Brett on 12 Nov, 2011 02:37 PM
Marked no longer has any known issues with Dropbox. The problem usually comes down to a Spotlight issue. I would recommend rebuilding the Spotlight index for that drive (although there has been once instance where that didn't work, there have been many where it has).
Byword won't be the issue, Marked doesn't (for the most part) care where the files come from.
If you're ok with a Spotlight rebuild, the easiest way to do it is to open Spotlight Preferences in System Preferences, go to Privacy, add the whole drive to the list and then remove it. Please let me know if you do this and if it helps!
on 12 Nov, 2011 06:02 PM
That fixed it! Rad, thanks much for the quick solution, Brett! While I'm here, I may as well lob an nvALT question your way (no rush to answer this one!)
I'm a technical writer, and I tend to funnel data from PRDs and notes into long text docs in Textedit, and put them into a unified structure. This evolves into a to-do list for doc tasks.
As I write or update the given doc, I color-code things in the Textedit file- whole features, sections of features, fixes, and such, to show how done I feel they are. This color-coding makes parsing multiple pages for undone tasks fast.
Now, nvALT adds considerable power and portability to this workflow, but I really miss the command-shift-C color wheel from Textedit. Are there any plans to allow such fiddling, or is that sort of counter to the plain-text idea?
In the meantime, Scrivener's status-based notes features are perhaps a good stopgap, but most of my writing is going to be in MMD for the foreseeable future, and nvALT is soooo slick and small...
From: Brett <[email blocked]>
To: [email blocked] Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:37 AM
Subject: Marked not auto-refreshing text with Byword [Problems]
on 12 Nov, 2011 08:26 PM
Sorry for the 8238235th email of the day- just wanted to let you know that this issue has mostly sussed itself out. A few .md docs that I authored in MMD Composer still show this behavior when opened in Byword/Marked, but that's no great loss.
Brett on 12 Nov, 2011 09:37 PM
I hope the luck continues. Please keep me posted, especially if the behavior manifests with new documents created in either MMDC or Byword. With the currently affected documents, does it happen only when editing in Byword? Does the same problem exist if opened in MultiMarkdown Composer?
Regarding nvALT, color coding within the editor requires information to be stored as attributed strings (rich text), which does stray from nvALT's intended purpose. It's possible, though, that if you had a plain-text notation for the various color codes (a line prefix of some sort?) that I could work it into the preview or possibly the editor to scan for those markers and denote lines as such…
on 21 Jun, 2012 03:10 PM
thanks for being so fast!
OSX text-edit is the same. I dragged the icon from the top of text edit onto Marked. It opens fine with whatever had been saved previously. It doesn't autoupdate in Marked upon cmd S in text-edit or byword. It does upon cmd-R in Marked.
Maybe I have set-soemthing up weird. I'm on 10.7.4
on 21 Jun, 2012 04:54 PM
nothing obvious. Byword hung about a week ago, but nothing since. text edit has the same behaviour and has been stable.
checked again. waited 5 minutes flicking back and forth to Marked. cmd S each time in Byword. No change. Opened the File menu and browsed in Marked. Nothing. Opened preferences - boom, it updates in Marked. cmd R is also instant.
Brett on 21 Jun, 2012 05:02 PM
Opening/Closing preferences forces a refresh just like Cmd-R, so that's not a surprise. Sounds like there might be something going on with your filesystem. Can you run a permissions repair on your disk with Disk Utility, and possibly rebuild the Spotlight index? Rebuilding Spotlight shouldn't be necessary in most cases anymore, but it may clean up some indexing issues.
Brett on 25 Jun, 2012 02:30 PM
It should have nothing to do with the size of the file. If it were choking on rendering Marked would freeze and Cmd-R wouldn't work. There's something going on with the filesystem. Are these folders Spotlight indexed? If you move the file to your desktop and open it in Marked does it referesh?
Brett on 25 Jun, 2012 02:36 PM
Also, has anybody tried the suggested remedy yet?
Can you run a permissions repair on your disk with Disk Utility,
and possibly rebuild the Spotlight index? Rebuilding Spotlight
shouldn't be necessary in most cases anymore, but it may clean up
some indexing issues.
on 25 Jun, 2012 02:44 PM
not yet. Crazy deadline by tomorrow and been running the hard drive hard on that, so didn't want to complicate matters. Will try after that. Disk utility done, just not spotlight reindex. Disk utility alone didn't solve it.