Warning to new Users
I was just SHOCKED to learn that adding TABBLES to a file , changes the DATE MODIFIED date on my WINDOWS EXPLORE usage / I now have folders with ALL dates reset to NOW !
seems as TABBLES adds a TAG to each file / which – effects the last date modified
dates are a CRUCIAL data item for me !
so. after I finished ‘venting’
I discovered another option in my Explorer columns selection called
Last Date Saved
not sure if that option (Date Saved) is in all versions of windows or other OS
(I am now using win 8.1)
hence the Warning to others
seems as tags are added to MS Office files only?
ie so far, not to PDF or JPG
not sure if adding tags to just SOME filetypes is a good or bad idea (IMHO)
@AndreaKeymaster3 years, 1 month ago
yes we’re adding metadata inside words documents when they get tagged, check the attachment to see how to look at the metadata.
We did this on request of a large customer, please let me know if we can help you further.
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the purpose of writing the tags inside the documents themselves is not lose tags if you send/receive office documents via email.
Yes, it would be nice to have this feature for all files, not only for office documents. Unfortunately, it is not easy.
but for a thought
if it only works for office and not others
then might be a lot of work for not total value ?
what is benefit of emailing files with tags?
will only work if sending to some one using Tabbles?
can you just inform them of the tags if they want to know ??
just my 2 cents 😯
This feature was asked by a (big) customer. They send tagged files via email to external collaborators who do not use Tabbles. Then the files come back and the tags must be preserved.
it took me nearly an hour to try to learn why back
BackUp / SYNC program was going CRAZY !
then I recalled that Tabbles add Tags INSIDE files
this is REAL BAD for version control by date
I suggest you make this an option
(default – no tags)
I am sure MOST users do not care about preserving tags in emails
and for those that do, then are ready to click the option
I now have files archived for over 20 years that all not show the same DATES ???????
HOW CAN THIS BE A DESIRED FEATURE
Optional? Why not. We’ll do it.
<span style=”text-decoration:underline;”><str</span>ong>THANKS !
let me know when – SO I can tabble more of my archives !
(also – let me know if you need any beta testing !)
@MaurizioKeymaster3 years ago
The option is now available in Tabbles 3.0.46. You can download it.
menu -> options -> write tags in metadata
@TheeDragonParticipant3 years ago
already done ! 😎
@briezeMember3 years ago
Does Tabble write Keywords to PDF files? or can it be added as a feature? This would make it very useful for searching outside of Tabble (For eg. Windows search)
PS, versioning by Last Update time is very brittle since lots of actions can update the timestamp on a file. Some options to consider – Use Created Time instead of Last update time, add the created date to the file name, use a generic sequence number – Like camera’s add to photo’s, or ideally – use an actual version control system like Git, or Subversion.
@MaurizioKeymaster3 years ago
Tabbles does not alter PDF files, only Office files. Writing PDF files is surprisingly difficult. There don’t seem to be reliable libraries (APIs) for doing that. We tried 3 different libraries and they only support old PDF versions. And in rare cases they even destroy the PDF.
Bottom line: if we are to develop this, we will need to find a company which needs the feature and funds the development.
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