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What the heck happened to the "Paste as Plain Text" command that used to be available?! I think there must've been a recent update that replaced it with "Paste and Match Style" which, in my experience so far, means "strip out all the line breaks and turn your clipboard into a giant blob of text." This used to be one of my most frequently used commands ... Copy a selection of text from an email, a web page, a PDF, whatever ... if you just paste it (CTRL+V) into the Note, you're going to get all the formatting, which will usually make a mess of the text. But if you use Paste as Plain Text (CTRL+SHIFT+V) you'd get JUST the characters, including line breaks and bullets, and then you could clean it up with formatting or indents if needed. Now that it's "match style" it's stripping out everything except the text, which includes the line breaks, making it virtually impossible to capture a lengthy section of email or web content, without spending ages going back in to insert line and paragraph breaks. If this was an "enhancement" I'd say FAIL! Also, it looks like they've changed the way tables work, because all of my older notes that had tables in them, now when I try to add a column or edit anything in the table, the table blows apart! Augh. REVERT, REVERT!!
I suppose after many years of using Evernote religiously, and perhaps almost 1 million(?) copy/pastes into my notes, The Number One Feature I want is the ability to set a preference for the paste operation. The default is currently 'paste', which preserves the formatting of the source text. I am aware there is the possibility of using 'Paste and Match Style'. But 99% of the time I use 'Paste and Match Style' rather than 'paste', so I'd love to be able to set it in my preferences as the default. And have Command V insert plain text for me. Reason is, in my workflow I am rarely interested in the particular formatting of text I copy from eg the web, I just want the words. And then I get irritated when Evernote doesn't know this, after our long relationship together. Can this Excellent New Feature be included please?