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Notebook stacks are used to organize notebooks to group by certain characteristic.
In the physical world, Notes would be individual documents, Notebooks--folders, and Notebook stacks--stacks of folders. The primary function of stacks is to group a number of notebooks into a single collection.
You can create a notebook stack in one of two ways:
- Drag one Notebook onto another Notebook (as long as neither of the Notebooks already belongs to a stack).
- Right-click a notebook and choose “Add to Stack.” You’ll be able to choose from your existing stacks (if you have any) or choose “New Stack” which creates a new stack.
To move a Notebook out of a Notebook stack, first “uncollapse” the stack by tapping the name so you can see the list of Notebooks in the stack and drag the Notebook in question out of the stack. You can drop it into “All Notebooks” area or into another stack.
Interesting facts about stacks:
- Stacks can contain only Notebooks, not individual Notes.
- Notebooks in stacks can be stacked only one level deep ().
- You can’t share an entire stack, you’ll have to share each Notebook individually.
- You can view Stacks on any devices, but create them only on the desktop and web versions of Evernote.
- Deleting a Stack doesn’t delete Notebooks, just “releases” them.
If you right-click on the name of a stack, you’ll see a number of options:
- New Notebook—this option creates a new Notebook.
- Collapse Stack—self-explanatory.
- Delete Stack—self-explanatory. Please note that deleting a stack does NOT delete the Notebooks and notes that the stack contains. So, it’s quite safe to delete a stack.
- Rename Stack—self-explanatory.
- Add Stack to Shortcuts—self-explanatory.
- Sort by Notebook Owner, Name, Count, and Updated—self-explanatory.
- Export Notes from [Name of Stack]—this option will let you export all of the Notes in that stack.
If you organize your Evernote using Notebooks, stacks are pretty handy to organize those Notebooks.
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