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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity User's Guide

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:07:13 -0500
On Thursday 17 November 2011 11:50:12 am Calvin Morrison wrote:
> My Mistake, I meant to say "markdown". In which you do almost no specific
> formatting, no sizes or colors. This is all done when you generate the
> files the only markup you need for markdown is very basic. for example:
> *this is bold*
> _this is italic*
> # This is my top header
> ## second header
> ### third
> * here is a list iten
> * here is another list iten
> * here is the third and final item

I'll add that after MediaWiki, I find that fairly simple, but unless I have 
to, I don't want to type more than needed. Pushing shift+8 before each list 
item is harder than clicking the list button in LO Writer, pushing enter 
after all items, then click the list button again. Shift+8 is easier than the 
button only for a really short list, but for long lists, it's a bit 

Also, being used to CTRL+I, CTRL+B, etc., and seeing my changes instantly, I'm 
likely to forget something obvious. I do that all the time with HTML. For 
lots of markup or markdown code, my eyes would go crooked finding that one 
mistake. I think others share that same experience.

I think the "shorter is easier" thing will, for most people, apply to 
markdown, while "longer is easier" will be for word processors.

Kristopher Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster