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Cypher 2008-01-07 01:44 AM

OmniOutliner File Attachment Issue
I have a problem with omnioutliner which I think I may have now gotten to the bottom of, but I would like to know how to get around it.

I have been in the process of revising for exams and have used OmniOutliner to create my revision notes. Due to the indenting I found I was wasting half of the page and the notes for a whole course were getting very large. So I decided to splt the file into an Index file and 7 sub topic files.

I assumed (wrongly) that attaching a file was only creating a link to it. So I ended up with a single document pointing to seven others. Then I created links in the seven documents back to the index.

I now seem to have multiple, multiple copies of my files in different versions of edits, each wrapped up in the hidden folder structure that OmniOutliner seems to use.

Is it possible to just create a hyperlink to a file rather than making it part of the package and creating these multiple clones.

I'm just going to try link to an alias to see if that works but I suspect it may still grab a copy of the file :(

Cypher 2008-01-07 02:08 AM

The Alias didn't work as it still grabbed the file

I've been very very lucky spotting this as I'm now going through the SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS of all the files and recovering the newer versions that are hidden away, but I may have lost some of my files as its hard to tell if there are slight changes between versions. :(

any ideas on how to achieve the same effect without embedding the files. ?

Cypher 2008-01-07 03:47 AM

Just been told on another forum that I should have held the CTRL key down whilst dragging the files to the outline.

works a treat now doing it that way.

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