I have just rebuilt a database containing some 1,200 items. When I check it after rebuilding it, I notice that 14 PDF files are lost: I get in the log the message: “pas de texte” (no text, I use DTP Office in French).
When I check each case individually: some PDFs are actually present, those are files which I imported today (and then deleted), plus one or two older documents. So the error message is apparently a mistake.
Then there are documents which have disappeared - well, been reduced to a small-size, non-readable image in the window where the document should appear. I know this is usually an error linked to a wrong import method. But I do always import in the same way, using the import button in the menu. Regarding preferences for the import, PDFs are checked. In the preferences for the PDFs, use PDF Kit is checked. So where can the error be?
Even stranger: after seeing the loss of those documents, I have used Spotlight in order to see if a duplicate of some of them could be found on my harddisk. I immediately came across one duplicate: a few days ago, I had exported one folder from my DB, because I needed to use some of the documents on another Mac, and I had not deleted the export in the meantime. Interestingly, the PDF was entirely fine in the export, and so I could reimport it as a PDF in the DB. It shows fine. And it was not a new document, but one which I had imported in the DB a year ago, and it had not been kept elsewhere on my harddisk.
So here I have a problem: if the document had been imported a year ago in a wrong way, without being kept at another place on my Mac, how can it be that I could export it fine just a few days ago along with other documents?
If I had not that “proof”, I would have thought it was an import problem on my side. But having discovered that, I can only come to one likely suspicion: rebuilding the database might in some case damage some documents. True or wrong? Or what should I be doing differently?
Thank you for any information on that issue!