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  1. Thanks to gazumped and to PinkElephant and my apologies for this delayed reply.

    I"m afraid I've asked Evernot support about this many months ago and got an unsatisfactory reply.  I'm using Safari on a Mac running Catalina with the latest Evernote 7.14 and the recent Web Clipper 7.12.3 and still have that number problem.  This has been happening to me for years.


  2. YouTube 'Clip to Evernote' always produces a YouTube video title which has a number in brackets in front of it - such as '(5) My Clip from YouTube' (see attached image).  This is not new and has been happening for a long time.  I've posted about this before but have never received a solution.  It's been like this for years and now the issue persists in macOS Catalina.  Does anyone know why this is happening and how to prevent it?  


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  3. Two problems with Safari 12.0 and MacOS 12.13.6.  I hope I'm not alone with these issues and that someone can suggest solutions.

    1.  Using 'Clip to Evernote' no longer works with Gmail messages.  Instead of the message being clipped I just get a message 'Undefined' showing a checked checkbox which reads 'Select All Messages'.

    2.  YouTube 'Clip to Evernote' always produces a YouTube video title which has a number in brackets in front of it - such as '(5) My Clip from YouTube'.  This is not new and has been happening for a long time.


  4. That sound great to me Brooks.

    I'm on the Mac, OS X 10.8 and 10.7 on another machine.

    Thanks for the offer, and I hope you can manage it .. it would be great, at least until Evernote solve the PDF OCR search problem.

    And thanks again for DocumentSnap - it's a great paperless resource.

    Hi pipkato, thanks for your kind words re: DocumentSnap! Are you on Mac or Windows? I might be able to come up with a workflow where the ScanSnap OCR runs in the background, and then puts it in Evernote. Then you'd get a best of both worlds sort of deal.

  5. Hello Andy.

    Thanks for mentioning ScanSnap's OCR. It works for me too.

    But I came to this whole 'paperless office' adventure through Brooks Duncan's excellent DocumenSnap website, and, if I remember correctly (it's many months ago now) his advice was to use Evernote's OCR to avoid having to wait for each ScanSnap document scan to be OCRed. Using Evernote's PDF OCR should theoretically allow continuous scanning, while Evernote applies its OCR in the background. And, it does work in a kind of a way. But as my original post pointed out it is completely unreliable. And despite Evernote being aware of the issue, and having issued many updates since I raised it with them, they can't seem to solve the problem.

    With Evernote so excellent in many other areas, I'm puzzled by this long-standing issue. Non-PDF clippings search works perfectly for me. But, since I got my ScanSnap setup specifically for going paperless with Evernote Premium, I'm reluctant to end up going back to the slower (but effective) ScanSnap OCR.

    I hope repeated complaints from users like us can eventually persuade Evernote to resolve the issue, or, at least, explain why they can't.

  6. Thanks Adam.

    From Evernote:

    Ticket # 16051-80087

    Dear Roy,

    The PDF highlighting not aligning is currently a known issue that is being investigated. We appreciate you reporting this to us.

    From user: May 10th

    icoco has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "BUG: Evernote not highlighting text in PDF search results".


    I have the same request. I'd certainly expect to have text or passages highlighted when performing a search in any document. This should apply to PDF documents, too. Evernote seems to find the PDF document that contains the search term, but doesn't mark the text or passage. Which mostly is quite cumbersome, especially regarding long documents like manuals etc.

    Please, Evernote folks, do something about that issue.


  7. I'm a big fan of Evernote in general and I'm using the Premium version of Evernote for some time now with a Fujitsu ScanSnap 1500. I had great dreams of using the Evernote 'searchable PDF' option to scan in all my paper and find stuff using text search when needed.

    But, despite numerous promises, Evernote have failed to deliver a PDF search that reliably highlights the searched text in the search results.

    Usually I end up with one result (the first, as a rule) with correctly highlighted text, and the rest of the list either have no highlighted results, or can have all kinds of random highlight spots, often on totally blank areas.

    Evernote have been aware of this problem for many months now, but it has not been addressed in any of their updates.

    I'm very disappointed and frustrated by this 'Evernote Premium' behaviour.

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