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  1. On the dragging - I think metrodon was referring to dragging the entire note (like from the snippet view or list view or whatever). When I do that, it does indeed create an ENEX file. As for my attachment-drag trick, a picture might be helpful. You must drag just the icon portion of the attachment thing. [attachment=0]Evernote.jpg[/attachment] It is worth noting though that I am still on Snow Leopard. Maybe things changed with Lion. Glad the right-click worked for you!
  2. I just noticed that if you have the pdf displayed as an ATTACHMENT (rather than inline), you can drag the PDF icon to your desktop and that accomplishes the same thing as right-click > save as. The save as trick works for both inline and attachment type pdfs.
  3. Right-click the pdf in your note and choose Save As.
  4. While I agree that drag/drop would be nice, I have no problem extracting my attachments out of EN in their original format. Right-click on the attachment and Save As. I do this all the time with PDFs. And I just tested it with a couple other types of attachments. So I guess I don't get what the big issue is. No need to export the note to HTML. Just Save As the file on your hard drive, then drop it in your email.
  5. One other thing - be sure to turn on the option to hide unassigned tags. Then, when you select your work notebook, the tag tree will only show you the tags used in that notebook. The tags you use for your personal notebook will be hidden (assuming you did not use any of them in work notes of course). I find that this gives the illusion of notebook-specific tags, while at the same time I CAN choose to use the same tags in both notebooks if I want (and I have several that are generic enough that this makes sense to do).
  6. I use both the Windows and Mac clients. As far as I can tell, the trick to copy tags out of the "tag line" on a note works on the mac, but not windows. HOWEVER - there is a work-around that I use all the time to copy tags from one note to another in the Windows Client. 1. Select both the note containing the tags to copy AND the note you want to copy the tags to (this can be multiple notes). 2. Bring up the Tag dialog box (Ctrl+Alt+T) 3. Make sure the "Hide unassigned tags" check box is CHECKED. You should now see JUST the tags assigned to the note you are copying from. The checkboxes are gray because they are checked for the one note, but not the other. 4. Hit Select All and then OK. It sounds like a lot of steps, but once you get the hang of it, you can copy/assign tags REALLY quickly, and to multiple notes at once. I routinely use this to copy tags from one note to several at once, as I tend to be lazy about entering tags as I create notes so I periodically need to clean things up by getting my notes tagged. You can also be selective about it -- instead of Select All, just check the individual tags you want to copy. So you could copy 3 of the tags from a note and not copy the rest. Very flexible. I never used to use the Tags dialog box till I discovered this trick. I skimmed most of the posts in this thread since it didn't seem that they were relevant to the original question, so apologies if this solution was already suggested and I missed it.
  7. Actually, if you drag an email to Evernote from Apple mail, it creates a note with an "EML" file as an attachment. I am guessing that EML is a file format specific to Mail, but I really don't know. Drag an email to the desktop and you get the same thing - an EML file. It is not a link to the original email -- but you can use Quick Look to open it, or re-open it in Mail to see the content. The downside is that the text within the email won't get indexed for searching. So I usually copy and paste the text of an email into Evernote so that it shows up in searches.
  8. Hmm, interesting - there actually IS an icon that indicates indexed or not indexed -- you have to expand the note info area to see it, but it is there. Is this the sort of thing you're looking for, or am I misunderstanding the thread? The weird thing is -- on the Mac client I just noticed that it doesn't seem to update to indicate that PDFs are searchable - it continues to show the "not all resources in this note are indexed" tooltip even after the PDF has become searchable. On the Windows client, it does appear to work for PDFs. For both, it seems to work fine for images (jpgs at least). One other tip - once a PDF has been indexed, you can right click it in the note and choose to save a searchable version. If it hasn't yet been indexed, that option is not available. So that is another way to tell if it has been done (only applies to PDFs though -- not images). Hope this helps Sara (no connection to Evernote other than as a user).
  9. I (mostly) agree with this, BUT I think the interface the original poster described would help find notes in that repository more quickly and is a valid idea that fits perfectly within Evernote's purpose. Evernote offers lots of ways to find your notes (full text search, location search, etc.). Date search is just another way to zero in on a set of notes. Some kind of calendar interface to help with that would be useful. (for instance, i click on a particular date and EN finds the notes created on that date). You can already do this with the attributes search, but a visual calendar would make it easier. Would just give another way to browse through notes and find stuff, much like the tag tree gives you an easy way to find and browse your notes. (I think EN 2.x had the ability to bring up a calendar, and when you clicked a date, it would scroll the "tape" of notes to the notes on that date...it was a helpful way to navigate and one that I miss).
  10. Yes, you can do this in the Mac client as well. I'm guessing that's what you're using since you mention TextEdit. You just need to show the note info (View > Show Note Info or Shift+Cmd+I, or click the little arrow next to the note title). Then click in the Created date field and select a new date from the calendar. You can also type directly in the field.
  11. I can think of a lot of objections to the software ignoring the selected notebook when doing a search. In your scenario, you have the wrong notebook selected. But in the opposite case, when the right notebook is selected, the last thing I want is for it to show me notes from a different notebook. Say I'm searching my "Work" notebook, I certainly don't want notes from my "personal" notebook popping up, regardless of whether there were any matches in "Work". But anyway, I see what you're saying about having to re-enter the search. And there is actually a way to change the notebook you are searching WITHOUT retyping your search terms. I do this all the time in both the Mac client and the Windows client -- not sure what you are using (I never use the web interface, so this may not apply if that is what you are using). At the top of the window there is a "search explanation bar" that shows the criteria for the current search. You may need to turn this on via the View menu. The first menu in this bar is the notebook. You can click this and select a different notebook (or all notebooks) without disturbing the rest of your search in any way.
  12. I keep several in EN, but 1) I always encrypt them (usually the user name too), 2) I don't type out the full password, just enough to trigger my memory, and 3) they are mostly all in locally-stored notebooks, not sync'd notebooks. I don't usually need those passwords when away from my computer, so syncing isn't an issue.
  13. I'm not the original poster, but I've encountered this as well, and the answer is yes. See screenshot of a clipping from Wikipedia. The PDF on the left was made via shift-clicking the Elephant button in Safari. The one on the right was done by File > Print and then picking "Save PDF to Evernote". Note that the one on the right is 13 pages, while the left side is one giant page (the inspector says the page is 19.17 × 83.38 inches) I usually use the File > Print option, but shift-click the elephant would be a lot more convenient if it could work the same as the print option.
  14. A couple other uses of EN I forgot about before: - Books - I have a whole notebook of notes about books I want to read / books I have read. When I see an interesting book review online, I clip it to EN and save it in a sync'd notebook so I have a list of books handy when at the bookstore or library. When I read books, I often take notes about them, and those I also keep in Evernote. I have a Kindle for some of my books and I find it easy to drag the My Clippings file into Evernote and the use copy/paste to organize the notes by book. - Household things I need to remember at the store - this is similar to the lightbulb thing. I have things like the type of printer cartridge I need in EN so that I know what to buy when at the office supply store, etc.
  15. There isn't one "way" to use Evernote. The question "how do I use this" is a little baffling to me because it seems pretty straightforward: 1. Create a note 2. Type something in it. 3. (optionally) drag files into notes to reference later 4. Search and find your notes. If the question is "what do I need to store in my notes" -- well only you can answer that. I like to use it to remember important stuff that would be scattered all over my computer (and my house in the case of paper stuff) if I didn't have EN. Here are some of the ways I use EN: [*] My personal journal. The date stamping works well for this. I use a local (non-sync'd) notebook for this because I don't want these entries on my work computer. [*] My various ideas for fiction that I might get around to writing one of these days. [*] Interesting articles I read on the web. On occasion I find print-based articles I also want to save, and I scan them in and put them in Evernote as well. [*] Related to articles, I also use EN for research on specific projects. So articles, references to books, etc., all about a particular topic I am investigating. [*] Bills and receipts. I've moved more and more to paperless billing for many things, so I download billing statements from the web and plop them in Evernote. Also a local notebook for security reasons. I scan many receipts in as well. Now, many of these purposes I could do in other ways. I could set up some folders on my computer and organize copies of articles for instance. The nice thing about using evernote for this instead is that I can jot down some notes about WHY I saved a particular article, I can put in some tags to make it easier to find, and even without tags, the full-text searching makes it easy to find. The other nice thing is the syncing with multiple devices. I didn't think I would really use that very much at first, but it can be useful to have access to some of this information on my home computer, work computer, and my phone. This DOES require a little bit of planning and thought since I use a mix of local and sync'd notebooks, so not ALL my notes are available on all my devices.
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