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If you’d like to have a structure for your tags so that you can quickly find what you are looking for, it’s best to organize your tags.
Evernote doesn’t force on you a specific structure for your tags. By default, your tags will be listed alphabetically, but other than that you have the option to create your own personal classification system. Your structure can be as simple or as complex as you need.
To create a structure that works for you, determine (if you are new to Evernote) or examine information you are already storing in your Evernote to decide on the main categories. They will help you to decide on the names of the highest-ranking categories — the ones that all the smaller bits of information will fall under. For example, Travel, Food, Kids, Household, Marketing, Clients, Administrative...
Each larger category will be broken down further:
The beauty of tags is that you can nest one tag under another several levels deep creating an entire tag hierarchy:
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To nest one tag under another by dragging the “Child” Tag onto the “Parent” Tag. Use symbols such as hashtags, periods, and numbers to force tags into an order other than alphabetical. Another benefit of starting a category of tags with a character is that when you search your notes by tags, typing the character first will significantly limit the number of options that Evernote will prompt for you thus saving you great amounts of time.
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