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||| tomas jay

21 Sep, 2013 03:00 PM

I love MMD Composer - best Mardown editor ever!
Here's my suggestion how it could become even more valuable:
When creating a text, I find comments very useful. Adding comments as HTML like this '<!-- this is a comment -->' anywhere in the source is already very helpful for myself during writing. But when reviewing the text, or when collaborating / sharing with others, it would be great if comments show up in the preview's left or right page margin (e.g. in boxes).
Is this just a matter of (CSS-) styling? I doubt, because it seems to be hard to catch HTML comments by CSS, right?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 21 Sep, 2013 03:37 PM

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    Thanks for writing in with the suggestion!

    It would probably take a bit more than just CSS, as the whole point of an HTML comment is that it *doesn't* appear in the HTML view.

    To do something like this you could create a custom `<div>` type and use CSS to pull it out of the main flow of the text to appear in the margin.

    This isn't something that I plan on doing in Composer at this time, but it is something you could do at any time.


  2. Fletcher closed this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 03:37 PM.

  3. ||| tomas jay re-opened this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 03:39 PM

  4. 2 Posted by ||| tomas jay on 21 Sep, 2013 03:39 PM

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    Hi Fletcher,

    thanks for the answer. Yes, this is a good idea. I will share the template once it's good to use.


  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 21 Sep, 2013 03:48 PM

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    Also, since you mention printing in another thread, you could use the CSS on that div so that it doesn't appear when your print your document. Just a thought.


  6. Fletcher closed this discussion on 20 Oct, 2013 07:31 PM.

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