Schooner 17 Posted December 19, 2009 Share Posted December 19, 2009 Folks, I fear you're underestimating the doublespace bug. Can I persuade you to take another look? I post here because it is NOT a EN4Win issue per se, though it is naturally encountered by Win users. It is a more generalized Microsoft/Evernote incompatability, with exceptions.The problem, as perceived by Win users (and Mac users encountering incoming emails from Win users):Clipping, pasting or emailing from certain Windows apps (notably MSWord, MSOutlook) on windows platforms introduces a doublespace artifact (irrespective of the EN viewer - Mac, WinEN31, WinENBeta or Web - observing the impact).The practical effect is to render EN.Win unusable for "professional" purposes, except for direct entry via keyboard.A further practical impact is to undermine the otherwise-miraculous cross-platform utility of EN.Diagnostic examples for clarity:1. Screen clip, or paste, from MSWord4Win generates a doublespace for each hard return (^p) but not for the workaround soft-return (^l).2. Emailing HTML formatted message from MSOutlook (Windows) does likewise.3. Emailing RTF-formatted message from MSOutlook (Windows) does likewise.4. Emailing plain-text-formatted message from MSOutlook (Windows) displays correctly.5. While cut/paste from MSWord (Windows) into EN-WIN(s) inflicts the artifact, the identical actions in MSWord4Mac into EN-MAC display correctly - though the identical word document is used, and each paragraph contains a single hard-return on both platforms, confirmed by searching for ^p vs. ^l.6. Cut/paste entry from MSWord (Windows) into EN-Web interface initially looks good - but once saved, the artifact is inflicted. Again ^l displays correctly, ^p incurs doublespace.7. Webclip (Firefox/Windows, MSIEx/Windows, Safari/Windows, GChrome/Windows) displays correctly (where html list lines are terminated with , e.g. Wikipedia "List of Canadians")8. Clipping from Win apps which EN cannot render to simple text (MSExcel) displays "correctly".9. 3rd party Windows apps: Notescribe, e.g. clips to EN without doublespace artifact despite RTF environment (EN clip reduces RTF to text); Skype conversations clip to EN without artifact; searchable Adobe .pdf likewise.10 Emailing via MSOutlook to/from EN repetitively generates but one doublespace per line incurred upon initial email-in, each cycle preserving it but not introducing another.11 Competing note-ware (e.g. Notescribe 4 Win) suffers no such artifact: copy hard-returned lines from MSWord4Win, displays correctly without doublespacing.12 OpenOffice Writer clips/pastes behave identically to MSWord - doublespace artifact generated by hard return on Windows platform.What we need:WYSIWIG paste/clip/email entry. The acid test would be: EN data can be pasted/emailed back to the spawning app unmolested.Failing that: reduction to simple text.I can't believe the challenge is beyond the insights of the EN team, or that we'll have to wait for Microsoft to change their HTML implementation. Link to comment
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