I am wondering how to link to unsupported document (.ppt normally). My idea is to create a txt file in DT containing keywords and phrases then to link this txt doc to the powerpoint presentation or whatever outside DT. Thus the txt should allow me to pick up doc outside DT in a normal search and link to the original doc.
this will open a window with the “skeleton” of an html page.
you are going to make changes between the ```
Position the cursor below the ```
enter your word/phrase list just as you would in a text document.
return doesn't mean anything in when html is rendered,
so at the end of each line, you will need a ```
type it at the end of the first line, copy it, and paste it at the end of the other lines. Past it once more to skip a line.
Taco HTML Edit > Insert > Link
in the first box, delete "http://"
in the box labeled Text, type the name of the file
click the camera in the toolbar to see how it will look.
Taco HTML Edit > File > Save
to save it to import to DT
what you added to the skeleton will look something like this:
Hi tried your solution and after a while got it to work. Importing the taco.html file doent work just appears as text no link. If I open the taco file in a safari and then capture to DT works fine. Simple if so what long winded solution. I would of thought a must simplier solution should be available natively in DT.
You could also use “File > Link To…” (or drop files while both Command and Option modifier keys are pressed to DT) and add your keywords & info to the comments (as it’s possible to search for comments too).
But this kind of linking currently works only if the unsupported documents are not packages (an upcoming 1.9.x release, probably 1.9.2, will fix this issue).
I was operating under the assumption that if you linked to an unsupported file that DT still attempted to extract text from it so that it would turn up in searches, etc. Is that correct or is it merely a simple link with no other context whatsoever?
OK, thanks for the info. Then another quick question. If you index a folder and the folder contains unsupported file types, does the index include anything from the body of the file or just from the file name (maybe from any file comments in the ‘get info’ window)?