I keep a daily log. For 'Nouns' you could either use tagging (which I personally don't prefer) or a common way of referencing categories of these nouns. For example, for referencing a few people, you could type :People:John_Doe or :People:Jane_Roe. Zim would produce the directory 'People' automatically and entries for John Doe and Jane Doe. Searching for ':People:John_Doe' would automatically show all mentions of John Doe, as would the backlinks on his page. Another nice thing is that if you change the page to which they're pointing, the links should update automatically - maybe instead of :People you want John_Doe to now be in :People:Business_Contacts. Find-replace all would also work because the reference is unique.

I use a Projects page every day like this -  :Projects:Project1

The biggest downside I've encountered is that I haven't found a super easy way to use the gui to copy out backlinks into the documents themselves to make annotations for a given reference or project day. Right now I do all of that manually.

On 08/06/2012 05:02 PM, Chris Miller wrote:
Hi Folks,

There are lots of features that I haven't discovered yet, and I don't know a
good way to do what I want, although I have no doubt that zim is the tool
that I think can do what I want.

Does anybody have an example notebook that they use for journaling daily
activity which accumulates activity by time and by "nouns" -- meaning
people, companies, things, maybe places, and so on.  In fact does anybody
have an example of any well-organized and useful notebook from which I could
start?

My thinking is that as I make my daily notes, I will start a page each day,
so this should create a time sequenced diary.  Then I think I would like to
have the things I note create pages, and this is where things become vague.
I frequently organize my activities in "projects", so maybe I need project
pages and calendar pages?

What I'd like is for my mention of "Ingots of Gold" to create a page with
that title, and then all subsequent references to hyperlink to this titled
page, which I presume would have a list of references to "Ingots of Gold"???
This page should show me the days where I made notes about "Ingots of Gold"

Is this a reasonable interpretation of what zim can do?  I can see that I am
assuming some sort of magic auto-hyperlinking, and it is not clear such a
feature even exists, much less exists but remains undiscovered by me.


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