Thanks for your response. Firstly, I was not aware that I could drag a note to a tag, so that is helpful. I could use that method, but I am trying to bring a lot of newly scanned hard data into Evernote so it would be really useful to establish a workflow to help. I can change the title of a bunch of notes based on finding their contents, so it would seem logical that I should be able to assign a tag too - but the AppleScript dictionary does not appear to show this as a possibility. I'm not a fan of GUI scripting, so I am not interested in that as an alternative. Thanks again.