It has taken me a while to get up to speed with Hook. I have certainly been pleased with it and from the torrent of questions and comments that I have made here on the forums, I have not understood everything all at once.
Now I am beginning to look at an important feature shown in the Hook intro videos, using Hook to create a notes application for a project. This is done of course using the “Link To New” menu and selecting one of the apps shown in the menu.
It looks like I can create a custom template for using a note taking app that is not already in the default menu. I am using NVAlt so that is what I want to put in the menu. In preferences, selecting “Open Templates in Finder” shows me a grouping of the default files that are in the “Link To New” menu. I don’t see instructions however on how to create this file format so that I can place an NVAlt Notes template in that folder. I will probably remove and archive most of the rest of those files unless they become necessary at some future date.
ADDED: I followed a help web address in the templates folder to here.
It said that,
- if your favourite file-creating app is not listed in “Link to New” menu, try creating a blank file with the app and storing it in the custom template folder.
The problem doing this with NVAlt is that NVAlt can either store its files as a database, or store them as text files. I store them as text files. But none of these text files, as far as I am aware, are actually NVAlt documents.
So, how then do I set up this template with a go to NVAlt option?