Yesterday I showed a colleague the web research that I had collected into a DEVONthink Pro Office database, and promised him that I would upload it to a web site where he could see it for himself. I made this promise based on having seen the menu item File>Export>As website… However, today I discovered that the exported things can’t be used as a web site because it lacks any way to navigate to what is there–there is no top-level entity or index. Perhaps I am missing something, but this export function seems to be useless for my need.
I browsed the DEVON forums and found the AppleScript offered at devon-technologies.com/phpBB … rt+website. I tried it and found that it does make a crude but useable index to the exported site (DTP folders are represented as text lines and folder contents are represented as links). However, saved web archives are not displayed properly, with many missing images. Again, this is not useful for my needs. Indeed, examination of the exported material reveals that files that were .webarchive in side DTP are exported as .html, thus loosing the required referenced material in order to display the page in its entirety. I realize that .webarchive is not a format that a website itself can understand, but it seems to be a deficiency of the DTP exporting function that the resources needed to display the page are not included nearby with appropriate links from the .html page.
I tried exporting as a RTFD file but DTP crashed without completing the task.
I could export as Folders and Files but I’m guessing that my Windows-using colleague will experience trouble opening some files such as those ending with .html since Windows does not recognize four-letter file-name extensions (correct?). Also, doing so creates .webarchive files instead of .html files with a nearby folder of resources and I don’t think that .webarchive files can be read with Windows.
So–I am desperately looking for suggestions on how to make my data available to my colleague so that he can browse the data which contains .webarchive files within the originating DTP file. For what it’s worth, I also have Circus Ponies Notebook.