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PDF Category Missing

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:40 am
by parker446
It just disappeared sometime in the last month or so. I opened the index, looked at the category list, and the PDF category is no longer there.

Just in case I was going crazy and just imagining that there was a PDF category, I checked with another LaunchBar user, and he still has it.

Any suggestions on how to get the PDF category back? Thanks!

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:01 am
by norbert
If there's at least one PDF document in your LaunchBar index, a PDF Documents category will be created automatically. The Categories indexing rule just reflects what's currently in your index.

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:35 pm
by parker446
I've got over 5000 PDF documents in the index, but it looks as if it is recognizing them as Preview documents rather than PDF documents. I've attached a screenshot from my index. Any way to make LB treat these as PDF documents for the purpose of a PDF category? Thanks!

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Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:32 pm
by norbert
parker446 wrote:it looks as if it is recognizing them as Preview documents rather than PDF documents

How are these documents recognized in Finder's Get Info window? Which "Kind" is displayed there?

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:07 pm
by parker446
How are these documents recognized in Finder's Get Info window? Which "Kind" is displayed there?


Portable Document Format (PDF)

Thanks!

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:31 pm
by parker446
Just seeing if you had made any progress on this issue. Thanks!

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:58 pm
by SMario
Same issue here. There isn't a category for "Portable Document Format (PDF)".

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:51 am
by majormauser2
Yup I was surprised when I saw this I thought it was just me I said the same thing..... No PDF?? wow.

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:29 pm
by SMario
In the final 5.0.1. there is still no PDF in the categories. :(

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:28 am
by jsturtridge
Mine are showing up under the category of "Preview Documents" and as per the other posters - there's no "Portable Document Format (PDF)" category.

(I guess this is because people are using SL which has now changed the whole "which app opens which document using creator codes" thing ...)

J.

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:53 pm
by norbert
We’ve now found the cause for this problem. It’s due to a bug in Mac OS X related to translating filename extensions into human readable file types. LaunchBar already includes a workaround for this, but our workaround apparently fails if you’ve turned off the “Show all filename extensions” option in Finder Preferences > Advanced.

We are working on an improved solution for this problem. In the meantime you might turn on “Show all filename extensions” in Finder.

Re: PDF Category Missing

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:50 pm
by jsturtridge
Thanks, norbert!

J.