A few questions about creating Annotations for an Annotations file:
(1) Is there (or could you add) a keyboard shortcut to add a “Default Annotation” in the Reminders Inspector. The reason I ask is that I would like to create some Keyboard Maestro macros to automate creation of an Annotation. It is much simpler and more reliable if I can configure KM using a known keyboard shortcut rather than trying to use visual scraping of the window.
Alternatively what would be the Applescript to execute a “Default Annotation”? I could use that within KM instead of a keyboard shortcut.
(2) What is the filename for the default annotation? Is it possible for me to edit that so that a “Back Link” is automatically added to every annotation?
It would help to have an example of a non-default user defined annotation file in the “Annotations Folder” to learn from and build on e.g. integrating %documentLink% and perhaps some other applicable placeholders.
Currently if I click on “New from Template/Open Annotations Folder” I get an empty folder within finder called Annotations.noindex.
(1) What is the placeholder for the current page (as used in Insert Back Link) rather than for the document (i.e. %documentLink% ) ?
(2) It appears that the Default Annotation creates an annotation file with the original document’s name plus the word Annotation File after it - which is reasonable. But custom annotations appear instead to have annotation files named after the annotation template; that can be confusing, especially if the same custom annotation template is used on multiple files. How can I change this?
Seems to work as expected over here, the annotation is named like the standard annotation (name of document plus " (annotation") but not like the template). What kind of template do you use? Do you use any smart rules that rename items?
I set up a very simple template as below which I copied from one of the samples, renamed to Test Template, and made just a few very minor changes.
As you can see, Annotation Files created with the default template are named based on the original filename. But any Annotation Files created with my Test Template are given that name; the name even repeats if I use the Test Template on two different files.
Thanks. I’m able to click the arrow and get the menu – and I do use that menu all the time. But the answer hints that it’s possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to one of these menu items using system preferences.
I know how to add a keyboard shortcut to a menu item in the main menu bar. But how do I create a keyboard shortcut to create a new annotation?
When I create a new annotation using a non-default Annotation template, the Annotation file isn’t named in properly. The title it displays in DEVONthink shows the correct title, but the file itself isn’t named properly. Instead, it uses the name of the template file. So in my case, I have a template called My template.md, and every time I create an annotation using that template, it creates a file named My template.md. If I manually rename the new Annotation document, then the file name switches to match the one displayed in DEVONthink.
This is inconvenient and causes some confusion for me when I’m working with the annotation file in an external editor. I moved my Annotations folder to an external location that’s indexed by DEVONthink so that I can easily edit my annotations with an application called Notebooks that I prefer over the native next editor in DEVONthink.