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Add file references to anyone's Address Book entry
Authored by: el bid on Feb 11, '06 12:36:51PM

Filename -> Spotlight -> File Location seems overly klugatious to me, but if you're going to go that route, why not keep it flexible by entering the filename into the Note field. That way you can easily keep multiple filenames (eg phone recordings) with short notes beside them to remind you what they're about.

When you want to access the file, just highlight the filename and hit Shift-Command-F to bring the filename into Spotlight.

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Related Name not Smart Parameter
Authored by: galaher on Feb 13, '06 09:29:26AM

I've found that I was missing a field that I could define relationships with. For example, families that belong to my daughters school. There cards have nothing in common with which to define a smart group. I used the 'notes' field to add a keyword like "School", but I find that area, which can be edited with out any gui feed back, better suited to a kind of scrapbook or sticky notes use.

When I found that Apple had added the 'related name' field, I was elated and created an Applescript to add custom field called 'Keyword' with a user defined value.

when I went to create smart groups based on the attribute of the 'Keyword' field, I was disappointed to find 'Related names' is not included in the list of fields that can be used to define a smart group. Using 'card' works but also includes any instance of the attribute that's outside of the 'Keyword' field. That defeats the purpose.

Any one have a work around?



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Related Name not Smart Parameter
Authored by: mark hunte on Feb 13, '06 10:12:59AM

try card contains.

Or use 'department'

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Related Name not Smart Parameter
Authored by: galaher on Feb 13, '06 10:07:09PM

Thanks Mark.

I thought of using 'Department' or something like that, but since a record could have multiple associations, I need a field that has a plus sign (can have multiple instances of different keywords in one record). Fooling around a bit, it looks like I could create a custom email address called 'Keyword' and put 'High School' in there. It seems to work, but it's certainly a klug that could have unexpected ramifications.

Still open to suggestions.



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Related Name not Smart Parameter
Authored by: mark hunte on Feb 14, '06 03:12:45AM

For my records, I have started using a custom field in the Related names.
named 'category'
I need to know categories for each record. sport, News, Celeb, et.

so I put a unique entry in the filed. i.e ccSport, ccNews, ccCeleb.

These can be on the same line with a space in between and a + if you want one.
or have a category each.

If I want a smart group for News and Sport I use

All
card contains = ccSport
+
card contains = ccNews





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