Import and export notes
You can import text files into Notes or export notes as PDF files.
Tip: If you keep notes in Internet accounts—for example, iCloud, Google, Yahoo, or AOL—you can add those accounts to Notes on your Mac to access all your notes in one place without importing each note one by one. For more information, see Use notes from your Internet accounts.
Import text files into Notes
If you’re using upgraded iCloud notes, or your notes are stored on your Mac, you can import text files into Notes as individual notes. You can import files in TXT, RTF, RTFD, HTML, or Evernote XML Export (ENEX) format.
In the sidebar, click a folder in the account (iCloud or On My Mac) you want to import files into.
Choose File > Import to Notes.
Select one or more files, or select a folder to import all the text files in it. If you select a folder, click “Preserve folder structure on import” to keep the imported notes organized the way they were in the folder. (If you don’t see this option, click Options.)
Your new notes (and folders, if you imported any) appear in an Imported Notes folder. You can now move or rename the notes and folders as usual. See Organize notes.
Tip: To add non-text files, such as PDFs or image files, into Notes, you can simply attach them to a note. For more information, see Attach photos, links, and more.
For more information about importing, see the Apple Support article Import your notes and files to the Notes app.
Export a note
You can export notes as PDF files.
Choose File > Export as PDF.
Tip: You can export all your notes from the Stickies app into Notes. They appear in the Imported Notes folder, with a subfolder for each color of note. See Stickies Help for more information.