I am seeking a standard procedure for doing things right in EF, and have encountered some odd behavior. Perhaps I’m not thinking about it right.
If I open a PowerPoint file in an external viewer, by double-clicking its record in EF, then:
o If I make a minor edit and save, all seems to be well (no error messages, even after quitting EF and reopening, and even looking at the Errors window).
o If I add a page, all is well (again, no error messages)
o Puzzling. So, I click on the record, click on Verify, and now I see a failure. I look at Errors and see the error expected. I click Update Checksum but nothing seems to happen. The error is retained. I quit EF and reopen. Now all is fine again. Should the error have disappeared after clicking Update Checksum, or is there an easy way to clear it? Also, was the earlier absence of an error just a matter of delay time in EF’s checking?
As above, I open the PP file and do some editing.
o If I use Save-As to give it a new name, such as vers2, saving to the same folder, then EF is understandably confused. The file appears in the Finder folder, but it is nowhere to be seen in EF the Records List.
o If I drag the new file that is in the Finder folder to the EF window, EF rejects the import, claiming that the file is already there. Hmm. Am I doing something wrong here? Or is an unfortunate feature?
o The solution: move the file out to the desktop, then into EF. EF is then happy.
(1) what is the best and least-tricky practice for routine work in which one revises and creates a new version of a document in an external viewer?
(2) Is there or can there be some EF functionality to help? For example, I suppose EF could show as an error a file in the Finder folder that has not yet been imported, providing a click button to import it.