I’m just after some help and advice on using Obsidian to assemble, maintain, and usefully export larger documents made up of smaller atomic notes.
I have lots of notes, ideas, and notes, which are linked and maintain in obsidian. I love it for that! My workflow troubles come when I have to create a new document from these notes and thoughts. It all gets out of hand pretty quickly, and I feel like I spend a lot of time on a final document that really should be quicker to assemble.
Things I have tried
At first I thought there would be an easy way embedding other notes in a new note, and have them editable from within the master note. This proves quite cumbersome and tricky. And these notes also contain references and links within them that I have to manually remove later when exporting the master document, as they are in the main body/flow of the document.
So then I tried the copy and paste method, but this just means I have to maintain content in more than one place, and things get out of sync.
Often the master document then becomes a new referenced note, assembled into further documents, so this issue compounds itself.
What I’m trying to do
So I guess what I’m interested I hearing from others is how they deal with:
- Assembling master documents from other notes in a low friction, maintainable way.
- Exporting these master documents with minimum extra work and formatting e.g. to an email, google doc, for post.
Any help, advice, or insights into your own methods would be appreciated!