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Copy/Paste or Drag/Drop Search Results as List [message #430] Mon, 10 October 2016 02:35 Go to next message
Jeffrey Weimer
Messages: 4
Registered: October 2016
Junior Member
I'm using FoxTrot to search PDF journal articles. I would like to drag+drop
the search results as a text list rather than as the PDF files themselves.
Can this be done?

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Copy/Paste or Drag/Drop Search Results as List [message #431 is a reply to message #430] Mon, 10 October 2016 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jeffrey Weimer
Messages: 4
Registered: October 2016
Junior Member
I am also trying to solve my problem using a Service created in Automator. The Service takes the selection and returns the list of file names. I cannot get the Service to appear using FoxTrot. It works at the Finder level. I can see other services that take files/folders as input (A Better Finder Rename or Compress with BetterZip). Why is FoxTrox "locked out" to accept Services that accept files/folders as input?
Re: Copy/Paste or Drag/Drop Search Results as List [message #432 is a reply to message #431] Mon, 10 October 2016 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CTM info
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Registered: September 2009
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Hello,

FoxTrot is not specifically “locked out”, I would instead say that we probably have not specifically implemented support for Services on a selection from the list. But this is a good suggestion, and certainly the first time it has been made as far as I remember, so we have to make a note of it.

Kind regards,

jean michel/ctm qa

> On Oct 10, 2016, at 4:29 PM, Jeffrey Weimer wrote:
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> I am also trying to solve my problem using a Service created in Automator. The Service takes the selection and returns the list of file names. I cannot get the Service to appear using FoxTrot. It works at the Finder level. I can see other services that take files/folders as input (A Better Finder Rename or Compress with BetterZip). Why is FoxTrox "locked out" to accept Services that accept files/folders as input?
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Re: Copy/Paste or Drag/Drop Search Results as List [message #433 is a reply to message #432] Tue, 11 October 2016 16:21 Go to previous message
Jeffrey Weimer
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Registered: October 2016
Junior Member
Thanks. I'd much appreciate this. Indeed, I must go so far as to ask that
you provide Applescript support to get selected items as a list with
properties {rank, name, excerpt, location, ...}.

I am very interested to interface FoxTrot with other apps in order to
collect snapshots of information rapidly. Right now, I am limited to a
(painfully) slow, one-shot review of my database, with only static images
of the content using screen captures as collection points. It feels as
though I am doing my work using Windows XP. :-/

On Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2:26:45 PM UTC-4, foxtrot-search wrote:
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> Hello,
>
> FoxTrot is not specifically “locked out”, I would instead say that we
> probably have not specifically implemented support for Services on a
> selection from the list. But this is a good suggestion, and certainly the
> first time it has been made as far as I remember, so we have to make a note
> of it.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> jean michel/ctm qa
>
>> On Oct 10, 2016, at 4:29 PM, Jeffrey Weimer > wrote:
>>
>> I am also trying to solve my problem using a Service created in
> Automator. The Service takes the selection and returns the list of file
> names. I cannot get the Service to appear using FoxTrot. It works at the
> Finder level. I can see other services that take files/folders as input (A
> Better Finder Rename or Compress with BetterZip). Why is FoxTrox "locked
> out" to accept Services that accept files/folders as input?
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