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× Writer HTML Improvements

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:45 AM
Hey Folks :wormnomnom:

As you probably know by now, Writer is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) writer allowing you to see a live preview of what your journal, blog, poem or story will look like and edit it's appearance by highlighting text and clicking buttons.

What are the Improvements?

One of the more common pieces of feedback we get from deviants about Writer is that it's not as useful for power users; people who want more control over their layout and want to be able to use their own HTML to give what they write that extra bit of flare.

So what has been done about it?

To make Writer the best it possibly can be for anyone who uses it, we have made Writer into a WYSIWYT  (What you see is what you type) editor

This means that you can seamlessly use both the WYSIWYG editor and your own custom html at the same time, and without everything being converted back to WYSIWYG every time you edit something!

Here's an example:

Once you've saved the file, the HTML is displayed as expected:

In the Old system, when you tried to edit your file again this would happen
and your file with all the html you wrote would be parsed into WYSIWYG format :noes:

In the New system all the text displays exactly as it was shown before,
all the HTML you wrote is there, ready for you to edit it :dummy:

Give us your feedback!

It's always great to hear your feedback on these changes. If you have anything to say just drop a comment below :)

If you encounter any bugs or issues, submit a ticket to the " Writer Improvements" Project in the issue tracker and we'll get it fixed up as soon as we can :bug:

Stay devious :fella:


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MyC-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please give us the option to disable this feature, i am not getting it i liked the old way to post journals and now whatever i try to post it always gets messed up with the automatic coding. Please give us the option to write the journals fully on our own again .-.
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be awesome to have the option of whether or not we want stashwriter to autosave or not. Sometimes when I am making features that I put time into, I'll make a mistake, such as pasting something, which then changes everything I had done (a probably I have already reported) - then of course, it auto-saves on me. I imagine this has happened to others as well. While auto-save is an awesome option, I think it would be cool to have the option to manually save so we don't have to worry about losing our previous work.
Itti Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Does that mean we can finally use a href in stash writer without the whole thing messing up?
1tracfone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
How can you you show a code to someone without adding spaces? i tried useing < code > code here < /code > (remove the spaces)bit it does not work!!
Rahona Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so much nicer. I haven't been using Writer as much as I have been using for images, but this had been bugging me. Thank you.
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay I have been using this to create our latest journal for :everything-nikon: and have tripped over a couple of problems. Please excuse me if these are already known or just me being a bif but here you go;
On returning to a saved draft repeatedly I have noticed some of my html links have turned into plain text. Not a difficult fix for me but an inconvenience none the less.
If my internet drops out (I'm using my mobile phone [sorry cell phone lol] as a wireless modem) I get interrupted every 5 seconds by an information box telling me that there has been an operation error. It seems to be the auto save not being able to talk to the server. This is a pain as if I don't pay attention I end up typing nothing into a dialogue box.
Lastly and this might be me missing a feature or just asking to much. There doesn't seem to be the ability to submit to a group yet. Is this going to be a future feature?
kevinwoodPHOTO Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's great - I love how it stays there, html code and all.
Sabbelbina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really good. I can't try it at the moment, but if it does what you say, I'm so happy.
It's so much easier to change things by html-codes and I go mad if I can't change the things the way I want to, so I really hope this works.
AFineWar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not entirely sure what's going on but I just made a journal post using and I cannot edit it or delete it.
Ibleda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for html :dummy:
But it still doesn't seem like centering is back for descriptions... too bad.
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