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by DrJJWMac
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Why does "copy citation" result in copy+paste of citation?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Why does "copy citation" result in copy+paste of citation?

Is this behavior also a function of setting the File->Link To->… to an active state? When linking is off, Copy Citation just copies. When a link is active Copy Citation copies and pastes. I too would prefer that the phrase “Copy” be reserved solely for copying. Indeed, if the behavior of a specific ...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"

Are your devices on the same WiFi band? I have noticed that I cannot use WiFi sync when the macOS is on a different band (50 GHz) than the iPadOS (24GHz). The iPadOS recognizes that it is connected to the macOS library, but nothing gets updated between the two libraries. Immediately when I switch to...
by DrJJWMac
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Feature Request: Margin for annotation tool bar left/right
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Feature Request: Margin for annotation tool bar left/right

The annotation tool set can be positioned on the left, top, or right. When it is positioned on the left or right, the tool bar somewhat overlaps the PDF document text at the margins on that side. I would like to see the PDF frame include an additional margin for the annotation tool set when the tool...
by DrJJWMac
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Appreciation and applause for annotation tools
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Appreciation and applause for annotation tools

I have just completed a brief workflow on Bookends iPad OS. * Open a PDF in BE iPadOS, and open it to annotation mode * Open a split view window with something that can Share to the COPY function as an image (in my case, I was using GeoGebra iPadOS to create a graph of a function in the publication)...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Clear live search field when changing groups?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Clear live search field when changing groups?

I prefer the search field NOT be cleared when a group is changed. The friction can be significantly higher to have to retype the same search term(s) simply because one changes a group than it is to delete a live search term when one changes a group. Try clearing and retyping marangoni after clicking...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"

I would approach this problem in this way: The PDFs are stored locally on your iPad. Go to the Files app. Enter the location On My iPad and go into the Bookends/Attachments folder. You can select the PDFs that you want and move / copy them to a folder in your iCloud drive. Move the iCloud files into...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Quick Add
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Quick Add

In some situations using the "attach" button icon in the web-view, I get the wrong attachment as a webarchive. In these cases, I generally have to download the PDF article directly, attach it manually, and remove the offending attachment. The problem could be resolved by having a preference that res...
by DrJJWMac
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Workflow to convert annotations to markdown
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Workflow to convert annotations to markdown

I have documented a workflow to take annotations created with Bookends to a format that can be recognized in markdown-aware apps such as Devonthink and Obsidian. The approach works also to provide "picture" annotations in an asset folder and to expose #hashtag markings that are otherwise hidden insi...
by DrJJWMac
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Autopopulate file tags from keywords?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Autopopulate file tags from keywords?

I am looking for help to create AppleScript code that can programmatically set tags. Once I have this, it may be possible to modify the code to use the keywords as tags.
by DrJJWMac
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: ISO script to tag attachments
Replies: 0
Views: 102

ISO script to tag attachments

I want to add a Finder tag "annotated" to all attachments that have been annoted. In order to access the Finder tags to an attachment via AppleScript, I have to go out to the Finder level and use an approach that I am not yet comfortable applying. The reference is https://discussions.apple.com/threa...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Feature Request: PDF Tags on iPadOS
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Feature Request: PDF Tags on iPadOS

Thanks for the information. Sorry to hear this. I will continue using the Ratings field on iPadOS. It has its advantage that I can mark the number of times that I annotate the document according to the number of stars. At some point, I may generate a macOS AppleScript that can apply a tag based on r...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Feature Request: (Hash)tags for annotations
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Feature Request: (Hash)tags for annotations

I am developing a process to review annotations in Obsidian. My current approach starts with Bookends iPadOS. I add a #hashtag key word to the annotation note. Following my current processing chain (Bookends iPadOS -> Bookends macOS -> Highlights -> Devonthink -> Obsidian), the #hashtag ends up bein...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Feature Request: PDF Tags on iPadOS
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Feature Request: PDF Tags on iPadOS

This follows on a thread in the main Bookends section. I would like to be able to tag PDFs that I have annotated on iPadOS and have the tag carry over to macOS. My current work around is to use the Ratings marks on iPadOS and then add a tag (annotated) on macOS.
by DrJJWMac
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bring the DOI to the main section
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Bring the DOI to the main section

I propose at a minimum some thoughts should be given to making changes in the design to the editing panels. The design as it is now seems to be focused more on what is easier for the code base to handle (use one tab for "styled" text and one tab for "plain" text). I feel that an improved layout is o...
by DrJJWMac
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to find attachments with annotations and review annotations?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: How to find attachments with annotations and review annotations?

1. No problem. It is only to reference the earlier suggestion to look in notecards to find whether a PDF has annotations. This approach does not work when the annotations are not translated to note cards. I'd prefer rather than expending effort to support further types of annotations that we first h...