justmd - markdown editor

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justmd - markdown editor

#1 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:14 pm

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Mark Text thread.]

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Another Electron-based markdown text editor available for Windows (64-bit only), Mac, and Linux. The really big deal is how it handles complex formatting in both directions: from markdown to rich text and visa versa:

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What may not be obvious from this animation is that the text pasted in on the right side is straight from Word, not pre-formatted. It then breaks it apart . As someone who's constantly fighting with frustrating Microsoft Word styles and settings, this is an absolute godsend. It introduces the ability to both rip out Word formatting quirks as well as introduce batch operations available to text editors such as word replace and comparison, all inside tables.

More animations on the home page:
https://github.com/i38/justmd

iLoveSoftware covers this in greater detail:
I have covered a lot of other open source Markdown editors but the feature to save MS Word content as Markdown file is unique, which is provided by this software. I really like this feature. The good thing is you can use other Markdown options also, preview the output, and then save the final content as Markdown file.
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/05/win ... -file.html

License: MIT

Size: 37 / 141 megs unpacked

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Re: justmd - markdown editor

#2 Post by Midas » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:06 pm

webfork wrote: What may not be obvious from this animation is that the text pasted in on the right side is straight from Word, not pre-formatted. It then breaks it apart . As someone who's constantly fighting with frustrating Microsoft Word styles and settings, this is an absolute godsend. It introduces the ability to both rip out Word formatting quirks as well as introduce batch operations available to text editors such as word replace and comparison, all inside tables.
Well, that IS impressive, indeed. Noted. 8)

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#3 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:38 am

I've continued testing Justmd over time and one thing this program does *really* well is pull a lot of URLs easily out of HTML via the smart paste, even for images.a For example, highlighting a few items on the SIV page:

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Shows up as below:

Code: Select all

*   [Website](http://rh-software.com/ "http://rh-software.com/")
*   [32-bit](https://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?dd=1388 "http://rh-software.com/") | [64-bit](https://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?dd64=1388 "http://rh-software.com/")
*   [22](https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1388#comments "22 comments")
*   [](https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1388#whatsnew "What's new?")
*   [](https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1925 "Forum topic")
*   [](https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1388 "Permalink")
This is really useful if you're trying to share resources with someone who needs to see the URLs either to make clear where they point, or to make a point that all the links are legitimate. Of course, there are a number of ways to do this but I don't know of one that is simpler or more accessible.

Note that if you're starting with a PDF file, you'll need to export it to HTML and then copy the links and paste into Justmd. You can also use PDF XChange Editor's free version to save to a read-only DOCX (with watermark) and then copy the links out from there.

There hasn't been a lot of development work on Justmd since I last posted about it, but between this trick and the misbehaving tables (mentioned above) it's saved me a lot of time and trouble.

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Re: justmd - markdown editor

#4 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Update here: I gave this program it's own thread. It's no longer in development and doesn't have a wide featureset compared to a lot of other tools, but I keep coming back to it because of the amazing import function. The capability with rich text and especially Word tables is fantastic. I've even moved some ugly or just badly formatted documents into Justmd to make them readable.

Status: Portable, writes just one setting (zoom level) to the AppData/Roaming. I think that qualifies as portable.

Stealth: No, see above caveat

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