Writing #microblogpub articles using ReText
This I wrote in ReText - "a simple but powerful editor for Markdown and reStructuredText markup languages."
For an article I usually do not find the time to write it in one session and I prefer to have an option to save my text and restart later.
Furthermore I'm not a #Markdown hero and often produce syntax errors leading to unreadable documents. I love to have a preview.
Since microblog.pub does not support saving drafts, editing existing posts or previewing posts, yet, I looked for an editor for Markdown and found #ReText.
Typing this I have a preview in the right part of the window showing my text formatted using the css of microblog.pub.
Want to try it? Here's a quick start:
- Install ReText however you'll do that on your computer (for Debian there's a package offered:
sudo apt-get install retext).
- Copy the file main.css from the
staticfolder of your microblogpub installation (in #yunohost mine is located at
~/.config/ReText\ project/. I renamed mine to
- Start ReText once to let it fill the configuration file with its default settings.
- End ReText
vi ~/.config/ReText\ project/ReText.confto change the configuration. Here's mine as an example:
[General] defaultPreviewState=live-preview editorFont=Monospace editorFontSize=14 saveWindowGeometry=true styleSheet=/home/YOUR_USERNAME/.config/ReText project/microblogpub.css tabInsertsSpaces=false useWebKit=true
You need to replace YOUR_USERNAME in the above example to point
styleSheet to the file in your home-directory.