Exporting from Maxjournal
Maxjournal allows you to Export a journal entry to 3 different formats - simple text, PDF, or Secure PDF.
Exporting IS NOT the same as backing up in maxjournal. You cannot restore a journal from an export file (either PDF or text.) You need to create Maxjournal Backup file if you wish to restore journal from backup at a later date.
How to Export
You can access the Export feature from Journal Manager Screen or from inside a Journal. On the Journal Manager screen, tap the Export/Backup button on the Journal you wish to export. From inside a journal, tap the Export Button on the Top Right of the screen.
You will be able to set what you want to export (Selecting a Time Range), where you want to export it to (Setting the Export Location), what format you want to export (Setting the File Type), and whether or not to include photos.
Selecting a Time Range
When exporting you can select any time range - from a single day, to your whole journal. By default, the From and To fields are set to the earliest available entry date to the last entry date - i.e. your whole journal. You can set the From and To dates to whatever you would like - as long as the selected dates are within the minimum and maximum available entries. Simply touch the From or To field, and then set the date using the popup Date Picker.
Setting the Export Location
You can export using Email, or to Desktop. You can choose using the Email/Desktop button. Select Email or Desktop. (The 'selected' choice is highlighted grey.)
Using Email will bundle up all of you exported entries and attach them to an email.
Sending to the Desktop using iPad File Sharing to allow you to move files to your computer desktop. (See How to Retrieve Exported Files, below.)
Setting the File Type
You can export a file as Simple Text, PDF or Secure PDF.
When you select text, all of your exported entries are made into a simple text file and the attached photos are placed into a subdirectory next to the text file. This is all archived into a zip file format on export.
(If you are only exporting a single day via Email, then the text and photos are placed directly in the body of the email.)
When you select PDF, all of your exported entries are made into a PDF file and the attached photos are placed at the end of each journal entry.
Secure PDF is only available if you have set a password for your journal. The PDF is locked using your journal's password and is only viewable and printable after entering your password.NOTE ABOUT PDF: If you are viewing PDF files (created on an iPad) on a Windows PC, use Foxit PDF Viewer (free) instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader. On a Mac computer you should use Preview. Acrobat Reader is problematic and likely will not work. Foxit reads the PDF files just fine. This is NOT a Maxjournal bug, but rather an iPad issue, as other iPad applications that export PDF's have the same difficulty. Write us if you are having further problems.
You should also make sure you have the font that you have chosen in Maxjournal, installed our your desktop. We've put up a page with links to all the free fonts that Maxjournal uses: http://omaxmedia.com/mj_fonts.html. Open this link on your desktop browser and install the fonts you wish to use on your Windows or Mac computer, or find a font that is installed both in Maxjournal and your desktop. Here is a link to Apple's own tech support page, discussing the necessity for the installed fonts: link. This is a support page for Pages on the iPad, but is relevant to all apps that produce PDF on the iPad. Read the section entitled 'How can I print my Pages documents from iPad?'
File Sharing in Maxjournal
Maxjournal uses the iPad File Sharing system to move files to and from your computer. This system is used in iPad apps like Pages to import and export files. For more information on iPad File Sharing, go to this link, iPad: About File Sharing.
How to Retrieve Files Exported to Desktop
Once you have exported to Desktop in one of the steps above you will need to copy the file to your computer. Follow these directions:
- Attach your iPad to your computer using your iPad sync cable (as if you are going to sync with iTunes)
- Open iTunes and select your device in the left column.
- Select the Apps tab in the central content area (this area lists all the apps synced to your iPad.
- At the bottom of this area, you will see a section called File Sharing. Here you will see Maxjournal listed. Select it.
- In the Maxjournal Documents, you should see the file you exported.
- Select this file and press "Save to..." and choose a location on your computer to save. Alternately, drag-and-drop this file from iTunes to a location on your computer.