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18 hours ago, mamaphd said:

I ditto the feature request here. I use the Jive platform, and they have a sweet TOC function (within a note) that would make my life SO MUCH easier. 

I LOVE Evernote and take all of my "permanent" notes here. I find the formatting generally buggy, however. I've lived with it, but it would be really nice to have an editor that is a little more robust.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Hi.  Always important to click or tap the counter in the top left of this page if you agree.  The higher the count,  the more likely Evernote is to add this feature.  As I write this,  there's one click so far - I'll add another.  Click the button guys....

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Links to a concrete part of a note.

My sugestion is just an improvement in note linking, it would be awesome that the links could actually redirect to a specific part of a note. 

Sometimes the notes can become very large, specially if there are several contributors. I guess many people keeps writing on the same notes during long periods of time, extending them. Some examples of when would one do this, are for example:

  • A note where you make annotations about a reunion you hold regularly (every week for example).
  • A note where you write your diary.
  • A note where you store funny jokes
  • A note where you store quotes, or interesting websites, etc...

Problem: The current note links only allow to link to the note itself, to the beggining of it to be exact.

Request: It would be nice to make a link to a concrete piece of text inside the note, to make it more accesible. Like the "id" tag in html language, which leads you to a concrete part of the website by clicking on www.website.com/#idtag

Possible solution: The way I would implement this is by making a new type of link which acts like a mirror somehow, connecting two points in two different notes in both directions. Like a button, which could be moved around and treated like regular text, and whenever you press one of them it would lead you to the other one, wherever it is located, and viceversa.

 

Other aplication of this links would be to make an index in the beggining of the note, to the different sections on it.

 

 

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https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313588-How-to-use-note-links-to-connect-between-notes

It is already possible to link connections between notes, but it would be useful for me to link to specific sections of larger notes. When I'm writing something and annotating with citations, linking to the area in the paper which I'm citing (stored as a PDF in another note) would be very useful, instead of having to write something like "scroll to page 4 of this note" where this is the hyperlink.  

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This is pretty much a duplicate of the existing feature request here: 

 

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On 02/12/2016 at 7:40 PM, BobbyV_Cali said:

Hi All,

I was going to open a feature request for this exact feature. I've been wanting this for a while and this feature will make my workflow so much smoother. No more scrolling up and down.

When I start a new customer project, I create a note for it. Then I start adding sections to that one note separated by a horizontal bar and a title. A note can become pretty huge. It would be awesome if I can mark the title as a header and then at the top of the note automatically create a table of contents of that note. Just like in Word or Google Docs.

Please add this feature. I've been paying for Evernote for years now and am a huge advocate at my work. Please listen to your customers.

- Bobby

Hi. Why not use a new note instead of drawing a line across an increasingly long and unwieldy document,  and link all the notes for one client/ project together with tags <myclient> and <project>.  Then you can list all projects per client,  and/ or all notes per project and create a ToC note that will take you to any single note.  That feature already exists.

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I understand what your describing, but it just a sounds like a lot of work. I don't want a different note for what would be a different section in my note. 

For example, say I'm working on a software project, one section might be how to build the software project, another section might be how to run the tests, another section can be meeting notes with the customer. Now I could just export that one note and email it to a coworker who needs to work on the same project. If I go note crazy how do I share all that info? Share a bunch of notes? My whole company doesn't use evernote so I can't share a notebook. But I can export to PDF and email 1 note easliy. 

Different strokes for different folks. 

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On 2016-12-03 at 8:52 PM, BobbyV_Cali said:

Share a bunch of notes? My whole company doesn't use evernote so I can't share a notebook.

Actually you can share a Notebook via a browser

fwiw  I had to maintain a series of notes like that for a project
My solution was to use public browser links instead of internal Evernote links
The recipients viewed the notes in their browser
When I viewed the notes, it defaults to the browser but it also shows a "View in Evernote" box

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Hi.  It is possible to export a public link to a notebook;  so colleagues will see your read-only notes in a web browser if you have created a specific public notebook for that client.

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Markdown supports headings and ToCs - naturally built in anchor points.

Please consider voting for markdown too? 

 

 

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I would love to see the ability to create a note link that jumps me to a place lower in the same note...like the html jump to anchor code in webpages. 

Have heard this desired from others in conversations outside this forum so I'm posting it here to see if it garners any other support. I would LOVE this feature.

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+1 to this idea. It would allow much finer-grained control of links between notes, allowing us to jump quickly between sections of notes. 

Another way to do this would be inline tags. Allow us to write #keyword anywhere in the body of the note, and be able to search for these inline tags separately from the note title, note tags, and normal text. 

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2 hours ago, Stacey said:

I would love to see the ability to create a note link that jumps me to a place lower in the same note...like the html jump to anchor code in webpages. 

Have heard this desired from others in conversations outside this forum so I'm posting it here to see if it garners any other support. I would LOVE this feature.

Until/if EN implements this, you can use a text expander tool to accomplish this fairly easily on a desktop.  I use PhraseExpress in Windows.  

You can create a phrase containing <doubleclick><Ctrl-C>-<Ctrl-F><Ctrl-V> and assign it a hot key.  I have assigned Alt-Right mouse to mine.  Then when I hover over a word and press the Alt-Right mouse combo focus will jump to the next occurrence of the word in the note.

This works for any word in the note.  So if you format your JumpTo links with an underline and color for ease of access, it will simulate an in-note link.  In the meantime.  FWIW. 

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Thanks @csihilling...I'll look into that. I'm on Mac but am guessing there are parallel options. I give it a try while I patiently wait :) 

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You are welcome.  If you don't find something you like, I think PE is releasing a beta for Mac.

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This is such a clever hack of text expanders. I use one for Mac called aText, but it doesn't have the ability to listen for keys, only text replacement. I've been thinking of switching to a different program for awhile, and this may be the motivation I need to make the jump.

It's pretty annoying having to do a search in the universal search box, then click on a note, than do cmd-F, then cycle through each occurrence in the note. Seems like the most natural thing you'd want to do after doing a global search is see all the specific places it appears.

Thanks!

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On 9/14/2015 at 4:51 PM, The Ronin said:

Thank you both very much for your conscientiousness and responses.  I really appreciate it!

 

The Ronin

 

p.s.  For you kind Evernote programmers out there, formally integrating bookmarking/embedded header links into a Note would be very useful, please consider doing so.  Thanks.

+1  This is a needed feature...

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This thread is open since 2014 and Evernote Dev Team hasn't taken note of this essential feature request.

Wonder why its not been taken up by the developers even after 3 years, when there are soo many threads voicing / requesting this feature.

 

 

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8 hours ago, pank24 said:

This thread is open since 2014 and Evernote Dev Team hasn't taken note of this essential feature request.

Evernote has not shared their request list, but I'm confident they've taken taken note of this request.

As to which requests they implement, that's another discussion.  It's their product, and I can accept that some requests are rejected or not implemented immediately.  I do indicate my support by adding my vote to the requests I favour

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Anchor points inside notes, and a way to link to them efficiently (from the same note, or external link to note and to anchor) is something I need for evernote. This provides an extra level of information organization. Please in the next update take it into consideration. +1

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I need to manage projects with a lot of information, and I really need this thing. 

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On 27-1-2017 at 7:56 PM, csihilling said:

Until/if EN implements this, you can use a text expander tool to accomplish this fairly easily on a desktop.  I use PhraseExpress in Windows.  

You can create a phrase containing <doubleclick><Ctrl-C>-<Ctrl-F><Ctrl-V> and assign it a hot key.  I have assigned Alt-Right mouse to mine.  Then when I hover over a word and press the Alt-Right mouse combo focus will jump to the next occurrence of the word in the note.

This works for any word in the note.  So if you format your JumpTo links with an underline and color for ease of access, it will simulate an in-note link.  In the meantime.  FWIW. 

I've read your answer, I get the idea behind it, but I don't understand concretely which software you use to do that and how you do that within the software ? 

I have TextExpander on Mac (5.1.4, before the new "online subscription model"), but I don't think I can do that kind of thing with it.

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6 hours ago, Gauthier said:

I've read your answer, I get the idea behind it, but I don't understand concretely which software you use to do that and how you do that within the software ? 

I have TextExpander on Mac (5.1.4, before the new "online subscription model"), but I don't think I can do that kind of thing with it.

Don't know about TextExpander.  The software I use is PhraseExpress, I use it on Windows.  They have a free version for Mac you can find  here.   The actual phrase looks like the below.  With this phrase I hover over the word, Alt-Right Click, and then I can cycle though instances of the word in the note.  Any issues post back and I will help if I can.

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Is it possible to implement the link inside post so we could create a small index at the top of the page then we could jump down to the session we want immediately ? 

Thanks. 

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There is no support in Evernote for internal note links (what is called an "anchor tag" in HTML). This has been requested before.

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And until/if EN implements the feature you can create hotkeys using a text expander to accomplish the task, if you like..

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11 minutes ago, csihilling said:

And until/if EN implements the feature you can create hotkeys using a text expander to accomplish the task, if you like..

I like to run Evernote barebones... :) 

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3 hours ago, jefito said:

I like to run Evernote barebones... :) 

Yeah, don't have much need for anchors myself, but if one does it would work.  

It's that repetitive keystroke/click stuff that drives me a bit away from bare bones.  I prefer to think of it as bare bones with an after burner.  :P

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May be let me explain my case a little bit more.

i am using Evernote shared folder to share all the notes and materials to students.

each lecture will be composed to around 2 notes, part 1 and part 2.

Normally we will have Google Slides for theory based materials and then scroll down for materials with photos and instruction to do some hands on works. 

Sometimes we might need to scroll back up to search for something. If we could have an internal link would help them to do it more efficiently. 

I did think of create several notes to do this job but each lecture would require around 5-6 notes. It would be ok for lesson but it would be confusing when they do assignments / revision later.

i was using WordPress for my lecture notes before, may he need to think again the flow of lesson. 

Thanks 

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8 hours ago, kmkonline said:

I am using Evernote shared folder to share all the notes and materials to students.

Are you sure you want to use the Evernote note format for this material
I'm thinking pdf format might be a better choice

I use Pages as my editor, saved as a pdf
I have better control of the word processing features, including Table of Contents (links)

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Thank you for the ideas, I used to distribute PDF file in years before I start to put everything in Evernote. 

I understand attaching a Word/Pages/PDF would enhance the format and layout for the materials but student need to open another software.

but it would be an extra software opened during lesson. Now they will only need a Browser to finish everything and everything could be copy and paste easily. 

Thanks again 

 

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Not an in note linking solution in EN today.  Closest you might be able to get would be to split the two notes, cross link all the notes to each other and maybe a table of contents.  Not optimum for sure. 

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does anybody know of any alternatives to evernote where this feature is available? Onenote isn't a good alternative to evernote in terms of saving stuff. What do lawyers use? How do they save and retrieve highlight stuff in pdfs and their docs?

Also when they add the anchor link feature, they should also make it available for pdfs also, where you can navigate to anywhere in a pdf with a link.

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+1. Maybe even a preset anchor that's on all notes that scrolls to the bottom. #bottom.

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Implementing it shouldn't be that difficult for the devs. 
All you have to do is write the note with its Table of Contents in the format below:

<a href="#jamminProductivityOrWhateverIDNameYouWant">PRODUCTIVITY</a> 

<a href="#anotherID">HEADER 2 </a> 

<a href="#andAnother">HEADER 3 </a> 

[...]rest of your document [...]

 

<p id=PRODUCTIVITY> PRODUCTIVITY <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

<p id=anotherID> HEADER 2 <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

<p id=andAnother> HEADER 3 <p>

[...]block of text here [...]

 

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4 hours ago, hype23 said:

Implementing it shouldn't be that difficult for the devs.

I imagine they'll manage to cope somehow,  but there are a few thousand other 'essential' and probably equally easy fixes already in the pipeline.  Which one would you suggest they dump to get to this one next?

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Everyday I think more and more about switching away from Evernote. I think soon I'm going to start using google docs for my larger notes since I can add a table of contents there. And if I have to do that then maybe I just move completely to apple notes for my small notes. There is really not much keeping me in Evernote if I can't get the features like this one.

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On 2017-10-02 at 1:53 AM, Amorgeddon said:

This is a must have feature.. and a reason why i use word for more complex Notes...

Complex Notes seems like an oxymoron, but it might be based on your definition of a note; example a brief record of something written down

I'd recommend a dedicated word processor for serious writing

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I saw this posted on Reddit and it offers a good solution to anchoring to certain parts of a note...

 

It’s nice that Evernote allows you to link other notes together but sometimes you want to link to a certain spot in that note. It doesn’t matter if it's a long note or a short note, there is sometimes a need to find the exact sentence or even word that you need to link to in that note. But Evernote lacks text anchoring so this becomes really hard and makes searching for what you need impossible at times.

I’ve come up with a solution that I’ve been using for a bit now and it works perfectly. It’s so simple that it will work on just about any note program or Operating System as long as it has search.

The idea is simple. You need a string of text that is unique and never repeats, you place that in the place that you want to find again on that note. So all you got to do is search the note with the unique string of text and you’ll be taken to it in the Evernote note.

The problem is that how do you pick the unique string of text? You could keep an index of all the strings you used but that is cumbersome and annoying. It’s important to not repeat any of the used strings or you’ll end up with many results unless you want to do that as a way to group them but then we have tags for that.

So instead I use Epoch or Unix Time for my string anchor. I go to this website… https://www.epochconverter.com/

With Epoch or Unix Time every second, it’s a different number that won’t repeat and it works perfectly for this. I refresh the site to get a new number and I paste the number in the location I want to remember. Then in the current note, I put that time stamp in there and say search to find that note and that location. I’ll add an “a” to the beginning of the time stamp that stands for the anchor so that when I search I don’t get the current note I’m working on and I only get that one single note and it’s location in that note. If you share a computer or a notes program you can do your initials instead of the “a” to make finding your locations easier.

Example of Epoch Time: 1507813587

How I put it in the note that I want to refer back to: (a1507813587)

All I do to find that note again is search “a1507813587” and Evernote search takes me right to that spot in that note.

The great thing is that it works on any program that has search like Apple Notes, Bear, iA Writer, and so on. Even works on the Operating System too if you want to use Spotlight or Windows Search to find that note.

 

 

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+1 

Is this Solved ?

Anchors is very much needed. At first I thought I just couldn't find the function, But now I am afraid it is missing ?

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On 2017-11-04 at 7:51 AM, Ulf Bohman said:

At first I thought I just couldn't find the function, But now I am afraid it is missing ?

Correct, this function is not supported in Evernote; which is the reason for this feature request
You can indicate your support using the voting buttons in the upper left corner of the discussion

My notes tend to be brief but I was able to implement "anchors" in a word processing document attachment to a note

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On 2017-12-15 at 6:49 AM, jessedwilloughby said:

Very surprised it is not standard for note taking, projects, planning, and work flows.

Maybe not standard for notes, but Table-of-Contents is a standard word processing feature

My solution is to use Word/Pages with the document as a note attachment.  This gives me access to many wp features, including ToC 

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This feature has been requested for the past 5 years, as far as I can tell. I'm not sure why it hasn't been implemented: there is at least one third-party hackaround to do anchor links, and it's clearly an ongoing part of the users' mental workflow model. 

Might be an exercise in futility, but here goes. I want anchor links to an external document. So, for example, I have a long and complex project list. Yes, each project could be composed of numerous individual notes, each "Copy Internal Link"'ed to the main project heading. But I'd rather have a list of projects with two or three subheads. When I click the subhead "Research consulting firms" it would go DIRECTLY to a document entitled "Research" and zip down to the "Consulting Firms I Looked At" heading. This is because it may not be worth my setting up a whole sublist of research notes by category, at least not yet: instead, a big "box" where I could root through a specific request and then ignore it the rest of the time.

This model is frequently encountered in workflow arrangement: see Allen's original 43 folders concept and Tharp's "project boxes," which are uniquely suited to complex, messy, indeterminate projects like creative endeavors (in art or business). 

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Love the idea of BOTH :

  1. Anchors/bookmarks
  2. Collapsible sections (which could almost be equivalent to comments)

This is just essential Evernote.  Many of us have deeply complex notes that don't split well for various reasons (I've used Evernote for 10+ years, I know the options and paradigms- just understand single long notes work better for some of us!)  Please implement!

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4 hours ago, Luke Milton said:

Love the idea of BOTH :

  1. Anchors/bookmarks
  2. Collapsible sections (which could almost be equivalent to comments)

This is just essential Evernote.  

These are useful word processing features; not sure about "essential Evernote"

My solution is to use a word  processing editor (Word/Pages).   I add the document as a note attachment.  Evernote works well with office/iwork documents

>>Many of us have deeply complex notes that don't split well for various reasons (I've used Evernote for 10+ years, I know the options and paradigms- just understand single long notes work better for some of us!)

I avoid deeply complex, long notes (oxymoron?).  I don't think they work well with the Evernote editor and format

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On 2018-01-23 at 11:04 AM, Vanveen said:

I want anchor links

Which is the point of @kmkonline's feature request post

Please consider adding your support using the voting buttons in the upper left corner of the discussion

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I would love it if we could tag a specific line or paragraph within note... and/or add a Task (ToDo) box to a specific line. Then search all notebooks by the tag or the Task box to see a list of all Tasks. This is something OneNote does very well. I prefer Evernote but I have to use OneNote for this reason.

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On 1/23/2018 at 11:06 PM, Luke Milton said:

Love the idea of BOTH :

  1. Anchors/bookmarks
  2. Collapsible sections (which could almost be equivalent to comments)

This is just essential Evernote.  Many of us have deeply complex notes that don't split well for various reasons (I've used Evernote for 10+ years, I know the options and paradigms- just understand single long notes work better for some of us!)  Please implement!

I've been waiting for this for years... I'm paying and I don't see any sight of this feature coming... Come on...

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On 2018-02-03 at 7:38 AM, davidont said:

I would love it if we could tag a specific line or paragraph within note... and/or add a Task (ToDo) box to a specific line.

 

2 hours ago, Gauthier said:

I've been waiting for this for years... I'm paying and I don't see any sight of this feature coming... Come on...

To indicate your support for this request, use the voting buttons in the top left corner

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On 10/15/2017 at 6:25 PM, BlueLobster said:

I saw this posted on Reddit and it offers a good solution to anchoring to certain parts of a note...

 

It’s nice that Evernote allows you to link other notes together but sometimes you want to link to a certain spot in that note. It doesn’t matter if it's a long note or a short note, there is sometimes a need to find the exact sentence or even word that you need to link to in that note. But Evernote lacks text anchoring so this becomes really hard and makes searching for what you need impossible at times.

I’ve come up with a solution that I’ve been using for a bit now and it works perfectly. It’s so simple that it will work on just about any note program or Operating System as long as it has search.

The idea is simple. You need a string of text that is unique and never repeats, you place that in the place that you want to find again on that note. So all you got to do is search the note with the unique string of text and you’ll be taken to it in the Evernote note.

The problem is that how do you pick the unique string of text? You could keep an index of all the strings you used but that is cumbersome and annoying. It’s important to not repeat any of the used strings or you’ll end up with many results unless you want to do that as a way to group them but then we have tags for that.

So instead I use Epoch or Unix Time for my string anchor. I go to this website… https://www.epochconverter.com/

With Epoch or Unix Time every second, it’s a different number that won’t repeat and it works perfectly for this. I refresh the site to get a new number and I paste the number in the location I want to remember. Then in the current note, I put that time stamp in there and say search to find that note and that location. I’ll add an “a” to the beginning of the time stamp that stands for the anchor so that when I search I don’t get the current note I’m working on and I only get that one single note and it’s location in that note. If you share a computer or a notes program you can do your initials instead of the “a” to make finding your locations easier.

Example of Epoch Time: 1507813587

How I put it in the note that I want to refer back to: (a1507813587)

All I do to find that note again is search “a1507813587” and Evernote search takes me right to that spot in that note.

The great thing is that it works on any program that has search like Apple Notes, Bear, iA Writer, and so on. Even works on the Operating System too if you want to use Spotlight or Windows Search to find that note.

 

 

I love engineers. 
This is a beautiful solution to the wrong problem. You've optimized for solving the "need a unique identifier" problem. Unfortunately, in doing so you have destroyed the non-trivial problem elements, e.g. findability via such metadata as English denotation ("Chapter Two: How To Skin a Horse" is much more findable than "a1507813587").  Do you have a table of contents, ' "Chapter Two: How to Skin a Horse" (1507813587)? ' 

I think the real issue here is that anchor links are fundamental to modern HTML/CSS specifications, involve no custom or elaborate code, presumably would not break the code base, and would be incredibly useful to this product. Or in other words, what's the holdup here? How many points would this take in an Agile environment? At $70 a year, is Zoho or Scrivener a better option?
 

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5 minutes ago, Vanveen said:

I think the real issue here is that anchor links are fundamental to modern HTML/CSS specifications, involve no custom or elaborate code, presumably would not break the code base, and would be incredibly useful to this product. Or in other words, what's the holdup here?

I agree anchor links are supported in the base html code

Please add your vote to this request using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.  This request has 92 votes.

This is one of the factors Evernote uses in identifying development priorities.

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Upvoted request. I am a UX Researcher, and the lack of in-note table of contents functionality limits my ability to use Evernote for work docs. My stakeholders need a TOC to jump to their priorities to even consider reading a document (otherwise they become overwhelmed and do not read a word of my report). Right now, I have to opt for Google Docs. I imagine lack of TOC is a deal breaker for businesses considering Evernote.  Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Melissa Leach said:

limits my ability to use Evernote for work docs. My stakeholders need a TOC to jump to their priorities to even consider reading a document (otherwise they become overwhelmed and do not read a word of my report). Right now, I have to opt for Google Docs

You might consider using a word processing editor like Word/Pages.
The document file can be attached to the note; Evernote works well with office/iwork files

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+1 for this feature

On 2/28/2018 at 10:08 AM, Melissa Leach said:

Upvoted request. I am a UX Researcher, and the lack of in-note table of contents functionality limits my ability to use Evernote for work docs. My stakeholders need a TOC to jump to their priorities to even consider reading a document (otherwise they become overwhelmed and do not read a word of my report). Right now, I have to opt for Google Docs. I imagine lack of TOC is a deal breaker for businesses considering Evernote.  Thank you.

 

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On 8/29/2014 at 10:09 PM, Bryanne said:

Hi all,

 

Evernote is brilliant - could not navigate life without it!!

 

A feature that I feel is dearly needed and would be tremendous to have is the ability to create an anchor point in notes.

 

eg if I am working on a lengthy note and constantly referring to other notes at the same time I want the ability to specify a point where I am working in that note so I can go straight back to it.

 

Also, when you open a note it goes straight to the start of the note. You always have to scroll down to the bottom of the note to add to it.

 

Many thanks for any comments. 

This feature request is around since 2014 from multiple users. How can this still not be a thing. Evernote (!) please make it happen. Otherwise more and more people will go to other tools that already implemented this feature.

 

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Hi Evernote - any feedback on this feature request?? 

Would be a game changer, I have long notes and at minimum,  need the ability to link to a section. Collapsible sections would be even better. 

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must have feature. I'm considering moving to Google docs or dropbox paper because evernote lack of this functionality...

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Just to reiterate the standard work-arounds:

  1. Any time you need a link to part of a note,  move that section into another note and create an internal note link.  Your table of contents note becomes a 'parent' to several child notes.  If I share that type of note I tend to make the main note an executive summary of the content,  followed by (or interspersed with) links to the various sections.  If I want to change the order of the whole document,  all I have to do is change the order of the links.
  2. Word processor apps like Word have tools to help you manage longer documents and jump around in the content.  If that's what you need,  just attach the word document to a note and edit the document if you wish to make changes.

I use several third party apps to help manage my workflow.  It won't improve anything if Evernote provide this new feature - a dedicated word processor also has layout and indexing and references and page numbers....  Evernote (mostly) doesn't.

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10 minutes ago, Stakh Vozniak said:

Most wanted thing last few years :) But Evernote team doesn't care.

I'm wondering about your source for this information.  My source is the user vote counts but I have no access to Evernote's priority list.

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On 8/20/2018 at 10:05 PM, DTLow said:

I'm wondering about your source for this information.  My source is the user vote counts but I have no access to Evernote's priority list.

Just my feeling, based on visiting this forum and the constant requests from other users.

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13 hours ago, Stakh Vozniak said:

<image of a 6 part essay table of contents>

Evernote is not the tool I'd use to write a 6 part essay.211282648_ScreenShot2018-08-25at08_02_46.png.39c16d6f6343f4ef6142c143e39e73de.png
That seems more of a word processing exercise.

I'd at least break the work into separate notes

  • This also allows for the easy construction of a table of contents.
  • It also allows emulating explanding/collapsing sections

 

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4 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Evernote is not the tool I'd use to write a 6 part essay.211282648_ScreenShot2018-08-25at08_02_46.png.39c16d6f6343f4ef6142c143e39e73de.png
I'd at least break it into separate notes
This also allows for the easy construction of a table of contents.

Why do you think so? Evernote is a universal text editor. 

Evernote does not remember the last location which you viewed in the note. Also, if a note has more than 50,000 characters (about 7,000 words + images), it's terribly inconvenient and long to scroll to find the necessary information without the navigational anchor points.

The current implementation of Table of content in Evernote (linking different notes in the new note) this is not a very elegant option, as it generates a mess in Notebook. Especially if you can not create sub-notebooks to place all related to Table of content notes in one place.

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1 hour ago, Stakh Vozniak said:

Evernote is a universal text editor. 

Actually it's an enml/html editor.  https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/enml.php
My universal text editor tool is Textastic.

>>Why do you think so?  (more of a word processing exercise.)

  • The Evernote editor doesn't support inline anchors/links.
  • " Evernote does not remember the last location which you viewed in the note. "
  • The note format is more suited to web pages than documents.
  • There are other word processing features I need that aren't supported by the editor.
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I already give up on Evernote (I hava a payed plan) ... but they focusing on "reskin" and so on, instead of bringing in convinent features to Evernote.

EN will be my primary sourcen. But when it comes to taking notes serius: I rely on Notion.so. The way how they handle text is incredible and a game changer. The only thing EN does (yet) better: tagging, and search (but truly say: where is a good UI for stack together a search ... the search itself is powerfull, but the implementation of the UI (Windows, Android) puts it to ashame.

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15 hours ago, Zsolt.Juhasz said:

EN will be my primary sourcen.

Can you explain the "primary sourcen."

Evernote is my digital filing tool; I'm currently at 12K+ documents (I have a paid account)

>>But when it comes to taking notes serius: I rely on Notion.so.

I agree; the Evernote editor is not the tool I'd use for serious work.
MS Word/Excel is the standard for my office.  As an Apple user my tools are Pages/Numbers
- this addresses my inline tag/anchor requirement
I also have a large number of pdf documents and images

Evernote works well with Office/iWork documents, pdfs, and images

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11 minutes ago, Zsolt.Juhasz said:

So I'm working only "static" on it, but new stuff I put elsewhere (an import it later). - So I changed my workflows to try to get around with thats what's missing in EN.

I'm not in favour of the "elsewhere (an import it later)".  
I also use dedicated editors (best tool for the job) but immediately store the document in Evernote.

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13 minutes ago, DTLow said:

I'm not in favour of the "elsewhere (an import it later)".  
I also use dedicated editors (best tool for the job) but immediately store the document in Evernote.

I would love to ... but sometimes ... the limitations are blocking?

Would be awesome, If I don't need any 3rd party apps to do my work in a way I want to achive. I could provide a very long list of´possible improvements. But all good suggestions in this forum get ignored anyway - as this article, created 4 years ago. Any as other apps are showing: inline tags are not rocket science...

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2 minutes ago, Zsolt.Juhasz said:

Would be awesome, If I don't need any 3rd party apps to do my work in a way I want to achive.

I have the opposite opinion.  Evernote does ok with basic notes, and I have no problem using a 3rd party app when I need extended features; word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, ...

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+1 on this feature request. This would enable me to create a simple table of contents in long notes.

 

Better yet, why not support headings and/or mark down and then have the ability to autogenerate a table of contents?

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+1 .... what a pity! still missing the most useful feature ..

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+1. It's user-hostile to link to a long note and have to warn them, "please scroll to (heading text)". Anchors exist for a reason. Thanks!

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