Extra elements on nvALT to Marked2 Copy All?

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08 Aug, 2015 02:51 AM

I often need to compose short emails with some sort of (multi)markdown support: subscript, superscript, tables, etc. I've been composing in nvALT, using ⌘⇧E to open in Marked 2, and then copying into Mail.app (I'd use MailMate, but I work in a Windows shop and I'm stuck with Exchange).

I'd like to automate this with Keyboard Maestro, and it seems like Copy All is the best approach in Marked2 since I cannot navigate with the cursor. But Copy All is picking something up in the header, as seen in the attached file (Marked2_WhatsThat.png). A simple copy/paste into Mail's new message then has a bar at the top and the text itself is indented (see New_Message.png). I can correct the indent, painfully, but cannot remove the bar.

Is there some method to select specific text in Marked2 without using the mouse? Is there some why to eliminate the bar and the indent from a Copy All?

My belief is that the paste to Mail is copying the HTML and not RTF, but perhaps that is wrong. If I'm mistaken then an earlier thread covering RTF pasting already addresses this. But given the fact that Marked2 is showing the line at the top of the conversion would suggest that there is a control I haven't hit upon yet.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 08 Aug, 2015 07:15 PM

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    This is fixed for the next update. It's the new progress marker feature leaving an artifact in the markup even when not visible. If you turn off the option, it will go away:

    Note that due to a preference snafu in recent versions, it may appear off in preferences, but still be on. Toggling it on then off again will remove it.


  2. 2 Posted by tvanyo on 09 Aug, 2015 10:02 PM

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    Fixed - thanks as always for the quick turn. Now my nvALT Markdown to purty Mail is a single keystroke.

    Should point out to anyone who might read later that to confirm off you might need to force it on, click apply, and turn it off and click apply again. The "apply" may be critical.


  3. tvanyo closed this discussion on 09 Aug, 2015 10:03 PM.

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