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Is there a way to attach an OmniOutliner or OmniGraffle file to an action, and then be able to view and open that file on my iPad OF? I have both OO and OG on my iPad.

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Sure. Just drag the file to the notes field, holding down the option key as you do so. Or, use Edit->Attach File... and make sure the Embed the file in the document option is selected. If you don't do it correctly, only a link will be stored (which will look fine on your Mac, but won't show up at all on the iPad). The embedded file will show up in the Attachments section of the editor in OmniFocus on iPad. It also works for OmniPlan and OmniGraphSketcher files.

There are some potential problems with this approach:
  • Attaching too many files (or files of too large a size) will slow down syncing
  • Opening the file on the iPad creates a new copy of it in the app in which you opened it, and it isn't currently possible to put it back into OmniFocus after making changes

You can use the handy Attachments List window in OmniFocus for Mac to verify that you've successfully embedded the file(s), and to help you find embedded files which are past their sell-by date and should be removed.
 
That's what I thought...it just wasn't working for me. And I wasn't checking that nice little 'Attachments List' view to verify! Thanks for reminding me of that. I was using the Edit>Attach File option. I ASSumed it was attached, so was surprised when it didn't show up in my iOS tasks. I used the option-drag you suggested and it worked very well. Thanks.

I have to admit being a little disappointed that OG hasn't figured a way to make their own file types (OG, OO, OP) editable/savable from within the program. I realize that Apple sandboxes apps...but Smileonmymac has found a way around that with TextExpander. You'd think OG would be able to do something like this with their own apps too.
 
 


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