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I see a lot of " " in my texts, but I don't know what it means ??

Anyway I would like to replace them with blank

But there is no search - replace command (which has been criticized on this Forum)

Nor can I search special signs like "&"

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Non Breaking Space

A common character entity used in HTML is the non breaking space ( ).

Remember that browsers will always truncate spaces in HTML pages. If you write 10 spaces in your text, the browser will remove 9 of them. To add real spaces to your text, you can use the   character entity.

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 The main problem: how get rid of it, is not solved 

As you note, there is no "find and replace" in Evernote. The only option I see, other than putting up with the presence of the  , would be one of the obvious workarounds that I am sure you have already considered: 

Copy and pasting the content into an application that does have find & replace, and then returning that content back to Evernote. 

 

A brutal workaround, but without Find and Replace in Evernote, there's no other option I can think of. 

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Of course...

How come EN never has the option "Find and Replace" , nor search for "&" or other special signs ?

I have seen lots of frustrated comments on this here on the Forum, several years now !

But EN would only promise and nothing else but promise.

WHat other limitations are people complaining about ?

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Of course...

How come EN never has the option "Find and Replace" , nor search for "&" or other special signs ?

I have seen lots of frustrated comments on this here on the Forum, several years now !

But EN would only promise and nothing else but promise.

WHat other limitations are people complaining about ?

Find and replace is but the tip of the "frustrated complaints iceberg" around here. As you likely know, there are dozens of things that users have requested time and time again, big and small, and which are as yet unimplemented. Only LIbin knows... 

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By the way, I cannot even search for special signs lik € # & etc
Is this also another missing feature in EN ?

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By the way, I cannot even search for special signs lik € # & etc

Is this also another missing feature in EN ?

 

 

I don't think it is a feature. I think it is a consequence of how their search works. For example if I search "$10", I get results that have "10" whether or not it is prefixed with a $.

 

It seems that these characters are just rejected from search queries, but the other parts of the query will be located. 

 

I haven't run into many problems because of this limitation, but it sounds like it is preventing you from finding what you need? What types of queries are you using that contain solely those special characters? Could you describe the circumstances you might make such a query? Maybe there's some other way to perform the searches you need that is more effective?

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I have been using the sing # as a kind of bookmarking. Or currency signs

Or mathematical signs. By the way, you cannot write math in EN ?

I also need to search partial words , f ex  1234 and search 234 will not find 1234 

Or may be I want to search within search f ex : search Evernote gives perhaps 10 notes, then I want to search for abc within these notes.

This is not possible.

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Of course it is (or I misunderstoud smt)

 

Note that the query 1234 & "1234" are different.

1234 will match 1234 but also 12345, 123456, ...

"1234" will only match notes with 1234 as a single word

 

"1234" "abc" will match notes containing "1234" and "abc" (but not "abcd", unlike abc...)

 

For search ignoring special char it may be problematic indeed. A "must read page" before building a "system" : https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

 

edit: I wonder why you get so much   in your notes. Are this notes webclips ?   were in the note when they were created or did you attempt something like export-modify-import ?

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I wonder why you get so much   in your notes. Are this notes webclips ?

 

 

yes, webclipps

 

As said,  search 234 will not find 1234  (or 12345 etc).

Or :  EVER will not match NEVER or EVEREST. Those words are ignored

I would expect EN to select EVER within those words (NEVER and EVEREST)

 

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That link says the same as I say but it does not present it as a problem

F ex it says 

  • Ever*
    • matches: "Evernote Corporation"
    • does not match: "forevernote"

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I wonder why you get so much   in your notes. Are this notes webclips ?

 

 

yes, webclipps

 

As said,  search 234 will not find 1234  (or 12345 etc).

Or :  EVER will not match NEVER or EVEREST. Those words are ignored

I would expect EN to select EVER within those words (NEVER and EVEREST)

 

 

Yes, I misread your exemple, I agree it will be great to search with *term and not only with term*.

 

Could you give a URL with   issue in webclip ?

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I cannot reproduce this. If you copy to WebClipper a URL, you do not get  

 

I faintly remember having used Zotero app for saving web pages with text, my comments  

That was before I discovered that WebClipper is doing the job much better.
(Nowadays I use als Pocket since it can show video too etc)
Zotero is not intended to save webpages off line although it can do it

Then I exported from Zotero to Evernote format, and then imported to EN

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Ok, so it seems "normal", the export scrypt of Zotero may be buggy.

 

1. select all notes you want to "clean"

2. give the selection a tag (like oldcrapnotes)

3. drag & drop to the desktop (or export)

4. open the .enex on your desktop with a txt editor like notepad++ (or even windows notepad)

5. use the search and replace (leave replace field blank)

6. save

7. import

Test this on a bunch of notes and check in EN if they look good.

 

 

You will lose tags & notebook associated with your notes (btw it will be great if the export feature would also export them!)

So if you want to keep them, you can add them in the notes' title (searching multiple intitle: search filter could help to give their notebooks/tags back)

 

edit: I just discover you can save a little time. If you export your notes by notebooks, you can import them directly in a notebook (drag&drop over the notebook you want)

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That link says the same as I say but it does not present it as a problem

F ex it says 

  • Ever*
    • matches: "Evernote Corporation"
    • does not match: "forevernote"

 

It's not a problem, it's the way it works.

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To me it is a BIG problem... a serious limitation - annoying !

To Metrodon it is "the way it works".

The problem is that Metrodon is unable to see other people's viewpoint

SebR is more inclined to see it from my viewpoint and also pointed out another problem 

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The problem is that Metrodon is unable to see other people's viewpoint

 

As per usual, you are making incorrect statements.  To reiterate, here's exactly what he said...

 

 

It's not a problem, it's the way it works.

He does not make the rules, since he is a user here, just like you.  But then you already know this. 

 

Please stop attributing incorrect statements to other message board users. 

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EN does not search for titles of notes either ?

 

BurgersNFries  #19: your argument is nonsense. 
I identified a problem and SebR #10 also agreed it is a problem
Then comes Metrodon and says "it is no problem, it's the way it works"

Then comes Burgers NFries, who is supposed to be a "moderator" and protects Metrodon

Is the "moderator" trying to insult me ?

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I have no problem getting results based on titles. If i have a note with the title "This is a title" and I search for the string, in quotes "This is a title", i'll get that note. You could also try:

intitle:<query> 

to ensure that the search ONLY searches note titles to reduce false positives. 

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Nor is it possible to insert special characters like mathematical symbols etc ?

 

I can insert special characters by pressing Alt + a key on the keyboard.

But I need a table to see which keys to press

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