how can I add highlighting to the Bear or any other CSS ?

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09 Jul, 2020 01:48 PM

I am a registered user.
Bear app notes allow for highlighting. Highlighted section are delimited by ::highlight::
I have many texts to print and could not find any highlight in any of your CSS models, including the bear.css
thanks very much Brett !

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2020 02:17 PM

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    That syntax is not Markdown, and Markdown has no correlating syntax. I would consider adding support for it eventually, since I’m already supporting Bear’s tag syntax, but at this point you can’t expect non-Markdown syntax to work with a Markdown previewer.

    It would be simple, however, to write a custom preprocessor to handle it, if one were handy with a scripting language (Ruby, Python, Perl could all handle it).

    - Brett

  2. 2 Posted by rover213 on 09 Jul, 2020 02:18 PM

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    thank you Brett !
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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2020 02:19 PM

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    You would need to convert ::highlight:: to a <mark> tag or a block tag with a class you could target with custom CSS.

    - Brett

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2020 10:08 PM

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    I added ::marker:: support to the beta version I released today. Feel
    free to try it out:


  5. 5 Posted by rover213 on 10 Jul, 2020 06:03 AM

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    thanks very much Brett !!

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