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Creating new objects

Everything in Capacities is an object, and every object has a type. In order to add a new object to Capacities, you need to do two things:

  1. Define its object type
  2. Name your new object

There are several ways to do this.

Beginner Level

Start by trying one of these options:

  1. Click the "+ New" button block in the top left of the window, choose the object type, then name it

  2. Go to the left sidebar, choose the object type you are wanting to add to, click on the three dots near the object type name and click "+ new ...". Name your new object.

  3. Or open an object type, and click the "new" button in the top right of the window

  4. Highlight some existing text (this names the new object), then click the + that pops up above the text, and then choose its type.

Intermediate Level

As you get more confident navigating Capacities, you might want to do more with keyboard shortcuts:

  1. You can use Cmd U to create a new object

  2. You can also use the command palette (Cmd K or Cmd P) and type the type of the new object you’re creating, and click enter. This will create a blank object of that pre-defined type for you to name.

Expert Level

Finally, you can define the object type and the object name all in one by following this convention when typing in your objects "/object type/new object name/". "+object type/new object name/" will also work.

For example, "/media/Forrest Gump/" will create a new media object called Forrest Gump. Similarly "/meeting/Weekly Standup 5/" will create a meeting object called "Weekly Standup 5".

See this in action

Here is the video walkthrough of all the methods above:

Next Steps

Once you've got some content in Capacities, you might want to start linking it. Check out the networked note-taking tutorial for more about why linking notes is so powerful.

You might also want to organise your objects into groups. You can do so with collections.

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