Continuous View - Scrivener Like

Show notes in a folder tree hierarchically: I am moving from Scrivener to Obisidan. My dissertation contains many snippets that are sorted in a hierarchical order by file names.

I’d like to have a continuous view / edit option of all files below the point that I have selected in the folder tree.

In Scrivener, you can switch from isolated view to continous view and back using Cmd+1.

In Continuous view, dashed lines are shown in the viewer / editor to show where one file ends and the next starts.

Of course, this would also have to respect the sort order; in Obisidian, by default folders are all listed before the files, which is not what I want; sometimes I’ve a file “0 - Overview” and then a bunch of subfolders.

For the folder tree, I’ve found a solution with the SebastianMC/obsidian-custom-sort plugin; a continuous view should also sort the files and directories in alphabetical order.

Below is a screen shot.

Thank you!


I’m pretty sure this has come up before (maybe not as a feature request). Search the forum for related discussions.

I do love the example image posted here, would be great to merge with this one:

Thanks. I will say the word “duplicate” in hope of summoning the thread-merge spirits. :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks for the replies. In the meantime, I’ve found “sort of” a solution. As part of my LaTeX integration with Obsidian, see here:

I can automatically generate and ungenerate MOCs, on each folder level. Consider this:

On the right side you see my little LaTeX Control Panel - it basically takes care of everything around LaTeX. In the context here, what I’ve added, is an automated generation of files that would just include in-place links to all files in their subdirectories.

Maybe it helps someone… I’ll certainly create more documentation around that Obsidian / LaTeX integration once I’ve been working with it some more.

You might find the long form plugin fills some scrivener use cases.