ok - i am deeply interested yet deeply confused by tinderbox. i can tell it will be great for me once i can make some general steps forward. so i have some questions that may be really basic. please forgive me.
do notes and attributes overlap? e.g. let’s say i have 2 user attributes, person and theme. i make a note about a doc, z, that is about theme x and deals with person y. so but theme x and person y also have their own dedicated notes. can, for example, the note for theme x automatically contain an alias of the note for doc z, simply because i assigned note for doc z the attribute theme x? am i describing an agent? can an agent also have attributes? i’m sorry if this is confusing.
i have documents in devonthink that have tags representing the date, all in this format - YYYY-MM-DD. is there a way for tbx to process those tags as a date attribute? (subquestion to this question: in general, is there a document that explains how dt tags work in tinderbox? like, some of the tags in the doc i could drag in might be a person, another might be a theme, another might be a place. i just am too overwhelmed to even begin, even though i’m just starting with a few.)
this goes back to question 1. so i guess i’m not really sure what should be an attribute and what should be a note, because frankly everything in this book feels like both. theme would be a good example. i definitely want it to be an attribute, and i also want it to be a container. i’m writing a book that features like 300 people, 10 main ideas (chapters), 10 secondary ideas (featured throughout the chapters) and then another 25 or so recurring policies that also feature throughout the chapter. Note: I am NOT trying to do all this at once on tinderbox. but is there anyone who has written a book like this who can guide me somewhat on how they structure things?