Combining content stored in different sibling folders?

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27 Oct, 2015 11:21 AM

I've set up a report that works nicely with all the pages in the same folder (Documents/proposal-markdown/), and some content in a sub-folder (Documents/proposal-markdown/inclusions). For example, my Documents/proposal-markdown/ file includes content from a file called Documents/proposal-markdown/inclusions/ file, which contains the postal address.

I now want to set this up so I can have a folder for each new report that still takes content from the inclusions folder

So, for a report to ABC Co :

1. I create a folder called Documents/proposal-markdown/ABC
2. I add pages to that folder, including a Documents/proposal-markdown/ABC/ page for that report.

My question:
How do I get the index page in the Documents/proposal-markdown/ABC folder to include the content from the Documents/proposal-markdown/inclusions folder?

I've tried adding this to the metadata of the Documents/proposal-markdown/ABC/ file:
Transclude Base: ~/Users/ejpratt/Documents/proposal-markdown/




in the body of the Documents/proposal-markdown/ABC/ file, but it's not displaying the content in the inclusions/ file

What am I doing wrong?

(FYI, I'm using OS/X 10.10.5)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 27 Oct, 2015 02:00 PM

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    Hi Ellis,

    Transclude Base: ~/Users/ejpratt/Documents/proposal-markdown/

    The tilde (~) represents your home folder, so ~/Users/ejprett is redundant. Just use ~/Documents....


    A path that doesn't begin with a forward slash indicates it's relative to the location of the index file, so in this case it's looking for proposal-markdown/ABC/inclusions/ To indicate that it should move up a folder, use .., e.g. ../inclusions/, or an full path as you have above.

    Let me know if that helps,


  2. 2 Posted by ellis on 27 Oct, 2015 02:10 PM

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    Doh, ../
    Yes, of course.

    That did it.


  3. ellis closed this discussion on 28 Oct, 2015 04:51 PM.

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