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Posted by MadaboutDana
May 16, 2018 at 12:05 PM

 

I quite like the look of Writage, but can’t use it because Windows only.

On the other hand, Markdown editors like TextNut and more recently, Strike (still in beta) and others (sorry, lost the name of the obvious candidate here; it’ll come back to me just as soon as I press “post” ;-)) do a very good job of concealing the Markdown code from those who prefer not to see it.

And besides: why would you use Word as a Markdown front end!?!?

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
May 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM

 

Sorry, Jaslar, just noticed this: yes, you can collapse the sections in the left-hand pane, and you can also collapse text under headings in the actual document.

You can’t change the order of stuff in the left-hand pane, however. Which is something I write to unfortunate developers about on a regular basis…

jaslar wrote:
But Write doesn’t satisfy the request, does it? If offers a navigational
>guide, but you can’t collapse the sections on the left hand pane,or
>change their order. The only plain text app I know of that can do that
>can do two pane outlining is org-mode, and that requires splitting the
>buffer. It can be done, but there’s a learning curve. I use Notecase Pro
>(or Treepad) quite happily on several platforms. But it’s not plain
>text.

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
May 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
>And besides: why would you use Word as a Markdown front end!?!?

If you asked me: I usually do not need to produce MD files. So it does not make sense to get and learn to use a dedicated Markdown editor. I am used to working in Word because I often have to use it (for client projects). So, being able to export MD files from Word is a big advantage for me.

 


Posted by thouqht
May 16, 2018 at 01:49 PM

 

>And besides: why would you use Word as a Markdown front end!?!?

It’s more that I’m using Word as an end point. I need to collaboratively edit and format a large document. I prefer to write in markdown, but collaborative editing options in markdown are tough unless your team is comfortable using github (which outside of a tech field is not going to happen).

 


Posted by jaslar
May 16, 2018 at 01:53 PM

 

Appreciate the information. I’ll take a closer look at it. Using the left pane for outline-like reordering would be close to perfect. But I should be looking into the ownCloud for security reasons, too.

MadaboutDana wrote:
Sorry, Jaslar, just noticed this: yes, you can collapse the sections in
>the left-hand pane, and you can also collapse text under headings in the
>actual document.
> >You can’t change the order of stuff in the left-hand pane, however.
>Which is something I write to unfortunate developers about on a regular
>basis…

 


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