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psih

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Existing editor can't right formatting text. I had clipped a web page. Then, I had delete half of content from clipped page and Evernote compress text on narrow column and pictures compressed too. Attachments show view of the sme page before and after editing in Evernote. There no posibility change width of column with text or change width a photos. In html editor it is easy to do.

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Hi.  If you have an HTML editor,  make your changes / view the changed page in a browser / clip the result.  Whilst you're there,  have a look at the editor's menus and imagine getting all those options into Evernote's menu system.  Sometimes it's better to use a specialist app than to try to create one humungous generalist dashboard.

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On 6/7/2019 at 11:41 PM, psih said:

Existing editor can't right formatting text. ... In html editor it is easy to do.

I'm not a fan of storing/editing complex web pages within a note contents.  
I use a file attachment, in html or web-archive format

Evernote stores note contents in enml format, an html fork.  
The Evernote editor can handle the html of basic notes, but there's a problem with complicated web pages (as per your example)

It's possible to edit the html code with any text editor.  
On a Mac, I have direct access to the content.enml file.  
On Windows, you would have to export the note to a text file.

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Agree with gaz that full HTML editing is probably beyond the scope of what Evernote's trying to do, but also suffer from webclips that don't look as great in Evernote as they do in a browser. Another thing that you can do, at least in the Windows product, is to export your web-clipped note out to HTML format, edit it using your favorite HTML editor, and drag it back into Evernote.

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33 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

For many purposes, a markdown editor will do as well. Especially when the result is to be uploaded as blog posting. EN can still serve as archive.

This doesn't seem to relate to the question of editing a complex web page
As per the title, an HTML editor is best, but any text editor will work

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No, it is not.

This is why I opened my statement with „For many purposes ...“. This is a Voting thread, and HTML-capacity would work both ways, up and down.

For uploading, markdown would do in may cases.

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I believe evernote should not support HTML editing itself, but it should give a way to a user to edit (at least copy and replace) a "source code" of a note.

No complex editors are required, just show the source code as a text, so I can modify it and then paste. Probably, it may make sense to move it to an "advanced" or "danger" editing zone.

It's needed because when you export/import a note it's ID and a link change. Imaging 100 links to one note and you have to remove an "active" css that makes a banner stick on top of a text. Importing\exporting it as ENML will take a hell of a work for such a simple task.

 

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6 hours ago, Pavel Sapehin said:

but it should give a way to a user to edit (at least copy and replace) a "source code" of a note...
It's needed because when you export/import a note it's ID and a link change. Imaging 100 links to one note and you have to remove an "active" css that makes a banner stick on top of a text. Importing\exporting it as ENML will take a hell of a work for such a simple task.

You're welcome to indicate your support for the request using the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion   
   
I'm curious at the "needed"; could you provide more detail     
I rarely export/import a note, and I'm not clear about "an active css that makes a banner stick on top of a text"  
afaik  The export/import duplicates the note (except for note-id and notebook)

edit: My mistake, I missed the point you were editing captured web pages     
         As a Mac user, I can edit the note source directly (content.enml file)

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16 minutes ago, DTLow said:

You're welcome to indicate your support for the request using the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion   
   
I'm curious at the "needed"; could you provide more detail    
I rarely export/import a note, and I'm not clear about "an active css that makes a banner stick on top of a text"   
afaik  The export/import duplicates the note (except for note-id and notebook)

After clipping some websites, notes still can contain "hidden" CSS inside. This may negatively affect the clipped note. Not very often but it may happen. Some real cases from the top of my head:

  1. Ad banners can be presented (as I mention previously) - on some websites they are "sticky", meaning when you scroll a page down, they stick to the viewport. This behavior can still be presented in the clipped note plus became much worse. Sometimes a banner is drawn on top of the text, so you can read it. When you scroll, the text still not visible because the banner is always XX% from the top/bottom of the Evernote window (windows\android).
  2. Greenish/blacking/etc backgrounds sometimes make text unreadable. I remember a website having a black background and a white text. After clipping the text color changed to black or almost completely black (no idea why). And it wasn't visible at all.
  3. Title images completely cover text. And after using the "simplify" feature the text is going away.

You are right, the "needed" part is subjective. But I saw similar threads regarding the topic. And some people even made scripts to change the source. But those scripts are outdated and not usable anymore. From a developer's point of view, it's pretty easy to modify a source. But it may not be easy from the UX/UI point of view. And I believe, that is why this feature still does not exist in Evernote.

I haven't used export/import too, but I saw people recommend it on this forum as a way to modify the source code of a note.

 

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4 hours ago, Pavel Sapehin said:

After clipping some websites, notes still can contain "hidden" CSS inside.

My mistake, I missed the point you were editing captured web pages     
As a Mac user, I can edit the note source directly (content.enml file)   
however I rarely edit captured web pages

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