Merge multiple notes into a single note

If you have individual notes that you would like to combine into a single note, you can merge them using Evernote for Mac or Windows. Note merging is not available on Evernote for iOS, Evernote for Android, or Evernote Web.

Merge notes

Merging notes is very simple. In Evernote for Mac or Windows, you can select multiple notes to be combined into a single note. Before merging the notes, you will also have the option to keep a copy of the original notes on the new Evernote for Mac and Windows. On the older version of Evernote for Mac and Windows, the original notes are placed in the Trash, where the individual notes can be restored if you’d like to retain them as individual notes, or if you mistakenly merge notes.

To merge multiple notes into a single note, follow the steps for your operating system below.

The new Evernote for Mac and Evernote for Windows:

  1. Hold down Ctrl on Windows or Cmd on Mac, and click on the notes you’d like to merge.
  2. Select the Merge button (combined arrows) in the blue box that appears at the bottom of Evernote.
  3. From the pop-up menu, click on the drag handle to the left of the note title and drag and drop the note in the order you’d like.
  4. Check 'Keep copy of original notes' (optional), then select Merge notes.

The older version of Evernote for Mac and Evernote for Windows:

  1. Hold down Ctrl on Windows or Cmd on Mac, and click on the notes you’d like to merge.
  2. Select Merge in the window that appears next to the notes list.

Merged notes order

  • Mac

    The new Evernote for Mac

    • After you've selected multiple notes and clicked the merge button (combined arrows), a pop up menu will appear and allow you to sort the merged notes in a preferred order.
    • You can choose the sort order by clicking on the drag handle to the left of the note title and dragging the note into the order you'd like the notes merged.
    • The new note takes the title of the note that is listed at the top.

    Older version of Evernote for Mac

    • Merged notes are sorted in the order as they are listed, as specified by the Sort by: options (for example: Title, Date Created, Date Updated, etc.).
    • The new note takes the title of the note that is listed at the top.
  • Windows

    The new Evernote for Windows

    • After you've selected multiple notes and clicked the merge button (combined arrows), a pop up menu will appear and allow you to sort the merged notes in a preferred order.
    • You can choose the sort order by clicking on the drag handle to the left of the note title and dragging the note into the order you'd like the notes merged.
    • The new note takes the title of the topmost note listed.

    Older version of Evernote for Windows

    • Merged notes are sorted in the order the notes are selected for the merge, with the contents of the first note displayed at the top and the contents of the last note selected displayed at the end of the note.
    • The new note takes the title of the first note you selected for the merge.

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