I am trying to improve the way I integrate DTP better with Bookends. I have started by indexing my BE attachments folder in DTP. For selected references, I then run a script I found in the forum which adds references to PDF and PDF annotations to the notes field in BE. I then import into DTP, where in Settings, I have turned Wikilinks on, to create a separate group containing references. The Notes field thus immediately containss (or it should) a link to the relevant PDF in the indexed folder. This is where my question arises.
There are two ways to import: File/Import/References from Bookends, or Data/New from Template/Education/Import (from Bookends). I am not clear about the differences between the two. Presumably the main difference is that the template used in the second method is user-editable, whereas with the first method it is not. However, the problem is that if I use the template method, Wikilinks are not created when I import the references. Should they be, or is the answer simply that I should forget about the template method? Using the template could be useful so I can customize the template.
Or would I do better to abandon this method and get the links I want (to the BE reference and to the attachment) by a different method, such as editing the “Summary” format in BE? I have not played around with trying to export links in that.