I only use DTTG as I don’t have a Mac. I see that there is a merge file option in the Max edition of DT but I was wondering how users of DTTG organize related files? I have the slides plus my notes and the transcripts of the presentation. How would you organize these files in DTTG?
I have current have a group called accounting and a subgroup called presentations. I was hoping to have one spot for all three files. It looks like I may have to have a group under presentations.
I’m a tagger
I also use inter-note links
Where appropriate, I use a Table-of-Contents note with links to the related documents
I have the slides plus my notes and the transcripts of the presentation … It looks like I may have to have a group under presentations.
I’d create a group, tagged !Accounting-Presentations
Merging the files wouldn’t be a good plan
Let me reverse the question: How would you organize these files…?
Unless you’re working in a collaborative scenario, building a database is very subjective and personal thing. How you think about data segregation and organization is not necessarily how someone else thinks about it.
And my follow up question: If you were organizing in the Finder, how would you do it?
Apply that to DEVONthink (To Go) and work from there.
How would you organize these files…?
Based on my past experience with Evernote and OneNote, I would add or append documents together so that all of the information relating to a specific event (such as a presentation) would be on one note. I guess I’m using my prior experiences on DT which might be the wrong approach.
f you were organizing in the Finder, how would you do it?
I don’t have experience with Finder on the Mac.
Are you coming from Windows?
When I imported from Evernote, this became a Group
The “note” would contain links to the other files
Yes. I use Windows for a home computer and my mobile devices are IOS.
Inter-file links might be the answer but it just seems necessary for the user to create links when an append/merge function seems cleaner. I believe the merge option does exist in DT just not DTTG.
@DTLow I tried using the inter-note links approach but the links don’t see to be working. I uploaded into a presentation folder both the transcript of the webinar and the audio recording. DT recognized the transcript as plain text and the recordings as media documents. I clicked on one of the media documents and selected “copy item link” which i pasted into the transcript file. The link had the address x-devonthink-item://… and was blue. I clicked on the blue link but nothing happens. Is there a step that I missed?
I don’t think plain text supports click-able links
You can right click the link > Open Link
Only in case of links marked by data detectors.