How to use auto-formatting

How to use auto-formatting
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How to use auto-formatting

Evernote supports several typing shortcuts that automatically apply special formatting as you type. This allows for the quick creation of common items like lists, tables, and divider lines. You can even create 😃, 💯 and 🍕!

Note: Auto-formatting is currently available in Evernote for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Evernote Web. Evernote for Android does not currently support auto-formatting, but will allow you to edit notes containing auto-formatted content.

Item

How to activate

Example

Unordered list (bullets)

Begin a line with * or -

Ordered list (numbers)

Begin a line with 1. or 1)


Note: You can start an ordered list at any number.

To-do item (checkbox)

[] or [x]

Note: Include the 'x' to create a checked box.

Horizontal rule (divider)

---, ===, or *** at the beginning of a line, followed by the Enter key.

Code block

``` at the beginning of a line, followed by the Enter key begins and ends the code block.


Note: Code blocks can’t be created via auto-formatting in Evernote for Windows, instead use the Format toolbar.

Table

[][][]x3 at the beginning of a line


Note: Type one pair of brackets for each column desired, followed by x and the number of rows desired.

 

Link - URL

Any web address. (i.e., www.evernote.com)

 

Link - Email  

Any email address. (i.e., e4note@evernote.com)

Link - URL with text

use this format: [Evernote Homepage](www.evernote.com)

Emojis

:)
:-o
<3
:100:
:joy:

Note: Evernote supports most common emojis - try your favorites!

Removing and disabling auto-formatting 

If an auto-formatting element that you don't want pops up, or if you need to turn off some or all types of auto-formatting, follow the steps for your app below.

  • Mac

    • To revert auto-formatting back to the original text input: Go to Edit > Undo from the menu bar, or use keyboard shortcut Command + Z.
    • To turn auto-formatting off or disable specific types: Select Evernote > Preferences > Formatting > Auto Format from the menu bar.
  • Windows

    • To revert auto-formatting back to the original text input: Go to Edit > Undo from the menu bar, or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Z.
    • To turn auto-formatting off or disable specific types: Select Tools > Options > Note > Note editing options from the menu bar.
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    • To revert auto-formatting back to the original text input: Shake your device and select Undo typing.
    • To turn auto-formatting off or disable specific types: Select the Account tab then tap  Settings > Notes > Advanced Editing.

     

  • Web

    • To revert auto-formatting back to the original text input: Press Ctrl + Z (Windows) or Command + Z (MacOS) before making more changes to the note.
    • Note: Auto-formatting cannot be disabled in Evernote Web. 

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