I’m soon on 10.5.2. I’ve got an external USB drive with a bootable 10.5.2 already. I’m testing my must have applications for my video editing business before upgrading my MacBook Pro and I’m almost ready to do so. I’ll try in 10.5.2 and see what I get.
Don’t interpret my post to imply that the OS X upgrade to 10.5.2 made the difference.
Rather, I was chuckling that the issue Christian noted didn’t bite me – that time, anyway. Most of my text imports are rich text. But there are some plain text imports. I was able to check them and they were all there.
But I’ve followed Christian’s advice, as always. I’ve changed Preference > Import settings for plain text to UTF 8 encoding rather than automatic.
I just tried that in 10.4.11 and it worked. However, I have just finished spending the afternoon copy/pasting into DT Pro and am done with my imports. Should have read your reply sooner
Bottom line is DT Pro is just what I’ve been looking for (and didn’t know I had) for keeping track of my “digital life”. I had bought DT Standard and never installed it on my new computer, and will be upgrading to Pro. The Web Archives are the must have for me. I have several online reference sites, but it requires a live internet and when I’m traveling I don’t always have a connection. This will let he have my cake and eat it too…
As I encounter more questions, I’ll be back. But thanks again for the feedback.
A continuing issue: I too found that changing the encoding default to UTF-8 allowed me to import text files, while before it would just create empty files with the original files’ names.
However, I just tried to import 10 text files, and all of them except on came in OK… the remaining one behaved just as before: only a content-less text file was created in the database, with the same filename as the original.
Any thoughts? All the text tiles were created at the same time, with the same program (textmate)
I can cut and paste, of course, but this would be an issue if I were trying to import a couple of hundred txt