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Copy, move, and delete content

You can bulk edit notes, tags, and highlights inside a project.

Dovetail projects have a bulk editing mode so you can copy, move, and delete multiple notes or tags at once by selecting them with checkboxes.

Selection mode

When you click a checkbox, you’ll enter selection mode. At this point you can continue clicking items to select them, or hold shift and click an item to select everything in-between.

Select and edit multiple notes

  1. Open a project and click Data.
  2. Click the checkbox on a note to enter selection mode.
  3. Click the checkboxes to select notes.
  4. Click Copy to, Move to, or Delete to modify all selected notes.

Select and edit multiple tags

  1. Open a project and click Tags.
  2. Click the checkbox on a tag to enter selection mode.
  3. Click the checkboxes to select tags.
  4. Click Copy to, Move to, or Delete to modify all selected tags.

Select and edit multiple highlights

  1. Open a project and click Highlights.
  2. Click the checkbox on a highlight row to enter selection mode.
  3. Click the checkboxes to select highlights.
  4. Click Add to insight or Add tag.

Select and edit multiple insights

  1. Open a project and click Insights.
  2. Click the checkbox on on an insight card to enter selection mode.
  3. Click the checkboxes to select insights
  4. Click Publish, Unpublish, Copy, Move, or Delete.

Copy notes, tags, and insights across projects

Copy notes across projects

  1. Select the notes you want to copy.
  2. Select Copy to.
  3. Select Choose another project.
  4. Choose the destination Project, Board and Group.
  5. Check if you wish to copy the Data fields on your note.
  6. Click Copy note.

When copying a note with tags or fields, if the same tag or field already exists in the project you’re copying to, the tags and fields will automatically be merged. If your note has any tags or fields in an extension – the extension will automatically be linked to the project.

Copy tags across projects

  1. Select the tags you want to copy.
  2. Select Copy to.
  3. Select Choose another project.
  4. Choose the destination Project, Board and Group.
  5. Click Copy tag.

Copy insights across projects

  1. Select the insights you want to copy.
  2. Select Copy to.
  3. Select the Project category
  4. Choose the destination Project.

Move notes and insights across projects

Move notes across projects

  1. Select the notes you want to move.
  2. Select Move to.
  3. Select Choose another project.
  4. Choose the destination Project, Board and Group.
  5. Check if you wish to copy the Data fields and Highlights and Tags on your note.
  6. Click Move note.

When moving a note with tags or fields, if the same tag or field already exists in the project you’re moving to, the tags and fields will automatically be merged. If your note has any tags or fields in an extension – the extension will automatically be linked to the project.

Move insights across projects

  1. Select the insights you want to move.
  2. Select Move to.
  3. Select the Project category
  4. Choose the destination Project.
3 minute read
Updated 13 Feb 2020

Authors

Benjamin Humphrey
Kai Forsyth

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