Don't display markup when editing?

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#1

Is there a way to not show the different markup when editing a line (****, ___ __, !(date), etc…) but rather just keep the word formatted like a normal text editor?

I find it very distracting to have to parse and manage the markup when editing a line…it just adds so much visual noise.

Tony


#2

As far as I know this is not possible at the moment, but the feature seems to be in the works: Visual editing (WYSIWYG).


#3

Thx for the quick response… unfortunately it looks like that feature hasn’t started yet and isn’t going to anytime soon, based on the how long it’s been open :disappointed:

Markdown always sounds good in theory but I’ve always found it distracting and even more so in the current Dynalist implementation where it always feels unexpected even though I know it’s going to happen.

What’s curious is how Headers seem to be handled just fine without the need to show the formatting? I’m currently trying to see if I can get by with solely using the H tag and minimizing all other markup.


#4

Headers is easy because it applies to the entire item… I won’t go into the technical details but Markdown is a lot harder because it can be applied to an arbitrary piece of text.