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FFFF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 1, 2012 12:34 PM

Just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Is there any way to alphabetize NOTES? It's automatically sorting by date created. Not what I had in mind. Doesn't seem to be a preferences for notes.

Intel Imac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to FFFF)

    I believe there's no other option -- notes are sorted by date created.

     

    By the way, your posting above says you're using OS X 10.4 which presumably is incorrect.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to FFFF)

    You can View menu > Sort by > Title

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to macjack)

    You're right!  I stand corrected, and I learned something.  Thanks.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to sberman)

    That's OK, I learned something too!

    The forums force you to look at things you never looked at ... and discover.

  • Happy Rider Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to macjack)

    Looks like your solution made a lot of people happy, but unfortunately, I don't understand it.  Could you please elaborate a little?  I am a recently converted Blackberry user now on a 4S, gradually learning how Apple thinks.  Thanks in advance!

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Happy Rider)

    Happy Rider wrote:

     

    Looks like your solution made a lot of people happy, but unfortunately, I don't understand it.  Could you please elaborate a little?  I am a recently converted Blackberry user now on a 4S, gradually learning how Apple thinks.  Thanks in advance!

     

    This thread is discussing the OS X (Mac) version of the Notes app.

     

    From your post, it appears you are referring to the iOS (iPhone, iPad) version of the Notes app which only sorts by date modified.

     

    Matt

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to FFFF)

    FFFF wrote:

     

    It's further confusing because if you click on Accounts on iPhone main Notes screen, there are a number of choices: All, On My iPhone, email address, iCloud. I imagine those are all supposed to be the same if you've enabled them, as I have, but they're not.

     

    On an iOS device Notes can be stored in one of two places - either locally (On My iPhone) or on a server in the cloud (iCloud or IMAP email such as Yahoo, Google and others).

     

    The only way to get your Notes to sync to other devices such as your computer is to use a cloud based account.  Notes stored only on your iPhone aren't going to sync anywhere else.

     

    More details here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4191

     

    Matt

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to FFFF)

    You need to use iCloud to store the notes if you want them to sync between the iPhone and your Mac.

     

    All notes located "On my iPhone" will be on your phone ONLY.  They will not be synched anywhere.

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