When you link from A to B in RemNote, a “backlink” from B to A is also created for maximum navigability.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
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When you refer to another Rem in RemNote, whether you do so with a Rem Reference, a link, a portal, or a tag, RemNote creates a bidirectional link between the two Rems. That is, RemNote recognizes both that A is connected to B and that B is connected to A. The “backwards” link from B to A is called a backlink.

You can take advantage of backlinks to quickly jump around your knowledge base or find all the places you've discussed a particular topic.

Inline backlinks

In the right margin next to to any Rem that has been referenced (Nucleus in the following screenshot), you'll see a small number in a gray box. Clicking this number will bring up a list of backlinks. You can click on a backlink to jump there.

Document backlinks

When you zoom in to a document or Rem, you'll see a more detailed list of backlinks at the bottom of the page.

In the References section, automatic search portals show the Rems that reference this Rem. You can directly edit and work with these Rems, just like you could in any other portal.

Text references

There's one other kind of backlink called a text reference – which simply means you wrote the name of this Rem somewhere else in your knowledge base. This helps you find places where you might have talked about a concept or Rem but not actually linked it.

The text references portal is hidden by default, but if there is at least one text reference, you can click the Show button, and the section will expand to show all text references.

You can find text references anywhere without zooming in by highlighting the text you want to find text references for, then selecting the magnifying glass icon on the text-editing toolbar, if it's not already selected.

Text reference search is limited to 100 items because showing more would make RemNote extremely slow.

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