ZotFile Version History

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Version 3.2 597.5 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later

- **Goto annotation in pdf**

This is not really a new feature but with two recent changes in Zotero (see [this](https://github.com/zotero/zotero/pull/450) and [this](https://github.com/zotero/zotero/pull/452) pull request), it became much more useful! Simply click on the link that is part of your extracted annotations, and zotfile will open the pdf on the page with the annotation. The feature now works on Windows as well (thanks to aurimasv) and I have added support for Skim on Mac. Check out the [documentation](http://zotfile.com/index.html#extract-pdf-annotations) for some more details.

- **Improved extraction of annotation**

This version includes three improvements for the extraction of annotations. First, the extraction is now based on the most recent pdf.js version ([here](https://github.com/jlegewie/pdf.js/tree/extract-v3) is my fork with the modified version of [pdf.js](https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js) used in zotfile). With this update, zotfile should work with more pdfs. Second, the extraction is now about 40-60% faster (depending on the pdf) thanks to some improvements in the extraction code. Third, the extraction now runs in the background so that Zotero is not blocked while annotations are extracted.

- Improved information windows
- Improved renaming function (avoids re-indexing of linked attachments)
- New wildcards for editors (`%d`, `%D`, `%L`, `%l`)
- Fix bug with unnecessary suffix after multiple renames of same file

Version 3.1 546.1 KB Works with Firefox 18.0 and later

- New zotfile webpage at www.zotfile.com (please update links)
- User-defined wildcards
- watch folder now adds an attachment and retrieves metadata if no file is selected
(change message, change version)
- fix pdf.js issue with some pdf annotation (see here https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/31903/extract-pdf-annotations-message-hangs-on-linuxubuntu/#Comment_177201)
- New hidden preferences for duration of info windows (`info_window_duration` and `info_window_duration_clickable`)
- The `%w` wildcard now maps to the correct field for most item types
- The `%u` wildcard as redundant (use `%y` instead)
- Choose the number of authors to display when truncating authors during renaming (thanks to bwiernik)
- fix problem that small info window does not disappear

Version 3.0.3 548.4 KB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

- fix for issue with showing website on every restart
- fix for issue when adding new attachment

Version 3.0.2 548.4 KB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

Small fixes mainly for Italian translation, restriction of saved searches and renaming based on collections.

Version 3.0.1 547.3 KB Works with Firefox 16.0 and later

- Improved extraction of annotation
- Goto annotation in pdf
- Tablet feature: Restrict saved search for tablet files to sub-folders
- Tablet feature: Support of colored tags in Zotero 4
- Italian localization (thanks to Roberto Caviglia)
- Remove empty sub-folders when getting files from tablet
- Fix alert window (headline was missing in Zotero 4)
- Fix automatic renaming option "Only ask if..."
- Fix for zotfile item menu on Zotero as a tab

(see https://github.com/jlegewie/zotfile#changes-in-30 for more details)

Version 2.3.5 438.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.6.13 and later

- fix that problem that only the first annotation on page was extracted

Version 2.3.4 438.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- fix compatibility with FF 20 and Zotero 4

Version 2.3.1 438.6 KB Works with Firefox 3.6.13 and later

- bug fix for subfolders based on wildcards
- adding attachments from watched folder now works when child item is selected
- language improvements for French and German

Version 2.3 438.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- enhanced renaming rules (thanks to Midnighter):
1) Optional wild-cards: `{-%y}` only includes `-` if `%y` is defined.
2) Exclusive wild-cards: `%s|%j` journal abbr. or if not defined full journal name.
(for examples see below)
- additional wild-cards for author formating (author initials `%I` and lastnameF `%F`), pages (`%f`) and short title (`%h`)
- watch source folder for new files:
Whenever the focus changes to the item list in Zotero, Zotfile checks for new files in the source folder. If a new file was added to the folder, zotfile uses a clickable, non-disruptive window to ask the user whether s/he wants to attach that file to the currently selected Zotero item.
- revised auto rename with additional options
(four options: Never, Always ask, Only ask if item has other atts, Always rename. The 'asking' uses a clickable, non-disruptive window that appears in the bottom right corner - same as previous info window but clickable)
- revised notifications and error handling
- Zotfile translation to German (thanks to wuffi) and French (thanks to gracile-fr)
- Allow periods as delimiter in filenames (thanks to jjatria)
- new option: "lower case" filenames (thanks to jjatria)
- new option: disable renaming so that attachments are only moved (hidden: `.disable_renaming`)
- new option: set opening and closing quotation mark for extracted annotations (hidden: `.openingQuotationMarks`, `.closingQuotationMarks`)
- new option: remove periods from filenames (hidden: `removePeriods`)
- bug fix: download of poppler tool was broken
- bug fix: preview of renaming rules for Unix and Windows
- bug fix: sending to and getting from tablet deleted note content

Version 2.2.4 406.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6.13 and later

- fix bug in last update that always showed "web attachment" message

Version 2.2.3 406.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6.4 and later

- bug fix: check whether selected attachments are valid (no top-level item, no web attachments and attachment exists)
- bug fix: editing custom folder created error if user had maximum number of custom folders

Version 2.2.2 406.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- Add option to change delimiter between multiple authors (thanks to gracile-fr)

Version 2.2.1 406.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- bug fix for moving tablet files to different subfolders

Version 2.2 405.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- New feature: automatic renaming of attachment files (thanks to Robin Wilson)
- Bug fix: zotfile produced error when trying to move open files on Windows (thanks to Dominik)

Version 2.1 404.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- Important: the tag for tablet files was changed from '_READ' to '_tablet'
- New saved search for modified files on tablet

(updates automatically, replaces 'Scan Tablet Files' function, which has been removed)
- Zotfile menu items only appear for bibliographic items and attachments (not for notes)
- Bug fix: allow the extraction of annotations in group libraries
- Other bug fixes

Version 2.0 402.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

- Sync Zotero Attachments with your iPad or Android tablet
- Extract Annotations from PDF Files
- redesigned preference pane
- many more features and bug fixes

Version 1.6.4 16.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Compatible with Zotero Standalone
(for instructions see http://www.columbia.edu/~jpl2136/zotfile.html#install)
- restore selection after renaming of attachments
- cleaned preference window
- %y is now the issue date for patents
- Bug resolved: Rename Existing Attachment created 2 as a suffix if filename did not changed

Version 1.6.3 16.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Bug: The 'Rename Existing Attachment' function selects the correct zotero item after renaming
- Bug: The 'Rename Existing Attachment' function preserves tags assigned to the attachment item and the attachment note
- Bug: confirmation for attaching new file now contains the correct filename
- Bug: Preview renaming rule in preference dialog corrected

Version 1.6.2 16.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- preview of renaming rules in preference pane
- %A for first letter of author (useful for subfolders)
- %T for item type (localized)
- option to turn smart truncation off
- option to only batch rename attachments from life of file types (default is true)
- Bug: Rename Existing attachments skips broken attachments
- Bug: improved smart truncation of title

Version 1.6.0 15.4 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

ATTENTION: Some preference default values have changed so that might have to change their preferences or get prompted by zotfile.

- Preference dialog (Actions -> Zotfile Preferences)
- User can now set the filetypes that are considered by zotfile (default: pdf,doc,txt,rtf)
- Zotfile can now attach all files in source folder (available through preferences)
- New preference for attaching a new file: Use FF download folder
- New preference for renaming option: truncation after . , ?
- New preference for renaming option: add user input to automatically generated filename
- renaming behavior: smart tuncation does not cut of word

Version 1.5.7 10.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- Bug fix: 'Attach New File' now works with group libraries (always imports files because linked attachments do not exist in group libraries)
- Bug fix: double zotfile menu entries removed (for zotero 2.1)

Version 1.5.5 9.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- renaming of individual attachments
- more flexible functions that can be used by other plugins

Version 1.5.1 19.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later

- now works with both zotero 2.0 and 2.1b