|Tags||5Cs Knowledge Management, Attributes, Boarders, Border Bevel, Border Color, Border Dash, Command Line, Demos, Linking, Maps, Migration, Note Naming, Transfer, Watch Folder|
|Video URL||Tinderbox Meetup February 18, 2023 Video - YouTube|
|Example File||1) TBX L - Adjusting Boarders.tbx (119.7 KB), 2) TBX L - Linking Demo.tbx (198.0 KB), 3) map-switch-v1.tbx (197.0 KB), 4) TBX L - Copy Text from Text File.tbx (260.9 KB)|
|Session Chat||TBX Meetup 18FEB23 chat.txt (7.4 KB)|
- Agenda Settings
- Agenda topics
- Strategy and demo for moving notes from one TBX file to another to another
- Manage visual of note board: width, color, dash, bevel
- Demo: Dynamically changing maps with stamp and function
- Demo: Using Command Line to Pull Test into $Text from a Text File
- Making meaning from links: visual links, link types, link operations, transferring data between notes, creating and linking notes
- Quotes of the Day
- More on linking
- Constructing and working with queries
- Writing function to determine with attributes associated with a note have a value, need method for pulling all system attributes, and review of existing method for pulling user generated attributes G
- Review of Apple Script to export notes from Drafts to a TBX Inbox, see Tinderbox Training Video 63- Export Drafts Note to Tinderbox
We briefly discussed strategies for copying notes between Tinderbox files and how to make sure that attributes that have values can get carried into other TBX files, i.e., when the destination TBX file in question does not have the same attributes.
Beyond attribute value, other things to remember are associated prototypes, rules, edits, linked notes, and functions associated with a note.
We discussed how to create visual affordances with border attributes, e.g,
$Border=10; $BorderColor="red"; $BorderBevel="raised"; $BorderDash=2;
We briefly discussed flags and the new capabilities being introduced in the next TBX release.
@mwra demoted a map switcher stamp, i.e., the ability to use a stamp and function to dynamically change the visual elements of a map view.
Making meaning from links: visual links, link types, link operations, transferring data between notes, creating and linking notes
@satikusala provided an overview of links within TBX. We discussed the distinction between a wiki/web hyperlink versus a hypertext linkbase method of hyperlinking (TBX being one of the only solutions that adheres to the later method, i.e., relies on linkbases and link anchors). We discussed the nature of a link, link operations (e.g., text links, parking lot, zip links, manual linking in map view and outline view, automated linking with action code). We also reviewed the use of action code and linkType to have attribute values pass back and forth between notes. On this later point, @satikusala provided a practical example of pulling email address from source notes into other notes. He then demonstrated a command line script to copy these emails to the clipboard with the command line so that he can easily send out emails. Also, demonstrated here was the leverage of templates for reports and export code to publish to LMS systems.
- “not being unencumbered with knowledge”
- “what’s in a name, a lot; naming is hard work.”
- Drafts App
- pTBX L Linking In Tinderbox Part 1](TBX L Linking In Tinderbox Part 1 - YouTube)
- Tinderbox Video - Working with Lookups, Link Actions, and Automated Links
- Tinderbox Lesson Dynamically create notes from attributes with functions
- Why naming things is hard[davideddy]
[davideddy]: A reference from David Eddy
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