Box Note editing enhancements - Cut/Copy/Paste lists, tables, wiki, etc.
Many of the requests I see for Box Notes seem to have one thing in common: The editor is not compatible with other editors or even with itself.
- Copying a list from slack, outlook, word, or any other source (especially if it is multi-level) ends up removing all the indentations, numeric/letter/bullet, and other nuances of that list. So, not only can we not import or export an entire box note, we also cannot simply cut and paste a list into and out of box note from other applications.
- To copy a table row to another table row. The COPY (ctrl-c in Windows) seems to be able to capture multiple cells in a row. However, when we attempt to PASTE (ctrl-v in Windows) that same data into another row in the same table of the same box note, it gets collapsed into one cell!
All other meta data is lost, including colors, and any other rich text.
It would be amazing if box note can be an RTF (Rich Text Format) structure with the same copy/paste conventions used by microsoft and other applications. Otherwise, to many of us, this just appears to be a broken tool.
It is a shame that Box Note is soooo convenient! It is great for collaboration/co-editing! It has the files in the same Box spaces as the large files. It gets inserted right alongside the data!
Yet, the editor is not being enhanced at a rate that makes it usable to the masses.
I really hope this usability gets the attention it deserves. Have you considered partnering with microsoft on the editor side of this? Imagine having Box Notes with all the capabilities of word (well, maybe without needing page breaks and page formatting).
Or, if the Box Note editor was a bit more 'wiki-like' to support tables, lists, etc and also had cut/copy/paste, that would be a tremendous improvement!
Thanks for considering this.