Lite1 2 Posted June 24, 2013 Share Posted June 24, 2013 Newbie learning to understand EN, and arrive at my preliminary approach to use. Plan to minimize Notebooks and use Tags instead as my primary organization approach and means for retrieval.Searching:1) It seems that you can NOT search for a match to a portion of a Tag name. The only partial Tag search one can do is that the Tag must start in a certain manner, but can be followed by any other characters. This is done by tag:xxx* 2) Can you use the "any" operator when searching using tag: and if so, please give a couple of examples of the proper syntax and what it would find. Tags:I am considering a tag structure all at one level (no nesting) that would be like this. My questions are really about the usefulness (or lack of it) for numbering Tags; the particular choice for the Clusters of Tags below is just an example ...00PERSONAL01skills02health03motivators04inspiration10WORK11xclient12yclient12project20FAMILY21spouse22daughter23son30HOME31project32dreams33time savers40FINANCES41investments42retirement plan43taxes50RENEWAL51creativity52travel53hobby60READING61productivity62pleasure63health70ARCHIVEetc. Ok, you get the idea. The cluster starts at a new numeric ten-spot and is in CAPS. For clusters that might be quite populated 3 digit prefix would keep it within that cluster. Would memorize only the 10 cluster (life focus) areas and when entering a Tag for a new Note by simply typing "6" EN would show me all of the choices in the READING cluster, and arrow keys if needed could navigate deeper into that cluster from the dropdown. 3 This seems to be how it functions in Windows desktop app, would it behave similarly in other clients? 4) It'd seem that a search tag:6* would bring up any Note tagged with something within the 6? clustertag:6* tag:0* should bring up Notes that were tagged both with something from Reading cluster and from Personal cluster - Is that right? 5) It seems that a drawback to nested tags is that Parent tag name does NOT appear. If I have nested Tags of Michael under a Parent Tag Work clients and a nested Tag Michael under a Parent Tag Family things would get very confusing. While my tentative approach avoids this, it looses ability to collapse Tags, but to me that seems like a small price. What am I not understanding about Nested Tags? What are some of their advantages? It seems that if you use Ctrl+Alt+T to get at and assign Tags to an existing note, that you only see the child-tag without the context of its Parent; to me it'd be a lot better if EN used approach like Quicken to show Parent:child when it displays Tag. Thanks for any of your thoughts and helping to cut my learning curve further. Link to comment
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