To capture the entire library, I have to ‘select all’ inside the 2nd window (which lists all entries), which then produces a file that is about the correct size. But this makes me wonder if this included my protocol files, as well as meeting and stickies files (I don’t use them yet but might in the future).
Indeed, the export is done on the selected documents, which is what is done in the middle pane. And to be clear, that means all your entries, not just experiments. But of course, if you select ‘Experiments’ in the sidebar, then you’ll get only your experiments, etc. For protocol export, you’d need to select Protocols in the side bar.
Note that it was also true in Findings 1: export all would only be for either entries or protocols, not both.
I see why you wanted it to make it more flexible, but personally, I think I preferred the way it was set up in Findings1 (the simple choice to select “all experiments in library” in the drop down menu) : )
That’s definitely a good point. I’ll see if I can bring it back in some way or form.
It looks like what you really want anyway is another backup of your library. The ‘findings’ archive is really a zip file of all the
fdprotocol files in your library. Hence, making a zip file of the ‘Default’ folder produces the same output. In fact, you can drag that zip file into the Findings icon of another machine to import all the content there. You can even rename the zip file with the ‘findings’ extension, and it 's safe: you can double-click it and it will open in Findings, which will properly import it.
So maybe what I need is to provide in the app a ‘Backup Library’ menu item to offer just that functionality, in just 1 click… What do you think?