Opening DTP PDF files from Spotlight straight to PDF reader of choice (no Preview)

I have my PDFs in DTP. When I run a Spotlight search and find a PDF, if I press enter, it opens in Spotlight. I want it to open directly into my PDF reader of choice. (And likewise for other formats such as DOCX).

I would also like it that double-clicking a file inside of DTP will open straight into the default opening software rather than DTP Preview.

Someone must have asked this before, but I couldn’t find the thread.

Thank you

When I run a Spotlight search and find a PDF, if I press enter, it opens in Spotlight. I want it to open directly into my PDF reader of choice. (And likewise for other formats such as DOCX).

I think you mean “opens in DEVONthink”.

This isn’t possible as it’s not how the Spotlight data works with DEVONthink. What Spotlight finds is not the file. It is a pointer to a file in DEVONthink, therefore it will open the file in DEVONthink.

Regarding the second question, enable DEVONthink’s Preferences > General > Interface > Double-click opens document externally.