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Re: Feature suggestion
I'll second this opinion, the use of simple text files is a major reason I use Zim. It may be possible to add "page sections" like this by including some syntax in the file name such as awesome_project_(roadmap).txt though.
This feature suggestion seems to duplicate a lot of the functionality we already have with subpages; perhaps a better solution would be to edit several pages at once in tabs like most text editors, though even that is mostly handled by the recent pages list already. (Pinnable pages in that list, perhaps?)
I'm assuming that Mario's request is about grouping pages, but the other possible interpretation is that Zim lacks a way to identify particular sections of a page. In this case perhaps section links would be appropriate in the same way that HTML can link to a specific div with a #. The earlier example would become [[Awesome Project#Roadmap|Awesome Roadmap]] in Zim markup, which would navigate to the Roadmap header in the page.
Sorry for the thought dump.
On 14 Jun 2015 23:17, Marco Cevoli <marco.cevoli@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A tabbed view would involve a more complex GUI. Almost all users of
> Zim highly appreciate the fact that, at its very core, Zim is just a
> group of plain text files, which will survive Zim itself. I mean, even
> though Zim ceases to exist, you would always be able to retrieve your
> information from the text files. So, one expected requirement is that
> any further development would not prevent Zim to save its data in this
> txt format. If someone can write a plugin which adds tabbed view, that
> might be an improvement, but I wouldn't welcome a tabbed view (or any
> other new feature) if that means losing the simplicity at the base of
> Just my 2 cents.
> Marco Cevoli
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 10:54 PM, Mario Daniel Carugno
> <carugnom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Jaap
> > I think it could be used to organize work.
> > For example, I could have a page for working on an issue.
> > In one tab I would have the description / functional doc
> > Another tab with a task list
> > Another for testing steps
> > Or maybe I could layout as one tab per development stage (dev/qa/imple)
> > I don't know... it could be useful I think
> > Mario
> > 2015-06-13 9:53 GMT-03:00 Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >> Hi Mario,
> >> Sorry for the long timeout. Can you explain a little bit more what would
> >> be the use case for such a tabbed interface?
> >> Regards,
> >> Jaap
> >> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Mario Daniel Carugno <carugnom@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Hi guys
> >>> I'm a zim user and joined the list because I think zim is one of the best
> >>> practical tools.
> >>> Sometimes I feel that a good feature would be that each page could have
> >>> 'tabs'.
> >>> Maybe a page would need composed by several pages but spreading them in a
> >>> horizontal rather than vertical layout.
> >>> What do you think ?
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