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3.4   Ways to Import

Many ways to get your files and data into EagleFiler are described in the sections below. If you’ve just installed EagleFiler, make sure that you enable the system service (for importing selected text) and the PDF service (for printing to EagleFiler). There’s also more information in the Importing Web Pages and URLs, Importing Mail, Import Bookmarks…, Import from iPhone Camera, and Import ENEX File… sections.


Usually, the easiest way to import from another application is to press the capture key or the capture with options key. EagleFiler will automatically determine what you have selected or what you’re viewing in the current application, and it will import it into the library. For example, if you’re looking at a Web page in Safari, you can press the capture key to import it as a Web archive. Press the capture with options key if you want to import it and, at the same time, assign tags or choose which folder it will go into. The Applications That Support Capture section describes which applications you can capture from and what will be imported.

Asking for Options

Normally, EagleFiler imports into the top level of the library (Unfiled) and assigns the “unread” tag. In general (with any of the import methods below), you can hold down the Option key when importing to have EagleFiler show you the options window. From there, you can choose which folder to import into, and you can change the tags, label, notes, and other metadata right at the time of import.

Multiple Libraries

If more than one library is open (and you didn’t drag into a specific library’s window), EagleFiler assumes that you meant to import into the current library (the one with the frontmost window). If no library is open, EagleFiler will show a dialog asking you to open one; then you can click the Import button to import the files into that library.

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