Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Alice-the-Camel

(Archived) Bulk Tag Removal

Recommended Posts

Tried searching the forum but haven't seen a specific answer to this as yet - hopefully I've missed it.

Is there currently, or plans to include, an option to bulk-remove a tag from a group of notes?

Sometimes I need to re-tag a group of items that may have been associated with a particular project tag, whose status has now changed, say to 'complete', and need to remove a tag such as "current" from all of that group.

I know I can do a saved search of course, but I don't want to have to build up a heap of saved searches designed entirely as "exclusive searches", just because EN can't simply remove a bunch of tags in one hit.

Otherwise in time, I'll have more "-tag:XXXXXX" searches than inclusive ones, which seems to undermine the organisational ability of EN.

CHP

Share this post


Link to post

To avoid a lot of Saved Searches, I created a note called Evernote searches.

I store my less common searches into the note, along with a brief description.

Every now and then, when I need one of the saved searches for a project - I do a quick copy and paste into the search field.

Then I can edit the tags of the notes that meet the search criteria.

Instead of starting from scratch, a side benefit is this list helps in building more complex searches.

Share this post


Link to post

Can't you do bulk tag removal by selecting the notes that you want, and then pressing Ctrl + Alt + T to bring up the bulk tagger dialog, and then unselecting the old tag?

~Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Can't you do bulk tag removal by selecting the notes that you want, and then pressing Ctrl + Alt + T to bring up the bulk tagger dialog, and then unselecting the old tag?

~Jeff

Yes, IME, deselecting in the tag dialog box works fine.

Share this post


Link to post

I don't know about the mac. Probably should have posted there if you need client-specific help.

On the Windows client (for both 3.5 and 4.0 beta), I can make a selection in the Note list, and right-click on it; the right-click menu will contain an option to 'Tag...' -- which is the desired operation, and it also helpfully gives the hot key (Ctrl + Alt + T, as mentioned before). Perhaps the Mac client has a similar facility.

~Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...