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My problem: I would find it very useful to be able to convert a note into a word-document or similar text files which to my knowledge you cannot at the moment.

The proposed solution: Add a feature under the "Share" menu on a note named "Convert to file" or something like that which creates a file with your note.

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Evernote can export to HTML just fine.

Microsoft Word can read HTML documents just fine.

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Hello all, 

I would really like for EN to be able to export directly to a Word file... I would love to use EN for structuring and writing my books, but I need to be able to convert it to an rtf or plain text or docx for sending to publishers... 

I read in earlier posts that we can export to HTML but I am not finding out how to do this anywhere... is it still possible? If so, then how please?

Thank you, 

Alix 

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11 hours ago, acerie said:

I read in earlier posts that we can export to HTML but I am not finding out how to do this anywhere... is it still possible? If so, then how please?

Right click on the note in whatever list view you are in and select Export Note, choose HTML.

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13 hours ago, acerie said:

I would really like for EN to be able to export directly to a Word file

@csihilling provided the answer for  EN > HTML

For a single note, I'd probably just use      select all, copy, paste

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May or may not get the results you want, but you can open the HTML note in Word and then save it as DOCX when done.

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If you have MS Office installed, this will give to the best results.

In Evernote, share the note as an email - send it to yourself, specifically to your MS Outlook Client.

Then open this email (in Outlook) and save it as an MHT file.

Open the MHT format file with MS Word.

This way you'll keep font and images. However, the images will be too large in the word document, so you'll have to resize them.

 

If you export to MHT directly from Evernote, the images do not always appear when opening with MS Word.

 

Summary

Evernote >> email >> Outlook >> MHT >> Word

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The original ask is a great one.  I am a consultant and almost all my clients use the Office Suite so I need to send note content via Word Documents.  Given the ubiquity of the Office suite this seems like minimum functionality.  Otherwise I need to use One Note to ensure compatibility which I would like to avoid.

I tried the export to HTML and Word could not read the file.  The cut and paste to a Word document results in wasted time reformatting all the information.

Thank you.

 

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1 hour ago, seanthree said:

I am a consultant and almost all my clients use the Office Suite so I need to send note content via Word Documents.  Given the ubiquity of the Office suite this seems like minimum functionality. 

I also lived in a MS Word world, and most of my notes have word documents as attachments.

Mostly, I use mail to send note content; I think the format is html based and seems to work well
I also send urls which link back to the note.  This gives the receiver access to the note and any document attachments

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A must have.  Bear allows multiple exports - Markdown, HTML, PDF, RTF, Word, JPG.  Evernote is really behind the times here.  Need to allow easy export in a variety of formats.

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3 hours ago, mqheel said:

A must have.  Bear allows multiple exports - Markdown, HTML, PDF, RTF, Word, JPG.  Evernote is really behind the times here.  Need to allow easy export in a variety of formats.

I tried to install Bear on my Windows computer.

Um...

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14 hours ago, mqheel said:

A must have....Need to allow easy export in a variety of formats.

Why is that?

I use Evernote to store files of many formats (HTML, PDF, RTF, Word/Pages, JPG, Excel/Numbers, Audio, Video ...).  Basically any format.

The note format (enml/html) works for me; it's ubiquitous.

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I agree. Evernote should have a simple "export to docx." There's no excuse for lacking this. When I export to html, most of the time Word cannot open it. Says the document must be corrupted. C'mon guys and gals, this is a much-needed addition to Evernote.

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Agreed. I use EN for school, all of my homework, papers, notes and research is in EN. Currently I have to write it in EN, copy/paste to Word, then save. It would be great if EN could simply Export, I could skip a step. 

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35 minutes ago, Kruger2147 said:

I use EN for school, all of my homework, papers, notes and research is in EN.

You use an enml/html note editor for all your work???
I use the editors that are best suited for the purpose.
I use EN to store all my documents.

>>Currently I have to write it in EN, copy/paste to Word,

When I need Word format, I use MS Word.  
I store the document as an attachment to a note

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2 hours ago, Kruger2147 said:

Agreed. I use EN for school, all of my homework, papers, notes and research is in EN. Currently I have to write it in EN, copy/paste to Word, then save. It would be great if EN could simply Export, I could skip a step. 

We have my son set up with the following workflow and it has served us quite well for years.

Documents are created in Google Docs (whatever format they need to be in) and then we link to them via the Google Drive integration. This allows him to edit them on the go via iPad without the headache of "copying to" whatever program it is in. Also, with the latest developments from Google on their docs platform such as being able to edit native Microsoft Office files in Google Docs with no conversion necessary, it makes so much more sense to do it this way and after testing it today it streamlined things since we didn't have to convert and then export in a certain format.

Something that you may want to look into.

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2 hours ago, Sayre Ambrosio said:

via iPad without the headache of "copying to" whatever program it is in.

I prefer to store documents as note attachments 

but I agree editing on an iPad is painful

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6 minutes ago, DTLow said:

I prefer to store documents as note attachments 

but I agree editing on an iPad is a PITA

I'm with you when it comes to keeping documents in EN as attachments. However, my ASD very unorganized child didn't fair to well knowing where the correct versions were. He likes the web version better than the Windows client so he would download the attachment every time he wanted to work on it and wouldn't remember to re-upload to current version. I will never forget the day a presentation was due and I had to hunt down the correct version of the file that he had no clue which one it was. 

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On 8/1/2019 at 5:12 PM, Sayre Ambrosio said:

Documents are created in Google Docs (whatever format they need to be in) and then we link to them via the Google Drive integration.

I used to do this, and love Google, my main laptop is a Chromebook. However, all of my school papers need to be in APA format, and the formatting doesn't convert right from Google Docs to Microsoft Docs. I write it up in EN, copy and paste to Word online, apply the formatting. then save the final doc as an attachment to EN. 

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Definitely need a simple "Export to docx" feature for notes. I'm using Evernote to write a book, and it's excellent for organizing chapters and main points within the chapters. Ultimately, however, I need to put that all into a Word format. Someone suggested saving as HTML and that Word could read that, but as with a previous poster in this thread, Word couldn't open it. Are we stuck with copying and pasting each individual note?

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7 hours ago, jecrensh said:

I need to put that all into a Word format.

You're welcome to indicate support for this request using the vote button in the top  left corner of the discussion.  The  request has 4F2BDB6E-3BD5-475D-958B-F3B235732663.jpeg.8a7cc48bd572367b21ded35962954ee9.jpegvotes

Personally, if I need Word  format, I use MS Word instead of the Evernote editor
The documents are stored as note attachments

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1 hour ago, jecrensh said:

Definitely need a simple "Export to docx" feature for notes. I'm using Evernote to write a book, and it's excellent for organizing chapters and main points within the chapters. Ultimately, however, I need to put that all into a Word format. Someone suggested saving as HTML and that Word could read that, but as with a previous poster in this thread, Word couldn't open it. Are we stuck with copying and pasting each individual note?

Have you tried scrivener? That’s what I use to write my books but I keep all research in Evernote since it allowed Evernote links to be imported and will allow you to refresh the document when changes are made in Evernote. 

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6 hours ago, jecrensh said:

Someone suggested saving as HTML and that Word could read that, but as with a previous poster in this thread, Word couldn't open it.

I suggested that, and I've had pretty good luck the few times I've done it; just tried my weekly work journal just now -- it's a big table, with an image in the header -- and it did fine.  Evernote for Windows can also print to PDF, and Word can read those as well. If and until Evernote ever provides an export to .docx, those are the options.

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