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Using DEVONthink to catalog my own writing

Okay you DT ninjas out there, I need some advice. I've been thinking about using DT to catalog all of my writing. The more stuff I write in articles, papers, blog posts, journals, etc, the more I think I'm repeating myself, or could build off of something I've written before. What would be the best way to set this up in DT? I don't think I completely understand the distinction between "importing" files and "indexing" them.

I also read this article by Steven Johnson, and I got the idea that DT works best with smaller snippets of text, not whole articles or papers. This will be okay if I'm just dropping in blog posts, but will it be worth it to go to the trouble of splitting up my longer pieces?

Also, what about writing in DT itself? I've taken notes in there directly, but still hop over to Word to compose. How does it do with formatting, etc? Is it a viable replacement for Word itself? I'd love to have an excuse to ditch Office altogether.

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Matt Wood is a writer, former IT drone, sometime realtor, and full-time stay-at-home dad. He and his family live in Chicago.




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