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Adding notes to a project (classic)

You can add notes to a project (classic) to serve as task reminders or to add information related to the project (classic).

Notes:

  • Projects (beta), the all-new projects experience, is now available. For more information about Projects (beta), see "About Projects (beta)."
  • You can only create a new project (classic) for an organization, repository, or user that already has at least one project (classic). If you're unable to create a project (classic), create a project instead.

Tips:

  • You can format your note using Markdown syntax. For example, you can use headings, links, task lists, or emoji. For more information, see "Basic writing and formatting syntax."
  • You can drag and drop or use keyboard shortcuts to reorder notes and move them between columns. For more information about keyboard shortcuts, see "Projects (classic)" in "Keyboard shortcuts."
  • Your project (classic) must have at least one column before you can add notes. For more information, see "Creating a project (classic)."

When you add a URL for an issue, pull request, or another project (classic) to a note, you'll see a preview in a summary card below your text.

Adding notes to a project (classic)

  1. Navigate to the project (classic) where you want to add notes.

  2. In the column you want to add a note to, click . Screenshot showing a project column. The 'add a note to this column' button is highlighted with an orange outline.

  3. Type your note, then click Add.

    Tip: You can reference an issue or pull request in your note by typing its URL in the card.

Converting a note to an issue

If you've created a note and find that it isn't sufficient for your needs, you can convert it to an issue.

When you convert a note to an issue, the issue is automatically created using the content from the note. The first line of the note will be the issue title and any additional content from the note will be added to the issue description.

Tip: You can add content in the body of your note to @mention someone, link to another issue or pull request, and add emoji. These GitHub Flavored Markdown features aren't supported within project (classic) notes, but once your note is converted to an issue, they'll appear correctly. For more information on using these features, see "About writing and formatting on GitHub."

  1. Navigate to the note that you want to convert to an issue.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the notes, click .

    Screenshot of two cards in a project. The card menu button in the note card is highlighted with an orange outline.

  3. Click Convert to issue.

  4. If the card is on an organization-wide project (classic), in the drop-down menu, choose the repository you want to add the issue to.

  5. Optionally, edit the pre-filled issue title, and type an issue body.

  6. Click Convert to issue.

  7. The note is automatically converted to an issue. In the project (classic), the new issue card will be in the same location as the previous note.

Editing and removing a note

  1. Navigate to the note that you want to edit or remove.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the notes, click .

    Screenshot of two cards in a project. The card menu button in the note card is highlighted with an orange outline.

  3. To edit the contents of the note, click Edit note.

  4. To delete the contents of the notes, click Delete note.

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