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Zainob

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Duplicates, batch tool, delete, hide files and so on
« on: August 06, 2009, 07:44:28 PM »
Great software by the way!

But... as I believe I may have mentioned before, is there a way to narrow down duplicate files?
With the delete option, is it possible for the deleted files to be deleted only within the software's mainframe, not from the source file itself. Because whenever I use the 'trash' option,despite saving the file, every 'trashed' file comes up when I re-open the software.
So limiting the delete button will be helpful

to be cont'd

Zainob

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Re: Duplicates, batch tool, delete, hide files and so on
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 08:56:58 PM »
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Using the screenshots on the website as an example (http://rttsoftware.com/images/pdfe15_1.gif)

lets say that the 'Subject' for one of the files is quite many, under the Filename, PDFEManual the subject is (hypothetical!)
Subject: Algebra/Geometry/Word Problems/ Verbal/Math/English etc

and to make changes to 3000 other Filename Subjects, creating interface similar to Itunes edit option will be helpful for user. This way, once I filter down the files to edited, then click on their boxes, then open an edit page similar to itunes' then I can just click on next while having the ability to see the name of the file that is been changed. Why can't I just press 'Enter/Return' on my keyboard to ensure that the changes made are made? Instead of having to use the mouse to click on 'Save' over and over again?

Why isn't there an 'undo' option? With the batch tools, mistakes could be made that'd affect thousands of files...and trying to correct each file, one by one is extremely time consuming.

Referring back to Duplicates, is it possible to click on a file, right click, then click on a duplicate option that finds other files with the same name and so on?

Lastly, for now, :)
Is it possible for the name of the files clicked on to be edited in 'Batch tool - info edit', show under file names? This way, mistakes can be caught on much faster.





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Re: Duplicates, batch tool, delete, hide files and so on
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 12:39:10 AM »
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With the delete option, is it possible for the deleted files to be deleted only within the software's mainframe, not from the source file itself. Because whenever I use the 'trash' option,despite saving the file, every 'trashed' file comes up when I re-open the software.
So limiting the delete button will be helpful
As you probably know, If you want to physically delete the file, you need to use the Edit>Delete, Grid context menu Delete, DEL or Shift+DEL keyboard keys.
That grid trash button you refer only remove the checked files from the active grid, don't remove the file from its physical place or PDFE database. It's used mainly to compose grids to save, or bookmark (for later use), or to facilitate works by removing, from grid, not need files at any time.
What I'm not understanding is what you wanted to achieve with that trash button functionality. ???
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So limiting the delete button will be helpful
Sorry, but I don't understanding what you want to mean with this sentence.

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Re: Duplicates, batch tool, delete, hide files and so on
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 01:33:07 AM »
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lets say that the 'Subject' for one of the files is quite many, under the Filename, PDFEManual the subject is (hypothetical!)
Subject: Algebra/Geometry/Word Problems/ Verbal/Math/English etc

and to make changes to 3000 other Filename Subjects, creating interface similar to Itunes edit option will be helpful for user. This way, once I filter down the files to edited, then click on their boxes, then open an edit page similar to itunes' then I can just click on next while having the ability to see the name of the file that is been changed.
I'm not a iTunes user so I'm really not getting the idea here, but I'm going to check.

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Why can't I just press 'Enter/Return' on my keyboard to ensure that the changes made are made? Instead of having to use the mouse to click on 'Save' over and over again?
On that PDFInfo tabsheet view, you just need to change to another file, clicking another grid row (or using the CTRL+UP, or CTRL+DOWN keyboard shortcuts to move to previous or next file), to apply, automatically, any InfoEdit changes to the PDF file and PDFE database. That save button, that can be triggered using the CTRL+S shortcut, exist mainly to show user that changes exist, and to apply changes if user don't want to change to another file.

Also, on these multi-InfoEdit sessions, where we are going to edit metadata on many files, it's much more useful the Edit>QuickInfoEdit(F4) mode. On that mode you see the file content itself, not just the filename, have a previous and next buttons (but the respective keyboard shortcuts are much more handy), and the help of the QuickInfoEdit Assistants.
These assistants are used while copying text from the PDF content (or the copy of raw text image that can be converted back to text with the Quick Image OCR assistant), facilitating the process to send that copied text directly to a metadata field.
On this mode you don't need also to click the save button to apply changes, you just need to move to the next, or previous, file.

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Why isn't there an 'undo' option? With the batch tools, mistakes could be made that'd affect thousands of files...and trying to correct each file, one by one is extremely time consuming.
Yes, batch tools are "dangerous" :), but implementing a undo option is not a easy subject for some of the functionalities. Already in the TODO list but, for now, just a thing to think about.

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Referring back to Duplicates, is it possible to click on a file, right click, then click on a duplicate option that finds other files with the same name and so on?
If eventually the find duplicates tool is implemented, not a big problem to interface it from the right click menu, but I don't see it as a so important feature to interface it from that menu!

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Lastly, for now, :)
Keep them coming :)

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Is it possible for the name of the files clicked on to be edited in 'Batch tool - info edit', show under file names? This way, mistakes can be caught on much faster.
"Under file names" ??? Show files to process in a file list of the tool dialog itself, as with the Tools>Stamp/Watermark tool?