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krestor2

ANSWERED Any way to do bulk "simplify formatting" operations?

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I have a lot of notes that need to have simplified formatting applied to them. Any ideas on how?

TIA

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31 minutes ago, krestor2 said:

I have a lot of notes that need to have simplified formatting applied to them. Any ideas on how?

TIA

No easy way that of which I am aware.  If it is hundreds of notes you can create a hotkey using a text expander to automate some working through the list of notes.  But it is still going to be a hotkey press per note at best.

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30 minutes ago, krestor2 said:

I have a lot of notes that need to have simplified formatting applied to them. Any ideas on how?

Scripting on a Mac (Applescript)

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23 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Scripting on a Mac (Applescript)

I've never used Applescript--is it like creating macros? Hard to learn?

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26 minutes ago, CalS said:

No easy way that of which I am aware.  If it is hundreds of notes you can create a hotkey using a text expander to automate some working through the list of notes.  But it is still going to be a hotkey press per note at best.

Hahaha -- I got thousands. They're recipes from webclips. I should have gone for "Simplified article" when I captured them, but live and learn . . .

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5 hours ago, krestor2 said:

I've never used Applescript--is it like creating macros? Hard to learn?

I posted some Applescript basics at https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/112316-scripting-on-a-mac-applescript/

In your case, you want to select the notes and have the script process each one
The script code is   tell application "Evernote"   
                                        
set theNotes to get selection
                                        repeat with theNote in theNotes
                                                                       < insert code here
                                         
end repeat
                                    end tell

For the "simplify formatting" code, I searched the internet and found this https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/MacAutomationScriptingGuide/RemoveMarkupfromHTML.html

Feel free to ask if you have any questions implementing this

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13 minutes ago, DTLow said:

I posted some Applescript basics at https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/112316-scripting-on-a-mac-applescript/

In your case, you want to select the notes and have the script process each one
The script code is   tell application "Evernote" to set theNotes to get selection
                                   repeat with theNote in theNotes
                                                                       < insert code here
                                   
end repeat

For the "simplify formatting" code, I searched the internet and found this https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/MacAutomationScriptingGuide/RemoveMarkupfromHTML.html

Feel free to ask if you have any questions implementing this

Wow -- thank you so much! I'll dig into this.

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