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Is there ANY way to reorder bulleted or ordered lists using Windows client without messing up the list?

 

Below I present a case when lists get broken just after a few edits without any external pasting or formatting.

 

Normally I use long and multi-level lists (3-4 levels are not unusual). However, in Evernote I stopped using lists at all, because bugs make them so unreliable. 

 

I've got two requests to you:

  • Short term request: I am looking for any hacks/tricks that would allow me to reorder the list without breaking it.

 


Case study

(Evernote version 5.8.3.6507 on Windows)

Note:

1. A


2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

 


 

Desired effect:

Move 'C' and 'D' between 'A' and 'B'

 

 

Test 1: Action 1

1. Select from 'between 3. and C' to 'after D'. (note: 3. is not selectable, selection would have to go from 'after B', the case is examined in second test)

2. Hit Ctrl+C

3. Place cursor before 'B'.

4. Hit Enter

5. Place cursor after '2.' 

6. Hit Ctrl+V

 

Test 1: Effect 1


1. A

2.  1. C

     2. D

3. B

4. C

5. D

6. E

 

Test 1: Action 2

"Deindent the list"

1. Select from 'between second 1 and first C' to 'after first D'.

2. Hit Shift + Tab

 

Test 1: Effect 2

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Test 2: Action 1

1. Select from 'after B' to 'after D'. 

2. Hit Ctrl+C

3. Place cursor before 'B'.

4. Hit Enter

5. Go back to line 2 

6. Hit Ctrl+V

 

Test 2: Effect 2


1. A

2.  1.

         C

     2. D

3. B

4. C

5. D

6. E

 


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I would highlight after the B to after the D and drag/drop to after the A.  Done.  

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I would highlight after the B to after the D and drag/drop to after the A.  Done.  

 

Thank you! Suprisingly for me, your solution works for the Windows client.

 

I was not suspecting that drag/drop behaviour will be different from copy/paste. It seems that drag/drop works resonably, only copy/paste is broken.

 

So I've got one working short-term solution, I expect some comment regarding not working copy/paste.

 

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A little off-topic, but I've tried to use the solution using different clients - without success.

  • Drag/drop using web client - I've ended up with:

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  • There is no way to use drag/drop on an iPad. Copy/paste breaks the list.
  • Android client doesn't even allow selecting multiple items (or selecting a multi-level list).

I guess issues for other clients should go to appropriate forums not to make this another "thread about everything".

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I guess issues for other clients should go to appropriate forums not to make this another "thread about everything".

 

Correct, and thank you.

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I would highlight after the B to after the D and drag/drop to after the A.  Done.  

 

So I've got one working short-term solution, I expect some comment regarding not working copy/paste.

This is a user forum, so if you are looking for a comment from EN you might want to create a support ticket.  Glad it's working for you in Windows in any case.

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I would highlight after the B to after the D and drag/drop to after the A.  Done.  

 

So I've got one working short-term solution, I expect some comment regarding not working copy/paste.

This is a user forum, so if you are looking for a comment from EN you might want to create a support ticket.  Glad it's working for you in Windows in any case.

 

 

I've created a ticket, thank you.

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