I am new to DTP and to this forum. I am still exploring and learning … (to post in the right forum for example)
While importing and reorganizing a huge database from FileMaker into DTP I got annoyed by the confirmation dialog each time when I deleted a record. As there was no way to suppress it, I wrote a little AppleScript. After reading some forum posts, I guess others might be interested as well.
Warning: I am no AppleScript Guru. Use at your own risk, do backups and please comment if you know more
The script deletes the selected records and all its instances without questions. To prevent data loss in case of unintended use, it exports each record first to the OS X user trash before deleting it (in emergency case: open the trash, re-import the file and have a tea).
using terms from application "DEVONthink Pro" tell application "DEVONthink Pro" try set theSelection to the selection repeat with each in theSelection export record each to "~/.Trash/" delete record each end repeat end try end tell end using terms from
Save the script into ~/Library/Application Support/DevonThink Pro/
If you want a shortcut name the file “Movedelete___cmd-Option-ctrl-D.scpt” or somthing like it. Refresh the script menu from within DTP and use at your like.