I’m using the “Comment” column as a way to prioritize…
… For example, I’ll type the number 5 for important stuff, and the number 1 for the not-very-important stuff. Then I click on the “Comment” column to sort from high to low – pretty nifty so far…
… Here’s the (maybe) bug… I prefer to move the “Comment” column to the left of the “Name” column… and when I do, I can only add a number to the “Comment” column once… when I try for a second time, double clicking opens my file.
The workaround for now is to quit DEVONthink and reopen.
Is this a bug or is there some setting than I need to check on? And is there a better, faster way to priorize that I don’t know about?
You can’t use the Info panel’s Path field for that purpose.
But you can easily link to a group or document in your database.
To create a static link select any string and Control-click. From the contextual options select Link to, and you will be allowed to link to any group or document in your database.
To create a Wiki link enable automatic Wiki linking in DT Pro Preferences > editing. Type the name of the group or document to which you wish to link (requires that this be a unique name). Alternatively, type the alias name of the group or document you wish to link to. (Read about Wiki links and aliases in Help > DEVONthink Pro Help, or in the user documentation, or in the Tutorial database.)
I usually prefer static links, as I can link from any string and don’t have to worry whether the group or document has a unique name.
… I have an RTF document as my morning checklist. And one of the items is I’d like to check is an internal link that opens a new window to the “Waiting for” group (and yes, that’s a unique name), I’d like DT to pop open a new window and list the documents within the “Waiting for” group (which also has a checklist).
The “Link to” seems to only link to documents (not groups) and doesn’t pop open a new window.
Set DT Pro’s Preferences > General - Interface by checking “Always open group in a new window” if it’s not already checked.
Set your top-level view of your database to the Three-Panes view.
Open your RTF document in it’s own window (select it in the Names pane and double-click it).
Type some text and establish a link. Example: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. I selected “good” and control-clicked, then selected the option Link to. I navigated to a group named “Dilbert”.
Now “good” is underlined as a hyperlink. When I click on it, I’m instantly taken to the Dilbert group in my top-level view window, and the contents of the Dilbert group are displayed.
Or I could use a Wiki link. Select DT Pro Preferences > Editing and check the option for automatic Wiki links.
Now in your RTF document type “Dilbert”. Press Command-S to save the document. Now you’ve got a Wiki link to the Dilbert group. Click on it and you will see the top-level view, with the Dilbert group selected and its contents displayed.