GollyJer 4 Posted July 24, 2012 Share Posted July 24, 2012 There is a bug that causes data loss when editing a note with unsupported formatting.[update on july 27] I believe the bug stems from the first time a note with unsupported formatting gets edited it is being cached on the device. From that point forward it does not get updated when synced even though the "read only" view does get updated.Testing EnvironmentEvernote for Android Build 20, Version 4.1(public)Evernote for Windows 220.127.116.1120 (267728)Evernote Web ClientProblemFrom the Windows client create a note with the word test and a Divider Line below it, then sync.Sync the Android client and open the note.Click Edit the immediately click Done. (Android will say "Note not changed")Edit the note in Windows, add the word test under the divider line, and sync.Sync the Android client and open the note. It shows the most recent version from step 4.Click edit and the original version, from step 1, will pop up for editing. If you don't notice and edit anyway the changes overwrite the note from step 3.I've reproduced the problem using Windows & Android and Web Client & Android. I don't have a Mac but I'm guessing this is purely an Android issue.Until this is fixed there is only one way to proceed: - Use unsafe formatting in notes that will never be edited on Android.- Avoid unsafe formatting for notes that require Android editing.For Android editable notes that avoid data loss stay away from the following "Unsafe to Use" formatting.Unsafe to UseIndented checkboxesAttachmentsDivider lineTablesHyperlinksSafe to UseNon-indented checkboxesAny text formattingBullets (indented or not)AudioSpecial CaseText AligningAlignment; left, center, right, justify, does not cause the unsupported format issue and shows up correctly when viewing a note on Android. However, the alignment is forced back to Left Justify when editing the note with no way to change it.Hopefully this will help others. It was driving me crazy when trying to track workouts.If you notice anything different than what's described please post. I'll keep this post updated as more information is available. Link to comment
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