Writing index notes (for your saved searches)
When you update to v0.4.2 today, you may notice this in the release notes:
- Changed: Invoking a search using a saved search now auto-selects a matching note by the same rules a manual search would, so you can write index notes for your saved searches.
This could become an interesting convention/trick and I'm going to experiment with it myself.
- Create a
filter, pardon, saved search, that searches for "#zettelkasten" only;
- write a note titled "#zettelkasten" and make it a curated overview about the topic;
- invoke the saved search -- the curated overview note shows automatically.
As of today, this trick will be more useful for temporary projects than everlasting overviews, because the ID scheme we encourage you to adopt is not compatible with these index notes.
If you keep a note around, it should have an ID so you can link to it. This is useful for curated overviews, too. A topic overview should be a regular Zettel note. (Temporary notes don't need to have an ID; they either get discarded or become permanent by renaming to include an ID.)
When you want to assign the overview note's file called
#zettelkasten.txt an ID, you cannot prepend the ID to the file name like we suggest -- or the auto-selection trick won't work. Instead, you have to put the ID inside the note only or at the end of the filename. That's odd.
So maybe the auto-selection feature should also support begin matching at the text part of a file name, i.e. skip the numerical ID part in
201710041209 #zettelkasten.txt. We will have to test how that feels in daily work, once ID-awareness is included in the app. (See @dbarends request: https://forum.zettelkasten.de/discussion/13/request-ignoring-the-id-in-the-title-when-searching)
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