Occasionally, image clips taken by OneNote are lost and just an obscure code remains in the database.Can you elaborate?
OK, sorry for the delay. I was wrong
- or not entirely correct - about what was happening, and it is not
a new thing. I have seen it occasionally before, but I think I had not noticed two instances in close succession before. This is the first time I have made some effort to study what is going on.
It took some time to do an investigation of the images and the "code" records in the CHS database. It was a bit confusing as I have been taking a lot of successive image clips with the OneNote clipping tool, but I have made some discovery, and the good news is that:
- (a) every such clip has been saved correctly in the OneNote Unfiled Notes section (so there is an auditable trail).
- (b) after comparing each image in OneNote with each image in the CHS database (that was tedious!), I have verified that every such clip has been saved correctly in the CHS database.
- (c) the CHS database has had nothing deleted, but has some extra records though (obscure n-digit codes).
After some investigation, what seems to have been happening is this:
- Step 1: Take an image clip with the OneNote clipping tool.
- Step 2: CHS makes a capture "ping".
- Step 3: A OneNote message pops up from the systray confirming that a clip capture has been made.
- Step 4: The image is saved correctly in two places: one in the OneNote Unfiled Notes section and the other in the CHS database.
- Step 5: After taking the clip, and before taking any other clips, I go to an existing .png file in my usual Screenshots folder, open it in irfanview.
- Step 6: I paste the image (from the Clipboard) into the file, overwriting the image in RAM.
- Step 7: Sometimes I adjust the file in irfanview.
- Step 8: The image in irfanview is then saved as a new file name which is similar to the opened file name, in the Screenshots folder.
Usually, this works just fine.
Sometimes, something different happens in step 6: when the paste is made, the paste occurs OK, but a CHS capture "ping" occurs as the paste is made.
If I then (say) paste the contents of the Clipboard again
into the image in Irfanview, overwriting the image last pasted, a strange n-digit code is pasted, as for example: (is this hex?)
These were also saved as text clips in the CHS database (that must be why the extra capture "ping").Notice the formatting in these images.
Here's a picture of the CHS clip record of the last
image above, as it appears in the CHS database Memo and Grid.
This then seems to be repeatable, a bit like a chain reaction.
I don't understand it. Something is triggering this. I wonder whether this is necessarily a CHS problem per se
, or maybe (say) something being triggered in irfanview as a pseudo "Copy" command by a field in the Clipboard.(?)
What is a discovery (for me) is that you can take a text clip and paste it as an image into irfanview.
(Though it apparently loses any formatting.)I hadn't realised this before now.
It has possibilities!