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The Database Properties panel defines preferences which are directly related to the database and not to
the application in general. Open the properties panel using File > Database Properties for every open
database including the global inbox.
This part of the properties panel shows the location of the database package as well as additional
Location: Double-click any part of the database location to reveal it in the Finder.
Use as Default Database: Check to open this database every time you open DEVONthink Pro Office.
Create Spotlight Index: Check to make this database available to Spotlight. Checking this option lets
DEVONthink Pro Office create a folder in '~/Library/Cache/Metadata' that Spotlight uses for accessing
the documents in the database. If you feel that this folder got out-of-sync with the database, click
Rebuild to completely recreate this folder from scratch.
When viewing Spotlight results in a window, make sure to have the Show all file extensions option in
Finder's Preferences, Advanced tab unchecked. If this option is checked, the Finder displays the generic
names of the metadata cache files instead of the name of the referenced document.
Starting with version 2.0.6 DEVONthink Pro Office adds information to the Spotlight metadata that
make it possible to preview many file types directly from the Spotlight results window in the Finder.
Supported are text and rich text (RTF and RTFD), image, movie, audio, PDF, HTML, XML, and web
archive files. DEVONthink Pro Office needs to be installed on the machine viewing the Spotlight
results. You may need to rebuild the Spotlight index for this functionality to become available.
Note: Rebuilding the Spotlight index can be, e.g., necessary after copying a database from
one computer to another or after using a third-party utility like DevonSync.
Share Database: Check to make this database searchable and browsable through the web server.
Exclude Groups from Tagging: Excludes all groups in this database from being used as tags.
Ordinary tags can always be added to items using the Tag bar.