Filed on Trello,
https://trello.com/c/HaQnZGvW/1060-embedding-help-text-in-workflows-ideally-rich-text-with-markup

Peter

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Dannon Baker <dannon.ba...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Peter,
>
> You're correct, currently the only top level description field for a
> workflow is that Annotation/Notes field.  While it wouldn't have rich text,
> is it reasonable to programmatically generate something like what you're
> suggesting from the combination of the primary Annotation/Notes fields and
> each step Annotation (when available)?
>
> -Dannon
>
>
> On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I've recently started sharing some sample workflows on the Galaxy Tool
>> Shed,
>> http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/rxlr_venn_workflow
>> http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/secreted_protein_workflow
>>
>> When writing a Galaxy tool we have a lot of flexibility within the <help>
>> tag to describe the tool, its output, and relevant references using some
>> nice markup language for things like bold fonts and tables.
>>
>> I would very much like something similar for embedding README or
>> help text into a workflow - which again should be shown to the user,
>> both on the 'View workflow action' but also under the "Run workflow" /
>> "Execute" button when actually running a workflow.
>>
>> Am I overlooking something or is the only workflow level description
>> the plain text 'Annotation / Notes' field?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Peter
>>
>> P.S. I'm not talking about the repository level README text which I
>> can use for a workflow repository - that is only really seen by the
>> Galaxy administrator (not by the users within the Galaxy web-interface)
>> and is not specific to each workflow.
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