Before the recent updates, I was using front matter in my recipe notes to create a list of ingredients searchable via dataview. I intentionally didn’t format the ingredient list in the main body of the note this way because it’s ugly and hard to read.
It looks like what I had in this older thread: Need help with a Dataview query - #7 by a2jc4life (I don’t even know how to copy it from an existing note now because it doesn’t show up anywhere.)
I wasn’t finished yet with editing all the notes in my very extensive recipe database. So now I have a few hundred notes that looked like the old one and now have NO visible front matter at all, and thousands more that I hadn’t finished with yet. And as far as I can tell, I’m going to have to start all over again with everything, and I can’t copy/paste into the YMAL; I have to manually enter every line – of the ingredients, the categories (which are set up as tags), etc. And copying in a template skips all the front matter that was part of it.
Am I missing something? The clean look of the new options is nice, but it’s essentially ruined hundreds of notes, unless I’m missing something somewhere.