Preview CSS not rendered until it's explicitly selected in View menu

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Charles Butcher

15 Jul, 2019 11:07 PM

When I create a new document or open an existing one, the preview at first ignores the selected CSS file and shows as vanilla Times Roman.

If I go to "View > Preview CSS", the default CSS (as set in Prefs) shows a checkmark, and when I explicitly select it (or any other CSS file) the preview displays as expected. Everything is fine until the next time I re-open the file.

I've tried with several different CSS files, including the ones included with MultiMarkdown Composer, and get the same result.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 17 Jul, 2019 02:13 AM

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    Hmmm.... It looks like one of my recent fixes broke something.

    I'll dig into it.

    Thanks for pointing this out!!


  2. 2 Posted by Charles Butcher on 17 Jul, 2019 10:15 AM

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    Thank you Mr Penney!

  3. 3 Posted by Adam Ellery on 22 Aug, 2019 06:56 AM

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    I too have noticed this problem, it's a little tiresome to have to adjust every time I open a document. Please fix this when you have time :)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Fletcher on 01 Sep, 2019 10:08 PM

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    Sorry for the delay -- I've been working hard on an overhaul to the core engine that fixes multiple small issues and adds new features. (Currently being tested in the nvUltra beta.) I was hoping to finish that up, and then "in one fell swoop" incorporate it into Composer as well.

    That process has taken longer than expected, so I'll need to put some short term focus back on this side until I'm ready to port the new code back in.

    Now just hoping the hurricane doesn't cause too many problems....


  5. 5 Posted by Charles Butcher on 01 Sep, 2019 10:13 PM

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    Thanks for the update, and of course for all your hard work. We look forward to seeing the results when it’s done, and no sooner.


  6. 6 Posted by Ian on 08 Apr, 2020 06:55 PM

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    Maybe this matches my issue more. Looking forward to a fix and to nvUltra!

    I am having the same problem. Every time i open a file, the preview pane shows what looks like a generic css rendering. under the view menu, my preferred GitHub is selected, so I have to select another style, then go to the menu one more time to re-choose the GitHub style for it to display correctly. This is every time I launch MMDC.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Fletcher on 04 May, 2020 01:46 PM

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    MultiMarkdown 5 is now in development, and uses the new engine from nvUltra, including new code for handling the CSS files.

    I'm still adding some features, and it needs more polishing before it's ready for public beta. But a major advantage will be consolidation of the majority of the code base between the two apps to allow fixing any bugs simultaneously, as well as testing the core engines under different sets of circumstances.

    I'll post more updates as soon as it is ready for others to try out.


  8. 8 Posted by Charles Butcher on 04 May, 2020 02:16 PM

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    That's great news! We look forward to the betas.

  9. 9 Posted by Jim K on 09 Oct, 2020 08:45 PM

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    I'm also experiencing this problem, with Version 4.5.12 (104). I have GitHub selected as the default, and it's checked in View > Preview CSS, but the preview is generic (as if CriticMarkup were selected). Switching to a different Preview CSS and back to GitHub shows the preview with the right CSS.

    Will MultiMarkdown 4 users have a free upgrade to MultiMarkdown 5 if that's where this issue is solved?

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