freyja313 46 Posted February 13, 2014 Share Posted February 13, 2014 I'm currently using Toodledo as my task manager but really want to try to get everything into EN so been thinking about how to best bring my tasks over to EN. I'm thinking about creating a dedicated task notebook and making each task or project an individual note but using a standard task template so I can have my most-used fields from TD and they will also be searchable. (Considering using tags...not sure yet.) I like the idea of tables for consistency but we all know the table formatting is somewhat limited and I also wanted to bring in some color to EN. Just to mess around, I took a daily printable "to do" sheet I had previously created in Excel and played with the formatting to see if I could get something decent to work in Evernote. The result is attached and I gotta say, I'm actually pretty happy with it. Note that I just did this tonight so haven't played with it too much to see if it will be functional for the long term (y'know, 'cause the tables can be wonky and I've already found some things I need to be careful of). One thing that I really like the idea of is that I can use note links to link a task or item on this note to the detailed note that the task or item lives in (e.g., the "Keurig K-Cups" note link under "BUY" links to my note that contains a list of favorite flavors). One thing I'd like to share is that I found a bit of a hack to get decent formatting results. Copying from Excel into EN doesn't work at all. A few people mentioned copying from Excel to Word to EN and I found that worked BUT the row height got stretched out and I didn't like it. So...I copied from Excel to Word, from Word to a blank Gmail, then from Gmail to EN and got the end result that you see; I then added in the checkboxes manually. I recognize this three-step process is sort of a PITA but I'm essentially just creating one blank note template that I'll then copy over and over each time I want to make a new note from it. (Kinda don't get exporting/importing templates to/from my computer...the whole point to me is to have everything immediately accessible within EN...not on the hard drive of a PC I may or may not be sitting in front of?!) And lastly, by tweaking and adjusting the column widths in Excel, once the table was finally pasted into EN I got it to just about fit perfectly across the width of my phone's screen when in landscape mode so no scrolling left or right. So...pretty pleased with my little experiment and look forward to playing more and eventually freeing up one pinned tab (TD) on Chrome! Also, have to give props to GrumpyMonkey for inspiring this colorful idea by sharing his colored background EN templates. Thank you GM! Images: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s37/nl/3991498/53075c38-c70d-4354-9d39-1a4687817a93 Link to comment
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