Jump to content
Due to limited staffing, chat support will be unavailable from Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 PM (CDT) to Monday, July 20 at 8 AM (CDT). This will allow us to reply to your email requests as quickly as possible. Thank you for understanding. ×
jorgeact

Copy text and Paste inside new note doesn't work

Recommended Posts

When I try to paste any text that I copied from my web browser, I can't paste in a new note :(

Evernote v6.10

MacOS SIERRA 10.12.1

Any idea?

Share this post


Link to post
21 hours ago, jorgeact said:

When I try to paste any text that I copied from my web browser, I can't paste in a new note :(

No issue for me on my Mac

You might experiment a little to see if you can identify a pattern
for example,
copying text from this web page
- will it paste into a new note, and existing note, some other application
                     


 

 

Share this post


Link to post

I'm having the same problem. I'm trying to copy and paste the overview text from a trip description at http://www.southernexplorations.com/amazon/amazon-machu-picchu into Evernote. I select the Overview in Firefox and copy it, but when I hit Paste in Evernote nothing goes in most of the time. Sometimes it works, but mostly not. 

I can paste the same text into the vim text editor, and I can copy and past text from vim into an Evernote note, but something isn't right going from Firefox to Evernote.

And yes, I could just use the Web Clipper, but the workflow is easier for me to copy and paste, and copying and pasting is one of those fundamental things that is supposed to work.

  • Evernote 6.10
  • MacOS Sierra 10.12.1
  • Firefox 50.0

Share this post


Link to post

Hi  Have you tried 'paste and match style'?  Or have you pasted the text into an otherwise blank note and (if it didn't show up) tried 'remove formatting' on that note?

I'm not on Mac,  so can't verify the problem,  but when that text pastes into a text editor it's being shown without any embedded style codes.  It may be the additional coding that's causing a visibility problem in Evernote.

Share this post


Link to post

I've just upgraded to Sierra 10.12.3 (& Evernote 6.10) and am having the same problem pasting text from Preview (pdf).  It works fine when pasting to other applications, just not to Evernote...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I've having the same issue, running Sierra 10.12.3 and Evernote 6.10 - if I copy text from a pdf in Preview it will not paste in a note in Evernote. Copying from Chrome, Word and pdfs opened with Acrobat all work without a problem, and text copied from Preview pastes fine in Word/Chrome.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I believe this is a known issue - meantime the work around is to assemble (or edit) your document in something that does accept pastes,  then copy and paste the whole into a note,  and/ or just attach the document you were working on as a file.

Share this post


Link to post

I see the OP was concerned about not seeing any text when pasting into a note.

I am baffled by the Match Style / Format issue - Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.4  - and I did a routine software update today. Yesterday, anytime I pasted, I could see the format of clipboard with a simple command + V (no shift) after copying. Today I am pasting from my clipboard and the formatting is not "matched."  I tried Paste Match Style from Edit menu, the shortcut command + shift + V  ... I even tried fiddling with "simpify format," to see if I had "toggled" a setting ... nothing. 

Frustrated by the lack of consistent behavior, and lack of any defaults or setting adjustments in Preferences. Did something happen after the software update? Or was some account setting altered after I used the app on android?

Can anyone help, or provide an update on either issue? I am going to post this in a new thread, as it differ's from OP's heading.

Thanks!

Edited by gurlinthewurld
issue of OP was slightly different from my issue

Share this post


Link to post
On 25/04/2017 at 9:02 PM, gurlinthewurld said:

I am going to post this in a new thread, as it differ's from OP's heading.

Hi.  Commented in that thread.  :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
I am having the same issue although it is intermittent.  
With the particular email that I am attempting to "paste" into an Evernote, it does not work in the ongoing communication Evernote for a client or in a blank Evernote.  Just copied and pasted another piece of content into it without a hitch.  

Share this post


Link to post

Hi.  You're copying an email from what?  Web page / email client?  And into which Evernote - Mac desktop?  Evernote web?

Share this post


Link to post

I can not paste anything into a newly created Evernote.  I'm on a PC (Windows 7), not a Mac.  The source of the text is just the plain old text editor.  I copied from a web page and pasted to the the simple text editor (called Notepad).  Then I highlighted the text in Notepad, copied it to buffer, and attempted to paste to Evernote.  It fails to respond in any way.  Then I went to an older (pre-existing) note and was able to paste into that note.

So -- the issue is NOT specific to Mac; NOT related to formatting; NOT related to the source of the text (i.e. what application it was copied from), and IS related to the difference between a new note and an old note.

I exited Evernote client, and restarted it, and I still can NOT paste into the "new" note.  So there is something durably wrong with the "new" note, even after it is not so new anymore.  The defective note is already synced to the cloud since I can open it on my iPhone.  But, still defective for receipt of pasted text on the PC inside the client.  The client version is:  6.5.4.4720 (304720) Public.  So I updated to New version: 6.6.4.5512 (305512) Public.  EXACT SAME BEHAVIOR.  I'm stumped and a bit upset. This is useless without being able to paste.  

I found that I could type in Evernote several words, then copy those words, and paste them even into the note that will not receive text from outside the note.  So it seems to care if the buffer was filled inside Evernote vs outside evernote.

Share this post


Link to post
5 minutes ago, chuckepstein-1 said:

I can not paste anything into a newly created Evernote.

Can you post an enex export of the note.  We can then look at the code behind the note and maybe get an idea of the issue

Share this post


Link to post
17 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Can you post an enex export of the note.  We can then look at the code behind the note and maybe get an idea of the issue

let me correct one thing -- the PASTE failure is NOT specific to the new note.  I can't paste the simple text into an old note either.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I figured it out, really. There was a character in uni-code format in the source material (which came originally from text on a web-site).  That uni-code formatted character was preserved in the Notepad rendition of the text, but that was not accepted by Evernote.

Here is the URL that was the source of the text:

http://www.swarthmore.edu/student-handbook/academic-resources-and-support

 The text I could not paste into Evernote is here, between the two following words:  

classrooms,
and

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

The problem I had was that when I tried to click on the new note or even an old note the copy paste menu did not appear even though I had contents on the clipboard. A workaround I stumbled upon was to type a character into the new note, then highlight that character , bringing up the copy paste menu. Selecting paste pasted the contents of the clipboard into the note (even though it was a fairly large amount of text). This is using an Android phone, FWIW.

Share this post


Link to post
15 hours ago, noted33 said:

The problem I had was that when I tried to click on the new note or even an old note the copy paste menu did not appear even though I had contents on the clipboard. A workaround I stumbled upon was to type a character into the new note, then highlight that character , bringing up the copy paste menu. Selecting paste pasted the contents of the clipboard into the note (even though it was a fairly large amount of text). This is using an Android phone, FWIW.

Given this is a Mac forum,  you'd be better off posting in the Android area.  I think Evernote uses the Android copy/ paste process,  so you might check when reposting to see if the same problem exists in any other app.  It would also be useful to know what device you're using and what Android version.

Share this post


Link to post

I'm using web version of Evernote on my macOS High Sierra v.10.13.3 and copy/paste doesn't work for me. So frustrating.
copy/ paste process works perfectly for all the other apps though.
Any ideas?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

This is an OS clipboard  issue.  Here's a solution: 

http://osxdaily.com/2018/02/02/fix-copy-paste-not-working-mac/

Share this post


Link to post

My Copy and Paste doesn't work anymore on Evernote.  So frustrating, works in every other application.  Running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Evernote 7.13.  Ready to find something that works!

 

Share this post


Link to post

Hi , my copy paste doesn't work from Microsoft Outlook . I-m trying to copy paste some code from an email to a new note in evernote and it's not working. 

mac os catalina  10.15.4 (19E287)

evernote Version 7.14 (458244 Direct) 

This is a joke. You can't charge a subscription and not have this basic feature working .

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...