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Feature Request - outline automatic number with indentation

I'd like to be able to take notes in The Archive and I often like to do it in very rough outline form. Is it feasible to have The Archive add automatic numbering based on outline level? Or is that asking too much of a text file?

-apoc527
This is Me

Comments

  • What should the numbers be added to? Can you maybe post an example MD snippet?

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • http://christiantietze.de/

  • Well, ideally, I'd like basic automatic outlining, but I discovered I might be missing the point of plain text. I started using just plain tabs instead and that works pretty well, though it does have issues when being rendered in Markdown.

    Here's an idea of what I mean:

    I. Top Level
    A. Second Level
    1. Third Level
    a. Fourth level
    i. Fifth Level

    Etc. But you know, I could just OmniOutliner if I wanted to do that too. On the other hand, OneNote has that functionality, and it is useful.

    -apoc527
    This is Me

  • Is there supposed to be no indentation and that's the trick? So instead of pushing stuff farther and farther to the right, you'd like to keep the text flush-left and use a different convention to keep things organized?

    If that's the case, and if you don't have a ton of levels, you can use headings instead to form an outline.

    # Top Level
    ## Second Level
    ### Third Level
    #### Fourth Level
    ##### Fifth Level
    

    Compared to what Markdown lists would require:

    - Top Level
        - Second Level
            - Third Level
                - Fourth Level
                    - Fifth Level
    

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • http://christiantietze.de/

  • edited May 24

    So I was imagining the latter example using Markdown lists. Something like this:

    I. Top Level
        A. Second Level
            1. Third Level
                a. Fourth level
                    i. Fifth Level
                    ii. Fifth Level
                b. Fourth level
            2. Third Level
        B. Second Level
    II. Top Level
    

    -apoc527
    This is Me

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