It also would be nice to be able to batch convert webarchives and bookmarks to RTFD as well. Doing them one at a time is a bit tedious
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
If you select a URL bookmark, an HTML document or a WebArchive within your database, it will open in the built-in browser window. To convert all or a portion of the page to RTF, select the desired portion or press Command-A to Select All. Now Control-click (right click) within the selection, and choose the contextual menu option, “Capture Note”. A rich text conversion will be saved in the same group.
If you open the bookmark, HTML page or WebArchive within its own window by double-clicking, the rich text note captured as above will be sent to the database Inbox.
If you are using a Cocoa-based browser (e.g., Safari) you can select the desired portion of a Web page and press the keyboard shortcut Command-) to capture the selected area as a rich text document in the frontmost open database. That cannot be done in Firefox or other browsers that do not recognize OS X Services.
Thanks Bill for this. I also discovered that I can select a number of Webarchives or HTML pages and then either right click and select Convert to Rich Text or I can select the Convert from the Convert from Data drop down menu. This works great for a batch of articles.
However, it does not work for Bookmarks. Yes, I can select these and create RTF Notes, but there is no way to batch convert a group of bookmarks into RFT it seems.
The reason I want to know is that I usually collect lots of bookmarks or Web Archives (I usually archive news pieces as these may disappear or change on the web). Then I like to go back and read things in more depth, add links as notes, highlight things, etc. So converting a batch of bookmarks to RTF the way I can with HTML and Webarchives would be handy.
Which browser do you use? If it’s Safari or any other WebKit-based browser, you could simply use Services > DEVONthink (pro) > Take Rich Note.