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Editing with UNDO and REDO

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"Evernote for the Web" under browsers like Chrome really needs an UNDO & REDO feature that works the way it's supposed to -- Unless there is something dreadfully wrong on my end under my admittedly expired platform of Chrome and Windows Vista, I can't tell you how many times I tried to use UNDO and REDO for a quick back & forth compare & contrast of my text editing under Evernote, and it totally WTF'D UP my whole paragraph. I don't know what's wrong but if you can help thank you very much.

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Hi.  Very simple - don't use Evernote for your drafting,  try Word or another word processor.  Main changes can be made to that document,  then saved to a local file - which can be attached to the Evernote note.  If you need to include search terms (only premium accounts search inside attached files),  then copy and paste the content roughly into the note body.  Layout is immaterial - future edits can be made directly into the source file using your WP app.

I know your reaction is possibly 'why have a dog and do my own barking' but Evernote Desktop has limited editing resources suitable for notes,  not presentation documents.  The web version via a browser has less in the way of features - and you're also risking that the connection to the browser will drop out before you manage to save a long note content.  Using an independent,  locally saved option may be in your best interests...

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Thanks for the caution, and will consider. — Since you're so cautious though, I'm just curious what you do use EverNote for if not as a WP?  For never having saved a doc under Evernote, I found it to be almost risk free, and have either been incredibly lucky or it's safer than you suggest. What say you?

 

 

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I tend not to use the browser-based version at all - I'm almost always connected to the network on one laptop or another,  so I might be overreacting..  but there are several threads around the forums of users - especially with intermittent or slow connections,  or maybe with busy local networks - experiencing duplicate and incomplete notes. 

I've certainly lost the odd long answer in this forum (even on my fast network) through fumble-thumbing a Ctrl+key selection and losing the page,  or occasionally through a connection fault. 

I'll normally do a long answer here in Windows Notepad first - though (trade secret time) a lot of them are pre-typed answers saved in Evernote and edited to fit the current case.  Even so most answers are as short and pithy as I can make them.  I have no problems drafting in Evernote for Windows Desktop.

If some other option works for you,  then go for it!  ;)

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8 hours ago, gazumped said:

I tend not to use the browser-based version at all - I'm almost always connected to the network on one laptop or another,  so I might be overreacting..  but there are several threads around the forums of users - especially with intermittent or slow connections,  or maybe with busy local networks - experiencing duplicate and incomplete notes. 

I've certainly lost the odd long answer in this forum (even on my fast network) through fumble-thumbing a Ctrl+key selection and losing the page,  or occasionally through a connection fault. 

I'll normally do a long answer here in Windows Notepad first - though (trade secret time) a lot of them are pre-typed answers saved in Evernote and edited to fit the current case.  Even so most answers are as short and pithy as I can make them.  I have no problems drafting in Evernote for Windows Desktop.

If some other option works for you,  then go for it!  ;)

One more queshon pls, since I can't even see a button for 'save' and have rarely if ever clicked "Done", how are files under EverNoteWeb being saved? — is it constantly saving or what? 

 

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If you watch the top line of your note,  you'll see a grey or green arrow which gets surrounded by a green circle from time to time.  That's a sign that your content is being synced/ saved.  It happens automatically,  whenever you pause typing for long enough to suggest you may have finished editing that note.  So yes,  it's constantly try ing to sync / save your content.

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17 hours ago, gazumped said:

If you watch the top line of your note,  you'll see a grey or green arrow which gets surrounded by a green circle from time to time...  

 

Wow, never noticed that green arrow thingy before, very reassuring, but it's only visible at the top of the page — now if it just did UNDO/REDO, I couldn't ask for more even if I paid for it, which raises the issue, could UNDO/REDO be an Upgrade feature — I'd pay for that?  I've tried and used a lot of different note-taking apps attached to browsers, and this one really fills the bill. When you live online and don't leave the browser, it's a subtle thing what you like and don't like about a note-taking app, but I guess it's cuz this one treats the task of note taking on a browser no different than any other tab, and that's its niche — that along with Grammarly almost makes it a standalone WP app — but I'm afraid you're right, it just can't keep up.  Btw the UNDO/REDO task handlers in Firefox and Chrome may be different since UNDO/REDO in Firefox is right on the menu bar, whereas it only accrues as a right-click feature on Chrome — that and the fact that I'm still using an expired non-updatable version of Chrome under Windows Vista, which is getting pretty long in the tooth and out of range for update too. Oh well, thanks again — P.S.  Also the fact that you can edit these comments after posting makes it pretty cool too, I'll have to check back to see if it sticks.

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This is a feature request forum,  but the current title of this thread doesn't really tell the story - you should be able to edit that (I can't).  Requests are dealt with in order of practicality and user demand,  the appeal being measured by the number of votes at top left. (Sadly the originator of the thread can't vote for his/ her own suggestion.)

To attract some votes I'd suggest you change the title here to something like "please add multiple undo/ redos as an option".  I started you off,  though I don't know how practical it will be to store multiple versions of one note (or changes to the current version) in a browser editor...

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I would love for the Undo / Redo to apply to any action is Evernote such as moving / deleting tags & notebooks, changing the colour of tags etc.

Evernote is great but can still be much better. :P

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I fully agree; it is a basic feature in all applications and it would have saved me a lot of time wasted in retyping lines xxld by error for example. I don't understand why it is not provided !

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