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5.2.5   New Record ‣ Open Stationery Folder

EagleFiler has built-in support for creating new plain text and RTF files. The stationery feature lets you create other types of new files from within EagleFiler. Additionally, your stationary items do not have to be empty documents; they can be templates with some text, images, or formatting already added. For example, some possible stationary items are:

Adding Stationery Items

Choose Open Stationery Folder to have EagleFiler open the Stationery folder in the Finder. Whichever files you put in the Stationery folder become available in the File ‣ New Record menu and in the toolbar. You can also put whole folder hierarchies in the Stationery folder, e.g. if you often need to create subfolders with a particular structure.

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can assign keyboard shortcuts for your stationery items from the Keyboard pane in System Settings. Click on Application Shortcuts and then click the + button to add your own shortcut.

Setting Stationery Metadata

You can edit the stationery file in the Finder in order to control the metadata that EagleFiler assigns when creating a new record from the stationery. For example, you can assign a label or add Spotlight comments. The new record will have the same label as the stationery file, and the Spotlight comments will control the tags and notes.

For example, to set the tags to “journal” and “draft” and the note to “This is the note.”, set the Spotlight comments to:

&journal &draft This is a note.

The Writing Stationery Scripts section describes how you can use AppleScript to create even more powerful stationery items.

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