Overview: Notecards can be saved to an external file to open in a word processor. You may wish to export your notecards as you've added them to your outline, so that you can copy and paste ideas from your notes in one window while you write your paper. After exporting, you can also print your notecards if necessary.

This article applies to: 

✔︎ NoodleTools School Subscription

✔︎ NoodleTools Individual License

NoodleTools MLA Lite

 NoodleTools Express


Step 1:

Navigate to the Notecard Tabletop View screen. 

Step 2:

Click the blue Export/Print icon button at the top of the screen.

NoteTo export only selected notecards, see "How to select notecards on the Tabletop or Detail views."


Step 3:

Select an file format option from the menu:

Export as Web Page (HTML file)
Opens a new browser tab with your notecards' content.
Export to Google Docs
Creates a Google Document in your Google Drive. You may be prompted to select your Google account.
Export to Word (DOCX file)
Creates a Word (.docx) document that you can download and open in Word Online, Microsoft Word or Apple Pages.
Export to RTFCreates a plain-text file of your notecards' content, without images. The .rtf file can be downloaded and opened with any word processor. 
Outline only
Exports your outline without notecards, in the file format you choose from the menu. See "How to export and print the outline."
Outline with notecards
Exports notecards that you've added to your outline, along with the structure and topics of the outline itself, in the file format you choose from the menu. See "How to add notecards to the outline."

Important note: If selecting an option above does not generate the file, be sure that your browser does not have a pop-up blocker enabled that would prevent a new window from opening. 

Step 4:

On the Print window, select an option:

  • Export all notecards: Exports all notecards that are on your Notecard Tabletop.
  • Export notecards from pile: When selected, you will be prompted to select a pile that you've created. 

By default, all items in the notecard are exported. Deselect any items you do not want to export. 

Step 5:

Click Submit to create the new file. To print, open the resulting file in the applicable word processor and use the application's Print command.