I've used Zotfile to rename attachments and move them, so they've now become links.
I want to move them again (into a folder on Dropbox
ZotFile can move new and existing attachments to different locations. You can either store a copy of your attachment files in Zotero, which allows you to sync files to the Zotero server, or move the file to a custom folder and link to that location from Zotero
I juste see youe answer, Joshua. Thanks!
edit: It works fine for me!
1. Add a "ZotFile" submenu in the menu that pops up when an item in the Zotero item pane is right-clicked. This submenu should contain the "Attach New File" and "Manage Attachments" buttons/links (and possible forthcoming new ones...). Look at how "Zutilo" does this.
2. In the "Renaming Rules" of the "Zotfile Preferences" only "Patents" has its own format. I would very much like to have specific formats for "Journal Article", "Conference Paper", "Book" and "Book Section". By the way, there is a typo in the current heading "Format for all item types...": The word "expect" should be replaced by "except".
3. In order to implement what I describe in 2. above, one would need a new wildcard for Editor(s): "%E", say.
Thanks once again for "ZotFile"!
PS. When can we expect v. 2.3 to become available?
In addition to introducing an %E% wildcard for Editor(s) that I suggested earlier, I would also like to see a null wildcard, "%0" say, that can be very handy in certain situations.
Finally, I would like to report what I think is a misfeature and a bug in 2.3Beta. It is related to the functionality of "Zotfile Preferences..."-->"Renaming Rules"-->"Update". A changed naming format for anything but a patent does not have effect unless one hits "OK" to leave the menu and then opens it again. In fact, for a patent hitting "OK" seems not to update the content of the "Update" window at all (whereas the naming of the actual patent attachment file seems to work fine). It would be nice to have an "Apply" button in addition to the "OK" button and the patent update bug fixed (if indeed it is a bug).
This is on Windows pro 64 and on Xubuntu 12.10 using Firefox 18.0.1 on both of these OS's.
both computers are mac s so that is not the problem, however, for organisational reasons I have a different username for one mac so that the folder where the pdfs are stored:
is different because of the different usernames...
is there any work-around here? I have no idea and would be devastated if that could be the end of my happy sync experience...
Relative paths for links are planned and may be in the next major release of Zotero, but the patch hasn't been accepted yet:
(though Dan sounds positive about its general prospects).
I would recommend using stored files instead of linked files.
"Tablet Settings" tab; "Use Zotfile to send and get files from tablet" option; the "Base Folder" can be a dropbox folder. Then you just have to right-click on an item to send it/ get it back from the dropbox folder.
(I'm not using Zotfile's rename and move feature, so I don't know much about it, but it seems to me that using the tablet function for that isn't great, no?)
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I've tried different PDF files (some scanned from existing texts, others created directly from word processors) and have used two different PDF readers (PDF-Xchange and Acrobat Reader). When I manually copy the text it comes through fine. I even loaded a file into
and the copying worked fine there too.
I understand that there is a problem with pdf.js. Is there any work-around to make this command function properly? Is there a way of creating the PDFs so that the text can be extracted properly?
In other cases, even pdf.js is still at fault, e.g.: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/issues?labels=4-text-selection&page=1&state=open
How did you create those PDFs?
Is there a way of creating PDFs which would avoid this problem?
Basically I set up a fake user using the user name of my other computer and put the symbolic link into the folder of the fake user account where it is on the other mac. That solved the problem.
However one question I might ask: why would you prefer stored files over linked files?
I use zotfile to rename them and store them in folders - combined with quicksilver and its mindblowing file manipulation features ;) this is a very powerful pdf-storage system!!
The Library folder I keep in sync with dropbox - with macdropany - works perfectly!
Now with symbolic links all my problems melted away...
The thing I don't like about stored files of zotero is that it stores them in cryptic folders and under cryptic names... and when I search for the pdf but don't want to use zotero (like with quicksilver, finder, whatever..) then I've got a problem, right?
While files are stored in cryptic folders using storage, Zotero does automatically give them reasonable names (or you can have Zotfile rename them while leaving them in storage - the difference really is a matter of taste) and if you want them in a human-accessible place you can easily enough set-up a virtual folder with all PDFs in one place (no folder structure, though), so no, you don't really have a problem if you want to find a PDF with Finder or Quicksilver.
Obviously YMMV and dropbox/ZotFile may be a perfectly suitable solution for your purposes.
I'm using Zotero Standalone 126.96.36.199 and Zotfile 2.2.4 on Mac OS X Lion (10.7).
I'm also using the feature where the files are moved to a specified folder and linked in Zotero. I'm not storing them in the Zotero db.
Are you referring to the message in the General Settings tab of the ZotFile prefs? That's true that "move" is not accurate in this description.
I'd like to use Poppler to extract PDF annotations. I'm on a mac, running Zotero standalone. Unfortunately, when I go to 'Advanced Settings' and click on the button to install Poppler, it changes to "Downloading Poppler Tool...", which never actually completes. Is this a known bug? I've tried this many times over several weeks, and Poppler has never been installed. Is there some way to download and install the Poppler tool manually? This would be a big help to me. Thanks!
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I'm using Firefox 18.0.2
I hope you can help me.
The error occurs when I try to manually attach a file to a bibliography of my Zotero library and also, when I add a bibliography automatically from the icon located on the navigation bar.
The plugin can not rename my files, or store them in folders that I pointed out, showing the error I indicated above.
Probably because it does not support zotfile firefox 18.
I would like the plugin author could find out this error.
When I try to use %F as part of a subfolder, what returns is a folder called "F" and not a folder with LastNameFirstInitial.
Is this a bug?
I'm printing to PDF from a webpage with the relevant entry selected in Zotero, but nothing happens, not even a notification or error message.