Maybe I’m the only one who finds this useful since i can’t find a topic on this… or there is a way of doing this that i can’t find;-)
For a project i’m working on i am collecting a lot of quit large pdf’s / ebooks. DT’s search function is great for finding info in a collection of these things. However i do find myself opening the pdf’s in skim all the time because the search function there gives me feedback where and how much a specific word is used; it gives kind of an index of stuff i’m looking for.
It would love to see this added to DT; let’s say i do a search in a group of pdf’s for “green energy”, i get all the pdf’s that have it.
Now i click on one and DT gives some feedback it is looking/indexing the pdf. Feedback thru let’s say a small loading bar would be nice since finding things in a 500 page pdf takes some computing time.
When it’s done the user is presented with a list of pages the word is in similar to skim.
Guess it is not a big thing because now i click on “open external” and skim opens the pdf and searches it, however i think DT could do this and maybe even better/slicker since all the stuff for it seems to be there. And it is nice and more productive (i think) to stay in one application.