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Large Text Area Markdown

The editor in the large text area is quite buggy (as are most WYSIWYG editors); I would like to be able to use Markdown instead like is possible in comments and messaging. I could see this either as a "switch to Markdown" option on the editor or as a Text field type.

Travis Warlick

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I totally agree. We have people involved (myself as one) who compose in Markdown externally, and then paste in our formatted responses. The current implementation for large text fields makes a huge problem for that workflow.

Now, imagine you have a three page document written and formatted in Markdown - how do you even get that into a Podio app? Paste it to the activity stream? It doesn't seem right.

I'm facing this issue right now, and almost daily.

Troy Rollins 0 votes
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Another reason Markdown in large text fields is needed is that while Markdown can be used in messages and activity stream threads, there is no way to preview or edit the results. Pasting in 3 pages of markdown to a message just to see it format all wrong isn't acceptable, as you can't edit it and the message is already sent.

Troy Rollins 0 votes
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I know the voting system is there, but I'd like to chime in and say that this really needs to be done. The current WYSIWYG text editor is horrible. 9 times out of 10, I can't format my document anywhere near the way I want to. I've found myself resorting to using emails or posting everything in a Github Gist and then linking to the Gist. I understand that some people still need the WYSIWYG editor, but please, please give us the option.

Gordon Kristan 0 votes
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I agree with this. But also there is a call for WYSIWYG sometimes.

I suggest there's a choice between Markdown and WYSIWYG when modifying the template in the creator.

Julio Taylor 0 votes