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Greetings All!

I am new to the Forums, by no means however am I new to EN.  Hello, my name is Bryan and I am an EN junkie.  I'll give you some quick back ground info. I've been using EN as my document repository for all things important to my business.  I have all my Acknowledgments, Proofs of Delivery, and Invoices imported via forwarded email or using folder importing rules.  This process creates in the neighbor hood of 2,500 notes per month.  

My Challenge:

Part of my process requires that I rename all incoming invoices since they come from multiple suppliers and the naming convention is inconsistent.  In addition they also tend to be multi-page documents that then need to be split into single page documents.  Due to current limitations  be they technical or personal, I must perform this renaming process AFTER they have arrived in EN. (I hope to make these changes prior to arrival in EN in the future.  I'm just not there yet).  

The actual Process:

Invoice notes are created by email forwarding rules.  I must then save each attachment separately with the desired name, then delete the email generated Note.  After I have saved the attachment with the new name I use a MAC script to split the multi page PDF into several single page PDF's and then import the newly created PDF's into EN using folder import rules.  As you can imagine this process is quite time consuming...hence I went looking for a solution.  I found (rather I stopped ignoring) the Save attachments feature in EN.

The Problem:

The save attachments function which can be used to save multiple attachments from multiple notes simultaneously, is not working.  Example:  I select 9 notes, then select the Save Attachments button, browse to the desired location and...Voila!  3 attachments saved...not 9.  See below photos. I have used the button pictured below, Right clicked on the highlighted list and selected the Save Attachments button, and used the File Menu at the top left corner of the EN Desktop app...all with the same results.  Sometimes I get fewer files, some times more and every once in a blue moon I will get the full quantity expected.  At best the process is inconsistent at its worst not functional enough to depend on as part of my daily process.

My Stats:

 * Windows 7 Pro SP1 updates are current as of 09/28/17     * Evernote 6.7.5.5825

I deeply value the contribution EN has made to my business.  I now look forward, for the first time to your assistance in resolving this conundrum.  I thank you in advance for your wisdom and expertise. Bryan

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7 minutes ago, Drivers.TreasureValley said:

The save attachments function which can be used to save multiple attachments from multiple notes simultaneously, is not working.

Thats the most disturbing point in your post, and I would consider this a bug.  I'd recommend opening a support ticket
Its not a feature I use; I export as html and rely on note title

>>Part of my process requires that I rename all incoming invoices

I try to rename my attachments but usually let it slip.  I do ensure that my note titles are accurate and complete

>>I use a MAC script to split the multi page PDF into several single page PDF's 

I wondering about the need for this.  I thought multi-page was an asset

>>Invoice notes are created by email forwarding rules.  I must then save each attachment separately with the desired name

Given the volume, I'd look at an alternative process.  I'm using scripting on my Mac for my email>evernote transfer

 

 

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Please see this thread, where a similar issue has been discussed recently.

 

In that thread, it was a question of saving attachments in a single note, and it seemed to be solved by upgrading to the very version of Evernote that you're using. Somehow this got broken around v. 6.5.4; it doesn't work for me at all, whether in a single note or in multiple notes as you're attempting. Perhaps it's only partially fixed in 6.7.5. It might be helpful if you would chime in on that other thread with your version of the issue.

 

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20 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Thats the most disturbing point in your post, and I would consider this a bug.  I'd recommend opening a support ticket
Its not a feature I use; I export as html and rely on note title

>>Part of my process requires that I rename all incoming invoices

I try to rename my attachments but usually let it slip.  I do ensure that my note titles are accurate and complete

>>I use a MAC script to split the multi page PDF into several single page PDF's 

I wondering about the need for this.  I thought multi-page was an asset

>>Invoice notes are created by email forwarding rules.  I must then save each attachment separately with the desired name

Given the volume, I'd look at an alternative process.  I'm using scripting on my Mac for my email>evernote transfer

 

 

I process each invoice as a separate transaction using tags I can indicate whether an invoice has been processed to completion, has a problem or has no supporting proof of delivery, this requires each invoice exist as its own single page note.

As I mentioned I have plans to address the naming and splitting step prior to import into EN.  However I am not native to MAC and learning automator and scripting has been a tremendous challenge for me, not to mention the multiple hats I wear here at work, I have not had the time to figure out how to extract the attachments from my email.  If you have that nailed....I would...there would be great jubilation if you would share your experience in an off topic discussion.  Right now I'm just using the tools that are easily accessible.

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28 minutes ago, Dave-in-Decatur said:

Please see this thread, where a similar issue has been discussed recently.

 

In that thread, it was a question of saving attachments in a single note, and it seemed to be solved by upgrading to the very version of Evernote that you're using. Somehow this got broken around v. 6.5.4; it doesn't work for me at all, whether in a single note or in multiple notes as you're attempting. Perhaps it's only partially fixed in 6.7.5. It might be helpful if you would chime in on that other thread with your version of the issue.

 

I actually started at that thread...since the resolution there, had already been implemented here...I saw fit to start a new thread.  If you think it helpful I would gladly add my post to that thread, however it just felt redundant to me.  

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34 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Thats the most disturbing point in your post, and I would consider this a bug.  I'd recommend opening a support ticket
Its not a feature I use; I export as html and rely on note title

>>Part of my process requires that I rename all incoming invoices

I try to rename my attachments but usually let it slip.  I do ensure that my note titles are accurate and complete

>>I use a MAC script to split the multi page PDF into several single page PDF's 

I wondering about the need for this.  I thought multi-page was an asset

>>Invoice notes are created by email forwarding rules.  I must then save each attachment separately with the desired name

Given the volume, I'd look at an alternative process.  I'm using scripting on my Mac for my email>evernote transfer

 

 

Where do I go to open a support ticket?

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Late to the party (as usual) but I seem to recall that there's an IFTTT script which strips the attachments from emails and saves them to DropBox or Google Drive.  That might have been a Gmail-related recipe,  but it would be worth looking into IFTTT and some of the other automation services as a backup to Evernote getting the attachments bug resolved.

Some of the options include...

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Was working on archiving some older data today and ran into this; when I highlight and save attachments only one attachment, from the last note on the list, is exported.  Anyone know if they are going to get this fixed?  I didn't find any newer information on the topic when I searched.  Using version 6.8.7.6387 (306387) Public (CE Build ce-1.36.3494)

Looks like this is my mistake.  I haven't done this and the "context" menu was on, where I saw what appeared to be attachments but which are apparently other things that shouldn't really be visible on this type of note.  I hid it as it isn't relevant.  Didn't see a way to delete this note, so all I can do is add an explanation.

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My mistake
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