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This is a very, very, long-standing HTML feature, and oh so very useful for long notes. Two features I see essential for long (more than one page/screen) notes: Anchors/bookmarks Col

I found plenty of article and tutorials on table of content. But they all seem to only consider it for many notes.   I would link the table of contents to be in one note only. Anyone know if

+1 for anchoring links within the same note. This would be HUGELY, HUGELY helpful. I'm amazed at this point this obvious feature does not exist.  Why waste time and resources on complex

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5 hours ago, Alan Rew said:

Splitting up a long note into multiple notes would in many cases add other inconveniences that would more than cancel out the added convenience of note-level links.

 

I find this to be the best work around in the absence of internal hyperlinks.

It also resolves a few issues

  • Lengthy notes are problematic; chance of corruption; searches are less effective.  For example, in the case of a journal, I find it better to keep separate days instead on an entire month or year
  • I can simulate collapsing and expanding sections by using links to sub-documents
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15 minutes ago, DTLow said:

I find this to be the best work around in the absence of internal hyperlinks.

It also resolves a few issues

  • Lengthy notes are problematic; chance of corruption; searches are less effective.  For example, in the case of a journal, I find it better to keep separate days instead on an entire month or year
  • I can simulate collapsing and expanding sections by using links to sub-documents

Good point but a big downside I see is that once older notes are updated, sorting/sequencing/organization can be problematic and unpredictable.

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I love Evernote and use it extensively everyday.

One key feature I would like to use in Evernote is the ability create or link words or tags within a note

You highlight a word or phrase or create a tag to link to another topic within the same note.

A simple example is a TOC or table of contents within a note linking details in the note with related details in the same note.

I know I can create another note but then I end up with to many notes.

Jumping around between notes is counterproductive when you are creating research notes with many links.

Every time I create a note, I  end up searching online to see if this is possible.

Please seriously consider this since you already have the know how to do this

with your copy a note link feature.

Thanks,

RG

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6 hours ago, rtglennr@earthlink.net said:

I love Evernote and use it extensively everyday.

One key feature I would like to use in Evernote is the ability create or link words or tags within a note

You highlight a word or phrase or create a tag to link to another topic within the same note.

A simple example is a TOC or table of contents within a note linking details in the note with related details in the same note.

I know I can create another note but then I end up with to many notes.

Jumping around between notes is counterproductive when you are creating research notes with many links.

Every time I create a note, I  end up searching online to see if this is possible.

Please seriously consider this since you already have the know how to do this

with your copy a note link feature.

Thanks,

RG

There is a workaround for what you are asking for here:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/83621-create-jump-links-in-your-notes-with-elin

Run the program. give the "Jump name" a (hidden) name that doesn't conflict with any other words/word combinations in the note. Give the "Link text" the name you want displayed as your link, and give "Destination text" the name of the header you want to jump to in the text.

After you have generated the text, you copy the first line and paste it into the note where you want the link. And the second line where you want the link to jump.

The reason why this works is because the second line which looks like plain text, actually has a hidden code in it which contains the hidden "Jump name". The link is therefore searching for the hidden "jump name" and not for the plain text.

It's a bit cumbersome to do, but at least it's a choice for when you really need it. You can also create a note "template" and just copy that for later uses.

I doubt this will ever be implemented as a feature in the client, mainly because of how EN relies on everything to work across platforms.

 

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On 11/30/2015 at 9:34 AM, agroppi said:
Hi

 

 

After few days with eatags, I give up

 

 

Not convenient at all 

 

 

 

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Nothing is ever convenient about using EN. Too many work arounds. Yep, sucks that EN still does not have this feature. This is why it's hard for me to take EN seriously. Did it not occur to the developers at all that people may want to do research in EN?! I use EN for this purpose and I use one note for my conclusions and commentary on research from other notes I keep in EN but it's a pain having to scroll through the note when it would be much easier just to have a TOC for the note itself. 

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I'm using Evernote more and more to build systems documentation and having the ability to link to an anchor Evernote would be tremendously helpful.  I'm surprised this functionality was not included from the start.  I'm not interested in work-a-rounds or having to edit the raw files to add this manually, it's simply to cumbersome.

+1 - Add URL Anchors to Evernote.

Thanks

 

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I have posted this as a feature request in a feedback forum.
Please indicate your support by uprooting the request

 

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2 minutes ago, Zsolt.Juhasz said:

How can Google implement it in such a tiny tool like Keep, but EN is unable to handle it?

I was not aware that "EN is unable to handle it".
I thought it was a priority thing, hense my posting the request so it can by voted on.

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See https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/96782-feature-request-inline-tags-create-anchor-points-in-notes/ and please click there to support the request.

(Probably been said before in this or the other threads,  but my way to navigate large notes is not to have them.  Treat note titles like chapter or paragraph headings and split the whole thing into several notes held together by a Table of Contents note..  just sayin')

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11 hours ago, gazumped said:

(Probably been said before in this or the other threads,  but my way to navigate large notes is not to have them.  Treat note titles like chapter or paragraph headings and split the whole thing into several notes held together by a Table of Contents note.. 

That is a workaround that many of us have been using.  But it is NOT a real replacement to having anchors/bookmarks in the same note.

Even for relatively short notes (2-3 pages/screens) this would be a great help, a great feature, to have a TOC at the top of the note, with links to details lower down in the same Note.

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Kudos.

How come that evernote, a platform that offers extensive presentation modes, chat features and an Atlas(what?) does not support a seemingly basic operation like inline table of contents. To put things in perspective, how should i navigate a book with 500 pages if i had no table of contents? My two cents, very slowly, just like navigation in evernote right now without this feature.

Please add this as a free or premium feature, i don't mind paying for this.

Thank you.

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19 hours ago, kevoh said:

Please add this as a free or premium feature, i don't mind paying for this.

You might want to indicate your support by voting for the feature request posted in the feedback forums.
For example  https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/96782-feature-request-inline-tags-create-anchor-points-in-notes

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This has been requested many times before.  You can do a search on "anchor" to find these threads/requests.

You may want to add your voice and vote to one of these, for example, here's one:

 

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It's been two years since the original request. I hope we will get a chance to see this feature...

It's difficult to navigate very long but important notes without this feature, that would allow use to make a clear table of content.

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9 minutes ago, connies123 said:

Has anyone used this program? Good? Bad? Worth money?

I haven't used it but I was looking at the addon yesterday and if I understand correctly, I would have to uninstall version 6 for Windows, reinstall version 5, install Evernote Batch and then upgrade to version 6 again. Really? Seriously, that is ridiculous. I'm going to pass.

 

 

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1 hour ago, connies123 said:

Has anyone used this program? Good? Bad? Worth money?

I paid for it when I was on EN5 and it wasn't such a sweat to downgrade,  install and then re-upgrade.  No idea why that's required. but it was necessary to get the app working.  Since then there have been several upgrades and I've used it for various batch changes and to use background color in notes.  The safer option to get a table of contents in a note is to split the heading level into separate notes and use Evernote's ToC feature to tie them together in one parent note. 

If you have lots of notes to process however,  and the other options available seem useful...

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This is a feature that has been requested a number of times, for instance in this thread:

and in this one:

If you go to that second one, you can click on the upward-arrow at the top of the page to vote up the suggestion. Or if that's not what you're thinking of, you could create a new suggestion topic in that Windows Desktop Product Feedback forum.

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For a reference tool not to be able to cross-reference is a serious weakness. When I take notes that refer to protions of other notes, I want to be able to link to the cited portion, not just the whole note. Being able to embed an anchor (similar to the html # format) would be direct and familiar.

Thanks. (I've voted at the feature request ...)

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On 6/10/2016 at 8:23 PM, DTLow said:

Please show your support for the request by voting using the buttons in the upper left corner
 

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@DTLow, could we request the Evernote team to increase the vote button size or make it more prominent at least? To be honest, I wasn't aware of this button until scrolling through the +1s and eventually finding your vote posts with the image. I think a lot of new users to the forums tend to miss out on the vote button. I think it should be made bigger or displayed more prominently. I know this statement is not related to this discussion but I do not know where to make this specific request.

Also, I would like this feature to be implemented as well. Voted up!

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2 hours ago, ChiragC said:

@DTLow, could we request the Evernote team to increase the vote button size or make it more prominent at least? To be honest, I wasn't aware of this button until scrolling through the +1s and eventually finding your vote posts with the image. I think a lot of new users to the forums tend to miss out on the vote button. I think it should be made bigger or displayed more prominently. I know this statement is not related to this discussion but I do not know where to make this specific request.

You might want to create a separate topic for this request. Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 6.14.32 AM.png

Post An Idea located at the top of the discussion

 

 

You could also post your comment in this discussion

 

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+1 for a TOC-macro

I use Confluence (by Atlassian) for my job, and it has a lot of features in the editor which would be great for evernote as well. Especially the easy insertion of macros. I use the TOC-functionality there a lot...

Currently I'm keeping my notes short, because of I want to be able to link information quickly...
Also see the following topic:

 

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I ditto the feature request here. I use the Jive platform, and they have a sweet TOC function (within a note) that would make my life SO MUCH easier. 

I LOVE Evernote and take all of my "permanent" notes here. I find the formatting generally buggy, however. I've lived with it, but it would be really nice to have an editor that is a little more robust.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

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18 hours ago, mamaphd said:

I ditto the feature request here. I use the Jive platform, and they have a sweet TOC function (within a note) that would make my life SO MUCH easier. 

I LOVE Evernote and take all of my "permanent" notes here. I find the formatting generally buggy, however. I've lived with it, but it would be really nice to have an editor that is a little more robust.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Hi.  Always important to click or tap the counter in the top left of this page if you agree.  The higher the count,  the more likely Evernote is to add this feature.  As I write this,  there's one click so far - I'll add another.  Click the button guys....

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Links to a concrete part of a note.

My sugestion is just an improvement in note linking, it would be awesome that the links could actually redirect to a specific part of a note. 

Sometimes the notes can become very large, specially if there are several contributors. I guess many people keeps writing on the same notes during long periods of time, extending them. Some examples of when would one do this, are for example:

  • A note where you make annotations about a reunion you hold regularly (every week for example).
  • A note where you write your diary.
  • A note where you store funny jokes
  • A note where you store quotes, or interesting websites, etc...

Problem: The current note links only allow to link to the note itself, to the beggining of it to be exact.

Request: It would be nice to make a link to a concrete piece of text inside the note, to make it more accesible. Like the "id" tag in html language, which leads you to a concrete part of the website by clicking on www.website.com/#idtag

Possible solution: The way I would implement this is by making a new type of link which acts like a mirror somehow, connecting two points in two different notes in both directions. Like a button, which could be moved around and treated like regular text, and whenever you press one of them it would lead you to the other one, wherever it is located, and viceversa.

 

Other aplication of this links would be to make an index in the beggining of the note, to the different sections on it.

 

 

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https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313588-How-to-use-note-links-to-connect-between-notes

It is already possible to link connections between notes, but it would be useful for me to link to specific sections of larger notes. When I'm writing something and annotating with citations, linking to the area in the paper which I'm citing (stored as a PDF in another note) would be very useful, instead of having to write something like "scroll to page 4 of this note" where this is the hyperlink.  

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On 02/12/2016 at 7:40 PM, BobbyV_Cali said:

Hi All,

I was going to open a feature request for this exact feature. I've been wanting this for a while and this feature will make my workflow so much smoother. No more scrolling up and down.

When I start a new customer project, I create a note for it. Then I start adding sections to that one note separated by a horizontal bar and a title. A note can become pretty huge. It would be awesome if I can mark the title as a header and then at the top of the note automatically create a table of contents of that note. Just like in Word or Google Docs.

Please add this feature. I've been paying for Evernote for years now and am a huge advocate at my work. Please listen to your customers.

- Bobby

Hi. Why not use a new note instead of drawing a line across an increasingly long and unwieldy document,  and link all the notes for one client/ project together with tags <myclient> and <project>.  Then you can list all projects per client,  and/ or all notes per project and create a ToC note that will take you to any single note.  That feature already exists.

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I understand what your describing, but it just a sounds like a lot of work. I don't want a different note for what would be a different section in my note. 

For example, say I'm working on a software project, one section might be how to build the software project, another section might be how to run the tests, another section can be meeting notes with the customer. Now I could just export that one note and email it to a coworker who needs to work on the same project. If I go note crazy how do I share all that info? Share a bunch of notes? My whole company doesn't use evernote so I can't share a notebook. But I can export to PDF and email 1 note easliy. 

Different strokes for different folks. 

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On 2016-12-03 at 8:52 PM, BobbyV_Cali said:

Share a bunch of notes? My whole company doesn't use evernote so I can't share a notebook.

Actually you can share a Notebook via a browser

fwiw  I had to maintain a series of notes like that for a project
My solution was to use public browser links instead of internal Evernote links
The recipients viewed the notes in their browser
When I viewed the notes, it defaults to the browser but it also shows a "View in Evernote" box

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Hi.  It is possible to export a public link to a notebook;  so colleagues will see your read-only notes in a web browser if you have created a specific public notebook for that client.

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I would love to see the ability to create a note link that jumps me to a place lower in the same note...like the html jump to anchor code in webpages. 

Have heard this desired from others in conversations outside this forum so I'm posting it here to see if it garners any other support. I would LOVE this feature.

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+1 to this idea. It would allow much finer-grained control of links between notes, allowing us to jump quickly between sections of notes. 

Another way to do this would be inline tags. Allow us to write #keyword anywhere in the body of the note, and be able to search for these inline tags separately from the note title, note tags, and normal text. 

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2 hours ago, Stacey said:

I would love to see the ability to create a note link that jumps me to a place lower in the same note...like the html jump to anchor code in webpages. 

Have heard this desired from others in conversations outside this forum so I'm posting it here to see if it garners any other support. I would LOVE this feature.

Until/if EN implements this, you can use a text expander tool to accomplish this fairly easily on a desktop.  I use PhraseExpress in Windows.  

You can create a phrase containing <doubleclick><Ctrl-C>-<Ctrl-F><Ctrl-V> and assign it a hot key.  I have assigned Alt-Right mouse to mine.  Then when I hover over a word and press the Alt-Right mouse combo focus will jump to the next occurrence of the word in the note.

This works for any word in the note.  So if you format your JumpTo links with an underline and color for ease of access, it will simulate an in-note link.  In the meantime.  FWIW. 

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This is such a clever hack of text expanders. I use one for Mac called aText, but it doesn't have the ability to listen for keys, only text replacement. I've been thinking of switching to a different program for awhile, and this may be the motivation I need to make the jump.

It's pretty annoying having to do a search in the universal search box, then click on a note, than do cmd-F, then cycle through each occurrence in the note. Seems like the most natural thing you'd want to do after doing a global search is see all the specific places it appears.

Thanks!

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On 9/14/2015 at 4:51 PM, The Ronin said:

Thank you both very much for your conscientiousness and responses.  I really appreciate it!

 

The Ronin

 

p.s.  For you kind Evernote programmers out there, formally integrating bookmarking/embedded header links into a Note would be very useful, please consider doing so.  Thanks.

+1  This is a needed feature...

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This thread is open since 2014 and Evernote Dev Team hasn't taken note of this essential feature request.

Wonder why its not been taken up by the developers even after 3 years, when there are soo many threads voicing / requesting this feature.

 

 

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8 hours ago, pank24 said:

This thread is open since 2014 and Evernote Dev Team hasn't taken note of this essential feature request.

Evernote has not shared their request list, but I'm confident they've taken taken note of this request.

As to which requests they implement, that's another discussion.  It's their product, and I can accept that some requests are rejected or not implemented immediately.  I do indicate my support by adding my vote to the requests I favour

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I have some notes that are very long and it can take a while to scroll to an area down below in the note.  I'd like to have the ability to have a link that, when clicked, takes you to a later part within the same note or different location within the same note.

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19 hours ago, dbr12 said:

I have some notes that are very long and it can take a while to scroll to an area down below in the note.  I'd like to have the ability to have a link that, when clicked, takes you to a later part within the same note or different location within the same note.

In the meantime, awaiting EN implementing the feature or not, you can accomplish this by creating your own hotkeys with a tool like PhraseExpress (hover or click in the link and hit the hotkey).  Or just use Ctrl-F to find the target.

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12 minutes ago, tavor said:

Love it. Going to implement this in AutoHotKey.

Yeah, worse case it is a quick find and highlight other instances of a word in a note.  Works in any document actually.  No typing required.  ;)

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Anchor points inside notes, and a way to link to them efficiently (from the same note, or external link to note and to anchor) is something I need for evernote. This provides an extra level of information organization. Please in the next update take it into consideration. +1

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On 27-1-2017 at 7:56 PM, csihilling said:

Until/if EN implements this, you can use a text expander tool to accomplish this fairly easily on a desktop.  I use PhraseExpress in Windows.  

You can create a phrase containing <doubleclick><Ctrl-C>-<Ctrl-F><Ctrl-V> and assign it a hot key.  I have assigned Alt-Right mouse to mine.  Then when I hover over a word and press the Alt-Right mouse combo focus will jump to the next occurrence of the word in the note.

This works for any word in the note.  So if you format your JumpTo links with an underline and color for ease of access, it will simulate an in-note link.  In the meantime.  FWIW. 

I've read your answer, I get the idea behind it, but I don't understand concretely which software you use to do that and how you do that within the software ? 

I have TextExpander on Mac (5.1.4, before the new "online subscription model"), but I don't think I can do that kind of thing with it.

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6 hours ago, Gauthier said:

I've read your answer, I get the idea behind it, but I don't understand concretely which software you use to do that and how you do that within the software ? 

I have TextExpander on Mac (5.1.4, before the new "online subscription model"), but I don't think I can do that kind of thing with it.

Don't know about TextExpander.  The software I use is PhraseExpress, I use it on Windows.  They have a free version for Mac you can find  here.   The actual phrase looks like the below.  With this phrase I hover over the word, Alt-Right Click, and then I can cycle though instances of the word in the note.  Any issues post back and I will help if I can.

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11 minutes ago, csihilling said:

And until/if EN implements the feature you can create hotkeys using a text expander to accomplish the task, if you like..

I like to run Evernote barebones... :) 

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3 hours ago, jefito said:

I like to run Evernote barebones... :) 

Yeah, don't have much need for anchors myself, but if one does it would work.  

It's that repetitive keystroke/click stuff that drives me a bit away from bare bones.  I prefer to think of it as bare bones with an after burner.  :P

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May be let me explain my case a little bit more.

i am using Evernote shared folder to share all the notes and materials to students.

each lecture will be composed to around 2 notes, part 1 and part 2.

Normally we will have Google Slides for theory based materials and then scroll down for materials with photos and instruction to do some hands on works. 

Sometimes we might need to scroll back up to search for something. If we could have an internal link would help them to do it more efficiently. 

I did think of create several notes to do this job but each lecture would require around 5-6 notes. It would be ok for lesson but it would be confusing when they do assignments / revision later.

i was using WordPress for my lecture notes before, may he need to think again the flow of lesson. 

Thanks 

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8 hours ago, kmkonline said:

I am using Evernote shared folder to share all the notes and materials to students.

Are you sure you want to use the Evernote note format for this material
I'm thinking pdf format might be a better choice

I use Pages as my editor, saved as a pdf
I have better control of the word processing features, including Table of Contents (links)

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Thank you for the ideas, I used to distribute PDF file in years before I start to put everything in Evernote. 

I understand attaching a Word/Pages/PDF would enhance the format and layout for the materials but student need to open another software.

but it would be an extra software opened during lesson. Now they will only need a Browser to finish everything and everything could be copy and paste easily. 

Thanks again 

 

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Not an in note linking solution in EN today.  Closest you might be able to get would be to split the two notes, cross link all the notes to each other and maybe a table of contents.  Not optimum for sure. 

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Hello,

One thing that almost pulled me away from Evernote to Dropbox Paper was the left railing which shows all H1 and H2 titles as a table of contents which I can quickly scroll through for a high level view of my notes, and use to quickly navigate to sections of the note. Google Docs has this as well with their 'outline' tool. 

It's not a new concept and I'm surprised it's missing from Evernote. It would help in reducing the number of notes I need to create just to divide things up nicely -- especially for large, more serious documentation. 

Thanks for your consideration!

Reference: 

https://dribbble.com/shots/2877917-Table-of-contents-in-Dropbox-Paper

https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/9/11187364/google-docs-navigation-outline-tool

 

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does anybody know of any alternatives to evernote where this feature is available? Onenote isn't a good alternative to evernote in terms of saving stuff. What do lawyers use? How do they save and retrieve highlight stuff in pdfs and their docs?

Also when they add the anchor link feature, they should also make it available for pdfs also, where you can navigate to anywhere in a pdf with a link.

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Table of contents WITHIN a note -- i.e., a ToC that jumps to headings created inside the existing note, NOT to other notes. 

(Moving the discussion below to Feature Requests)

 

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Implementing it shouldn't be that difficult for the devs. 
All you have to do is write the note with its Table of Contents in the format below:

<a href="#jamminProductivityOrWhateverIDNameYouWant">PRODUCTIVITY</a> 

<a href="#anotherID">HEADER 2 </a> 

<a href="#andAnother">HEADER 3 </a> 

[...]rest of your document [...]

 

<p id=PRODUCTIVITY> PRODUCTIVITY <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

<p id=anotherID> HEADER 2 <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

<p id=andAnother> HEADER 3 <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

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4 hours ago, hype23 said:

Implementing it shouldn't be that difficult for the devs.

I imagine they'll manage to cope somehow,  but there are a few thousand other 'essential' and probably equally easy fixes already in the pipeline.  Which one would you suggest they dump to get to this one next?

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