Use auto-formatting

Use auto-formatting
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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 🍕!

Item

How to activate

Example

Unordered list (bullets)

Begin a line with * , -, or +

Ordered list (numbers)

Begin a line with 1. or 1)

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 cannot be created via auto-formatting in Evernote for Windows or Android.

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. Tables cannot be created via auto-formatting in Evernote for Android.

 

Link - URL

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

 

Link - Email  

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

Link - URL with text

[Text](Link)

For example: [Evernote Homepage](www.evernote.com)

Emoji

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

Note: Evernote supports many common emoji - try your favorites! Emoji can't be created via auto-formatting in Evernote for Android.

Remove or disable auto-formatting

If an auto-formatting element that you don't want pops up, or to turn off some or all types of auto-formatting, follow the steps for your operating system 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 off auto-formatting, select Evernote > Preferences > Formatting and uncheck the box in the Auto Format section.

    Note: Auto-formatting cannot be disabled in the new Evernote for Mac.

  • 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.

    Note: Auto-formatting cannot be disabled in the new Evernote for Windows.

  • 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: Open the navigation menu, tap the settings button (gear), then tap Notes > Advanced editing.
  • Android

    To revert auto-formatting back to the original text input: Tap the Undo button before making more changes to the note.

    Note: Auto-formatting cannot be disabled in Evernote for Android.

  • 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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