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Re: newbie here: info request (for import)


 On 09/22/2010 12:31 PM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Alessandro Magni<magni@xxxxxxxx>  wrote:
wow, I'm very sorry you spent time for a misunderstanding of mine... but I
never saw around any zim hierarchical notebook. Did I miss it in the wiki?
I will check ASAP - if it is as I seem to understand from your help, I guess
it should solve many problems ...
No problem, maybe I should dedicate a section in the manual to
explaining the directory structure.

You are not the first to miss that zim can do hierarchies. Do you have
suggestions how to make this feature more "discoverable" ? Where would
you typically look for something like that?



A straightfoward way would be to include in the TAR file of the install a "demo" directory with nested folders where a demo notebook would reside. I rechecked and saw that in fact the manual itself is a hierarchical zim-file. So you could simply point the user to this fact, something like "just check where this manual is saved, how easy it is to have a hierarchical wiki!"

Damn, after playing a bit with it, I fear I'll be unable to use this feature for my use (self-documenting directories). The reason is that Zim takes control of any .txt file it finds, inserting its own header at the beginning. In many places around my filesystem I cannot allow it to do it, there are txt files that must not be changed (lucky me that I tested it in a small subfolder first!)



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