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Frustration: Editing clippings


psfblair

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I often have trouble with pages I've clipped, when I want to remove extraneous material. I realize this is a hard problem. I like the "simplified article" feature, but often I can't get it to line up with the actual article--there's either too much or too little. Then I have to clip the entire article or the entire page, which has too much stuff on it. And then when I try to edit the clipping to cut out that stuff it often behaves in very strange ways, not letting me insert or delete portions (e.g., if I try to cut the blurb for an ad between paragraphs, and preserve the formatting of the following paragraph, or if I try to delete the ads in the sidebar).

It's really frustrating when you have something you want to delete and you can't highlight it, or you can highlight it but it doesn't delete. Or when you highlight and delete it and wind up radically changing the layout and font of the page. Even just being able to see and edit the HTML would be helpful.

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11 minutes ago, psfblair said:

I often have trouble with pages I've clipped, when I want to remove extraneous material. I realize this is a hard problem.  .... Even just being able to see and edit the HTML would be helpful.

Likewise, trying to modify capture clippings ha caused me problems.

If I want to crop the clipping, I usually switch to screen capture mode.  This can be done before doing the clipping, or afterwards within Evernote

If you really want to see and edit the HTML (sounds messy), you can export the note and do this outside of Evernote.  I know of no method inside Evernote.

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21 hours ago, psfblair said:

It's really frustrating when you have something you want to delete and you can't highlight it, or you can highlight it but it doesn't delete.

Have you tried menu Format > Simplify Formatting (⇧⌘F) ?

I often use this to "clean up" a web page capture.  After applying this, you can edit anything.

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