Can I ask something that (if I remember correctly) came up in the weekendly meetings, but I could not find on the forum?
Since (I think) the Tinderbox 9.5.2 release there has been some new functionality (according to the “What’s new?” info box), namely that one can
assign prototypes with # in the note name
assign places with @ in the note name
I would ask whether the next release could make that behaviour optional (e.g. with a preference setting per document)?
Two days ago, I tried to create a number of references to Bookmarks records into Tinderbox, and was driven crazy by Tinderbox’s refusal to accept my input. It would rewrite the note name all the time, and I did not understand why.
Turns out that the reason was my Bookends citation format was something like [@Edinger2022], and I only realised the reason for TBX’s behaviour after wondering for a while why the (automatically changed) notes would have Displayed Attributes of latitude and longitude - it was Tinderbox trying to be helpful.
I am sure this shorthand notation can be really helpful, but for some of us this can collide with established notations we use for our own ends, so making that a choice rather than standard behaviour might be a good idea, @eastgate!
Ooops… Sorry, Mark! Thanks for solving my problem immediately
As to my Bookends settings, they’re geared towards writing in Markdown. All this can be set in the “Formats Manager” (one of the more impenetrable parts of Bookends and one where I seem to be able to often - unconsciously - create havoc with my formats…).
Pages like the latter are actually agents. The first big textual section are things from release notes that i felt didn’t warrant editing into specific notes (e.g/. fixes to bug). However new or altered features gain to edit a note. All such notes are noted in the source TBX in user attribute $ChangeRefSet which leads to the list of links at the bottom of the page. Scroll down, and…
I totally accept that any given user might not immediately match a not title to the feature they are after. But, if there was a change it is either in the text part or in one of the link notes so even if you have to look at 3 or 4 I don’t thinking it’s too hard to find. Note: doing a human-made index would likely be as big a job as writing the articles so would need another person, with indexing expertise and a lot of spare time (no takers yet!).
Anyway, HTH and lays bare how I (as aTbRef author) try and signpost new content for everyone. I’m always open to tractable ideas as to how to improve things (within the person-power/skill available).
Thanks. One other useful note if searching for a topic: the aTbRef Site Map. Essentially, you are looking at the exported outline of content. You don’t need to know/remember the outline but as all pages are listed doing Cmd+F in your web browser and searching for a (partial) word you think should in the title of notes of interest, it can act as a sort of index as each item on the page is a link to that page.