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PDF to Caboodle

I really like the "Save PDF to Caboodle” function. However, I’m trying to limit the copying of entire files to Caboodle to improve/maintain speed. This, according to you, means I copy an alias of the PDF to Caboodle and keep the original in a folder elsewhere.

Would it be possible to set up an automation of this operation as an alternative to the simple Save PDF to Caboodle?

BTW, I keep the original PDFs in files appropriate to their subjects (eg, Banking, or Spacecraft, etc) and thus use Caboodle as a super-index.

Who needs Caboodle 1.3.4?

The blurb for 1.3.4 says that it is for people using Snow Leopard (MacOSX 10.6) which only is necessary for Intel Macs. I use Tiger (MacOSX 10.411) on my PPC G5. Do I need to upgrade to Caboodle 1.3.4?

How can we maximize Caboodle ‘s efficiency?

How can we maximize Caboodle’s efficiency and speed?

Is it better to put lots of data in a single entry (alternative #1) or to create a long series of siblings below a single parent (alternative #2)?

It would obviously be easier to search using alternative #2, but does that format slow things down as I increase the amount of information I’m storing vs alternative #1?

Is there a maximum practical size for a Caboodle file? How will I know when I’m approaching it? What can I do in that case?

Thanks for some really useful software.


Alternative #1:
Info date #1

Info data #2


Alternative #2

+Child #1 = Info data #1
+Child #2 = Info data #2
+ [more children/siblings]

How does Caboodle use RAM?

As I understand it, Caboodle is designed to reside completely in RAM when it is being used. Is this true?

This could possibly create a problem -- since I launch Caboodle at start. If Caboodle is in RAM (I have 3GB), what happens when another app. wants to use some of that RAM? Right now CB is listed as “inactive” even though I have its window open. Does this mean it’s not using any RAM?

Undo Issues

Undo seems to be broken in Caboodle, at least for me. The Undo menu item is still there, and when I press Command-Z it lights up as if activating, but nothing ever gets undone. This occurs both using the keyboard shortcut and the menu item.

Seems like a major enough error that perhaps something with my particular install has gone wonky, but thought I would float this out there to see if anybody else had a similar experience.

This is particular vexing for me as I'm still struggling with the text field "automatically turn everything into a numbered list "feature"" (which from previous discussions seems more Cocoa-based and not Caboodle-based). So when the application spontaneously converts by 50 line entry into a numbered list, I can't use Undo to cancel this behavior, and need to remove the numbering from every line one by one.


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