@Woodpecking Mantis: I think you need to use the lastest version of the tool?
It’s not perfect - normal sorting still has some unresolved problems - but merging should work as advertised.
That was with the prerelease version. Ver. 1.01 deletes notes when merging notes on the same line, giving the rightmost columns precedence
Yep, merging is supposed to be potentially destructive - squashing things into a single column, like you describe.
For the same reason it’s not trying to call itself a sort operation, because it doesn’t really care about note values.
Which is why, next to the normal and unique sorting mode, we should have a “compact” mode - packing things as tightly together as possible.
I wonder also if this merge process could be finetuned some more… Perhaps warn you when things are about to get lost - obviously, with a “don’t show this message again” checkbox.
And when you have multiple things happening in various note-columns, would there be cases where you’d want to keep something over something else?
I think the current approach (keeping the rightmost column) works OK, but I would still love to have some input on this.
This would be the featureset that I would want to “officially” release this tool with (final v1)