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Moving Rems & Organizing Hierarchies
Moving Rems & Organizing Hierarchies

Due to the fluid nature of knowledge, it's often necessary to move notes around after taking them. RemNote provides many tools to help.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
Updated over a week ago

Learning to quickly navigate and organize your Knowledge Base is critical for reducing friction when using RemNote as an Extended Brain. Here are a few shortcuts to make this navigation fluid and intuitive.

Quickly Moving Rems

Cut & Paste

Press Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow to select multiple Rems, then Ctrl+X (Cmd+X on a Mac) to cut them. The Rems' background will turn yellow to indicate that a move is in progress. Navigate somewhere else, then press Ctrl+V (Cmd+V on a Mac) to paste.

Swap Order

Pressing Alt+Up Arrow or Alt+Down Arrow (Opt+Arrow on a Mac) will swap the current Rem with the one above or below it, respectively. This can be useful for quick manipulation.

Drag and Drop

Within the editor, you can grab any bullet point and drag it to move it elsewhere. Additionally, you can first select multiple Rems, and then pick up any bullet to move them all at once:

To move Rems between documents, you can open a second pane and drag and drop between the panes.

Move Menu

Alternatively, you can move a Rem to a new location by moving your cursor over the Rem and pressing Ctrl+M (Cmd+M on a Mac). You can then search for the Rem you'd like to move this Rem underneath. After selecting the new parent, the Rem will be moved and a Portal will be added in the place of the old Rem, showing its new location. Feel free to delete that portal (click on the blue border and press Backspace); the underlying Rem will be unaffected because it's now in the other document.

Copying Rems into References, Tags, or Portals

If you're looking at a Rem and want to refer to it somewhere else, you can copy a link to it, then paste it in the location you want to link.

Quickly copy a:

  • Rem Reference: Ctrl+Shift+R (Cmd+Shift+R on a Mac). When you paste, a reference to the copied Rem will be inserted at the cursor.

  • Tag: Ctrl+Shift+S (Cmd+Shift+S on a Mac). When you paste, the copied Rem will be added as a tag to the Rem your cursor is over.

  • Portal: Ctrl+Shift+E (Cmd+Shift+E on a Mac). When you paste, a portal containing the copied Rem will be inserted after the Rem your cursor is over.

Alternatively, if you simply press Ctrl+C with your cursor over the Rem but nothing highlighted, when you paste in a new location, a menu will appear asking how you want to paste the Rem, with options including reference, tag, portal, text, and others.

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