File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

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File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by Jon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:46 pm

In the initial release of 13.2.6 there was a bug that caused the extension of a file to be repeated after automatic renaming, e.g.

my file.pdf.pdf

This would cause Bookends to fail to find the attachment.

There was also a bug where searching for a PDF tag would cause an error message when no match was found.

This were fixed in a silent update as soon as they were brought to our attention.

So if you downloaded Bookends 13.2.6 before September 16th, 7:15 PM (EDT) please download it again. If you downloaded it after this time you already have the fixes.

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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by jhbarker » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks.

For renaming, I use {author last name}- {Title}

One issue I have now is that many titles end with a period. Thus I end up with
Doe- My file..pdf

Not a big deal, but is there any way to suppress the period in the title? I notice that Bookends suppresses double periods for citations (I think), but I am not seeing that here. I looked, but I could not find an answer in the forum or manual.

thanks
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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by Jon » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:00 pm

I'll take a look...

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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by Jon » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:32 pm

This occurrence was prevented when using the built-in renaming methods but not a format. In the next update it won't happen when using a format to create the name either.

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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by jhbarker » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks!

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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by mathieulemaire » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 am

Hi!

Thanks for the tip.

Any suggestions on how to batch rename all of the files that are already named with myfile.pdf.pdf to avoidt confusing BE?

Thanks
Mathieu

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Re: File renaming and tag search bugs -- the fix

Post by Jon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:54 am

Batch rename will keep the extra .pdf (which is of course a legal file name). The easiest thing to do is leave them alone. If you do rename them, do it individually in the PDF display pane so that the name is updated in Bookends and the Finder.

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