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Hi all,

This is mostly for the Windows client (latest, 5.6.4.4632), I'm having a Premium subscription.

 

I'm aware there's no "simple spreadsheet" as integral part of evernote, althogh I (and a number of posters) really could use a way to make simple calculated lists. (mini-budgets, comparing offers etc)

 

I can see why Evernote is reluctant doing "spread".

But I can't see any useful workaround using an external editor, like Excel.

 

What seems like one obvious solution: Adding (dragging etc) a spreasdheet file to a note, edit externally, but preview the filled part of the active sheet directly, without click & wait.

DropBox works like a charm with a fast web preview of XLSX and XLS files.

Evernote just shows an icon for these file types.

 

Making copies to Evernote really won't do in a workflow today.

(I like a lot about Evernote, absolutely, but it can't yet become my sole "master system" for smaller information clips)

 

Or did I miss something?

Thanks!

 

-olav

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Evernote Premium account supports inline preview of all MS Office files, including Excel.

That a Mac thing?

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It definitely works in EN Mac, and I thought also in EN Win.

But I can't find an Evernote source that states that.

 

I guess the only way to find out is to try it in EN Win.

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Nope - not working for me either.  Didn't see this as a biggy though - attach a spreadsheet file to a note;  copy and paste the contents into the note (screenshot if it's complicated).

 

Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

Also applies to other file types as necessary.

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Inline file viewing is actually a very handy, time-saving feature.  Once you have used it you wonder how you got along without it. 

It's not mission critical, but it sure goes to efficiency and productivity.

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Nope - not working for me either.  Didn't see this as a biggy though - attach a spreadsheet file to a note;  copy and paste the contents into the note (screenshot if it's complicated).

 

Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

Also applies to other file types as necessary.

Yeah, I do the same.  Interesting difference in functionality across non-tablet/phone "like" platforms.  Interesting application architecture decision....  IMHO.

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Have not, thanks for the information.  Probably won't go there since just about every time I go to a note with a spreadsheet in it, I open it.  That and I try to keep everything in one place.

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My point was NOT to switch to DropBox, but for Evernote to give us the type of great viewing capability of MS Office docs (for all platforms) that is clearly available as shown by Dropbox.

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My bad, didn't get that from reading the post.  I would settle for the view capability in Windows Explorer (all tabs visible, scroll left/right and up/down).

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Double-click attached file to edit, re-screen-shot and paste to update contents,  and off we go...

 

This really doesn't work for me as I need to do several sucessive edits, at least with 50% of the cases.

Risk of forgetting the manual "sccreenshot update" is significant, and I would be viewing wrong data.

(a system developer like me hates duplicates that sooner or later gets out of sync..)

 

Wouldn't dream of asking for this feature a few years ago.

So my spreadsheet notes remains in carefully named files in DropBox for now.

Well,it's a duplicate after all, in terms of systems to search ;)

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I could have sworn I had inline viewing (without doing anything at all) and now they have all vanished - gutted me like a kipper. 

 

any ideas? Or not me to back to drop box... 

 

later:

 

I see from another post that installing the Evernote website download MIGHT solve the inline viewing failure. later edit: it does ! :-)

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