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  1. Thanks, DTLow. I sensed that something like that was happening. But the real question in my mind is still whether these very attractive colors will survive the transition to the next version of Evernote.
  2. Dave, I agree with your analysis. Now we can just hope that someday EN will provide improved background colors for tables: I long for a pale yellow or cream.
  3. My EN Web version is 5.31. Do I need to bring it up to date? If so, how do I do that? I've done a few further experiments. The background color that disappeared was in a table that I created originally in Word and then transferred over to EN and placed in the table menu. In other words, I inserted the table in EN Windows, but the color disappeared when I viewed the note on the Web. However, if I use one of the standard colors for a table, there is no such problem. I interpret this to mean that custom-made tables are perhaps not going to be fully supported in the future.
  4. Today I noticed for the first time that the Web beta is removing the background colors of tables. Is this a new development? I hadn't been aware of it before. It's rather distressing for those of use who use colored tables to get around the problem of the glaring white background of notes.
  5. I've encountered an odd problem recently, and, in the hope that there is a simple and obvious solution, I thought I would mention it here before I approach the Evernote help staff. Here is an image below of what's happening. I am using a Surface Pro with a second larger screen. I usually place EN on this second screen but occasionally shift it over to the original Surface Pro screen, and when I do that, as you can see, the image becomes scrambled. The text of the note no longer appears below the list of notes but instead compresses itself into a tiny rectangle superimposed on the list. The note is no longer editable (or even readable, for that matter) as long as I keep EN on the Surface Pro screen, but it reverts to its normal behavior when I move EN back to the larger screen. This began happening without warning a few weeks ago, and it does not affect any other app that I use. I'm of course at home now, but when the libraries reopen and I again start using EN on my Surface Pro there, this will become a serious matter. Any thoughts?
  6. Yes, I've noticed this too, though in my case I have the opposite problem. I tend to keep Evernote at the left side of the screen in a fairly narrow shape, and when I clip using the simplified article format, it means that the text runs off the right side and becomes temporarily invisible. In other words, it does not automatically reformat according to the width of the Evernote window. I'm using Windows 10 and have no idea whether this happens in other operating systems.
  7. I've created quite a few notes in recent months using a single-cell table with a color background, but the main problem with that technique is that the right margin of your text does not expand or contract when you change the size of the Evernote screen. This causes much frustration for me. (I live in the Windows world, incidentally.) More recently I've been experimenting with some "Coloured Background Note Templates" created by a woman in Australia: https://www.storiesofanunschoolingfamily.com/an-evernote-workshop-7-50-coloured-background-note-templates-to-download/ and https://www.storiesofanunschoolingfamily.com/another-24-evernote-coloured-background-note-templates/ They behave smoothly enough: the text right-margin problem has been solved, and some of the colors are quite attractive. But there are a few minor glitches. For example, if you you apply highlighting (shift-control-h) to some of the text but then remove it, the background color starts to break up. (This is also true of colored cells in tables, incidentally.) I also found myself wondering if these templates will continue to work in the next version of EN; for whatever it's worth, I can report that they are still functional in the new Web interface. Has anyone else used such templates? Are there other hazards that I should be aware of?
  8. Thanks for this suggestion, but it doesn't seem to do the trick. The right margin of the table certainly slides left and right according to the width of the Evernote screen, but the text itself gets cut off on the right. I've been struggling with this for a long time; if anyone has an idea how to resolve the problem, I'd be delighted to hear it.
  9. I've experimented with yellow tables like this, not because I'm a lawyer (definitely not) but because I dislike the pure white background of notes in Evernote. The problem I've encountered is that the horizontal dimensions of a table do not automatically adjust when you modify the width of the Evernote screen. This means that you either have to make the table very narrow or fiddle with its width constantly. Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?
  10. For some reason that doesn't work on my computer (Windows 10), but I can temporarily enlarge or reduce the font size of any note by using control-plus or control-minus.
  11. I believe the list of note titles at the left of the screen will be substantially larger in the next version of Evernote. I've signed up for the beta but haven't been able to see it yet; on the other hand, that's my impression from the various "Behind the Scenes" videos.
  12. Just got this note from Evernote: "After reviewing the information provided further, we were able to determine this was a UI issue rather than a data issue. Our engineers were making updates on the backend which temporarily disabled note history for some users. Our apologies for any alarm and for the disruption to your workflow."
  13. Yesterday I got in touch with Evernote and had a lengthy discussion about the problem. Then this morning I checked in my Evernote files and the note histories had mysteriously reappeared. I have no idea what happened: did they make some adjustment in my account, or did they fix a problem that affected other users as well? Anyway, I'm relieved to have recovered this information.
  14. This morning I tried to look at the note history of a note, and I discovered, to my horror, that the note histories in all my many notebooks have disappeared (even though I have been a Premium subscriber for many years). Is this the result of some obvious blunder on my part? I certainly have used note histories in the past.
  15. Just a couple of very belated thoughts about tags and fonts. I would prefer to see the tags displayed at the top of the note rather than the bottom, though I can live with either arrangement. But the one menu that certainly must be preserved in some form is the “Assign tags” one (control-alt-t in Windows). That (or something like it) seems to me indispensable when dealing with a note that is connected with too many tags to be easily shown on the note screen. I’d also like to put in a word for a few more fonts — more, at least, than the half dozen that are now showing up on the Web version of Evernote. It’s easy to become addicted to one or two favorite fonts over the years (it’s Georgia in my case), and although it might sound like a trivial matter, using those particular fonts becomes a very important part of the user interface. It’s actually a big issue for some of us.
  16. I have a small question about tables. I've done some experiments with them, because I want to provide a non-white background to my text notes. I created a single-cell table with a satisfactory color in Word, pasted it into Evernote, and did some minor tweaking. At that point I had a pleasant-looking table that I could add to the list of standard templates. But then I discovered there was a serious problem with resizing the tables. If I make the table fairly narrow, it looks good on my phone but rather awkward on my computer screen; if I make the table wider, then it works better on my computer than on my phone (where text starts to run off the right edge of the screen). I gather that the tables created in Evernote do not automatically enlarge or contract according to the size of the screen. I'm under the impression that this question may have been discussed before on this forum. Has anyone come up with a solution?
  17. I've been using Georgia as my standard font in Evernote for many years: does this mean that I will now be forced to shift over to a no-name serif font selected by Evernote designers? If so, I would find it very difficult to live with that decision. Why not give us a choice of just a handful of serif fonts?
  18. In response to jefito's earlier question: yes, I am using the Windows version of Evernote. As for the "Subject" field, I have had the same experience as others. There are dates (identical to dates of creation) that appear in that field in a few of my older notes. I assume they must have been generated automatically. It would be great if we could use that field for some data of our choice (such as the date of publication for publications we are listing).
  19. Thanks. I will pursue this.
  20. Though I was an early user of Evernote, I've rather neglected it in recent years, and that makes me feel like a novice when I'm trying to investigate its possibilities. One particular question is on my mind right now: I wish someone would explain to me the various ways of sorting notes. I usually sort by note titles, but I am wondering if any of the other fields can be modified. I ask because I am compiling a long list of newspaper articles and would like occasionally to sort them by date. I realize that I can place the date at the beginning of the note title, but then I would lose the ability to sort by the real titles of the articles. Would it be possible for me to insert a date in, for example, the "Subject" field? If so, how would I do that?
  21. OK, I've now done some further experiments, and I see that I didn't give an accurate description of what is happening. On the iPad, the document camera seems to produce no flash at all. Nor is there, as far as I can tell, any way of turning on the flash. On the iPhone, even if you turn off the flash for the document camera, it still burns very intensely before, during, and after the exposure. So what's going here?. I quote from the description of version 7.3.1: "Note editor should no longer flash when downloading new content." Does this perhaps refer to the ordinary camera rather than the document camera? If not, what does it mean? We seem to be back to square one on this issue.
  22. I see that the latest iOS version claims that you can turn off the flash now, and that's true -- sort of. I find that it still produces a faint, residual flash. I'm glad we've made some progress on this issue, but why not let us turn off the flash completely? I might be able to use the document camera now in libraries, but I still have to worry that a librarian with exceptionally acute vision is going to chastise me. Bill
  23. Thanks for this useful reminder about taking photos with the document camera at something other than a ninety-degree angle, but that still doesn't solve the problem I mentioned earlier: the always-on flash makes it essentially unusable in libraries (and probably certain other public places). Why not just make the flash "on" by default but then give us the option of turning it off as necessary? As I recall, that's what the previous version of EN (iOS, that is) did. We users are intelligent enough to figure out that the document camera needs quite a bit of light, and if we're in a library (or whatever) that doesn't allow flash, we'll use light from another source such as a reading lamp.
  24. I agree. This causes real problems in libraries. Many research libraries are now fairly relaxed about readers photographing pages of books and periodicals, but they almost always specify that no flash is to be used. This means that the page camera is simply unusable in libraries.
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