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  1. I think it would have to trigger world peace and cure cancer for that to happen ... (I kid! I kid!) And only if the world peace had a beautiful UI. (ditto! diddto!) ~Jeff
  2. Visual cues like underlining the invalid field, or showing it in red are often helpful. But the usual tricky bit is what to do if the user attempts to leave the control when the date is invalid. Assuming that you cannot have the date be in an invalid state, do you: * allow the user to leave, and restore the original date (or leave it empty if there was none)? * allow the user to leave, and restore the last valid date (or leave it empty if there was none)? * force the user to stay in the control until they make the date valid? * throw up a dialog that tells the user about the error, and makes them respond? * Something else? Granted, some of the above are user-hostile. Personally, I usually dislike UI work, at least the design end of things, because it's filled with annoying choices like this. ~Jeff
  3. On the Windows client -- and I suspect in the Mac client as well -- the data control validates according to what exists in the other fields, and also always tries to keep the date in the fields a valid one. 31.09.2010 is not a valid date, so it sets it to something valid (using the '3' you've already entered). My date format is MM.DD.YYYY, so that allows a near-perfect choice of DD when I enter from left-to-right, since I've already entered the MM (it's still not perfect, though: try to enter 2-29 when the year is set to 2010. You can't, but change the year to 2008, and 2/29 is allowed because 2008 is a leap year). Unfortunately, you are entering DD first, so you are subject to whatever MM and YYYY are already in the control, so left-to-right doesn't work as well in this case. There are a couple of potential fixes that I can think of: Evernote could accept whatever you type and relax the validation until you try to leave the control, or give a visual indication that the date as it's entered is invalid, or just clear out the right-most fields and only validate when all date fields are filled. In any case, you want some sort of visual indication when the date's fields are invalid. Still, this is all a bit subtle, and it's easily worked around, and I'm guessing that a fix would be tricky. ~Jeff
  4. Was it Aristotle who said: Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I can ***** up your code, too. ~Jeff
  5. You did it using the web client? How did that work? I usually use the Windows client for most of my work, so I am not as familiar with the web client. ~Jeff
  6. Oh, I see. On the web, I don't know if there is a way to add the source URL to a note, at least I couldn't. I tried dragging a link onto the note, and the Note Attributes label, and other places. No dice. Sorry. ~Jeff
  7. In order to add a link in the web client, edit the note, and select some text. On the toolbar you should see two icons go enabled, one (looks like a chain) is Create Link, and the other is Unlink. Click the Create Link tool, and a popup will appear that allows you to type of paste in a URL. ~Jeff
  8. As a temporary workaround, you should be able to wrap your HTML in double quotes; at least it was preserved after sync'ing when I tried your selection. ~Jeff
  9. If the version numbers are different every time, then it's likely that it is being updated. It would be silly to update the version numbers without updating the app. ~Jeff
  10. There are no different types of tags intrinsically handled differently in Evernote. Any meaning imputed to tags with special prefix characters is purely on the user end. And you should beware that tag names with special prefix characters may not be handled uniformly by all Evernote applications (including tags in email subjects and search). ~Jeff
  11. I think it's usually best to leave the prioritization to Evernote, as they have a more global sense of what the issues are and their relative importance. ~Jeff
  12. Generally speaking, I believe that the answer is "no". From the Evernote Windows client help PDF: However, in the example you gave, searching for 'martin' and 'ok' should turn up a match fo rwhat you want, though it might also turn up notes containing 'martin' and either ('ok4' or 'okay' or 'oklahoma', etc.) ~Jeff
  13. This is not default behavior in Windows, and I would suggest that it not be the behavior in Evernote. We make selections for reasons other than to copy it to the clipboard; one of which is to replace a selection with the current contents of the clipboard. Placing content on the clipboard is a user option, something that ought not be done casually by applications. ~Jeff
  14. This sounds like a Mac bug, not a general topic. In the Windows client, and I believe the web, you drop a tag onto a note, and it tags the note. ~Jeff
  15. You don't have to export the whole notebook; you can do a note at a time, I believe. That should get the tags and the other extra stuff, which copy/new note/paste doesn't do. ~Jeff
  16. At a guess, I'd say it was probably related to the internal representation of notes in Evernote's ENML format; much like with HTML, tab characters aren't handled in the same way as in your text editor or word processor (see http://webdesign.about.com/od/intermediatetutorials/qt/tiphtmltab.htm). I think that you'll have to use the Indent Right operation -- in the Windows client it's a button on the note editing toolbar. It would be nice if the Tab key performed that operation in the note editor (and Shift + Tab did the reverse), but I don't know of any way to make it do that. ~Jeff
  17. The general answer is that Evernote doesn't usually give out release dates, or even timeframes. E.g., see http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=18391&p=75424&hilit=eta#p75437. ~Jeff
  18. Several posts on the topic. Here's one: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=18220&p=75238&hilit=webos#p75230
  19. Don't make me say it... DBase IV... there, I said it.
  20. Link to original topic in the Windows forum: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=15756&start=0 ~Jeff
  21. I wouldn't bet against subnotebooks being implemented some day, but they just aren't in the current Evernote incarnation, and won't be for the foreseeable future.. Back to the original poster. Exporting them so that they're saved is not a bad idea, but not so hot if you want to reference them again. Why not try merging a semester's worth of notebooks into a single notebook by retagging the individual classes; that way the notes for a single class can be distinguished, you'll stop using so many notebooks. I.e., If you have a "Math-101" notebook, a "PolySci-323" notebook, or whatever, tag the notes in each of these with the notebook name, and then move them all into a "MyCollegeFall2009" notebook, or whatever naming scheme you come up with. Note: you can only tag notes, not notebooks, but you should be able to tag all the notes in a notebook pretty easily, I think, at least you can with the Windows client. ~Jeff
  22. Oh, it's a reasonable request. And I think that Dave E. has indicated that printing needs some work. Probably a fair option to add when printing multiple notes is whether they should be output as continuous or not. ~Jeff
  23. I'm not sure that dragging a note in the note list list in order to change its due date to some bounded but otherwise indeterminate value -- but only when the list is sorted by due date -- is a great UI choice. Hard to discover, easy to misuse, and inconsistent with any similar operations on other fields, and maybe handy only to a small segment of users is how I view it. ~Jeff
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