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Let's say you want to copy and paste something like this:

mytotallyoriginallink.com
My totally original notes!

In Scapple, the note always ends up being messed up, linking part of the notes after the link:

mytotallyoriginallink.com
My tot
ally original notes!

(bold marks the hyperlinked text)

Why does this happen and how can you avoid it?

Note: I'm using the Windows version. Here is an example screenshot: screenshot with notepad on the left side and the scapple result on the right side

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a technical question. This may belong on SuperUser
    – Andrey
    Aug 7 '18 at 15:14
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    According to the help center questions about specialized writing tools are on-topic here. I am voting to reopen the question, though I will add that it might be a good idea to ask on a forum dedicated specifically to this software or ask the company themselves for help. To me this looks like a bug at first glance.
    – Secespitus
    Aug 8 '18 at 7:25
  • @Secespitus I thought about that at first but I didn't want to open a new account just to ask one question. If the question is rejected, I'll just go there.
    – noClue
    Aug 8 '18 at 8:44
  • at least put the name of the software in the title so it is obvious when searching.
    – wetcircuit
    Aug 13 '18 at 3:13
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    Yes, questions about writing-specific tools are on topic here. Heck, we even have tags for microsoft-word, let alone scrivener. I'm not familiar with Scapple, but if it is a tool typically used by writers and rarely used by others, then asking about it should be on-topic on Writing.
    – user
    Aug 13 '18 at 8:10
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I don’t have this problem, in Scapple on MacOS. Can you add some screenshots?

Is it possible that when you’re adding the link you don’t have the whole title of the note selected but just ‘My tot’ and that’s the part of the title that the link is being assigned to?

To demonstrate:

Double-Click to add a new note.

Give the note a title, e.g. My totally original notes!

Select the whole title text with cmd-A, then select from menu, Edit, Add Link:

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Paste your link and click OK.

However, if you just select My tot instead of the entire title, the link will only be associated with that part of it:

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Like this:

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Following on from the conversation below. The problem is with Notepad, not Scapple:

Notepad uses a Windows-specific end of line character which combines a carriage return with a line feed. Whereas non-Windows apps will just use one or the other. So, when Scapple sees \r\n it doesn't recognise it as an EOL character. It's expecting either \r or \n. As a result, it sees the link as youtube.comMy and the word example as an extra piece of text.

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  • So I tried it with Word, the link is correctly marked as a link and the plain text below it stays plain text. Is there a way to change the Notepad line breaks? I really don't want to add another program to my workflow. Right now, it's like this: 1. Copy notes from Google Keep, my main source of notes. 2. Paste them into Notepad to get rid of formatting. 3. Paste them into Scapple. I really don't want to have to add Word to these steps.
    – noClue
    Aug 14 '18 at 11:04
  • I'd say your best bet is to find another text editor that is Windows compatible but more sophisticated, that's able to recognise links and uses a standard CR or LF as an EOL character.
    – GGx
    Aug 14 '18 at 11:15
  • Or, this might help you: stackoverflow.com/questions/15398202/… but it still adds another step in your process.
    – GGx
    Aug 14 '18 at 11:19
  • @noClue You could use the free Notepad++ and then change the general setting for linebreaks like described in Choose newline character in Notepad++. It's a very simple small text editor in its basic form, but with lots of options that you can activate if you want - like the custom end-of-line character.
    – Secespitus
    Aug 14 '18 at 12:29

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