# Taking and organizing notes

## Taking notes

Notes are taking in Markdown and stored in .md files. For more information on Markdown, please visit Markdown Guide

To see your note rendered as HTML, simply use the Markdown Preview functionality of VS Code.

Coffee Break adds the tools needed for managing tasks, todo’s and meeting actions efficiently in Markdown, namely

• easily enter dates with the // shortcut

## Organizing notes

Coffee Break can operate in one of two modes

• Single Notebook - all your notes (as well as all configuration) are stored in a single folder on your filesystem and its subfolders. The same configuration is used for all notes.
• Workspace with multiple Notebooks - your main configuration is stored in a “workspace” file (*.code-workspace). Multiple filesystem folder can be added to the workspace and configuration can be finetuned for each of them.

Choose the multi-notebook setting when dealing with a more complex scenarios, e.g. create a workspace for all your work notes and add folders for individual projects.

Note: When switching from a single notebook setup to multi notebook, your configuration will not be migrated. It is however stored as JSON and it is very easy to manually move the settings from the .vscode/settings.json file to the appropriate *.code-workspace file.

Press Ctrl-Alt-N (Cmd-Alt-N on Mac) to quickly create a meeting note. You will be asked for a title of your note and after pressing Enter a file will be created with the name YYYY-MM-DD <Note title>.md where YYYY-MM-DD is the current date.