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  1. Is this tool meant to retain the timestamps of the notes once they're converted to Docs? That's my problem with exporting to HTML and manually uploading to GDrive; the metadata is not retained in the export, so the creation and modified dates are all uniform.
  2. Is the idea to get the embedded metadata inside the HTML files to reflect on the file itself? I've been Googling but not found anything that'll do the trick. I look forward to your solution, though, if you ever get round to it. The Evernote Apocalypse has come for me, unfortunately. I still intend on using it for a few notes here and there, but by and large its incessant problems and lack of improvements have kicked me out. Making the migration to Google Drive, however, is gonna be a sad affair if all my 1000s of notes were 'created yesterday'.
  3. Ah I see. My bad, I must've explained it poorly. No worries, then, but thank you for the script—I learned something anyhow. Hopefully someone out there might know!
  4. Thanks. So I read online that handlers need to be placed at the end of the script. I did that, and off it went! Success. It seemed to only fiddle with one note though, not all of them. And when I exported the note I had had selected into .html, Finder still reads it as a file that was birthed a few minutes ago. The example I have here is a file that was last updated in Evernote in 2015, but Finder sees it as Today. What have I done wrong now?
  5. Excellent! This feels like a riddle. But I encountered another error. I run it and get this Syntax Error: Expected “end” but found “end tell”. So then I did a bit of Googling—I have to again note that I am an utter novice at this—but I found on some website that if I simply put "end" above "end tell" that Script Editor would accept it. It did, but then the issue became «script» doesn’t understand the “FormatDate” message. So I'm back where I started. Any guidance, @DTLow? Again, thank you so much, this is a huge help.
  6. I must admit I am not well versed in these kinds of things at all. Running by instinct, I made a new script in Applescript, copied and pasted your coding, and then let it run. I encountered this problem (in the gif). What am I doing wrong?
  7. Aha! I see I see. Is there a way to find this script online, or is it one you wrote yourself? Thank you for the point in the right direction too!
  8. Hi all, So what I'm trying to do is export my Evernote notes and put them into Google Drive folders as Docs files. It seems pretty simple to do because Evernote can export .html files of every note and then Google Drive can convert the .html file into a docs file when I upload. Easy! But the problem is is that the metadata is all wrong. So even though in Evernote I've got files dating back to 2012, they all appear on Google Drive as though they were created and modified on 28 June 2020. Obviously, finding things becomes a mess. So unless someone has a better workflow, is there any way that I can retain each file's metadata when I export to .html?
  9. Thanks so much for everyone's input. Sounds like a hassle, but a worthwhile workaround.
  10. Hi, So I'm sure we'll all agree that the native options to highlight PDFs in Evernote are laughable, with the semi-transparent squiggley line overlays. I've tried various external apps that do the job much better (Xodo being my favourite) but I can't figure out how to get Evernote to accept the changes and update the existing file in the note. Is there some new workaround to this that I haven't spotted in the forums?
  11. Thanks for your reply! Just did a bit more research, it seems that epub files don't support any annotation functionality within themselves. Its the e-reader software that creates that ability, but the annotations never get stored in-file. Which means that, at least for now, I'll have to content myself with exporting highlights as an external file and plonking those into Evernote. Or converting the epub files to PDF... but then I'll run into another issue, which is whether annotated PDFs will automatically be saved back into Evernote when I'm on a tablet. I'll probably have to manually reupload the changed file every time I'm done reading. Phew! But nah, I won't make a feature request to Evernote as I'm sure they'll just ignore it. If its taken 7 years of people wanting different highlighter colours and its still not happened, then I doubt they'll add epub reading capabilities any time soon.
  12. Hello! I’ve got a question. I run a course at a university, and I’ve been using Evernote to keep all the readings in one place. They’re all super long, so its necessary for me to highlight important passages so I can refer to them later again. They’re all PDFs, so on my Macbook I can just open the files in Preview and highlight away. When I hit Save, the Evernote version of the article gets updated, which means I can view the file (with the highlights) again on another computer, or on my tablet. But can do I this for Epubs? I prefer to read on my Android tablet for obvious reasons, but I’ve not been able to find an ebook reader that links to Evernote well. If I open an Epub from Evernote, and it opens in PocketBook eReader or whatever, those highlights don’t migrate across to the file in Evernote. Instead it only affects the local file on the tablet’s harddrive. So one thing that that app can do is export highlights as an .html file which I can put in Evernote, which is fine, but I’d much prefer to have the whole book/article available and then easily see the highlights as well, and not just on their own completely out of context. Does such a thing exist? Do I have to wait for native Epub capabilities some day? Thanks for your time.
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