you can pinch/zoom and drag the PDF page until you get the portion you want visible on that slide. Repeat the process for the other slides.
After you have each PDF page scaled the way you want, you can use the pen, line, etc. tools to write on top of the PDF.
Note, PDFs may require a large amount of memory. Importing PDFs with 1-20 pages should work fine, but importing PDFs with hundreds of pages may cause the app to run out of memory. You may want to use another app (such as Preview on your Mac) to create a PDF with just a portion of the pages and then create separate reDraw documents for each portion of the original PDF document.