As such, this is going to irreparably change the workflows of some of us who have come to rely on mdnotes features, key among them being templates of output files.
With the new update, I can no longer shift-drag a note (...) with a link back to the pdf
---type: "note"author: "Su Lin Lewis"date: "2022-01-01"online: "[online](http://zotero.org/users/40/items/JZPHUVUG)"local: "[local](zotero://select/items/_JZPHUVUG)"---Su Lin Lewis, [online](http://zotero.org/users/40/items/JZPHUVUG) [local](zotero://select/items/_JZPHUVUG)
“These pan-Asian, Afro-Asian and pan-African conferences took place on an expanding network of international air routes. While the ability of delegates and observers to travel was essential to the workings and prestige of international conferences, little has been written about the way mobility shaped their dynamics.” ([Su Lin Lewis, 2022, p. 234](zotero://select/library/items/K3WIAFLS)) ([pdf](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/XZXKZIHX?page=1&annotation=WF539UZF))
the shift triggers the link in the note back to the pdf annotation
Also, a note in Zotero has links to other items: the parent item, other items by 'related to', and also tags. This information is not included in the export to markdown. If they were somehow included, the export could be used for instance to visualise these relations in other tools.
Anyway, I first want to thank you for all the features you have already included!
"Some quoted text" (page 9, [ citation](zotero-link))
Currently I can drag only
"Some quoted text"
i) it is in reality "elemento exportado.md" in the spanish version I use, so it may refer to "exported item.md". And it is the title of the file I see after exporting the note (using export to markdown format, to my desktop let'say).
ii) what I understood as being a title is the first line of the note; as it is what I see from zotero mylibrary main interface.
I don't know how to say more... It looks like a title because if I open a new note and write "to do list [breakspace] buy cheese", what I would see from mylibrary is "to do list". So what I was suggesting is to make it appear as "to do list" when exporting.
Note as I write : this suggestion applies to a single note export only. If I export more than one item/element it become irrelevant, because I will inevitably have to choose only one tittle for the group of notes I have selected...
Plus, if I want a specific tittle to the .md file I will export, instead of the default "exported item.md" displayed in the export interface, it is really a matter of one little step. In the example above, I just have to type "to do list", and press enter...
So overall it may not need any change...sorry for the confusion, I wrote too fast I supposed.
All the best
Extra: maybe the suggestion was referring more technically to something like "to change default file name while exporting". But again, I would withdraw what I have suggested.
It would be nice if we could assign a shortcut to that export action *and* define path on our file system where those markdown files get saved. That way, exporting would be much faster!
I have a request (and I'm VERY new at this so I may be doing something wrong) but here's my wish list :-)
1) I'd like the option to use the Author, year, and first line of the the note for the title (or at least author + first line)
2) I might be doing something wrong, but links within the note don't work for me. I see where they could go. I probably need to set something in the config settings, but I don't really know what I'm doing...
3) Is it possible to get an export that includes references?
4) Can exporting notes be set up to highlight a group of documents so that multiple notes can be exported at once (right now I have to click on each note file individually)
Thank you for this work!
I'm using Zettlr, not Obsidian, and the creator's workflow is very similar to mine, so the ability to edit out color codes and other elements would be greatly appreciated.
I use it to create the note in Obsidian, then you can drag-and-drop your Zotero annotations and notes into the Obsidian note (pressing the Shift key during drag-and-drop will keep links back to Zotero items and individual annotations).
For what it's worth, we've just added templates for annotations added to notes. That's more replacing some of the hidden ZotFile settings, but since Markdown export is determined by the elements in the note, it could help enable additional Markdown workflows.
Metadata: item address, citekey, author, date, journal, etc.
Basically, what I am trying to do is to drag-and-drop all fields/links I need for the item (using my own export translator) + the note with the link back to the pdf annotation. I'm trying to figure out why this doesn't work at the moment.
(Note that Shift doesn't do anything when dragging notes. You can copy notes just by dragging them. Shift is only used in Quick Copy to trigger citation mode for items when a bibliographic style is selected.)
If you select regular items in addition to notes, it will currently use the Quick Copy item format for all the items. I've created a ticket to use Markdown for the notes.
From what I can understand, I have to set up the annotation template according to these instructions > https://www.zotero.org/support/note_templates
However, a search for the "annotations.noteTemplates" template brings up nothing in the about:config list. What do I need to do to have the template appear in the list?