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(Archived) HELP: Import .txt file and registration


MrSniff

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My wife has been using Evernote for a while now. When trying to transfer some notes from MarkSpace to Evernote for my wife I found that dragging and dropping the text files exported from MarkSpace Notes from Finder into Evernotes created notes with attachments, and not notes with the text content as I was after. Searching forums for a while now I still don't know if this is possible. it seems to be possible for very small files, a few bytes, but not for anything bigger. There does not seem to be an import function that imports anything other than Evernote's own format files... Am I missing something - importing a text file as a note seems to be incredibly basic functionality, especially for users moving from other apps?

Also, whilst registering myself for Evernote, the registration process was halted with a red exclamation mark against the user name, but with no description of the problem (only a note that it had to start and end with a letter or number (it did) and may contain other stuff. If the name was taken it did not state that, but the same name all lower case instead of with a couple of upper case letters worked. Two comments - very odd convention if upper case is not permitted, and if not perhaps this should be stated, and a more useful error message would be a good idea...

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Ian

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My wife has been using Evernote for a while now. When trying to transfer some notes from MarkSpace to Evernote for my wife I found that dragging and dropping the text files exported from MarkSpace Notes from Finder into Evernotes created notes with attachments, and not notes with the text content as I was after. Searching forums for a while now I still don't know if this is possible. it seems to be possible for very small files, a few bytes, but not for anything bigger. There does not seem to be an import function that imports anything other than Evernote's own format files... Am I missing something - importing a text file as a note seems to be incredibly basic functionality, especially for users moving from other apps?

Also, whilst registering myself for Evernote, the registration process was halted with a red exclamation mark against the user name, but with no description of the problem (only a note that it had to start and end with a letter or number (it did) and may contain other stuff. If the name was taken it did not state that, but the same name all lower case instead of with a couple of upper case letters worked. Two comments - very odd convention if upper case is not permitted, and if not perhaps this should be stated, and a more useful error message would be a good idea...

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Ian

hi ian. welcome to the forums!

1. regarding the importation of text files, drag/drop is the way to do it, but the behavior you are describing is odd. i just tested it on the mac with one of my larger text files (245kb) and had no problem. i am using the beta version of evernote (Version 3.1.2 Beta 1 (251394), but I don't think that should make a difference. please confirm that you are using the evernote app on the mac (not the web version or windows) and the version number (see "Evernote" on the menu bar and click "About Evernote" in the dropdown menu).

2. i did not know that about the registration process. hopefully, one of the evernote staff will see this thread (they pretty much read everything, even if they don't respond) and take note of the issue.

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Hi, thanks for the reply. We are using v 3.1.0 (release 240062) downloaded from the App Store (not iTunes!), so should be ok... I am using OS X 10.74 and my wife is using 10.6.8 (doesn't yet want to update if possible), and on each it creates a note with an attachment of the text file.

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Hi, thanks for the reply. We are using v 3.1.0 (release 240062) downloaded from the App Store (not iTunes!), so should be ok... I am using OS X 10.74 and my wife is using 10.6.8 (doesn't yet want to update if possible), and on each it creates a note with an attachment of the text file.

thanks. it ought to be working... could you try dragging the text file into a notebook (in the left pane)? if you drag into a note, then it will be an attachment, but in the notebook, it ought to turn into a note.

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wow. i am stumped.

ok. let's narrow this down. maybe there is something wrong with the text file. how about making a brand new text file from scratch (you should have an app already installed for this, or you could download textwrangler). copy a bunch of text from some website, paste it in, save it, and then try to drag/drop.

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Thanks - I have now copied the contents of one of the text files into a new text file using Textedit and dragged this in - this worked, so it's probably safe to assume that the plain text files exported by MarkSpace Notes are not recognised by Evernote for some reason?

Finder and Textedit both recognise them as text files and Textedit of course opens them so it's a tad odd...

Ian

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Thanks - I have now copied the contents of one of the text files into a new text file using Textedit and dragged this in - this worked, so it's probably safe to assume that the plain text files exported by MarkSpace Notes are not recognised by Evernote for some reason?

Finder and Textedit both recognise them as text files and Textedit of course opens them so it's a tad odd...

Ian

well, i am glad to see that we have narrowed down the problem. text files can have strange things done to their properties, and this might be throwing evernote off. text wrangler will make some of these properties viewable. changing them might solve the problem. but, if it is just a few files, i'd copy/paste :)

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Yup, that seems to be the case, opening the file in Textwrangler shows some slightly odd settings and changing them to MacOS and saving now works... Only 144 files so shouldn't take too long to open and copy and paste..!

Good to know the reason, thanks for the help GrumpyMonkey...

Ian

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Yup, that seems to be the case, opening the file in Textwrangler shows some slightly odd settings and changing them to MacOS and saving now works... Only 144 files so shouldn't take too long to open and copy and paste..!

Good to know the reason, thanks for the help GrumpyMonkey...

Ian

glad i could help! good luck :)

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