How to Link or Merge Notes Together in Evernote

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If you’re an Evernote power user, chances are you’ll be trying to navigate notebooks full of hundreds, or thousands, of notes at some point. Evernote actually works better the more you use it, and aside from search, tagging, notebooks and hierarchies, there are other oft-overlooked ways to find notes that could make your life simpler.

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Today we’re going to learn how to link notes together. If you’re looking for a simple way to connect similar items, this is the easiest way to do it. In this case, we’re going to pretend we’re laptop shopping and we’ll learn to link and merge similar bookmarks.

1. Open Evernote and log in if necessary.

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2. Right click the note you want to link to and select Copy Note Link.


3. Find the note you’d like to include the link in and paste the link into the body text.

paste4. Repeat as necessary for additional links.

linksEach of these will now take you to a corresponding note in Evernote, whether it is text, images, bookmarks, or full articles.

How to Merge Notes in Evernote

You can also link notes in a literal sense by merging them together. 

1. Click on the note you’d like to merge with another.

click2. Control click (Command click on a Mac) on a second note (or third, fourth, fifth, etc.) to highlight them.

select multiple evernote notes3. Right click and select Merge Notes to combine them all into one.

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  • Leonid Kitainik Says:

    (I work for Evernote)
    Great series of articles / tutorials Bryan! Just wanted to mention another useful feature related to note links and called "Table of Contents Note". When a user selects notes like in #2 above, an action menu will appear in the selection area. Clicking on its button "Create Table of Contents Note" will add a TOC note that links to each of the selected notes; their titles become names of "sections" or "chapters" in this TOC. For example, if you've written a book where each chapter is a separate note or an FAQ where each Q is a title and A is a body of a note, this feature will automatically create the TOC linked to each chapter or the FAQ. Please contact me if you need more details. Thanks for listening.

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