I have a shiny new Obsidian install on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+, working with Canvas.
There should be a way to import media that is not yet in a vault into a canvas. (In this case, I would like it to be a PDF.) But I have no idea how to do this. The drag and drop metaphor of the desktop is not helpful, and there does not seem to be an “import from elsewhere” function.
To be clear, I want to import a file that is already on my Tablet, not something from the internet.
Android is pretty awful about things like that, in my experience. Of the several I’ve tried, only one (Samsung Notes) makes that possible. Or at least only one is easy enough that I’ve figured it out, and I basically have to remember and navigate the path back to Obsidian and save a file there directly.
And (even though I did specify I was interested in PDFs for the first try) how would that work for images or other files?
Wow. That’s a bummer. I don’t have an Android device at the moment and wasn’t aware that command isn’t there. I’m on 1.4.2 (94) - I think that’s the current public release.
So yeah, if that command isn’t available on Android, from outside Obsidian you share (export? I don’t remember what Android calls it) the PDF, image, etc, into Obsidian. Only annoying part iirc is you have to open Obsidian first to the file you want it in, and place your cursor at the desired spot.