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#1 Christopher

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:59 PM

I think this is a small request, but it would be very helpful to me. It would be great if the drop-down "File" menu had an option, "Open recent file." I make workspaces for the various Bible studies I teach, as well as for each Sunday and festival in the liturgical year, and some of them I save on iDisk, while others are on whichever Mac I'm working on, so having an "Open recent" command would simplify things a great deal for me.

Thanks for considering this.

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#2 Lorinda H. M. Hoover

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:25 PM

I would like to see this as well.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:19 PM

I think this is a small request, but it would be very helpful to me. It would be great if the drop-down "File" menu had an option, "Open recent file." I make workspaces for the various Bible studies I teach, as well as for each Sunday and festival in the liturgical year, and some of them I save on iDisk, while others are on whichever Mac I'm working on, so having an "Open recent" command would simplify things a great deal for me.

Thanks for considering this.

+Christopher Esget


While I agree with you on your request, for the situation you're talking about you could simply save the workspace as a "Favorite" and access it quickly that way.

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#4 Lorinda H. M. Hoover

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:30 PM

This works well for some things, but it does not work for some of what I would use Open Recent for.

Like Christopher Esget, I create workspaces for every Sunday in the liturgical year. Since I follow the Revised Common Lectionary, this means we are talking about over 150 workspaces over the course of the 3 year RCL cycle. Having this many workspaces in Favorites would be unworkable.

But there are times when it would be nice to look up last week's workspace. Or I might be working on a sermon and a Bible study over the course of a week; open recent would make it easier to switch back and forth between those workspaces during the week.

I could temporarily add workspaces to Favorites and them remove them, but that is a lot of work for workspaces I'd only need to access for a relatively short period of time.

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#5 Mike Garrity

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:07 PM

I think this is a great idea. I wanted to let you know that there is a way to simulate this function by using Smart Folders (at least in Leopard).

To setup a smart folder that looks for Accordance documents that were opened within the last 3 months I selected the 'Find...' menu item in Finder (command-F).

I chose
kind = com.OakTree.Accordance.document
Last opened date = within last 3 months

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Then I hit the Save button in the upper right and saved this search as Accordance Documents.
This search was saved to user/Library/Saved Searches folder.
I navigated to this folder and dragged 'Accordance Documents' to my sidebar under Places.

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The folders in the Places sidebar are available when you select File > Open.. in Accordance.


I did not experiment with saving searches on other computers but this could be a very flexible workaround while waiting on a future revision of Accordance.

Mike


PS. Lorinda, I am not sure if this works on Tiger (if you have not updated to Leopard yet)

#6 Lorinda H. M. Hoover

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Mike.

It does work in Tiger, with a few caveats:
-When setting the kind, the spinning beach ball appears and stays for a long time while it pulls up all the 'other' options, even when I pasted in the right one. [I finally walked away and did something else for a few minutes to let it work its way through]
-the initial search in the Smart Folder takes well over a minute. Which is why I gave up on smart folders early on. But subsequent searches don't take that long, as long as the search parameters for the Smart Folder aren't changed.
-Accordance crashed once when I tried to open a file using the smart folder. But this was while the smart folder was doing its initial search. Subsequently i was able to get it to work.

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