I’m trying to rescue a bunch of notes I had in an app I used to use a long time ago before I started with TB. The app was called Notebook (by Circus Ponies). The format of those notes was some mixture of XML files and embedded rtf so you would think it would not be difficult to recover the contents.
I’ve struggled for a long time trying to find a way of converting the Notebook documents into another format. Luckily I had exported all my documents in other formats. The most convenient format is HTML since I don’t have to deal with the complex structure of the folders and XML files in the OPML exports.
I thought it would be very simple to just create a TB document and drag all the HTML docs into it. I don’t understand why but TB really struggles to import these HTML docs. I tried dragging 10 docs at a time but TB crashed or just showed the beach ball for a long time. Then I tried dragging just two or three docs at a time. This was a bit better but by no means solved the problem.
I just have a TB document with three HTML files imported. When I try to visualize the contents of a note by clicking the title in the outline, I get a beach ball that lasts for quite while before I’m able to see the note.
Has anybody experienced similar problems? These are well-formed HTML documents. I have no problems opening them with any of the browsers I use. I don’t understand why it is so difficult for TB to handle them.