This page will show how the notebook is organized and how you can navigate its pages.


The Notebook is designed with a topic-subtopic paradigm. That is, large topics have subtopics, and those subtopics may divide into even more subtopics. The bellow diagram illustrates this structure:

Notebook Structure

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This is an example of the structure of the notebook

You may notice a few things:

  • Ultimately, all of your biggest sections are attached to the root, located at home by default. This master page links all sections and pages into the notebook itself.
  • Topics may have many different subtopics. For example, the Mathematics topic divides into the Algebra and Calculus subtopics, and it could even have Geometry as a subtopic if there was room in the diagram.
  • A Topic must have exactly one super-topic. In the diagram, every bubble except the root has a single arrow pointing toward it.

This basic structure is known as a page tree, and it is accomplished by using a technique called parenting. You do not need to know how parenting actually works, since the notebook automatically takes care of this for you; however, it is discussed in a later section.


Once you understand the overall structure of the notebook, its navigation becomes intuitive.

The content (what you are currently reading) is located at the center of the page. All the page navigation tools are located on the side bar, by default seen on the right-hand side. On this toolbar, you will see a button followed by a group of buttons.

The first of these buttons takes you to the parent of the page you are currently on. Using the above image as an example, this button would take you from the Algebra page to the Mathematics page.

The following group of buttons is a list of all the subtopics your current page has. This could be as little as 0 subtopics (like on this page) to a large list. The Mathematics page would have two links in this section, whereas the root Notebook page would have three. The Dynamics page, on the other hand, would not have any.

This group of subtopics is, by default, ordered by the date they were created, oldest on top. Options appear below the group allowing you to reorder them on the fly.

To change the default ordering of the subtopics, go to the notebook's sidebar page and change the defaultOrder field from created_at to one of the following:

  • title for alphabetical
  • created_at desc for newest pages first
  • updated_at desc for most recently edited

And, a final note, the number that appears next to the subtopic name represents the number of further subtopics it has.