Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

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Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by pruppert » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:31 am

I am wondering if there is any way to create a smart group of papers that do not currently have a finder tag. Thank you for any help.

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by Jon » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:56 am

No. You can search for tags but not the absence of tags.

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by pruppert » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:17 pm

Thanks. I can accomplish it in Finder, but thought it might be a tad more convenient to do it in app. No bid deal. :D

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by ionai » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:32 am

Jon wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:56 am
No. You can search for tags but not the absence of tags.
I have a question that is related to this old thread.

In the viewing pane, where there is the list of entries/references, is it possible to also see a column/field displaying finder-tags (as opposed to Bookend-labels)?

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by Jon » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:07 am

No, PDF tags are only visible in the PDF toolbar when the PDF is showing. One (but not the most important) reason for not showing tags in the reference list is that you may have more than one PDF attached to a reference.

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by kourosh » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:46 am

Hi,

Have you found any workaround to make a smart group for references with no finder tags?

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by Jon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:16 pm

No. Is there a Spotlight search for PDFs without tags?

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Re: Any way to create smart group of items with no finder tags?

Post by kourosh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:37 am

Thank you Jon. Honestly, I am not sure, but it seems you cannot do a Spotlight search for PDFs without tags. However, as mentioned earlier, you can do so by smart folders in finder. Anyway, it is not a big deal, I just wanted to avoid switching back and forth between finder and Bookends.
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