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Obsidian Vault Integration

Last updated Mar 2, 2023 Edit Source

# Setup

Obsidian is the preferred way to use Quartz. You can either create a new Obsidian Vault or link one that your already have.

# New Vault

If you don’t have an existing Vault, download Obsidian and create a new Vault in the /content folder that you created and cloned during the setup step.

# Linking an existing Vault

The easiest way to use an existing Vault is to copy all of your files (directory and hierarchies intact) into the /content folder.

# Settings

Great, now that you have your Obsidian linked to your Quartz, let’s fix some settings so that they play well.

Open Settings > Files & Links and look for these two items:

  1. Set the New link format to Absolute Path in vault. If you have a completely flat vault (no folders), this step isn’t necessary.
  2. Turn on the Automatically update internal links setting.

Obsidian Settings

# Templates

Inserting front matter everytime you want to create a new Note gets annoying really quickly. Luckily, Obsidian supports templates which makes inserting new content really easily.

If you decide to overwrite the /content folder completely, don’t remove the /content/templates folder!

Head over to Options > Core Plugins and enable the Templates plugin. Then go to Options > Hotkeys and set a hotkey for ‘Insert Template’ (I recommend [cmd]+T). That way, when you create a new note, you can just press the hotkey for a new template and be ready to go!

👀 Step 4: Preview Quartz Changes