5379Re: Spotlight for non-".wpd" extensions
- Sep 18, 2008Hi Gero!
Good to hear from you. Sorry for this late reply but I was away for a
couple of weeks.
The Open WP Files applet now in beta is a nice adjunct for your
Spotlight indexing plug-in. Spotlight can index and search anything in
the SS Unix folder, and the applet will open the file on the SS side.
I'm updating other stuff for SS. I just about have finished a new version
of Citations, a bibliography/footnote/reference manager that I think is the
equal to Endnote, integrates seamlessly with WordPerfect and, in this
new version, includes a runtime database - the Filemaker program is no
longer needed! Also makes it run easily in SS.
I have not been able to get your DocCompare to work, probably because
I'm illiterate in PERL. This is the most advanced document tracking utility
available, which makes a difference in serious, e.g. academic or legal,
word processing. I'd be grateful for any advice you (or anyone) has.
--- In email@example.com, "gero_herrmann" <gero_herrmann@...> wrote:
> I have not tested on Leopard so far, but in principle Spotlight
> plugins are able to function independently of whether an
> application that owns the file types to be indexed is installed,
> and consequently of whether Classic is installed or not.
> The WP Spotlight plugin contains an "Exported Type Declaration" for
> a Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) for WordPerfect Mac
> files, "com.corel.wordperfect.doc". To see whether a
> WordPerfect file has become assocciated with this UTI as
> required, execute the command
> mdimport -nd2 /path/to/document
> and look for "kMDItemContentType". Does it show the value
> Is Nisus Writer Pro installed on your machine, or another application
> configured to open WordPerfect files?
> Gero Herrmann
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