When printing, automatically render URLs as footnotes?

Cade's Avatar


13 Nov, 2013 10:10 PM

I couldn't find anything on this topic, so I suppose this is a feature request. When writing a Markdown document that contains URLs, it would be very helpful if the print rendering could be optionally configured to show the URLs as footnotes, while preserving hyperlinks in the same document in HTML and rich text. Otherwise the informational content of the links is lost when printing, and I'd rather not have to maintain two versions of the same document.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 14 Nov, 2013 02:12 PM

    Brett's Avatar

    The parsing required to turn urls into footnotes would get complex, but you can show urls inline when outputting to print/PDF with a little CSS. Would that help?

  2. 2 Posted by Cade on 14 Nov, 2013 10:18 PM

    Cade's Avatar

    It's not ideal because I find that the inline URLs really break the reading flow of the document, but it's still much better for my purposes than just formatting the link text. I'll fiddle with some custom CSS, unless you have something already that would work.

Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac