Michael, I’ve already do much of my work inside EF, and I’m determined to do more. I have five kinds of stationery documents so far.
• TableText file
• Scrivener project
• TeXShop document
• NoteTaker notebook
• TextEdit rtfd file
(Nisus Writer Pro is my standard rtf app, but I like TextEdit files because they have a much smaller footprint. Also, I can embed QuickVoice recordings in an rtfd file and annotate the recordings too.)
I have encountered only one serious problem:
TeXShop documents need their own folder, because TS needs some auxiliary files and creates others during each typesetting run. I don’t want to see these extra files.
My solution has been to
• Create an EF library project folder tha contains notes, source documents and references
• Make the TeXShop folder a subfolder of project folder and keep it closed almost all the time.
• Create a Smart Search which shows only the TeXShop subfolder files that I want to see.
This doesn’t work so well in practice, because in the EF Browser window, the Smart Search cannot appear adjacent to the project folder
So I request: a script to “hide” selected items in the browser listing. The script would
• copy those items via a shell script to a temporary location
• “tell” EF to “move” the originals to the EF trash
• copy the items from the temp location back into the original location
I find it easy to reverse the process by hand, although a script might be handy. I keep all the project import folders in Finder sidebar. Therefore I can easily move any “hidden” item to the appropriate import folder and, within EF, move it anywhere I want.