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An option to disable rich text

john2020 4 months ago updated by Alex Jenter 4 months ago 1

I don't like rich text and don't use it anywhere, even in documents. Is there an option to disable it? For example, when I write numbered lists, the numbers are automatically "enriched". It breaks all my workflow because I need Asciidoctor/Markdown syntax for my lists. Also, it is very distracting.


As I discovered, this feature was _removed_ in 2.7.1 (CintaNotes 2.7: Options → Editor → Text formatting). I think it was a bad idea. A lot of technical-skilled people don't like Microsoft-Word-like ways to deal with text. Instead, lightweight markup languages like LaTeX, Asciidoctor, and Markdown are their best friends. I don't think we really _need_ Markdown in CintaNotes (although it would be great) - it could be too hard to add the parser/renderer and redesign the UI. But at least, please, give us back the option to use _simple plain text_, that is, to use Markdown or Asciidoctor _syntaxes_ (without the appropriate parsing and rendering).

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Hello John,

Yes this was removed in 2.7 because very few people were using the feature and removing it greatly unified and simplified the code. We'll see how many people will vote for this idea. Also you might want to vote for Markdown support here: