I use the Annotations facility. I’d like my annotations to get a certain label automatically when they are created. Is there a way to do this?
You could use a smart rule, like this…
However, there’s a bug I’ve reported about the Annotation file not triggering the On Creation event. You could always run this hourly or on demand.
PS: While it may seem illogical to have a criterion Label is … for a file that hasn’t been created yet, I included this in case someone generated more than one Annotation file in an hour (or day). If you didn’t they would process again since they’d still match.
Just wondering but what exactly is the purpose of this label?
@BLUEFROG Using a Smart Rule was going to be my fallback attempt, but because template files inherit file tags, I was wondering if there was a similarly direct way to assign labels (instead of tags) to annotation files. (Not necessarily by doing something with the template file – I was thinking I probably didn’t know about some other feature, hence my question.) Using Smart Rules is a reasonable alternative!
@cgrunenberg In my case, I have a specific label that I put on notes that I write myself. The reason I do this is to leverage the way DEVONthink tints the icon of an item based on its label color. The way that I organize files ends up with a mix of my own notes and other materials, and the color makes it possible for me to spot my own notes a little more easily.
because template files inherit file tags
? Are you referring to a custom Annotation template you created?
Yes. If I put a tag in the Finder on the custom annotation template file, it gets inherited when I create a new annotation on a document.
Ahh… that clears it up.