NWP, Linkback and Bento

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brifer
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NWP, Linkback and Bento

Post by brifer »

Yep, three in one.
Having bought Bento as a very good replacement for the aged AppleWorks DB, and not really wishing to go further into FileMaker Pro, watching a couple of demonstrations brought back faint memories of LinkBack.
Bento does display similar abilities so I wonder what is the latest news on LinkBack and NWP?

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I'm not sure there is any news to be had, as NWP already has LinkBack support. Do you have any questions about NWP or any feature requests for LinkBack?

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NWP, Linkback and Bento

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I'm not sure there is any news to be had, as NWP already has LinkBack support. Do you have any questions about NWP or any feature requests for LinkBack?
Fine; I will need to brush-up on LinkBack then and see if Bento and NWP can be used together.

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Probably not. LinkBack is not intended as a way for applications to exchange database style information in the tradition of record producers/consumers. Also, NWP's support is limited to hosting images with attached LinkBack data, eg: a diagram produced in a modeling program.

In what capacity did you want to use Bento with NWP?

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Post by brifer »

martin wrote:Probably not. LinkBack is not intended as a way for applications to exchange database style information in the tradition of record producers/consumers. Also, NWP's support is limited to hosting images with attached LinkBack data, eg: a diagram produced in a modeling program.

In what capacity did you want to use Bento with NWP?
I have not yet played with Bento other than review its contents from AddressBook and iCal.
This is theoretical for me at the moment; I just wondered if there was some sort of compatibility between them because the concept seemed similar.
Bringing information into NWP from a Bento file in table format could be useful so that changes would be reflected.
Extending this idea, could Numbers tables and charts be reflected in NWP?

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Post by xiamenese »

You can export from Bento to CSV and open that in Tables. From Tables, you can select, copy and paste into Nisus, which gives you tab-delimited rows and you can use "Convert to Table" to turn it into a Nisus Table. You can do the same thing using Numbers, what you can't do with Numbers is round-trip.

If you use Tables, you can copy a range of cells in a Nisus table and paste into a Tables sheet. You could then export that to CSV and import it into Bento. I know that works, 'cos I've done the latter part. If you copy a range of cells in Nisus and paste them into a Numbers sheet, all the data goes into the first column.

HTH

Mark

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