- Import documents and highlight sections of text that are important.
- Create a note in DT to begin assembling those sections of text as the start of an outline.
- Open document ‘A’ and copy highlighted text.
- Paste text into note that includes a link back to the document in DT.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all relevant reference documents have been “mined”.
DT simply pastes the copied text and appends a link back to the document the text came from.
After much searching, reading, and watching of videos, I’m left to believe this can only be done by:
- A two-step copy/plaste process that is slow with multiple clicks.
- An AppleScript someone wrote that may or may not continue to work.
I am a big fan of DT. However, the purpose of this is to act on the information we collect. Which is the stage I think it is not good at. Unless I have overlooked a feature capability.
Is there something I have missed here?
The usability of assembling different pieces of information into a draft note in a usable way is very cumbersome. And really requires a dual monitor setup to even begin to use it efficiently.
If I copy any text from one document, I should have the option (with keyboard shortcut) to include the source link in the same step. Without toggling back and forth to “haul” information in multiple trips back to my the note draft I’m working in.