I am still learning DT, so this may well be a matter of misunderstanding, but…
In the Preferences I have WikiLinks set to “Automatic”, and this seems to work just fine. I type in a document name in some other RTF document and the link is created for me.
However, it I try to create a static link or a link to a URL, I cannot.
The Help says: “Select any text you want to use as a link, then choose “Link To” and the link target in the contextual menu.” The problem is that there is no such choice in the contextal menu I see.
The Help (and the Manual, which seems to be the exact same text) say that if there is no go with the contextual menu, there is a command. I do have a Make Link command in the Formal menu, but it is ALWAYS greyed. Entering the keyboard shortcut, Shift-Cmd-M, does nothing other than to give me an error doink.
If I try to create a link to a URL, I get the same result. The URLs I am testing with are google.com so there should be nothing questionable about either their recognizability or existence.
MY THEORY (In the event this is not just the result of a dumb user error):
When I was originally trying out DT in February, I downloaded it and ran it for a few days. Then I decided to try DEVONnote, which I downloaded and tried only briefly. I then simply discarded the DEVONnote application, bought a license for DEVONThink, and continued forth.
I am also having an odd problem with the Back, Forward, Reload, and Keywords buttons not working which I reported earlier, and which, so far, no one has been able to suggest a solution for.
Is it possible that when I loaded DEVONThink it some kind of configuration file that overwrote a file with the same name that is used by DEVONThink? Since DEVONthink was already installed prior to the installation of DEVONnote, it would have no reason to suspect that such a file would have been overwritten. Unfortunately, I have no idea whether my problems started with the installation of DEVONnote or not.