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Greg Courville

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  1. This is a behavior that's been bugging me for a while. If I try to attach a file with a .txt extension, instead of actually attaching it, Evernote just takes the contents and dumps them into the note as if I had typed them. I'd like it if the "Attach files" button just attached files, rather than having weird per-file-type behaviors. I can't think of a single situation where I've wanted to dump the contents of a text file directly into a note, but if I did, it seems like I could easily open the file, hit Ctrl-A, then copy and paste the contents. On a related note, why is the "view as attachment" option greyed-out for images? Sometimes I want to attach an image file (again, the key word here being attach) but don't necessarily want it blown up to fill the full page width (which sometimes means the whole viewport) and completely break up the flow of the note. In this case, wouldn't it make more sense to follow the usual convention of having a separate "insert image" button next to the "attach files" button? I've been having to work around these issues by giving files nonsense extensions like .txt.foo before attaching them. It's really clumsy and awkward and makes Evernote more of a pain to use than it should be. Maybe your UX experts will disagree with me on what the default behavior for the attachment button should be, but at the very least I'd like to have the ability to attach text and image files as attachments, even if it requires me to go uncheck a box in the preferences dialog or something.
  2. OK, second bug report. This one doesn't happen as often, but when it does, it can be seriously destructive. I can't figure out how to reliably reproduce this from a freshly created note, but it's happened to me numerous times and occasionally caused the loss of important information. As I understand it, the expected behavior when pressing Enter multiple times from the end of a list item is to start a new list item at the same level with the first press, unindent that item by one level with the second press, etc. until reaching the top level, after which the next press deletes the list item and returns to paragraph mode. What happens instead sometimes is that the second press unindents the item but also makes the bullet disappear, with the list button on the toolbar remaining "on". Pressing Enter again creates line or paragraph breaks but the block stays indented and the bulleted list button remains "on". Now, if I try escaping from this weird state by clicking on the bulleted list button to turn it "off"... all list items in the group I started from get deleted, a weird extra gap appears between the toplevel list item and the next one, and the cursor gets moved somewhere down the page. Sometimes I can hit Ctrl-Z right away and get the deleted items back, sometimes Ctrl-Z has no effect and I've lost half a page of notes. I have attached a series of 3 screenshots showing this happening. I tried to attach a .enex file containing a note that exhibits this behavior, but apparently I'm not "permitted to upload this kind of file". If someone from Evernote would like to contact me directly, I'd be happy to provide it via email...
  3. Attaching an image in the editor causes the text formatting toolbar to go away, and scrolls up to the top of the note. The only way to get the bar back is to load another note, then go back to the original one (and then go find my place again). This has been a huge pain when taking notes on an experiment, where I might want to paste in 5 or 10 plots. Note that it only happens when Evernote "remembers" to shrink the image to fit the width of the window. Sometimes (seemingly at random -- I can use the same image over and over again and get varying results) that doesn't happen, and the image stays 1:1, spilling off the right side of the view; in this case, the toolbar doesn't get hidden and I don't get thrown back to the top of the note. This is one of many editor bugs keeping me from seriously considering Premium. I'll get started on the problems with lists (for example, the way clicking the bulleted list toggle sometimes irreversibly deletes big blocks of material from the note) when I get some more time free. Build: 5.4.1.3895 (271895) Prerelease OS: WIndows 7 Home Premium x64
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