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Hi,

         I am facing this issue recently that whenever I clip a page from stackoverflow, the page layout gets distorted. Any help is appreciated.

Chrome Web clipper version 7.12.8

e.g:

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I find that most web clips I try do not properly display. (MacOS 10.10.5 Yosemite, Evernote 6.12.3, so yeah, old mac, old OS). If its an article or page I particularly want to retain, I will do multiple clips, first full page, then simplified article, and finally a screenshot version so I can see how it was supposed to render. The screenshots nearly always get resized and distort the fonts, making it look bad though. It is increasingly frustrating. The whole purpose of this application and service for me is to save articles and information that is important or interesting to me. Yet when I revisit them, it can be hard to see why I would have clipped such a jumbled mess.

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Hi.  Web pages are built by dozens of different applications with varying degrees of accessibility.  The fact that Evernote is able to get anything off some pages is an achievement,  an exact copy would be a miracle.  I use a variety of methods to get clips from cut and paste to using any "print this page" built in options,  or displaying it (on my desktop) as a mobile page.  I also use third party page capture,  printing to PDF and even taking a photograph or the desktop screen with my mobile.  You just have to keeo trying until you can find a way that generates the least worst copy!

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I think you're mistaken about whats going on here. Please accept my sincere apologies If I taken your reply in wrong way, but We are not talking about how clipped content seen in evernote. We are talking about how is the actual page is seen (transforms) after we press Save Clip button.

 

The first post contains 2 screenshots. Both screenshots are from browser and from stackoverflow.com. Not from evernote note. Evernote's web clipper breaks original web content while clipping it. Currently only on stackoverflow and other StackExchange sites.

 

P.S.: In first post it looks a little bit deformed than the original when compared side-by-side. With last updates, it becomes much more worse than that.

 

Screen GIF:

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Hi again - Not sure what you're looking for here - if using Clipper breaks the page anywhere,  then the obvious step is: don't use Clipper. 

If it is a general issue and not just on a handful of pages,  then report it to Support with URLs.  It'll take a while for them to get around to it,  but they will look into the issue and try to fix it.  That might take some months. 

Meantime the workaround is to use some other recording method to capture pages - there are plenty of options around from browser add-ins to online page capture tools.

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Any website today is a complex setup of frames, sometimes more than 100. What you see is the interpretation of your browser of how it should look.

Webclipper needs to do his own interpretation, which may differ from the browsers view. And browsers evolve permanent, so what it looks like today may look different in 6 months from now.

You could help the devs to keep things closer together if you post sites where the differences are massive either as support ticket, or using the new feedback feature of the v10-apps.

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