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TheeDragonParticipantAugust 10, 2014 at 12:01 pmPost count: 48
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
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 10, 2014 at 12:53 pmPost count: 48
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)
WriteMyResearchPaperParticipantJuly 1, 2022 at 8:39 amPost count: 1
AndreaKeymasterAugust 10, 2014 at 6:11 pmPost count: 957
MaurizioKeymasterAugust 10, 2014 at 10:16 pmPost count: 100
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.
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 11, 2014 at 1:18 amPost count: 48
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 😯
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 11, 2014 at 11:38 amPost count: 48
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 23, 2014 at 8:02 pmPost count: 48
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
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 24, 2014 at 5:00 pmPost count: 48
<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 !)
TheeDragonParticipantAugust 28, 2014 at 3:08 pmPost count: 48
already done ! 😎
briezeMemberSeptember 17, 2014 at 6:54 pmPost count: 1
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.
MaurizioKeymasterSeptember 17, 2014 at 10:00 pmPost count: 100
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.
a1d254_6ParticipantMarch 8, 2022 at 12:56 pmPost count: 14
But this apparently can be done pretty easily with Meta File Association (tagging pdfs and other files)? https://github.com/Dijji/FileMeta/wiki
Why can’t Tabbles use that method in its own tagging processes for non MS Office files?
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