Note Editor Overview

Note Editor Overview
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Note Editor Overview


The note editor in Evernote is the area of the app where you add text, attachments, and other content to your note—in other words, the area where you create and edit a note.

Some notable features of our note editor include:

  • Text styles. Custom semantic headers allow you to specify large header, small header, and other common text styles.
  • Text formatting. Choose from our font selector, font formatting, and multiple highlighter colors to call attention to various areas of text.
  • Insert menu. Easily insert attachments, tables, code blocks, and more.
  • Checklists. Recognize at a glance which to-do list items need your attention.
  • Readability. You can adjust the note width to align with best practices for optimizing the reading experience.

Note: Older versions of the Evernote app may use older versions of the editor that have different functionality. Those versions are no longer supported.

Formatting note content

The note editor offers standard note formatting options that you might find in similar editors or word processors. You can choose options like bold, underline, and italics, as well as the color of your text and highlighter. Semantic headers allow you to quickly add size and structure to your content. All of the formatting options are available in the formatting toolbar at the top of the note editor.

Note width

By default, the note body is sized to fit the window. To optimize the note body for maximum readability, click the “More actions" button (three dots) in the upper right corner of the note, click Note width, then select a note width option.

Frequently asked questions

What happened to the old/classic note editor?

We are transitioning to the new editor to offer a more refined, streamlined, and modern appearance, and provide a foundation to build modern editor features in the future. The classic note editor is no longer supported on Evernote Web and all version 10.0+ Evernote apps. Learn more >>