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#1 Panzerkampfwagen

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

Hi, I have been a harsh critic of Evernote in the past, but in the last few months, I am super happy with the regular feature updates across all platforms. :) this feature gives en a long standing boost and puts it on par with other cloud services that have inbuilt office apps across the cloud.

This query is regarding the recent partnership of Evernote with officesuite. The official EVernote blog says that premium users can avail unlimited access to this feature but the link given by the blog tells me to download the trial version of the software, but the software is only for seven days. So, can someone guide me, here? I am confused.

Secondly, I am unable to create a new document from within the Evernote app using officesuite pro 7. Is this feature only to edit documents from within the Evernote app or does one have the ability to get a fully functional version of officesuite 7 pro that can create new documents with Evernote premium?
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#2 Gangun

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

This query is regarding the recent partnership of Evernote with officesuite. The official EVernote blog says that premium users can avail unlimited access to this feature but the link given by the blog tells me to download the trial version of the software, but the software is only for seven days. So, can someone guide me, here? I am confused.
 

 

Similar problem but ... some months ago I installed Officesuite Trial and then uninstalled it. Now I've installed it again (I've got EN premium) but Officesuite starts and  a popup window appears saying that my Trial Period is expired, with 2 possibile options: buy the license or exit the program.

 

While if I open a supported file (.doc, .xls, ...) the popup appears asking me to buy the license or continuing in viewer mode only (so without editing capabilities).



#3 GaryLKing

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:25 PM

Secondly, I am unable to create a new document from within the Evernote app using officesuite pro 7. Is this feature only to edit documents from within the Evernote app or does one have the ability to get a fully functional version of officesuite 7 pro that can create new documents with Evernote premium?


The only way I see to do this:

- Name & save the document to somewhere that you can navigate to.
- Maneuver there with a file manager app
- Share to a new note in Evernote

I can't speak for Evernote, but I think you have to buy the app, just like any non-free app in the trunk.

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Gary

#4 carlinhush

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

Hi:

Following the announcement on the Evernote Blog about collaboration of Evernote and OfficeSuite (http://blog.evernote...-and-much-more/) I downloaded OfficeSuite (Trial Version). I am an Evernote Premium User. Therefore I went right ahead and opened my first spreadsheet (XLSX format) in Evernote. It gave me the otion to open it in OfficeSuite which I did. Then  I edited the file but was not able to have it saved back into Evernote. The only thing that worked was to store the modified document on my SD card. 

 

However, the Evernote Blog states that: "Simply install OfficeSuite, open a note in Evernote and tap on the Edit icon in an attached document. The document will open in OfficeSuite ready for editing. When you’re done, tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen and you’ll return to the note in Evernote with the option to replace the document or append it to the note." - which is not working for me.

 

I posted this question to Evernote support as well as to OfficeSuite support and received mixed results. Evernote support replied with an automated reply poorly translated into German (although I posted my question in English and that's the language I expect the answer to be written in, too). The answer included solutions to a totally different problem. Soi I guess Evernote Support did not read my ticket at all and someone just hit the 'Answer with a standard reply'-button.

 

OfficeSuite's support was a lot more helpful with their reply: "It is possible to save the file only on the SD card at the moment. You can select the file in the OfficeSuite browser and choose Share>Create note. This will send the file to Evernote and you will get a new note with an attachment."

 

Therefore, the explanation on the Evernote Blog was wrong. It is not at all possible to open a document in an Evernote note in OfficeSUite, edit it and save it back to the note it came from.

 

Or did I miss anything?

 

Carlin



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

So I tried this, but when I try to click the edit button on Office Suite it wants be to buy it for 14.99. Anyone have this issue?

 

Attached Documents and OfficeSuite

If your Evernote account is anything like mine, then it’s full of meeting notes, documents, and presentations. For this update, we partnered with the OfficeSuite app to allow you to not only view, but also edit, your attached Office documents. Simply install OfficeSuite, open a note in Evernote and tap on the Edit icon in an attached document. The document will open in OfficeSuite ready for editing. When you’re done, tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen and you’ll return to the note in Evernote with the option to replace the document or append it to the note.

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All Evernote users get a one-week trial of this paid OfficeSuite feature. Premium Evernote users get unlimited access. Upgrade to Premium today.



#6 xdelplanque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

Hi All, 

 

Thank you for reporting those issues. 

We will get back to you shortly to collect more details about those problems. 

 

Xavier. 



#7 xdelplanque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hi All, 

 

Could you possibly do the following steps and tell me if you experience the problem? 

Please tell me where it fails, or if you succeed, at which stage you were blocked. 

 

- make sure that you have the latest update of OfficeSuite Pro Trial, older version won't support the new hooks 

- when the update is installed, open a note in Evernote with some attached Office Documents (.doc, .xls, .ppt) 

- select the pencil icon (not the file name) on the note view (you don't need to open the edit mode) 

- if you are premium user, you should not see an expiration dialog in OfficeSuite since you premium status would unlock the trial. 

- the document should open in office suite, verify that the floppy disk icon is not grey out

- edit the document, tap the save button, then tap back twice (collapse the keyboard and go back to Evernote) 

- verify that a dialog asking to append or replace displays in Evernote 

- select the preferred option, then open the document again to verify that your changes are fixed. 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

Xdeklplanque: I followed the exact procedure you laid out above. It all works except that I still get a note saying that I am in a trial version - this is android, by the way. So it's not working as per your instructions above. 

 

I would also appreciate if you can answer whether this is intended to be just for editing existing attachments, or whether I can use officesuite from within evernote to create an attachment. 

 

Looking forward to your reply and fix before my trial period runs out. 

 

Chris



#9 xdelplanque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Chris, the ability to create new attachment with OfficeSuite is still on our backlog at the moment. 



#10 chrislumb

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

OK, what about the trial version issue for premium users?



#11 xdelplanque

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:50 PM

As you said, this looks like a bug. We will see how to fix this. 



#12 carlinhush

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

Hi xdelplanque,

thanks a lot for your support. I followed your outlined steps closely, this is my result:

 

I does work nearly in the way you described. OfficeSuite will save the document back to Evernote when I use the pencil icon in the Evernote note view. It does not work when I open the document by tapping on a different area than the pencil icon. I did not know there was a difference (probably many users won't). Knowing this, the feature does work.

 

However, OfficeSuite still asks me to buy the fuill version (I am an Evernote Premium user). I have 1 day trial left, so I will check back tomorrow and see what happens when the trial period is over.

 

Hope this helps. Greetings from  Germany,

Carlin



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

I'm glad I found this thread. Reply 7 from xdelplanque did the trick. I'm on the basic Evernote, not premium, and have 2 days left on the OfficeSuite trial. As a suggestion, I'd put a stronger border around the pencil so it's more obvious that it's a separate button for editing instead of just viewing. I've also noticed that, using the pencil, I can edit spreadsheets in a different office suite I'd already got installed, so now I have to decide whether OfficeSuite has any advntages over the one I've got.



#14 Panzerkampfwagen

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

Hi All, 

 

Could you possibly do the following steps and tell me if you experience the problem? 

Please tell me where it fails, or if you succeed, at which stage you were blocked. 

 

- make sure that you have the latest update of OfficeSuite Pro Trial, older version won't support the new hooks 

- when the update is installed, open a note in Evernote with some attached Office Documents (.doc, .xls, .ppt) 

- select the pencil icon (not the file name) on the note view (you don't need to open the edit mode) 

- if you are premium user, you should not see an expiration dialog in OfficeSuite since you premium status would unlock the trial. 

- the document should open in office suite, verify that the floppy disk icon is not grey out

- edit the document, tap the save button, then tap back twice (collapse the keyboard and go back to Evernote) 

- verify that a dialog asking to append or replace displays in Evernote 

- select the preferred option, then open the document again to verify that your changes are fixed. 

 

Thanks for the reply. All steps are working. Only Officesuite is not able to detect that i am a premium user, and the trial day counter is continuing to run. Please look into and kindly fix the bug.

 

Thanks for all the awesome support and recent updates.


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#15 lenarr

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

Everything works except for "If you are premium user, you should not see an expiration dialog in OfficeSuite since you premium status would unlock the trial. "

 

I do see the expiration notice, and have to press Continue in order to access the next steps, all of which work. Note that when I REOPEN the document to test whether the edits stuck (which they did), again I get the expiration dialog.

 

I have one more day on my trial.

 

I just updated EN Android to 5.2.1 Build AndroidMarket_52x.6/[long chain], and this problem persists.

 

Thanks,

lena


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#16 sjrixon

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Same error.. Premium user. It opens fine, but says it's a 7 day trial.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

I very well might be missing something here but I have been creating and annotating Evernote pdf's and documents from QuickOffice for some time now. They are directly connected to Evernote, Drive, Dropbox and more. Log in to these accounts. 

Create/Annotate a document and save to Evernote...and a pop-up comes up with all your Evernote Notebooks to choose from. 

Edit/annotate an Evernote doc. in QO and save back the same way. 


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#18 xdelplanque

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

Hi All, 

 

the latest of OfficeSuite Pro Trial fixes the dialog issue. 

You shouldn't see any upgrade dialog if you are in trial period or premium user any more. 

Let me know if that works for you. 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hi All, 

 

the latest of OfficeSuite Pro Trial fixes the dialog issue. 

You shouldn't see any upgrade dialog if you are in trial period or premium user any more. 

Let me know if that works for you. 

I do when I try and save changes...asks to buy. 


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#20 sjrixon

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Yes. Fixed when I launch from Evernote..

But if I launch the app normally, I get the trial popup. Very odd..





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