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Steve Paulson
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Text Export Issues
Mar 05th, 2008, 1:35am
 
Version 4.2 Demo

I am working through the Demo version trying to get a high level understanding of each of the functional areas of Tinderbox and have run up against some issues with text export (note Text export seems to work fine when I select HTML export and use the text template):

1. Selecting either Export as Text from the file menu or "new Nakakoji View" from the Views window results 1st in a very slow response (10-20 seconds on a Macbook Pro, 2.4)

2.  The results appear to me to be gibberish. What follows is the beginning snippet of a really long file...even though I am working with a Note that has about 100 words (sample is delimied by <sample></sample>:

<sample>
Joy!peffpwpc√mˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ∞


ˇˇˇˇ
ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ˚

⁄@ˇ




˛


˘
ˇ

˘


˝







+

A

Y

</sample>

Help!  What am I overlooking or likely doing wrong?

Thanks
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Re: Text Export Issues
Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2008, 5:45am
 
There's an issue in Tinderbox 4.2, text export, and the built-in templates.  External templates are fine, so people who use text export with existing Tinderbox docs won't have problems.

We'll have this fixed in the next release.
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Reply #2 - Mar 6th, 2008, 1:30pm
 
Mark,

Thanks for the confirmation!  

I thought I'd followed the manual directions accurately.  It is good to know I wasn't fat fingering something.

Steve
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Re: Text Export Issues
Reply #3 - Mar 6th, 2008, 2:19pm
 
The internal text export templates are a brand-new feature, and it looks like something got tangled in the 4.2 release.  Just whip up your own export template file.  It might be something like this:

^title
^text
-----

You could get fancy, but you get the point.  Save this somewhere as a text file, set it as your default (DOCUMENT preferences, Text Export pane), and you're set.

Or use HTML export Smiley

Sorry about the bollix.
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Reply #4 - Mar 9th, 2008, 3:18pm
 
When I use 4.2 on existing documents, try to do a text export and then try to change templates, tinderbox uses all the CPU (of one core) and I'm required to force quit it in activity monitor.
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Reply #5 - Mar 9th, 2008, 10:41pm
 
Look out for recursive templates (e.g. ^justChildren or ^include) in text export.  And the above-mentioned issue with built-in templates is a nuisance for text export in Tinderbox 4.2 (it'll be fixed shortly).  

Justin: if you don't think your problem is either of these, you probably should contact Tinderbox tech support at tinderbox@eastgate.com with all the details.
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