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Obsidian 1.0

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Posted by MadaboutDana
Nov 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Hot damn! Sounds great – pass me a paper bag, someone… ;-)

Amontillado wrote:
Here’s an interesting plugin - longform, which is for writing stuff in
>sections. Pardon me if this runs a little long. It’s hard to type, keep
>a train of thought running, and hyperventilate with childlike excitement
>into a paper bag, all at the same time.
> >Longform is a little quirky, but not bad.
> >You start by creating a normal folder in Obsidian. Right click on it and
>choose “create Longform project”. This will create a subfolder named for
>your project. You can apparently create as many projects as you want in
>a normal Obsidian folder.
> >There is a new Longform button on the upper toolbar. When you click it,
>you go into a new sidebard for the last Longform project you were in. If
>you click the name of the project you’ll get a dropdown list of all your
>Longform projects in the current vault.
> >There are two kinds of Longform projects. A single file, where Longform
>tracks your writing progress, or a multi file project, which is what has
>my attention.
> >The multi-file Longform sidebar can be reordered with drag and drop,
>which is great. You can also compile the project into a single Markdown
> >Each file in a Longform project is called a scene. A scene can have
>sub-scenes, which can in turn have their own sub-scenes. You might
>consider that acts, chapters, and scenes.
> >When you drag and drop a file/scene, you only move that one file. If you
>want to move its children, they have to be individually moved, and
>proper indentation in the hierarchy is up to you.
> >You delete a project in the Obsidian folder tree, but there are quirks.
>If you delete the project you’re currently in, Longform will revive it.
>You’ll lose the contents of your files, but the empty files will come
> >The rule seems to be don’t delete the project you’re currently in. If
>you have just one project to delete, delete the parent folder it’s in.
>Probably a good idea to use a Longform folder for nothing but Longform
>projects, and it’s probably not a good idea to put a Longform folder
>inside another Longform folder.
> >Outlining is where the hyperventilation kicks in for me. I think
>Longform could serve as a flexible two pane outliner.
> >You can use links and frontmatter however you want in Longform
>notes/scenes/whatever you want to call them. Excalibrain will work fine
>in conjuction with Longform as best I see.
> >Nice stuff.