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Code Block inside numbered lists and bullets, and more...


Steve Escott

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Allow Code Block formatting inside bullets
As it is now, one can not format as Code Block inside a Bullet or a nested numbered list. If you want to format that way, you have to back out of inner numbers or Bullets to create your code block. This would be OK if the numbering would continue from where it left off - but it doesn't - it restarts. Even this would be OK if Evernote would allow us to set numbering from a certain point, so that we could resume the list properly - but alas, that is not allowed either (see my request here ). To get around this omission, I would even accept the allowance of background color formatting (of course inside bullets as well), and I would just use the Courier New font and a gray background... So that is where this dovetails with other requests for normal formatting features in Evernote - and Background Coloring is definitely one that I would want.

Until this time, I have been resorting to pasting images of code into lists - but this is not searchable, so it isn't a very good solution at all.

 

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I wanted to express my support for this feature request. Currently code blocks are just limited. In my case, I usually run into the issue when trying to use paragraph intentation to create "description list" style structuring of a note.

In Summary the code bloch feature fails to provide useful behavior in these cases (pasted from evernote).

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On 7/12/2018 at 9:45 AM, Steve Escott said:

Thanks to johndoe7, the problem seems to be solved - if you don't mind using Evernote web. He mentioned the Alternote Chrome add-in.

While certainly powerful, the "webclient only" restriction is a big "if". The Chrome extensions lacks feedback about available hotkeys compared to the official client (image.png.b8f04bfd86d4013cd9eee4ed652ff738.png). Even the code-block feature itself isn't really solved. All the Chrome extension is, is provide direct access to the "<pre>" tag in all contexts, but it doesn't assign it backgrounds or borders; At this point one might as well just apply a monospaced font.

An officially supported solution in the official deskotp client would be very much appreciated.

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Thanks to johndoe7, the problem seems to be solved - if you don't mind using Evernote web. He mentioned the Alternote Chrome add-in. Alternote happens to be a Mac based note taking app, however PC users can still benefit, as it is fully backed by evernote, and the chrome add-in is fully integrated into evernote's chrome interface.

See his post here

Add the Alternote add-inn and play around - is great! Background color,   number formatting, code or other blocks regardless of indent level... wow!

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Can you use the code blocks if you are not a paying user? I was a paying customer for about a year and I found too many bugs that I did not feel comfortable continuing to pay. Using the free version, can I add code blocks? 

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On 7/16/2018 at 11:21 AM, ashmc said:

Can you use the code blocks if you are not a paying user? I was a paying customer for about a year and I found too many bugs that I did not feel comfortable continuing to pay. Using the free version, can I add code blocks? 

Evernote basic users can still use code blocks, they are not limited to paid subscribers. 

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On 7/16/2018 at 7:21 PM, ashmc said:

Can you use the code blocks if you are not a paying user? I was a paying customer for about a year and I found too many bugs that I did not feel comfortable continuing to pay. Using the free version, can I add code blocks? 

Does your question refer to Alternote or Evernote?

Code blocks work for both in their respective free versions. Evernote has its limitations, as we have already noted, while Alternote does not. However, after using Alternote for a few days, I can tell you that I have experienced some bugs and inconsistency using the Chrome add in. It could be that their IOS app is more stable.

Still, it is worth the download.

Also, very important - you have to enable autosave for it to autosave - it doesn't happen by default.

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Thank you for your responses. I think the issue is just that I cannot find the code block anywhere. I have looked through all the options and also used the Help tool, where I typed "Code", "code", "code block", and "Code block" (not that I think the uppercase will change the search... I just got desperate).  

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9 hours ago, Klaus said:

An officially supported solution in the official deskotp client would be very much appreciated.

Can't argue with that - and yes, lack of hover tooltips for keyboard shortcuts is a drawback, but it is what we have now, in the meantime.

I am not sure I understand your comment re the <pre> tag - With Alternote, I see a full menu of formatting functions, allowing backgrounds and borders. Am I missing something? See attached images.

 

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11 hours ago, Steve Escott said:

I am not sure I understand your comment re the <pre> tag - With Alternote, I see a full menu of formatting functions, allowing backgrounds and borders. Am I missing something? See attached images.

That was just me finding only "Formats > Blocks > Pre". I didn't expect it under "Text box", since I usually associate the term with free-floating elements in Office software. 

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