I am increasingly using queries in Obsidian to present everything with a given tag(s) to be summarised in one note.
The only problem is when reviewing literature notes (for example) there may be multiple paragraphs that need to be tagged for the paragraphs to be reproduced in the query. I don’t want the whole note to appear via a query - just a way to select multiple paragraphs and apply a tag without having to manually add the tag to each paragraph.
I love the query function and Query Control plugin - I just want to reduce the need to add the same tag to each paragraph when 4 or 5 paragraphs all need to be tagged with the same tag. I’m imagining something like the ‘toggle lists’ in the Obsidian menu (where every sentence/paragraph becomes a list) but for grouping (or connecting) all paragraphs that have been selected so that the individual paras appear shaded as one block (see screenshot).
I see this also being useful when embedding a specific block. If there are 4 or 5 blocks in a row that you want to embed, at the moment, one needs to embed each block separately. But, if we could select the blocks and then group them into one block you could then embed the grouped 4/5 paras with the one embed code.
I look forward to hearing if this is currently possible or whether I should submit this as a feature request.
You could put some kind of distinct text before and after the group of paragraphs you want to group together (I suggest the thematic break - - -) and then add a regular expression search to your query.
Or “You can kind of cheat it with at the end of the first line, and then have the second line directly below the first. Not ideal, but a workaround.” — Discord This technically makes them all a single paragraph, tho.
The Quoth plugin doesn’t do what you want but (it allows you to embed multiple paragraphs), but I mention it because it’s related.
Nice to meet another fan of the embedded search feature!