jer32
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text blocks between snippets in graph view

04-Apr-2021, 17:10

It would be great if it will be possible to write text blocks between PDF snippets, to describe the relationship between them.
If these text blocks could be folded or unfolded it would make it possible to keep it clean.

msteffens
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Re: text blocks between snippets in graph view

05-Apr-2021, 00:09

jer32 wrote: It would be great if it will be possible to write text blocks between PDF snippets, to describe the relationship between them.

While not entirely the same, Keypoints allows you to add one or more link type(s) (aka "typed links", "semantic links", or "qualified links") to a link that links to another note. That way you can specify the reason why you're actually linking to that other note. You can also use this feature to add "link tags" instead. These are link labels that describe what this link (and the linked note) is about. Here's an example:

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In Keypoints, link types/tags can have a color, and they will be also displayed in the graph visualization (next to the arrows as edge labels). All link types/tags are clickable elements. Clicking any of them will select its entry in the "Link Type" filter view (the left view in the screenshot above). The main notes list will then only show notes that were linked using that link type or tag.

So you can use this feature to describe the relationship between linked notes. However, link types/tags usually consist of just a few words, so this wouldn't really allow to write a more detailed description of the relationship between two notes. For this, you'd currently need to create a separate intermediate note.
jer32 wrote: If these text blocks could be folded or unfolded it would make it possible to keep it clean.

I understand. But I'd need to think about this more. Currently, it's hard to imagine how this could be properly implemented (technically & UI-wise).

Matthias

msteffens
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Re: text blocks between snippets in graph view

08-Apr-2021, 15:05

Btw, link types can also be used to denote navigational links, like links that indicate the next / previous note in a note sequence. For example, you could add link types like these:

Link to next note in note sequence:

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[[followed by::LINK_ID]]

Link to previous note in note sequence:

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[[follows::LINK_ID]]

The software can then style links with particular link type(s) in a certain way. For example, in the graph, Keypoints will bolden the arrows/edges matching the currently selected link type(s). Here’s an example with some mock-up notes:

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