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Hello

 

How can tables be handled properly? I have not yet found out how to:

  • Add/delete columns/rows

 

Are there any secret shortcuts or menu options I haven't found?

I'm using Linux and Firefox.

 

Thanks

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I'm looking for answers to working with tables too. Information regarding this topic is sparse. Currently, table functionality in Evernote is flawed and useless and it's frustrating because there's so much potential.

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Hi, regarding tables too how do you delete/remove them on Mac? (the obvious answer > backspace isn't working)

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We're regularly improving the web beta experience so I expect table functionality to improve with time. There's no delete/editing options currently within tables on web beta. 

 

For our most up to date article on table functionality, check here: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/89799088

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Thanks for the feedback gbarry.

 

I hope this won't take too long as it's really a core feature that is missing here (when I use Evernote on Linux from within the browser). Looking forward to it.

 

 

We're regularly improving the web beta experience so I expect table functionality to improve with time. There's no delete/editing options currently within tables on web beta. 

 

For our most up to date article on table functionality, check here: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/89799088

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I need to download a 91mb client just to edit the table??? This is ridiculous!

 

Evernote is going backward - everyone else start doing things on web browser, like office 365/one note, google doc, etc. Understandable to have an app on phone, but web one note is so lack of features.

 

I have been using evernote for over 3 years and there is hardly any improvement on the core function. Onenote look like a good alternative here...

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Right click on the table and then "tables" > "delete table"

 

No, there is no such feature for the Web app! You must be referring to a desktop client.

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Thank you, Davie Lam, for your workaround advice for Chrome.

To Andrea Kim: In Firefox, it is similar.

Select the table -> right click -> Inspect element -> find (with your eyes) <table... (it should be located upwards) nearby -> right click -> Delete node

Works like a charm!

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Wow, i didn't realize the inspect element in a web browser can edit the page.  This is really good (but also quite technical for common day folks).

Let's hope there is an easier feature in the future...

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Okay, here's another way you can delete a table:

  • Clear table of all text
  • Open a different note
  • Return to the note you had before. It should now be smaller.
  • Type a letter in each box.
  • Highlight the letters.
  • Delete said letters. 
  • Ta Da! The table should be gone.

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On the desktop application, you can delete a table by selecting all the table AND one row additional row (e.g.:above it), then hit backspace: gone.

If you need to edit the table, i.e. add rows, I found this trick: I select and copy my whole table. I delete the table as per above. I insert a new table, the way I want it. I paste the content of the old table in the new table, BY PLACING THE CURSOR OUTSIDE the table, at the beginning of the first row above it.

 

 

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if you move your cursor at the end of the table "end to the righter outside of table" and hit double times backspace, the row will be gone.

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ey folks,

delete within a table row does not seem to work. At least not on a Mac.

Backspace works but not delete.

Is this a known (Mac) bug?

Cheers

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Any update on how to edit a table in the web experience?

Need to add a row to an existing table, but I can't. This is frustrating.

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Like user humabala pointed out, practically all other web editing clients, including but not limited to Office365 and Google Docs have implemented a fully functional table management including alignment, editing on cell, row or column level, merging and splitting cells, changing border properties. Evernote looks like something from the stone age. I can't help thinking they are just trying to force people to use the client in order to sell subscription (most people need 3 clients these days, one for phone, one for laptop and one for desktop). 

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I'm seeing that there is still no way to delete a simple table here.  This has been going on since 2014 I see.  Well I pay for this and doesn't seem right.  Does anyone know of a more user friendly Note organization app out there

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Not an immediate solution but workable - Select and copy the needed rows and paste it in next line, then delete the previous table. Voilla..!! You'll be able to delete unused rows. :D

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This has been a big frustration of mine for a while now. Extremely irritating that this problem has been hanging out there for two years. Thankfully it's just a simple note-taking app and I have an alternative that works great. Switching to Onenote.

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This is a complete joke. On linux tables are completely useless and there is no official client because "we're oh so small". And for two years nothing has changed in this regard. Seriously just use some GPL wysiwyg, the default one is annoying enough without the table mishap.

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On 9/23/2017 at 2:03 PM, Michael McGhie said:

I'm seeing that there is still no way to delete a simple table here.  This has been going on since 2014 I see.  Well I pay for this and doesn't seem right.  Does anyone know of a more user friendly Note organization app out there

Check out Dropbox Paper and Box Notes.

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On 3/11/2015 at 9:29 AM, gbarry said:

We're regularly improving the web beta experience so I expect table functionality to improve with time. There's no delete/editing options currently within tables on web beta. 

 

For our most up to date article on table functionality, check here: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/89799088

The quote above is 3 years old today.

What is your take on the last 3 years of table functionality improvements in the web client?

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11 hours ago, WeCanLearnAnything said:

What is your take on the last 3 years of table functionality improvements in the web client?

Just my opinion, but very few users are willing to pay to fund any development work
We will have to wait for the Business side

 

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On 3/11/2018 at 6:35 AM, WeCanLearnAnything said:

The quote above is 3 years old today.

What is your take on the last 3 years of table functionality improvements in the web client?

I'm not sure specifically what you're asking for, but see the following: https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/111932-en-possibly-overwriting-note-content-with-content-from-another-note/?tab=comments#comment-497123

 

 

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Just tried with Chromium on Linux and the new version had been already deployed. Finally the table can be edited and removed. Hopefully it will released also in Firefox soon.

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