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REQUEST: "Format Painter"


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Check F4 action in V6 -- it repeats last editing command. If this command was "Font... Ctrl+D", it works like format painter. Note that you can pick the exiting format by using Ctrl+D by re-applying it.

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5 hours ago, kvitekp said:

Check F4 action in V6 -- it repeats last editing command. If this command was "Font... Ctrl+D", it works like format painter. Note that you can pick the exiting format by using Ctrl+D by re-applying it.

Thanks for the tip. 
It is a step forward BUT it only redo the last command.

If I make a text bold and red and I hit F4 the other text is only red not bold.

So I hope you will add a real format painter to the V6 Beta ;-)
I don't understand why this was not already added in earlier versions.
Every note taking app needs such a function.

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I have been a free tier user for several years. But while I harbor some guilt that I'm not a paying user, Evernote really annoys me when it comes to making formatting easy. I accept resorting to workarounds as a free user, but I'll not pay for a service that does not get basic document formatting right. 

My use case: I like to keep some notes in one file (note, sorry)  that I add to periodically. An example, is a running meeting minutes note with a particular customer. Much faster and clearer  for me to scroll back back through a note for older minutes during a call than having to search multiple notes in a notebook. I use different font sizes to make these minutes sections stand out for scrolling purposes. I really miss having a format painter for applying consistent format to sections of content made, often hastily, during a call.

For me, this feature is only needed in browser/desktop views. I'll upgrade to the paid tier if you get this done. Thanks.

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16 minutes ago, Sergey Gomanyuk said:

Dear Evernote developers, could you please comment, why so needed feature like "format painter" hasn't been implemented till 10 last years?

Hi.  The devs often lurk around here,  but they know better than to get into any arguments that would stop them doing actual coding.  The short answer to your query is that for at least 9 of those 10 years Evernote's edit software wasn't capable of any formatting.  Since the new editor with more features was implemented last year,  the devs have (mostly) been busy re-implementing existing app features rather than adding new ones.  Maybe a painter will come,  maybe not.  We managed up till now...

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23 minutes ago, Sergey Gomanyuk said:

Dear Evernote developers, could you please comment,

This is a user discussion forum; we rarely see comments from EN developers   
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I see "format painter" as more of a word processing feature

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