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Olav

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Hi all,

This is mostly for the Windows client (latest, 5.6.4.4632), I'm having a Premium subscription.

 

I'm aware there's no "simple spreadsheet" as integral part of evernote, althogh I (and a number of posters) really could use a way to make simple calculated lists. (mini-budgets, comparing offers etc)

 

I can see why Evernote is reluctant doing "spread".

But I can't see any useful workaround using an external editor, like Excel.

 

What seems like one obvious solution: Adding (dragging etc) a spreasdheet file to a note, edit externally, but preview the filled part of the active sheet directly, without click & wait.

DropBox works like a charm with a fast web preview of XLSX and XLS files.

Evernote just shows an icon for these file types.

 

Making copies to Evernote really won't do in a workflow today.

(I like a lot about Evernote, absolutely, but it can't yet become my sole "master system" for smaller information clips)

 

Or did I miss something?

Thanks!

 

-olav

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Nope - not working for me either.  Didn't see this as a biggy though - attach a spreadsheet file to a note;  copy and paste the contents into the note (screenshot if it's complicated).

 

Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

Also applies to other file types as necessary.

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Inline file viewing is actually a very handy, time-saving feature.  Once you have used it you wonder how you got along without it. 

It's not mission critical, but it sure goes to efficiency and productivity.

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Nope - not working for me either.  Didn't see this as a biggy though - attach a spreadsheet file to a note;  copy and paste the contents into the note (screenshot if it's complicated).

 

Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

Also applies to other file types as necessary.

Yeah, I do the same.  Interesting difference in functionality across non-tablet/phone "like" platforms.  Interesting application architecture decision....  IMHO.

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Have not, thanks for the information.  Probably won't go there since just about every time I go to a note with a spreadsheet in it, I open it.  That and I try to keep everything in one place.

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My bad, didn't get that from reading the post.  I would settle for the view capability in Windows Explorer (all tabs visible, scroll left/right and up/down).

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Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

This really doesn't work for me as I need to do several sucessive edits, at least with 50% of the cases.

Risk of forgetting the manual "sccreenshot update" is significant, and I would be viewing wrong data.

(a system developer like me hates duplicates that sooner or later gets out of sync..)

 

Wouldn't dream of asking for this feature a few years ago.

So my spreadsheet notes remains in carefully named files in DropBox for now.

Well,it's a duplicate after all, in terms of systems to search ;)

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I could have sworn I had inline viewing (without doing anything at all) and now they have all vanished - gutted me like a kipper. 

 

any ideas? Or not me to back to drop box... 

 

later:

 

I see from another post that installing the Evernote website download MIGHT solve the inline viewing failure. later edit: it does ! :-)

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