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Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>I am sure that there are utilities enabling you to display “ghost text”
>which is not influenced by anything else, even full screen views.

You’re right. I’ve just managed to figure out how to do that with Samurize (http://www.samurize.com/modules/news/), which works well in combination with DesktopCoral.

In a nutshell, now I have my research question displayed in a narrow banner stretching across the entire width of my screen at all times, whether any windows are maximised or in full-screen view, including WriteMonkey and Scrivener. I set the banner the exact same colour of grey as WM and Scrivener, so it blends in.

The advantage of this over WM’s plugin is that it is always visible, not only when WM is running.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 3, 2014 at 01:27 AM

 

Finally I got around to installing the latest v. of WriteMonkey (2.7.0.3) and some of the latest plug-ins (and some older ones). As expected, the new plug-ins are brilliant. Favourites:

PREVIEW (NEW) - live preview and template picker for markdown, textile or wiki texts. Can be dragged around to other monitors, which is great.

EASY JUMPS - [a table of contents for the markdown headings] - a lot more compact than the old JUMPS and works more consistently (the old one was a bit temperamental on my system).

MAP JUMP - [this is an old one but haven’t tried it before] allows you to see a zoomed out version of the text and then jump back to a specific location.

WriteMonkey has been my main writing tool for some time (more recently in a portrait mode monitor, which works even better for me). It also works well with Dragon dictation.

 


Posted by CRC
Dec 3, 2014 at 05:45 PM

 

Dr. Andus

Long ago (Sep 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM) you had a post in this thread regarding LyX. I am a very big fan of LyX and in that spirit I contributed some code to Fletcher Penney’s MultiMarkdown (http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/) that allows MultiMarkdown to convert markdown files (including the extensions provided by MultiMarkdown) directly to LyX files.

Such a solution would get you from markdown to LyX without having to learn all of the LaTeX details. MultiMarkdown can go directly to LaTeX as well - without the LyX step if you would prefer.

Some of the MultiMarkdown additions may be more useful for academic writing than vanilla Markdown.

Charles

 


Posted by jaslar
Dec 3, 2014 at 06:31 PM

 

I’ve gotten intrigued by markdown editors, and WriteMonkey has a great reputation. Does it have a plugin for code folding?

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 3, 2014 at 06:41 PM

 

jaslar wrote:
I’ve gotten intrigued by markdown editors, and WriteMonkey has a great
>reputation. Does it have a plugin for code folding?

I don’t think so. But I wouldn’t consider WM to be a markdown editor. It’s a distraction-free writing software that also uses Markdown. The focus is on the writing process (fiction, non-fiction etc.) rather than on creating or editing text in Markdown.

 


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