Is it possible to open a word-file in DEVONthink, then change its content and save it to its original location within a folder in DEVONthink?
When I click “save as” it shows a strange folder with a number: 8 or 10 for example. The only alternative I see is saving it to Dt Inbox, but that requieres extra work later, in order to get the file into its place.
These folders are located in the package contents in the .dtbase2 file. If you were to navigate to where you store your databases then right click on the one you opened the file from, click Show Package Contents in the Files.noindex folder you have the different file formats. Within those folders are different directories (those numbered folders you have been seeing). Is there a reason you are saving as instead of just saving? If so I think the better option to do would be add the Inbox to your favorites in Finder and select that which will populate the new file in the Global Inbox.
Yes, I want to create another version of the document, just as I would outside Dt.
I understand that, but that is not so fast and intuitive as it would be outside Dt and simply within the Mac environment. I would still have to move the from the inbox to the folder I was working from.
We are always very focussed on all the advantages that Dt offers, and there are a lot, but that shouldn’t make us blind to the disadvantages.
I guess the the answer to my question should be:
“No, that is not possible, but there are some workarounds that make this impossibility a little-bit less painful.”
No big deal.
Thanks, definitely will give that a look.
You can also add this folder to the Finder favorites.
Thanks korm, for explaining all this, it gives me a better understanding of the possibilities and impossibilities with Dt. I think it is good to know what you win by using Dt, but also what you have to give up.
Creating a new version was exactly that I wanted to do.
Suggestion 1 is creating a new file? I don’t want to do that. I want to continue with the existing file.
Suggestion 2 is for files created outside Dt? I want to continue with a file that sits within Dt.
Duplicating a file before opening it would be an option, however I prefer the way it works in the Mac environment. While working on the file, I can then choose later if I want to save it or prefer to create a new version, using “save as”.
Then you will want to look into indexing your documents in the database rather than importing them. Using the ‘Save As’ function in an app to create a new document into a folder directly in the database is just too risky. It’s not a question of if you will ever damage something, but when.
Thank you very much for your suggestion about Default Folder X, I definitely will consider the use of that. My workflow is more intuitive than rational, so any addition that will prevent me from saving directly into the DTdatabase will be welcome .