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Do you like the new preview features of our editor?

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I have implemented two versions of previews for our editor:

Live Preview:
The intention of this preview is to help during complicated math equations. Every change in the text is displayed immediately on the preview nearly with the layout you will get if the post is submitted.Unfortunately it was not possible to synchronize the scrollbars of the editor and of this preview, mainly also because the size of math expressions is not the same in the editor and in the resulting post.

Actual Content
This type of preview is dedicated to give a whole picture of a post at once. Every time you check the box of this preview, a snapshot of the actual content of the editor is taken and displayed nearly with the layout you will get if the post is submitted. This preview is not updated. If you like to have a new snapshot, uncheck and check again the box of this preview.

I was not able to test these previews on all browsers and operating systems. Therefore I ask you for your experience here. You may also give ideas of change requests or additional requirements for previews.

asked Nov 5, 2014 in Announcements by polarkernel (0 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Feb 5, 2015 by dimension10

It works perfect, thanks! However, it would be nicer if the boxes were just labelled as "Live preview (may be slower)", "Preview", and the caption saying "(these previews...here)" was just "(experimental)". Sorry for nitpicking!

@dimension10 Done. But note that "Preview" is only a snapshot, taken at the time its box has been checked. Then no more happens. So in this sense it's not faster than "Live preview".

@polarkernel Thanks! What I meant is, that the live preview may slow down the editor as a whole, not the preview itself. I guess the text should be changed from "may be slower" to "may slow down the editor", assuming this is true?

@dimension10 This is true. I changed the text accordingly.

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I used a live preview and I liked it. Thanks Polarkernel!

answered Nov 5, 2014 by Vladimir Kalitvianski (22 points) [ no revision ]
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I have always wanted a function of this sort, you give even more than I expected. Thank you!

answered Nov 6, 2014 by Jia Yiyang (2,465 points) [ revision history ]

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