I’m a bit rusty on my Tinderbox after some time focusing on iPad workflows. But I’m more and more interested in the Zettelkasten note-taking method, explored by some others on the forum. What I’m wondering is whether it would be possible to make a Tinderbox export template for exporting “conventional” markdown files with “Zettelkasten” formatted links? Let me explain in more detail below:
A conventional Zettelkasten file might look like this:
# Title of the note tags: #tag1, #tag2 Text of the note. With a [link to an external site](http://google.com). We might also have wiki links to other notes: [] A note with a timestamp designation [] A second note
This note might have the following file name:
201906051622 - title of the note.md
Let’s say I made a Tinderbox file with notes that had similar internal content: they had text and they had links to other notes (and these links are actual internal Tinderbox hyperlinks). Also there are “tags” in a set attribute.
Could I create an export template that turned Tinderbox hyperlinks into these wiki links? Using the note’s datestamp and the note title? I’m fairly certain it would be easy to add in the Tag attribute data as well. Assume that all these notes are in the same container and will be spit out to a single directory, so no envelope/letter messiness needed.
Assume also, I suppose, that all the links here are in-text links. We’re not talking about note-to-note links. Unless perhaps someone has an interesting idea about how those could be rendered to the Markdown file.
I’m happy to hack on this myself, but thought I’d reach out and see if someone else has managed to make something like this, or crashed unsuccessfully against the shoals. I’ve done a lot of interesting stuff with Tinderbox over the years, but actually rarely done much with links and never exported files with links.