Do plain text, rich text, and Word files still open as copie

Slide 8 of the Online Tutorial “How do I import or index documents using DEVONthink?” states: “Attention! Plain text, rich text, and Microsoft Word files are stored inside the database structure itself, and so opening them in an external editor will open a copy! This behavior will change in a future version of DEVONthink.”

Is this still true? I opened a Word document that was stored inside a DT database, and it seemed to be edited directly, not as a copy.

Thanks for any help,


No, not still true. The database structure changed with version 2.0 so all documents opened with another application work directly with the document that is stored in DEVONthink. I believe all the online tutorial slides and videos are for DEVONthink 1.x.