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Relative Paths

The basic rules are roughly the same as for absolute paths:

For the following example assume the currently selected note is 'Child B' within 'Second Root'.

$Created(../Child A) 

$Created(../../First Root/Child A) 

$Created("../Child C/D/Child of D") 

A relative call from Sibling B2 to its grandparent (Second Root) would be:

$Created(../../Second Root) 

The above examples show two subtle points to note about relative paths:

If you are used to UNIX file navigation, note the absence of the dot '.' method. Also, if you are used to HTML relative links, note the 'up and back' method of navigation: you cannot cite a sub-folder or sibling simply by using its name (without a preceding slash). So some slight variance form what some more expert users may intuit but the usage is consistent within Tinderbox and not difficult to learn.