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Attaching files or folders
Jun 05th, 2014, 2:23pm
 
Is there a setting to attach files or folders to notes ?
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Reply #1 - Jun 5th, 2014, 3:17pm
 
Not in v6.0.0, but a solution is tested. I suspect it will be in the next release. Basically, $File and File-type user attributes in key attributes and Get Info will have a widget a bit like that for URL attributes which will aid setting/opening linked assets.
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Reply #2 - Jun 5th, 2014, 4:01pm
 
In the Key Attributes table and in Get Info, all File attributes (including $File) accept files dropped on the from the finder.  Once you have set the value -- either this way or by entering the file path -- pressing the file attribute’s folder icon will open the file.

This gets a little bit easier in 6.0.1
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Reply #3 - Jun 6th, 2014, 7:18am
 
Thanks Mark.

I've found the File and URL user attributes. Where is the Script attribute – Script (drop script here) – hiding?
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Reply #4 - Jun 6th, 2014, 8:26am
 
I don't believe that has been taken forward. It's an age since I heard of anyone using it. If you want to run an external script, runCommand() gives you access to the shell (from which you can run AppleScript.

Tinderbox 5 was never AppleScriptable, in the sense of having an app-specific AS dictionary.
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Reply #5 - Jun 8th, 2014, 3:15pm
 
the feature I have been waiting in TB 6 was some kind of syncing method with the folder system (or via Dropbox). it has been requested a couple of  times:
http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/forum//YaBB.pl?num=1328730169/1#1
that would have made everything smoother, more efficient...hmm
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Reply #6 - Jun 9th, 2014, 8:53pm
 
As a TB newbie, I'd find the sync feature described by Dellu to be very compelling. I assume at present a file attribute (system- or user-defined) won't necessarily find the same file in Dropbox (or some other service) on different systems due to any difference in the account ID one is logged in under. (Haven't had a chance to try this yet.)
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Reply #7 - Jun 10th, 2014, 4:03am
 
For File-type attributes, you are storing the full local POSX path to the object.

At present, even if you edit the path to the home folder to '~' in the automatically derived stored value, TB6 cannot resolve that path. I have suggested (via a different channel) that the '~' short cut be supported as it would certainly aid access to Dropbox items which by default are at ~/Dropbox on most Macs.
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Reply #8 - Jun 11th, 2014, 5:26pm
 
"I have suggested (via a different channel) that the '~' short cut be supported as it would certainly aid access to Dropbox items which by default are at ~/Dropbox on most Macs."

Yes, that would be very useful. Just about ideal, actually.
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Reply #9 - Jun 11th, 2014, 10:05pm
 
It'll be in 6.0.1
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