Hot on the heels of the scintillating version 1.0.2, SimpleMarkPPC continues its glorious march into usability with version 1.0.3.
Here’s what’s new in this useful update:
- Added a visual marker in the title bar to indicate when the document has not been saved.
- Added a visual reminder of how to escape full screen mode.
- Printing is now enabled, although it only prints the raw MarkDown text without formatting.
- Because printing is enabled, there is now a way to export to PDF, but again, it only exports the raw text.
- I slowed down the autosave feature which still occasionally interferes with typing.
- Export to glorious Open Document text format
- Removed some old code and stuff.
Limitations on Printing
Right now, printing is a pretty limited thing. I haven’t figured out how to print the html rendered text yet, although I imagine there is a way. Part of the limitation is that the actual MarkDown text gets formatted after running through multimarkdown. Likewise, I can’t render a PDF that way because multimarkdown doesn’t seem to support that option either. I’ll keep exploring options, but just beware, using Real Basic to code apps is an exercise in joy and frustration. Joy, because it’s easy to get started and mock something up, and frustration, because there are lots of stubborn limitations that you have to deal to make things work.
Just a note about versioning: I’m not really following any specific guideline with versioning. Right now, I’m sticking with incrementing the sub numbers, typically reserved for bug fixes. Since I still consider the software in a sort of alpha stage (meaning a bit untested), features may be added randomly at any time.
You can download SimpleMarkPPC from its webpage.