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  1. Hi there DTLow, Thank you very much for the pointer to the blog article - very interesting indeed. I also like the look of 'PDF OCR X' but was actually looking to see if there was any way of accessing text within images without having to leave Evernote. Tell me, when you say "I have an external OCR app" does this mean that you own 'PDF OCR X' or that you have a copy of it which you use? I also use an external OCR app called "FreeOCR" (see this page http://www.paperfile.net/index.html) which (as the name implies) is free - however, if 'PDF OCR X' has advantages over it, then I would not object to paying a fee to gain some advantages - do you think that there are any? Thank you for taking the time to respond - best regards - John
  2. Hi there "gazumped" - thank you very much for taking the time to make that reply - useful to know - it was about what I had expected - but not for what I was hoping (but that's definitely not your fault) - thanks again. John
  3. Hello, I am using the Evernote Windows client and I have some questions concerning attachments to notes: Attachments to a note can appear either 'inline' or as an 'attached file icon' - I can't find how to control which one Evernote will initially choose as the note is first captured or the attachment is subsequently attached - can anyone tell me how to do that (regardless of what type of file the attachment it is - PDF, MS Word document, etc.)? Once a note has an attachment, in only some cases (but not always), I can swap between viewing it 'inline' or as an 'attached file icon' by right clicking on it to get a context menu which provides an option to change that view - only sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the option to change is 'greyed out' (see example attached) - how can I change the view in those circumstances? Where an attachment contains an image which itself contains text, Evernote analyses that text and makes it searchable (a truly brilliant feature). Is there any way that I can then copy and paste that analysed text as text? Thanks very much if you can help me - best regards - and stay safe from CV-19 John
  4. Ah, but the 'synchronise on exit' now appears not to be working - anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
  5. This 'problem' (or maybe it was a bug ?) now appears to be cured - and, as a consequence, Evernote is much better as a result. I can now look back over my notes and see which ones I've modified since I last opened Evernote (they are the ones with the 'yet to be synchronised' flag [blue triangle with upward pointing arrow] in their top right). This is an excellent result/unintended benefit - thank you. ? Limehouse
  6. Hello, I'm quite new to Evernote - in fact, I'm still evaluating it to be sure I should commit to it - but I'm becoming more certain that I shall as time passes. One small thing that I've noticed though is that the option to set the synchronisation frequency as a parameter seems to be ignored; does anybody else have this issue? Just to be clear, I have two instances of Evernote: one on my Windows based laptop and one on my Android smartphone, that I never use simultaneously - if I'm logged in on one, I'm deliberately logged out of the other. On the laptop, I have set the synchronisation parameters as follows: … and on the Android smartphone, it is: … so, in theory, they both should only synchronise once per day (or when I log out or, occasionally, deliberately click the 'sync' button in the toolbar). However, I've found that, if I make just a small modification to a note (e.g. add an extra tag or change just one or two words within the note's body) the synchronisation happens pretty well instantaneously without any intervention from me (and the little triangular 'banner/flag' with the 'up arrow' symbol in the top right hand corner of the note disappears to show the synchronisation has taken place). If I make a big change to a note though (e.g. add a large attachment to it) sometimes (but not always) the synchronisation does not happen until I do log out (or otherwise force it). This is not really a problem for me, just a bit of an anomaly - does anyone have an explanation as to what is happening? Thanks in advance
  7. Hi @rezecib , thank you for your (for a second time in this thread) very cogent explanation and also @jefito for your insightful comments and pertinent video - I'm afraid that I'm one of those "vanishingly small" group of nerds mentioned in the video who actually likes Regex . Whilst I agree with @rezecib's argument that "it's pretty easy to unintentionally write regex with exponentially scaling runtime with the size of the document", and especially so where, with Google, the set of objects to be searched would be "the whole of the WWW" (and thus I fully understand that they will never implement it) whereas, in the case of Evernote, it would be limited to "the whole of my notebooks" (a much smaller set of things - but I'll keep trying ). I should also be happy for it to be recognised that a Regex search might temporarily require scarce resource and therefore could take some time to complete but it would still be good if it could ever become available. My suggestion would be that, a Regex term could never be included in search criteria which also contain the "any" modifier (they would be declared mutually exclusive) and it also could not take on the negating ("-") property (because any negation should always be able to be covered within the Regex search string itself). In this way Evernote could first conduct the search ignoring the Regex term (which it does extremely well now, as there is no such facility) and once the matching notes have been selected (again, exactly as now) they would be displayed. However, because a Regex term was included in the criteria, they would be displayed with a 'banner' similar to the one which says "this note is waiting to be synchronised" (i.e. the triangle in the upper right corner with the 'up arrow' in it) but with a different symbol (say, a whirling circle or an hourglass) to say that the search is waiting to complete. A low priority background task could then set running on the displayed notes and they would gradually have their banner removed from them (if they contained the Regex term) or would be eliminated from the list (if they didn't contain the Regex term). In this way, things shouldn't grind to a halt - just a thought Talking of synchronisation, I've noted an unexplained piece of behaviour there which I'll raise in a separate thread. Thanks again for a stimulating debate @Limehouse
  8. Hi @DTLow, Thank you for that but (as @rezecib said above), the problem isn't in the search algorithm (which works), it is in the separate highlighting algorithm - and the bug is such that neither your nor @rezeczib's workaround solutions work I'm afraid (but would work if the bug didn't exist) - but, then again, if the bug didn't exist then this post wouldn't have been made either :-). However, it's really not a problem because, having received @rezecib's explanation, I now understand the limitations and should therefore always be able to find some way around it until such time as the bug is fixed. As somebody new to Evernote though, I am a bit surprised that text (in what, after all, appears to me to be a very text based application) cannot be searched (and highlighted) using Regex or something similar. Don't get me wrong, I really like the Evernote search grammar - it is instinctive and natural (but it also lacks precision - so I couldn't distinguish between "to do list" and "'to do' list" even if I wanted to do so). I would have thought that one could enter something like regex:[characterstring] into the search criteria and have Evernote perform a Regex search on your notes. Thanks again to everybody though Limehouse
  9. @rezecib thank you for your answer; it is reassuring on a number of levels: (a) that it is a 'bug' and not something that I'm doing wrong; (b) that somebody from Evernote is monitoring the messages in this forum (not something that every software publisher does), and; (c) that the answer came so quickly. In fact, I should like to thank everybody who contributed - coming onto this forum has been a pleasant experience. Presumably (given that you are an Evernote employee), I won't need to report this issue elsewhere and that it will be fixed someday (but recognising that it is not something which stops the system working - so it may take a while). Thanks again everybody
  10. Hi CalS, Thank you for persisting with this. Mine still doesn't work; any idea on what I might be doing wrong?
  11. Thanks for that - what you say explains why it finds the two extra notes (which is a good thing and I would always want it to keep doing that); however, if "do'" is the same as "do" why doesn't it highlight "do'" (with the eye-catching orange frame) in the same way as it highlights "do"? Do you think that this is a bug maybe?
  12. Hello, I'm brand new to Evernote (and I'm just trying it out at the moment to see if I should commit to it) so should I be posting this question in the wrong place, or in the wrong way, or breaking any other 'conventions', please accept my apologies and tell me how I should be doing it please - thank you. I like the way that search works within Evernote but I seem to have found a small anomaly and was wondering if anybody can tell me how to overcome it. Having entered quite a few (50+) notes I searched for the phrase "to do list" [keying it into the search box exactly as that - i.e. the three words surrounded by double quotes] and the results showed four notes. Within two of the found notes I quickly spotted the phrase for which I was searching as it was highlighted within an orange framed box. However, in the other two notes there was no such highlighting (making me think that the phrase was perhaps not there). On closer examination though, I found that these latter two notes contained the words "'to do' list" [i.e. the same phrase but with the two words "to do" also surrounded by single quotes] but it was not highlighted in the same way. I like the fact that the search algorithm found these other two notes (that's quite powerful) but is there any way that I can get the system to highlight the phrase "'to do' list" (i.e. with the single quotes) as well as the phrase "to do list" (without the single quotes). I've noticed that many answers on this website start by asking the question "Which version you are using?" - I've tried this on Windows, Android and the web - and they all work in the same way. Can anybody help me please - thank you.
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