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This is another feature which was lost in the new Evernote.  I do not understand the logic of upgrading Evernote and losing features like the ability to copy all tags, or the ability to change a "created" date or "updated" date by using the keyboard.

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On 11/30/2020 at 5:04 PM, silkenpaw said:

In my previous version of evernote (with tags on top) I was able to copy tags from one note to another. Is there a way this can be done in the new version?

There is a rather painful way of doing it which is quite slow and laborious.

  • Select the note you want to copy the tags from and the ones you want to copy them to (even that may not be straightforward)
  • Open the edit tags menu (eg click the tag icon in the blue multiselect menu that appears)
  • press space to open the hierarchy if needed
  • Scroll through and click all the blue minus signs (a blue minus means that the tag is associated with some but not all of the selected notes). They will change to ticks
  • Hit save

As I say, not straightforward.

It might be worth mentioning that you can easily add a comma separated list of tags to a note by simply pasting it into the tags area at the bottom of the note. Sadly I have not yet found a way of extracting a comma separated list of tags directly from a tagged note. Copying the tags from the edit tags menu is possible but gives you a list (ie separated by CR) which needs to be converted to a comma separated list.

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@silkenpaw and @Candide

I have a solution that works on windows that presumably will translate to Mac.

  • In the old note select all the tags by ctrl-clicking the tags at the bottom of the note.
  • Press ctrl-C to copy them to the clipboard
  • Open the new note and click into the tag area at the bottom of the note
  • ctrl-V to paste in the tags

If you paste into a text editor you will see that it is a comma separated list which ties in with my obsevation in the previous post.

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Hi Mike,

That is so helpful - thanks.  Following on what you wrote, I also discovered shift-click at the beginning and end of a group of tags, then ctrl-C works too. 
So while the old way of just selecting with the mouse/trackpad is gone, that's a perfectly acceptable workaround for me.

Now if only they'd get rid of the clunky Calendar window so I can get back to using my keyboard to change a Created Date, I would be pretty happy with the new Evernote.

Cheers🌺

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6 hours ago, Candide said:

Now if only they'd get rid of the clunky Calendar window so I can get back to using my keyboard to change a Created Date, I would be pretty happy with the new Evernote.

Completely agree - not just created dates but dates in tasks, note reminder dates and dates in the filter menu! I hadn't realised until very recently, and I still don't think it is obvious, that clicking the month or year allows you to change them indeprendently. You don't have to press the arrow icon 12 times to advance a year! i expect you'd already figured that out and I'm just being particularly slow.

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