Multi-word keywords, duplicate files, and other newbie questions.
I just started using Zettlr today, and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever used a new piece of software that seemed to fit my needs and style better than Zettlr. I even copied some of the academic references used in the examples!
That said, I'm still struggling with a few things:
- In the interactive tutorial I couldn't get the citation for the quote from Marx to work as shown. The tutorial shows the volume and page numbers to be separated by a space ("23: 249"), but all I could get was "23:249." I tried inserting spaces, with and without manual entry of "23," inserting _249, and a few other things. Is this just an artifact of the citation previewer, or is there some other trick?
- The documentation says Zettlr allows multi-word keywords with embedded spaces, but how does one create a tag like "falling profit rate"? (BTW, is there any meaningful difference between "tag" and "keyword"?)
- The documentation discusses LaTeX templates, but what about templates for individual notes? In particular, I want a template with the fields mentioned in the ZettleKasten Manifesto video: id:, filename:, related_notes:, and content:, plus tags: and author:. AFAIK, not all of these are recognized YAML tags, so the template should have the YAML tags at the top and then sections for Related Notes, Content, Sources, and Cited (other sources that the note's Sources cite) in the body. Ideally, a root directory could have several templates, and when one creates a new file a menu would let the user choose from among them. The author: field could be fixed, and the title could (optionally) be filled into the YAML and tacked on after the timestamp and used for the file name.
- Related to #3, I used the Duplicate file command, but it seems to duplicate the exact time stamp in the original (even the operating system's stamp is the same). But if I'm creating a new zettle, I want it to have a unique time stamp. Is there anyway to do this except manually?
- Are there any problems with using Better BibLaTeX instead of Better BibTeX, a .bib file instead of a .json file, biber, or LaTeX2e instead of XeLaTeX?
Thanks for your help and for the great productivity app.