On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:19:34 +0200 Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote: > I think we need further discussion how and when to allow wiki syntax > and when to assume verbatim text. I really want to keep the feature > that you can write wiki syntax directly into zim without the need for > all the gui elements to do formatting.
I concur. Otherwise it would be called "rich text editor" rather than "wiki". > Since your case seems to be especially about pasting code snippets, > one solution could be to paste blocks of text as verbatim paragraphs. > E.g. have a "paste as verbatim" menu item, and add an option to paste > as verbatim by default. > ... > However such options may be unintelligible to less technical users, > but not sure about that. I believe, that's perfectly OK. If you want to be really fussy, you could make a dialogue pop up the first time a user interacts with the clipboard to let him pick his mode of choice (verbatim or formatted). > Ideally I would like a proposal that results in doing the right thing > in all cases without forcing the user to go through an elaborate set > of customization options. You could also scan the clipboard content for wiki formatting characters and pop up a dialogue, asking for normal or verbatim paste, in case some are found and otherwise default to normal paste. I'm personally a big fan of the KISS principle. Especially when it comes to software. Therefore I would avoid magic and dialogues and have the current standard paste and an additional verbatim paste with a separate short-cut. If "less technical users" need that feature, they can be expected to look into the docs (or the menu) for 10 seconds and read about the "verbatim paste" IMHO. Cheers, Fabian
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