Maybe this has been done before, but I couldn't find anything on it.
I'm curious to know what tools other Strolenites use for writing and posting subs.
I started out using Google Docs. At first I used the standard formatting tools in Docs and would just copy and paste into the editor here. But then I noticed that all
of the formatting was copied over, including fonts and font sizes. So I started copying and pasting from Docs into a text editor (gVim) so that I could get rid of the formatting and manually add HTML tags.
That worked ok, but became tedious for updating subs. I started writing using markdown
, which is dead-simple to use and doesn't get in the way. Then I would copy and paste the text into the markdown dingus
tool to get nice HTML that I could just paste into the editor as source.
The problem with that method is that I like printing out my subs to keep in a notebook and I lost the native formatting that Google Docs provided.
Along the way I discovered pandoc
which could turn markdown into HTML and
PDFs for printing. I've been using that combination for months now and it is working well for me. A bit geeky, of course, but I consider that a plus.
I've since stopped using Google Docs altogether and now use writemonkey
when I'm on Windows and PyRoom
when I'm on Linux. I was using Dropbox to keep it all synced, but I've since switched to something quite geekier (a VCS that syncs to a cloud server and lets me view old versions of each sub; I won't bore anyone with the details.)
I can't be the only one who has struggled with formatting issues between the editor I write in and the one used for posting. (I use "struggle" loosely, as I enjoyed playing with each possible solution.) What other methods do the Strolenati at large use?