Considering the recent problems with the PDFKit on macOS sierra, is this the reason for the missing contextual Services menu on the pdf preview files?
I select some text in pdf file, right-click and no “services” item available. The same happens with other apps like Preview and Skim!
(Note: I tried install the tool Excerptor and nothing works too - http://blog.devontechnologies.com/2015/09/tuesday-tip-create-links-to-a-paragraph-in-a-pdf/)
Probably. We’ll check this.
BTW, Endnote do not recommend mac OS Sierra upgrade (more issues with pdf viewer…):
Just added services support to PDF views of the upcoming version 2.9.6. The amount of broken/missing features of Sierra’s PDFKit is simply amazing
Yeah. “Amazing” in that “makes my stomach a bit sick” kinda way.
Sierra’s PDFkit… It’s possible to find this kind of problems in multiple apps that use pdf viewer - Bookends, Skim, Scrivener, etc.
Thanks for the attention and the support. Waiting for the next update.
Services on pdf viewer are back; improved links edition on pdf files…
I was exploring to use the Excerptor services.
Apparently, Sierra had a specific challenge for Excerptor, as its services would not appear when selected for text. Hence the Excerptor service was made a ‘general service’.
For me, this works both using Skim and Preview, however in Devonthink itself the 'general services are not appearing.
Is this something the Devonthink team has (some control over?
Devonthink service menu:
Skim services menu:
Sierra version: 10.12.6
Devonthink Pro Office version: 2.9.16
The services menu is usually handled by the OS. Are you able to use these services in DEVONthink if text in other documents, e.g. plain/rich text or formatted notes, is selected?
No, I’m also not able to select these Excerptor services when selecting text in plain/rich text files.
However when using an alternative editor, e.g. TextEdit or BBedit, these service do not appear also, hence they seem not to be active/relevant for this input?)
Playing around a bit more, the problem is broader than Devonthink, as the Exceptor services are available using:
- Skim, Preview
They are not available when selecting text in PDF in:
- Devonthink, Safari, PDFPen 9.2.2.
My workaround now will be to use either Skim or Preview as editor opening files in Devonthink for using Excerptor.