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  1. You need to modify the script BEFORE importing to import AND set the Note Created Date to the File Created Date. I don't know if it is possible to do this AFTER the import. I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. I've tested the script 'as is' from the site and it's worked for me straight off the bat, no modifications required. It creates a notebook with the same name as the folder you select, and then it imports all the files within that folder. The file name becomes the note title, and the note 'created date' and 'updated date' are changed to reflect the file's 'created' and 'modified' dates. Perfect for my needs. I hope I'm not missing something.... But anyway, thanks again.
  2. Thank you both! http://veritrope.com/code/date-sensitive-file-importer/ Date Sensitive File Importer. That was exactly what I was looking for. I still haven't learnt much AppleScript yet, but once I've done all my importing I'll have a closer look at the code and see what I can work out. For now though, it's working, which is excellent. Thanks again.
  3. Hi. I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with something: I haven't seen this particular issue described elsewhere, but I'd be surprised if it was unique. I went paperless a couple of years ago. But until now, all my document filing has been outside of evernote (which has been used for pretty much everything else). I now want to change the system. I have a 'filing cabinet' on my mac containing just over 1,500 PDFs which I now want to import into my 'filing cabinet' notebook in Evernote. That's fine, but the cabinet is sorted by the PDF created date. I want the corresponding notes in Evernote to have the same 'created date' as the PDFs so that my filing remains seamless. I'm aware that there are various workarounds, but I am just wondering whether it's possible to maybe use AppleScript to automate the process? I want to somehow import xxx.PDF into the 'inbox' notebook and have Evernote check the document's created date and change its own to match it. Sounds simple, but might be complex. I don't know AppleScript - I'm in the process of trying to learn more - but in the meantime if anyone could point me in the right direction I'd be really grateful.
  4. Thanks for pointing this thread out to me JMichael - it's useful stuff. I am now using Acrobat X Pro to encrypt PDFs at 128-bit and am having no trouble opening them in Evernote on the iPad. I just wanted to point out one other potential security risk with encrypted PDFs in Evernote that people may or may not be aware of: If Evernote gets an unencrypted version of a PDF and OCRs it, then the searchable text that Evernote creates will remain in its database even if you subsequently encrypt the PDF. So you need to be very careful about the order in which you do things. You need to be absolutely sure to create the PDF outside of Evernote and encrypt it before importing it. That might sound blindingly obvious to some people, but it wasn't to me. Originally I set up a workflow where my ScanSnap scanner would scan directly to Evernote. I was then opening the PDFs in Acrobat Pro from within evernote, renaming them, applying the encryption, then closing out of them and saving the encrypted version. All fine, I thought. Some time later, I discovered that some of my encrypted PDFs were popping up in search results. I double clicked on them and they were definitely encrypted - I was prompted for the password to open them. So how, I wondered, was Evernote returning encrypted documents in searches based on keywords within them? Either it was seeing past the encryption, or some unencrypted version remained in the system somewhere. I then discovered that some of my encrypted PDFs (the same ones that appeared in search results) had the 'save as searchable PDF' option enabled in the right-click menu. Sure enough, I discovered that it was possible to right click on an encrypted PDF and save a searchable version of it on the desktop that contained all the text (they were stripped of formatting and other images, but all the text that was identified in the OCR process was all present). Cue a mad dash to purge Evernote of all my encrypted PDFs, re-sync, then re-import all the already-encrypted versions afresh, so as to stop Evernote getting its beady eyes on the contents. In hindsight, it was probably quite silly to allow the unencrypted versions to hit the cloud in the first place. If you're that worried about security, then of course you'll encrypt before uploading. But nevertheless, it was a surprise to me to learn that the searchable contents of a document remain in the database even if that document is subsequently encrypted. Hopefully me posting this might help someone as daft as me from making the same mistake....
  5. Thanks for the replies people. Hmmmm, the 'view as attachment' option is greyed out for the PDF that was imported from NoteAbility to Evernote on the iPad, so I can't change the way it appears: It's not greyed out on the other 'in-line' version, which as I said, is actually the very same PDF exported from Evernote to the desktop, re-named, and then re-imported. So I don't know what that means. Maybe it's something to do with the way the PDF is created by the NoteAbility app? Maybe it's that silly long name GrumpMonkey mentioned (that's the name given by the app when you import a PDF, but yes I agree, it should be changed to something sensible) Whatever it is, there's clearly something here that Evernote doesn't like... Simple solution: add the ability to highlight and annotate text in a PDF directly in Evernote and do away with the additional step completely... [Edited: to make image appear as thumbnail rather than full size]
  6. I am finding that some of my PDFs in Evernote behave like attachments (like they would in something like Outlook) and some appear 'embedded', so the content of the PDF is immediately viewable as a note. I am a premium user and I have found that the 'attached' PDFs are not searchable, whereas the 'embedded' ones are. The thing I don't understand is how PDFs end up in Evernote in two different ways. I assume it might be something to do with the app that sends the PDF to Evernote, but I am wondering if I have any control, or if there is anything I can do about this? Here are a couple of examples of what I mean: This is the 'attached' PDF. I created it with CamScanner on my Andoid Phone, then opened it in NoteAbility on the iPad and highlighted the quote, then I used the 'Open in Evernote' function on the NoteAbility app. This is how it transferred to Evernote: I then opened the attached PDF, saved it to the Desktop, re-named it, and then sent it straight from the Desktop to the Evernote Windows app using the right-click menu. This is how it transferred: It's the same PDF. Obviously the second version is preferable, especially as it's searchable, and the other one isn't. Can anyone shed any light on why they're coming up differently? Cheers d
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