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    Default Looking for a document manager

    i have a lot of text files, PDF's, CHM's that i need to arrange for easier access. right now i'm just "filing" them in directories.

    I tried to use Calibre but it's designed to use with eReaders, exporting to ebook formats. The biggest annoyance with Calibre is that it won't open the document with it's related application (PDF with a pdf reader, CHM with Chmsee and so on), but rather open a link in the browser.

    Can any one recommend such software ?

    thank you
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    Default Re: Looking for a document manager

    In KDE Okular will open most formats if you set it as the default application for each format. However, whatever solution you find to organise them will probably be hierarchical in the same way as your file manager's system. For example, I keep all the handouts I have written over the years in a folder called 'Handouts' which is then divided into topics which in turn are sometimes further divided.

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    Default Re: Looking for a document manager

    i have a lot of text files, PDF's, CHM's that i need to arrange for easier access.
    In what way do you wish to manage them? I myself use Akonadi (via KRunner) for that, because it lets me search for a document not only by its filename, but also by its content - *and* it will use the application you have set when you open it. You can also add your own keywords for each file.

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    Default Re: Looking for a document manager

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    In what way do you wish to manage them? I myself use Akonadi (via KRunner) for that, because it lets me search for a document not only by its filename, but also by its content - *and* it will use the application you have set when you open it. You can also add your own keywords for each file.
    Yes, i should have explained that a little better...
    I'm looking for a desktop independent solution, not specific for KDE ( i have a desktop running KDE but i also use a laptop running LXDE). What i would like to have is one "place" to manage all my document, hierarchical levels will make sense they are already ordered like that in the directories. I don't want to use a desktop search, and not Web based.
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    Argoson wrote:

    > and not Web based.
    >

    If you find one I will be interested too. All document management systems I
    have seen so far and run on linux were web based (the non-commercial ones).

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    Tellico (Tellico | A collection manager for KDE) look promising. But it's for KDE. Maybe it's time to get more memory on my laptop and switch to KDE...
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    Argoson wrote:

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    > Tellico ('Tellico | A collection manager for KDE'
    > (http://tellico-project.org/)) look promising. But it's for KDE. Maybe
    > it's time to get more memory on my laptop and switch to KDE...
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    Thank you.
    I think you do not need to switch to kde to use it. It should be enough to
    install the base kde libraries. I will give it a try on a vbox lxde system
    and see if that works.

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    Thank you.
    I think you do not need to switch to kde to use it. It should be enough to
    install the base kde libraries. I will give it a try on a vbox lxde system
    and see if that works.
    Thank you, That's a good idea.
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    A first test on pure gnome (my wife's laptop) shows it works there without
    trouble (just tested a few imported pdf ebooks and articles and the search
    in the online databases to complete missing details). It just needed a few
    kde libs which zypper installed.

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    I checked on a fresh openSUSE 11.4 lxde (default, nothing special).
    "zypper in tellico" adds about 130 MB of kde dependencies. If that is no
    problem for you the software works like a charm afterwards. You can reduce
    it a bit by "zypper in --no-recommends tellico tellico-lang" it reduces then
    to about 60 MB.

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