“ In a second post you asked how to export multiple selections as separate files. In that case, use Export > Files and Folders. Suppose you’ve got a number of RTF and RTFD files that you wish to export as individual files, then process these files to convert them to individual Word documents. Select as many files as you wish, do the export, and then use TextEdit as a convenient way to translate RTFD files to Word documents (again, any images will be lost in the translation from RTFD to DOC). Of course, Word can directly read your RTF files.”
Yes, I had figured this one out already, many thanks. Would I lose images if I don’t translate but just export as rtf via that export>files and folders option and then open them directly into Word? I can try this out, actually, and see for myself!
However, I’ve tried it several times over, and when I select the file in List view (I also use the vertical split view) and select a specific option–export as a Word doc for example, I get a blank document. If I select Export, files and folders, I get the entire file, or if I open the file first and export I can then select a specific option for exporting and get the document exported.
So it’s just when I select a single file in List view and use the export 'as rtf, or ‘as word’ options that I get a blank document. Very strange.
It is RTF files, not pdfs or images, that I’m trying to export. It happened this way every single time.
Now that I have most of my data transferred into DT, I’m trying out all the options and features. I still have much to learn. I’ve read the posts about the lack of documentation. Did anything happen with your thoughts on how this might be rectified? It’s a challenging program to learn without some guidance! I’m still trying to figure out many of the features and how they work. And I’m very surprised that you can’t do finds based on labels. And that the label options are so limited. I wonder about the possibility of smart folders as well.
All-in-all, however, I’m amazed at some of what this program does, along with it’s sister program, DEVONagent.
And congratulations on the new position with DT! I see from perusing the forum in my short time as a ‘newbie’ that you are quite qualified for the job!