Export to a CV File

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srdiamond15
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Export to a CV File

Post by srdiamond15 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:04 am

It seems to me every pim should provide for export of a plain text version of a topic (to use the myinfo3 term) to a cv file. And to import such a file. Then if the user decides to change pims, he will only lose formatting, and won't have to copy it document per document.
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matneh
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Post by matneh » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:34 am

I believe this feature is already there (at least in MyInfo 3):

File->Export

and choose "Classic .HEAD". This is a text format that is very generic, search the web for more information about this format.

srdiamond15
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Post by srdiamond15 » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:59 pm

Regarding the "classic .HEAD" format, a web search does not confirm that this is a generic format. In fact it rather looks to me like a format specific to More and maybe a few other products. My offhand guess is that anoher Mac outliner, Acta, is the other, but this is pure speculation.

Whether export to a cv file is the way to go is more controversial than I realized. It is said that the trend favors XML as the universal format.
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Post by matneh » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:01 pm

Well MyInfo 3 has plug-in capability anyway, which means someone can write an export to XML plug-in once the SDK is released.

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