Using Markdown in RT?

Hello list,
Is there any way I can replace the default WISIWYG editor with a simple
Markdown composition editor? I woouldn’t want this for everyone, but for
me, Markdown is far easier to deal with than the default editor. A few
others in my company may also prefer it, and I wouldn’t mind having the
option available to anyone who prefers it. Is this possible?

Alex Hall
Automatic Distributors, IT department
ahall@autodist.com

Hello list,
Is there any way I can replace the default WISIWYG editor with a simple
Markdown composition editor? I woouldn’t want this for everyone, but for me,
Markdown is far easier to deal with than the default editor. A few others in
my company may also prefer it, and I wouldn’t mind having the option
available to anyone who prefers it. Is this possible?

Under user preferences one can disable the WYSIWYG editor - and thus
use a regular textarea box.

-m

I’ve switched my own account to use that simple editor, but does it already
handle Markdown syntax? If not, is there a plugin or setting to enable such
support?On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM, Matt Zagrabelny mzagrabe@d.umn.edu wrote:

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Alex Hall ahall@autodist.com wrote:

Hello list,
Is there any way I can replace the default WISIWYG editor with a simple
Markdown composition editor? I woouldn’t want this for everyone, but for
me,
Markdown is far easier to deal with than the default editor. A few
others in
my company may also prefer it, and I wouldn’t mind having the option
available to anyone who prefers it. Is this possible?

Under user preferences one can disable the WYSIWYG editor - and thus
use a regular textarea box.

-m

Alex Hall
Automatic Distributors, IT department
ahall@autodist.com

I’ve switched my own account to use that simple editor, but does it already
handle Markdown syntax? If not, is there a plugin or setting to enable such
support?

It does not natively handle MD. A quick google did not yield any MD
extensions for RT.

It looks like there are JS MD editors - though I am not sure how much
effort it would take to make an extension that uses them. Perhaps just
a jquery call to change the textarea.

-m

As long as I know it’s not built in and buried in settings somewhere, I
won’t pursue it. I’ll wait until things are working and I’m more
comfortable before trying to make a plugin. :slight_smile: Thanks.On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Matt Zagrabelny mzagrabe@d.umn.edu wrote:

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Alex Hall ahall@autodist.com wrote:

I’ve switched my own account to use that simple editor, but does it
already
handle Markdown syntax? If not, is there a plugin or setting to enable
such
support?

It does not natively handle MD. A quick google did not yield any MD
extensions for RT.

It looks like there are JS MD editors - though I am not sure how much
effort it would take to make an extension that uses them. Perhaps just
a jquery call to change the textarea.

-m

Alex Hall
Automatic Distributors, IT department
ahall@autodist.com

This is definitely a plugin that I would use… a lot.On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 11:29 AM, Alex Hall ahall@autodist.com wrote:

As long as I know it’s not built in and buried in settings somewhere, I
won’t pursue it. I’ll wait until things are working and I’m more
comfortable before trying to make a plugin. :slight_smile: Thanks.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Matt Zagrabelny mzagrabe@d.umn.edu wrote:

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Alex Hall ahall@autodist.com wrote:

I’ve switched my own account to use that simple editor, but does it
already
handle Markdown syntax? If not, is there a plugin or setting to enable
such
support?

It does not natively handle MD. A quick google did not yield any MD
extensions for RT.

It looks like there are JS MD editors - though I am not sure how much
effort it would take to make an extension that uses them. Perhaps just
a jquery call to change the textarea.

-m


Alex Hall
Automatic Distributors, IT department
ahall@autodist.com


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I agree that this would be a wonderful extension. I use markdown a lot with other web-based apps.

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This is definitely a plugin that I would use… a lot.

As long as I know it’s not built in and buried in settings somewhere, I won’t pursue it. I’ll wait until things are working and I’m more comfortable before trying to make a plugin. :slight_smile: Thanks.

Hello list,
Is there any way I can replace the default WISIWYG editor with a
simple Markdown composition editor? I woouldn’t want this for
everyone, but for me, Markdown is far easier to deal with than the
default editor. A few others in my company may also prefer it, and I
wouldn’t mind having the option available to anyone who prefers it. Is
this possible?
RT uses ckedit for its richtext editor so this should probably work:
http://ckeditor.com/addon/markdown
Be sure to read the documentation about making LOCAL modifications to RT.

Joop

I agree, builtin MD would be fantastic, you can totally drop that wysiwyg editor that is currently there.