Thanks, @brandontoner! I probably do just have to lay with it. I’m trying right now and I don’t even have the “expand children as text” function (yet?).
As I said, I understand the concept of a template—love them; use them. I guess it went too fast for my slow brain, or perhaps I was distracted. I remember watching him do that.
Turning any block into a template seems beyond cool, but I wonder about storing and access.
Thinking from a usability angle, if I can turn what’s in front of me into a template, that seems useful…and I think that’s what everyone was so excited about (and maybe I still don’t grok?). But let’s say I’m journaling in my daily notes at the end of the day, and I want to use my “accomplishments and gratitude” template. Where is that? How do I insert so I can respond to the prompts? Currently, I type a few characters and TextExpander adds the multimarkdown formatted prompts into my journal (DayOne, but rethinking that!).
How do I do that with what Conor demoed? I think that’s part of what I’m missing: telling Roam that I want a block of text to become a template, like Nat’s book or CRM template—where does roam then store that template, and how do I use it in the future?
Again, apologies for being so thick and missing what everyone else seemed to understand!