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  1. I found it. It's the view option icon on top of the search results pane. It allows one to change the default sort order.
  2. I almost always want to search by date created, with the newest dates on top. But the default search sort order is by relevance. Is there any way to turn off "sort by relevance" and search by created date?
  3. I'm about to do a clean install on a new Mac. Is it advisable to transfer the Evernote preferences from the old to the new, and if so, is it just a matter of copying the old plist file? Or am I better off doing it manually?
  4. Thanks. And I discovered it's three dots on iPhone, and "Options" on iPad.
  5. When I do a search in Evernote for iOS, it shows me the results sorted by Date Updated. Personally, I never want this. I want sorting only by Date Created, but I can't seem to find the option to do this. I can on the Mac, but seemingly not on iOS. Or am I missing something?
  6. And this morning I figured out a way to tag every note that's easier than doing it manually. Manually is a lot of repetitive work (which is why I was looking for a way to tag the Notebooks.) Using your suggestion to simply put all the notes in one big notebook and tag them for scene, set, and location, I created a macro in Keyboard Maestro (I also could have used Text Expander). Now, I create a note for Scene 1. In the Tags area, I type this string: #001. That triggers a Keyboard Maestro macro that enters the scene number tag (001), then Tab and Right Arrow to create the Location tag (NYC), and then another Tab and Right Arrow to create the Set tag (Hotel). (Note: I'm using Tab and Right Arrow to enter the tag and then put the cursor in position to enter the next tag, since Enter or Return didn't work for some reason. They moved me out of the Tag area and into the Title and Note area. Not sure why. It works when I use my keyboard, but for some reason not in a macro.) Anyway, this means I have to create 100 or so macros - not too onerous with copy and paste - but once I've done that, it's a fairly quick way to create all the tags I need for each note. I'm going to explore this further, but it just might be the best alternative to tagged notebooks (which I'd still prefer.)
  7. Hi Jef, Thanks for the quick and thoughtful reply. Yes, I could just tag every note with Scene, Department, Set and Location, but each scene might have 30 or 40 notes in it. It's a lot of duplicated effort to tag each note with Set and Location, and I was hoping there was some way to simply group them by scene (there are maybe 100-120 scenes in a typical script, so there's plenty of room) and just tag the scenes. So the two workarounds I've found are 1) your suggestion and 2) what I'm experimenting with now, which is to add the tags to the name of the scenes (each of which is a notebook), and just do Notebook searches for those attributes. Neither is perfect, but I might get used to one or the other. Again, thanks. Roger
  8. I work on films and use Evernote to organize all my notes, research, plans, drawings, etc. for the entire production. I create a separate notebook for each scene. Into each notebook goes everything, and each note is tagged with the name of the department that note applies to (i.e., Camera, Art, Locations, etc.) So if I want to meet with a particular department, I just go to Tags, and select the tag for that department, and all my notes for that department - from all the different scenes - appear in one place. Very handy. But let's say I want to meet with multiple departments about a particular set (such as John's House) or location (say, Vancouver or New York). It would be great if I could tag each Notebook with its set or location. Then I could just isolate the scenes that take place in John's House, or just the scenes we're shooting in Vancouver. Obviously, it would be very inefficient to tag each note with Set and Location, as there are just too many notes. So the workaround I use now is to add a Set and Location tag to the name of the Notebook, i.e., the notebook entitled "Scene 1 - Ext. John's House" is now entitled "Scene 1 - Ext. John's House #JohnHouse #Vanc". I click on Notebooks in the sidebar, search for #JohnHouse or #Vanc and I see the list of notebooks for just those scenes. It's a little bit of a kludge, and would be a lot cleaner if I could simply tag the notebooks. Is there any way to do that? And if there isn't, this is my feature request to add the capability to tag notebooks, not just notes.
  9. I am switching over to Evernote 5.0.6 from DevonThink Pro Office 2.5.1 and find it's easy to just drag items from DT into Evernote notebooks, but the problem is Evernote does not retain the "created by" date from Devonthink. It creates a new date, based on the day I moved the items from DT to Evernote. Is there some way to import notes from Devonthink to Evernote and RETAIN the original (Devonthink) created by date?
  10. I know I can encrypt the text of a Note, but can I encrypt a PDF or JPG in an Evernote note?
  11. Hi Jefito, You're absolutely right that I'm trying to see if I can squeeze Evernote into a fixed idea I have. I'm new to Evernote, and intrigued by it, so I'm experimenting. Thanks for your thoughtful reply ... I think giving each step its own Notebook works better for me, because when I filter by Department, say, and a list of notes appears for different steps, I can have a Column showing the name of the Notebook (in this case the steps), which allows me to see in one large view what notes belong to what steps. Otherwise, I'd have to click on each step to see what tag is showing. And if I sort by column (ascending), I get a sequential view of my notes. That said, I'm taking your advice and assigning everything else by Tag. It is certainly doable, but a bit more cumbersome than it would be if I could apply tags to a notebook. As I said in my previous note, doing it manually - while not terribly time-consuming - does open me up to human error, also known as my constant companion. But I'm giving it a shot to see if it works for me as well as Devonthink and MacJournal do. Again, thanks for your thoughts.
  12. If all the notes were entered at once and then left in place, you're absolutely right - I could assign a tag to multiple notes in a second. But tomorrow I might add 14 notes to 14 different folders - and have to manually add a separate tag for each location. And frankly, knowing me, sometimes I'd forget. Or I might add the wrong one. Making it automatic would take not just the extra time but also the human error out of the equation. And if tomorrow we changed where certain steps would take place, I wouldn't have to manually change each Note's tags. I could apply the change to the Notebook and it would be applied to each Note in it. Basically, I'm just looking for a way to make it easier for me ...
  13. My fault for not spelling this out further ... so here goes. Imagine I have a project with 100 sequential steps. I'm going to create a Notebook for each step. In each Notebook, I will have various Notes, which can be plans, notes to myself, questions for other departments, image files, research materials, etc. If I have a staff meeting and we want to discuss Step 35, I just open the Step 35 Notebook and everything related to that step is right there. But ... I want to assign various notes to specific Departments responsible for them ... so there'll be two notes in step 1 that are assigned to Production, one note in steps 7 and 33 assigned to Distribution, and several notes in Steps 14, 73 and 98 assigned to Accounting. When I create those Notes I will tag them with the names of the departments I want to assign them to. When I meet with a particular department, I'll do a search for just those notes that are tagged with that Department's name, and I can get a list of all the notes and questions I have for that department, without having to manually open up each step's Notebook and manually look for them. Search for the Production tag, and all the Production notes show up, and I can sort them by Step Number, so we can discuss them in sequence. So far, so good. But here's what I cannot yet do ... Everything in steps 1, 6, 14, 39, 53, 68, and 92 will take place in Toronto. Everything in steps 2, 8, 24, 25, 73 and 81 will take place in Detroit. Etc. If I'm sitting down with the Toronto team, I'd like to be able to do a search for just those Notebooks or just those Notes that will be in Toronto. Another way to say that is to say I want to filter all my notes for only those that apply to Toronto. Since I can't attach a tag to the notebooks for those seven steps that take place in Toronto, I would have to manually tag every note in each of those notebooks "Toronto". That adds a lot of extra time ... AND, if we later move a step to a different location, I'd have to manually change each Note. I'd like to be able to automatically have every Note in those seven Notebooks tagged "Toronto" ... and every Note in the 6 Detroit Notebooks to be tagged "Detroit". Etc. But this I cannot yet do in Evernote. One of the greatest advantages to me of a digital information manager is the ability to see the same information in different configurations. In my old Windows days, I used a program called Ecco Pro, that was beyond ingenious. It was tragically discontinued in 1997, and I have never seen any other program come close to it in its ability to let the user re-configure how the data was displayed. You could filter the data any way you wanted, and was immensely useful for project management, as a personal database, to-do list, etc. Evernote is close ... tantalizingly so ... but in the example I've outlined above, it doesn't quite go the distance for me. DevonThink does, with some effort, but it's nowhere near as elegant and platform-agnostic as Evernote. That's why I'm trying so hard to figure out how to bend Evernote to my needs. All it needs to get there for me - and anyone else who wants to extend its uses in this way - is the ability for every Note in a Notebook to inherit a given tags or tags ... or, to put it another way, the ability to Tag a Notebook, the same way we can Tag a Note. Hope this makes it clearer ... and thanks for your quick responses.
  14. Add my vote for all notes in a given notebook inheriting a particular tag or tags. It would make Evernote the most customizable information manager out there. Right now, other apps (such as DevonThink, Together, MacJournal and perhaps others) have more customizable functions, but none has the cross-platform availability of Evernote. if Evernote had just this one more feature, it would be infinitely more valuable to me. YMMV.
  15. Thanks Metrodon. That - I think - answers what was going to be my next question: is there any way to associate one Note with more than one Notebook? In DevonThink, for instance, there's a "Replicate" function which creates a linked copy of a note in different folders. Change the text of the note in one folder, and the change is reflected in the replicated note in the other folder. In MacJournal, a note can be linked to another folder for the same effect. But unless I'm missing something, this doesn't same possible in Evernote ... is it?
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